Hunting Ammo for the .300 Blackout

The introduction of the .300 AAC Blackout cartridge has generated a lot of interest. This is understandable since all you need to do is swap out the barrel on your AR in .223. What was really needed was a hunting bullet that would expand at reasonable .300 AAC impact velocities. Well, we have one now. Remington redesigned their 125 grain AccuTip bullet that they use in the .30 Remington AR to perform at Blackout velocities. Actually, this bullet is made for Remington by Hornady. That really doesn’t matter, it looks like you can now go deer hunting with a .300 AAC Blackout with a bullet you can trust to open up inside the deer.

Expanded 125 gr. Remington AccuTip from a .300 Blackout

Expanded 125 gr. Remington AccuTip from a .300 Blackout

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Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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13 Responses to Hunting Ammo for the .300 Blackout

  1. Ron Gablehouse says:

    Did these folks just invent the wheel all over again or what? This thing looks just like JD Jones’ 300 Whisper.

  2. Michael B. Saari says:

    Richard, where can I purchase the .300 barrel for my Colt AR-15 and do they make a Heavy Competition? Also, how much is it?
    -RamBowMike

  3. Michael B. Saari says:

    Richard, I found all the info I was needing in the high lighted areas of your article.
    Thank You
    -RamBowMike

  4. rocu says:

    So, .300 Blackout or .30 RAR? How to decide? Which has better availability of ammunition, magazines and parts? What are the differences in ballistics?

    .300 Blackout makes major power factor in USPSA and has been used successfully by the Army Marksmanship Unit. That’s about all I know about it.

  5. OS says:

    “So, .300 Blackout or .30 RAR? How to decide? Which has better availability of ammunition, magazines and parts? What are the differences in ballistics?”

    It’s not even a question! The 300Blk is 300Whisper, it’s all standard AR parts except the barrel. Options for super and sub sonic. As where the 30AR…. was never accepted and seems dead.

  6. Adam K says:

    I’ve been using the 300 blk for short while now and have found it to be reliable in all magazines USGI and Pmags. The accuracy with the Remington production 125 grain OTM is phenomenal. I hope to get some of these soon, they will be ideal for home defense as well as hunting.

  7. Michael B. Saari says:

    Hope to get one of the barrels next year and was wondering how difficult it will be to get ammunition and how much they will cost per round?
    -RamBowMike

  8. Malcolm A. Broussard II says:

    Does anyone know if Remington has put the 125 grain Premier AccuTip for the .300 Blkout on the market yet; and if so, who’s selling it?
    Thanx

  9. Michael B. Saari says:

    Wondering if the .300 would be equivalent to a 30-30 or AK round? This appears to be the Ultimate setup. (I’ll have to get myself a new .300 barrel for Christmas)

  10. Michael B. Saari says:

    Can the same barrel nut work for the .300 barrel as the one thats already on the existing 223/5.56 or would I need to purchase a new barrel nut? Who sells the barrel nuts for the .300?

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