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Old March 30th, 2013, 03:12 PM   #1
 
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300 Blackout upper

I am thinking about getting a new 300 Blackout upper so I can legally hunt using an AR platform. I know I could just swap the barrel, but I'd rather have a dedicated upper fot 223 & 300blk. I need to hear some educated opinions from a source I can trust.

what is your opinion of the 300blk round and what upper would you recommend?



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Old April 7th, 2013, 05:38 AM   #2
 
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My opinion isn't too favorable. It's been over hyped. Last year, out of curiosity I assembled one from the ground up.

The accuracy was great, but the overall performance of the round is underwhelming. I also don't like the .223 and the stubby little .300 share the same mags.

With some bullets it sure seems possible a fellow could chamber a .300 in a .223?

I've had a 6.8 for a few years now, by comparison for hunting applications the .300 just doesn't do it for me.
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I would pass on the over hyped 300 also. Every time I see a true test of it, it just don't pan out. It does well in suppressor tests because it was designed as a subsonic round. I to have a 6.8 and it is a great hunting round. The bullet it uses has another name most hunters love. It is called a 270 and it is a favorite for deer hunters and hog hunters alike. The 300 whisper or blackout are made and promoted buy what big arms company?
Hint: they own Remington and Bushmaster.
I have a complete 6.8 Ruger upper on Gun broker for retail price if intrusted.
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thanks. I needed some honest advice. I was not completely buying all the hype and the round itself seems like a mistake that is being pushed on gun owners. The 6.8 was also in my head.
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The 300 is a great round, as always, for it's intended purpose. It's intended purpose is sub-sonic, a great round for that intended purpose.....the lighter super sonic loads are a secondary purpose. If you want a 300 upper and are planning on filing paperwork for a suppressor ? buy it and when you get a suppressor you will be very happy with it....there really is no reason to have the 300 upper without a suppressor.
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....there really is no reason to have the 300 upper without a suppressor.
I only need one reason to have one. I appreciate you opinion. thanks.

Yes, I completely understand the round and it's purpose. My suppressor plans are only plans. Running suppressed is not the reason I am interested. My motivation is in the OP. Where I live the hunting restrictions are dumb. I want to legally hunt (certain game) with an AR platform without buying an entirely new rifle. I would much rather hear from people that HAVE a .300 Blackout. I don't care about the "limited effective range of the round" because you can't see let alone shoot 300 yards in the woods in Ohio.
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