Got started in .300 Blackout...

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Re: Got started in .300 Blackout...

Postby MadMonkey » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:27 am

The Annoyed Man wrote:

That’s the primary reason I chose a 10.5” barrel for my .300 Blk SBR. According to the reading I did before buying, the cartridge is more or less optimized for that length - whether you’re shooting subs or supers. I had originally considered a 10.5” 5.56 barrel for an SBR.....and may do one yet, now that the SBR is already registered....but then I started investigating .300 Blk, and decided to do that caliber instead.


Same here... anything over 10.5 is 5.56 for me, under is .300BLK. I'm in the planning stages of a new post-Vegas super-compact pistol build right now.
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Re: Got started in .300 Blackout...

Postby RogueUSMC » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:26 am

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I don't know why the link isn't working right...lol.

Just a cheap unmagnified red dot. this is just a close in gun for the house and the truck...
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Re: Got started in .300 Blackout...

Postby RogueUSMC » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:29 am

I am going to change out the ambi selector. When in the fire position, the right side sits under my finger and doesn't feel right. I had it at the time so I used it on this build but have not liked it...anyone else use the ambi selectors?
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Re: Got started in .300 Blackout...

Postby AndyC » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:50 pm

RogueUSMC wrote:
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Re: Got started in .300 Blackout...

Postby Pawpaw » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:15 pm

RogueUSMC wrote:I am going to change out the ambi selector. When in the fire position, the right side sits under my finger and doesn't feel right. I had it at the time so I used it on this build but have not liked it...anyone else use the ambi selectors?

I put a Battle Arms ambi on my LE901: https://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/safety-parts/safeties/ar-15-ambidextrous-safety-selector-blue-prod41292.aspx

It's not nearly as obtrusive.
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Re: Got started in .300 Blackout...

Postby The Annoyed Man » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:45 pm

RogueUSMC wrote:...anyone else use the ambi selectors?

I have an Ambi selector on two of my ARs and I’m about to add one to my “A4” build. But I’m a lefty, so they don’t bother me. The funny thing is, I’ve gotten kind of used to using my trigger finger to manipulate the selector switch for long enough, that I had to kind of retrain myself to use the Ambi safety, but it is easier for me to use.
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Re: Got started in .300 Blackout...

Postby ghostrider » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:28 pm

but I slapped it onto an orphaned Frontier Armory plastic lower (which I've still not been able to break)


hi Andy,

are you still using the factory polymer fire control parts in it?
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Re: Got started in .300 Blackout...

Postby MrMcCullster » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:55 pm

I'm just now reading up on and getting into 300 BLK out too.

I just finished building my first .223 Wylde dream rifle a few weeks ago and finally got to take it to the range and shoot 300 rounds through it.

For Black Friday, OdinWorks (the maker of my Wylde barrel), had a quantity of 10 - 16" carbine gas length barrels for $150.00 bucks (regularly $300) for 300 BLK. I was lucky enough to be one of the 10 who got one, so I am planning on making a 300 BLK upper.

It's funny how it worked out. I just finished my first build ever and all of a sudden I'm adding another caliber already, before I've even put optics on my Wylde build. DAMN YOU BLACK RIFLE WEEK!

I'm not a reloader, so with the ammo prices what they are, it's not something I'm going to go to the range with all the time and shoot. I also plan on running it suppressed.

It's been a really fun process to piece together and build my own rifle, and I look forward to doing it for the 300 BLK. I love the fact that I can just slap on a new upper and change calibers.

Look forward to researching more fun stuff!

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Re: Got started in .300 Blackout...

Postby AndyC » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:34 pm

ghostrider wrote:
but I slapped it onto an orphaned Frontier Armory plastic lower (which I've still not been able to break)


hi Andy,

are you still using the factory polymer fire control parts in it?

Sure am - haven't busted them yet.
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Re: Got started in .300 Blackout...

Postby AndyC » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:36 pm

MrMcCullster wrote:I'm not a reloader, so with the ammo prices what they are, it's not something I'm going to go to the range with all the time and shoot.

Maybe you should look into reloading so you CAN :cool:
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