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    .300 Blackout on deer

    Sorry guys - no pictures.

    Our gunsmith just took two does with his .300 Blackout this past Thursday during the early doe season.

    He was using the 110 grain Hornady .300 Whisper load and he said they both dropped on the spot. This is a barrel that I gave him that was from Model 1 Sales and was the old .300 Fireball. He bought a Pacific T&D reamer and made everything right. Now its all he will hunt with.

    I cannot wait to get out with mine during the regular deer season!

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    At what distance?
    Last edited by SpaceWrangler; 09-17-11 at 17:54.

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    One was at 50 yards from a stand. The second was at 75 from the ground.

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    With all due respect, dropping does at 50 and 75 yards doesn't prove a whole lot. Where did he hit them?

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    other than subsonic/suppressed options what does this cartridge offer over 6.8 for hunting medium game?

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    6.8 is better for longer range hunting. Some advantages of 300 BLK:

    Cheaper reloading (brass about 1/2 the price).
    Much factory practice ammo (starting in November).
    30 round capacity - not useful for hunting, but great for other uses.
    Uses normal magazines.
    Uses normal bolt.
    Works with 30 caliber bullets that are so common.
    Less muzzle blast due to higher efficiency.
    As much power from short SBRs, and almost as much from long barrels.
    Longer barrel life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXSUT View Post
    With all due respect, dropping does at 50 and 75 yards doesn't prove a whole lot.
    Proves that it'll kill deer, in addition to being a useful cartridge for other uses.

    That being said, and with all due respect, it didn't sound like he set out to "prove" anything with this post. Seemed an anecdotal discussion on a discussion forum.
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