Owning a .300 Blackout Rifle is a No Brainer (VIDEO)
By Ben Brown
Over the past decade, .300 Blackout underwent a transformation from a cartridge without much of an identity and into a major contender in the shooting world. Many of the early criticisms, though, were ones that came with youth. Only rumblings existed about performance and few ammo makers manufactured the round. Its rareness and high price point also made it difficult to test. With time, however, those concerns have been alleviated.
The .300 Blackout was originally designed by Advanced Armament Corporation to mimic the ballistics performance of 7.62x39mm, the common chambering of an AK rifle, but function in standard AR rifles. The thinking was there’d be minimal differences between firing the standard 5.56mm and.300 Blackout. In essence, shooters would only need to make a few adjustments to recalibrate their rifles.
Over the past decade, .300 Blackout underwent a transformation from a cartridge without much of an identity and into a major contender in the shooting world. (Photo: Ben Brown/Guns.com)
The initial proposal piqued the interests of a lot of shooters and where there’s a will there’s a way. Since those early days, the .300 Blackout has been proven in a variety of areas and through much debate its exact purpose has been narrowed to