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Re: Maybe this will have better than ho hum accuracy.
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2015, 02:41:24 PM »
Seems like a natural for Ruger. Easy for them to produce. Same magazines and everything else. Just a different barrel.

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Re: Maybe this will have better than ho hum accuracy.
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2015, 04:24:03 PM »
Hmmmm
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Re: Maybe this will have better than ho hum accuracy.
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2015, 06:01:34 PM »
Makes more sense than a 7.62x39 - but I don't know by how much.  Other than than being a better fit for a suppressor, the 7.62x39 has it beat (ammo availability is massively better) - and the Mini-30 never really took off because an SKS is so much cheaper.  Then again, .300 Blackout may just take off because it is "cool" - but IMHO it makes a ton more sense as a 2nd upper for an AR.

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Re: Maybe this will have better than ho hum accuracy.
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2015, 06:44:12 PM »
Some time ago, we discussed the .300 Blackout about the time Savage decided to abandon their work on a rifle in that caliber. 

Thoughts were that the Blackout didn't really make sense in a standalone rifle since there were other cartridges that filled the "niche" better.  That it was a good option for the M16 because it used existing hardware to improve the load to a .30 caliber.

None of that has changed.
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Re: Maybe this will have better than ho hum accuracy.
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Re: Maybe this will have better than ho hum accuracy.
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2015, 06:42:48 AM »
Davidson's has these in stock. Which in itself is surprising for Ruger. It usually takes forever for them to get newly advertised product on the market. I think the gun business in general has slowed down a lot since Obama sent the entire industry into a frenzy. I'm seeing a lot of guns in stock in large numbers now, that just a couple of years ago were impossible to find. And if you did, they were priced out of this world, and didn't last long in spite of that. The industry is pretty well tapped out. As are the people.

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Re: Maybe this will have better than ho hum accuracy.
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2015, 07:52:30 AM »
How about ammo ?

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Re: Maybe this will have better than ho hum accuracy.
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2015, 08:09:37 AM »
How about ammo ?

.300 Blackout ammo is stupidly overpriced for what it is. Especially when compared to standard .223 / 5.56 MM. It's the main reason I won't buy a gun in this caliber. They want as much as a buck a round for it in many places. You can buy Winchester 7.62 X 51 MM, (.308), at Cabelas for $13.99 a box of 20, for a comparison. The brass is easy, but time consuming to make from .223. If you had a small bench lathe, you could set up a collet chuck and a cut off tool on a dial indicator, and cut them off quick. But not many have access to that type of machinery.

I thought the way this round was catching on brass and ammo would have dropped in price somewhat. But that has not been the case at all. It's not a round very many can afford to shoot in any volume like .223. For what it costs I'd much rather shoot .308 for the same or cheaper.

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Re: Maybe this will have better than ho hum accuracy.
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2015, 08:34:27 AM »
Interesting about the .300, but I meant ammo overall.

 

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