Posts Tagged ‘.300 Blackout’
Noveske Rifleworks founder John Noveske dreamed of creating the perfect cartridge to run beautifully in his rifles—in particular
Guest Post by Todd Woodard, Editor, Cartridges of the World.
With Thanksgiving only a few days away, the question of how to best kill a whitetail or mule deer intrudes on
Norma-USA Expands U.S. Caliber Offerings of its High Quality American PH Hunting Bullets and Superior Brass Components.
Norma USA, has created quite a buzz with the announcement regarding the expansion to its American PH and brass components. In 2012, Norma Precision expanded it high performance offerings to the United States and hunters have taken full advantage of Norma’s double-diameter expansion and deep, terminal penetration.
The biggest fixed expenses when getting into the gun game are usually firearms, then optics, or sometimes the other way around. But over the lifetime of a platform — rifle, shotgun, handgun, doesn’t matter — the biggest expense is almost always ammo. Accordingly, stories focusing on ammunition use, tuning, and suitability are favorites of the Cheaper Than Dirt! Chronicle community. Here are the most-read articles we’ve run in the Shooter’s Log that have to do with ammunition choice and performance:
One reason why I love the AR-15 platform is how customizable it is. There are so many ways to trick it out for whatever your needs are—be it home defense, hog hunting, 3-gun or plinking. Some of the coolest AR-15s I have had the pleasure to shoot are suppressed and short barreled. Daniel Defense unveiled its latest AR-15 at Media Day—the Integrated Suppressed Rifle (ISR).
Many people love the AR-15. If you are not one of them, then a large number of gun enthusiasts might tell you to go pound sand. The platform is versatile, deadly, readily available, and somewhat affordable. When shoppers first start looking at battle rifles, they tend to start at the bottom and eventually work their way up. Would be owners quickly realize that like most things in life, you get what you pay for. Entry-level ARs are often .223/5.56 semi-auto rifles with few to no options, and sometimes-shoddy construction. Guns that are more expensive offer rails with endless accessories, as well as different calibers. Just when you thought you knew everything there is to know about the AR-15, they change it up. So is a high end AR chambered in a wildcat or alternative caliber a good idea?
At the 2012 SHOT Show, SIG Sauer officially announced that they are building 516 rifles in .300 AAC Blackout.
Advanced Armament Corporation’s .300 Blackout cartridge is the newest and hottest alternative caliber for the AR-15 platform so far this year.
The next big thing in AR-15s may not be a piston driven operating system, or a fancy internal coating that requires little lubrication, or a new rail system for attaching accessories. The next big thing just might be the caliber that the AR-15 is shooting.