Posted December 8, 2017 12:59 am by Comments

By Josh Wayner

.300 Blackout has experienced popularity that few other niche rounds have achieved.

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The 300 Blackout ammo in these magazines are L to R: HSM, Fort Scott, Lehigh Defense

U.S.A.-( We live in a day and age where there are new cartridges popping up every day that are made to fit in an AR or a bolt action and there seems to be a similarly endless venture into filling every small and irrelevant niche that can be imagined. The .300 Blackout is a cartridge that, on paper, can be easily disparaged and dismissed, yet on sales numbers and product support it is impossible to ignore.

I believe that this comes down to several things and the American idea of what a rifle should be. The .300 Blackout defies the tradition of niche ammo. .300 Blackout is not typically a match-accurate round, can be hard to tune in a weapon, doesn’t display good trajectory on paper, and is not a round that can really be hot-rodded. There are lots of guys I know that hate it for the above reasons and can’t understand why ballistically superior rounds like 6.5 Grendel and 6.8 SPC aren’t more popular. The thing that they don’t get is that trajectory isn’t everything and means …Read the Rest

Source:: AmmoLand

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