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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 16:54.

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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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    I find it interesting that some people hunt deer with handguns, some hunt bear with arrows, and when my non-gun friend wanted his first hunting rifle, his father told him he needed a 7mm Magnum.

    300 AAC BLACKOUT has as much energy at 300 yards as a 357 Magnum revolver does at the muzzle. So, if you would shoot a deer with a 357 from up close, then you can shoot one with 300 AAC BLACKOUT at 300 yards.

    I have not hunting much at all, but my longest shot was 180 yards. This chart shows that when you use longer-range weapons, you limit versatility.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rsilvers View Post
    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.
    i do not reload. what will be the cost of 300BLK factory practice ammo? lack of practice ammo for my 6.8 leads to my not shooting it as much as i would like. also, can you overlay 6.8 in your versatility chart along with the listed ammo?
    Last edited by majette; 09-20-11 at 20:18.

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    I find it intresting that Remington can make cheap 300 Blackout but not 6.8!

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