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Here is a short video on the 300AAC blackout

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I remember when the 'whisper' series of cartrides came out many,many years ago,all were subsonic for suppession and for special forces covert operations. Last fall I was looking at the 300AAC in various rifles at the Charlotte NC gunshow. Still undecided if I want one.
 
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As more are sold and results come in,I'll put it in the 'maybe future' catergory.
The AR15/10 platforms have added 204 Ruger,243 Win,260 Rem,6.5 Creedmore,6.8 Rem SPC,338 Federal,458 Socom,they'll probably be a lot more in the future.
As firearm history,it's always been faster & more powerful. 38sp to 357M,44sp to 44M,45LC to 454 Casull just to name a few and rifle catergory is the same.
I consider(for now) the 300AAC a step backward towards the AK47,SKS,30-30. Granted the downrange ballistics of the 300AAC are 'nice',I'd like to see what else occurs in the platforms.
 

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The reason I like the blackout is because of it being close ballistically to the AK. Just give our AR that extra oomph. :D

Thats just my opinion for what it's worth.
 
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that's the same reason(even thou I consider it a step backwards) I like the 300AAC,but I wanna see some usage and reloading reports first.

I used to have a Ruger Mini-30(very early model). I liked the 30 cal small case but the rifle(with scope) couldn't even put em on paper at 100yds. I even handloaded for it. I blame the rifle,not the cartridge.
 
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I will see if I can come up with some reloading reports for you. I am sure there are a few somewhere. ;)

Never fired a mini 30 or 14. I always wanted one but cost was too high.
 
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I bought one of each back in the mid 80s',paid about 350 each. Didn't have the mini-30 long as it couldn't shoot. The mini-14 stayed with me longer but still gone with the advent of commercial ARs'. The mini-14 shot better,at least it would stay on paper. That's what/when I started reloading 223/5.56 for. I loved the minis' because of thier basis on the M14 action. On my list of firearms to acquire is a relatively recent(serial numbers are listed on line to show year of manufacture)ranch mini-14 with dark composite stock as improvements over the years have supposedly improved accuracy.
Also on my list is a SA M1A 22" composite and a S&W 610 5".
 

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I always wanted a mini 14 as well and it still remains on my list of firearms to acquire. Perhaps that is my next purchase who knows. Money being tight and all I can still dream about it. I still want my .300 AAC blackout upper though.
 
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Just get yourself a 300 AAC barrel, and flash/comp, same bolt same mags same upper. 300 same case just not stepped down to 556/223. So a 30 rd Pmag fits 30 rds of AAC or 556/223.

The only reason to get a dedicated 300 AAC upper is to switch between the two, instead of switching barrels.
 

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I thought about that too and barrel switching is just a PITA. Upper switching for me is a 30 second process. I know it will cost more but sometimes there are deals for a complete upper with bolt and charging handle too. I am still weighing the options and cost. ;)
 
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Just use your bolt, same cartridge, same mag, the 556 is a necked down 30 anyway. :D

I may look into a barrel just to have around, but then again I may do a whole other build and get 2 uppers before years' end.
 
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AA is for quitters..... I have no addiction, I just feel a need to be tac-ti-cool....:D

I just looked on Bownells and MidwayUSA this morning, had a SS 16" 300 AAC blackout barrel for 199.00 in stock.

Just a barrel a new gas block and flash/comp and ta-da 2-2-2 guns in one.
 

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I have been looking as well and figure I can build a new upper for perhaps $350 or a little more.

I am on the hunt but money is still tight so I have to be a bit frugal and yet build a quality upper.