Where can I find 300 Blackout rounds?

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  1. MikeyLikesCarbonFiber

    MikeyLikesCarbonFiber XDTalk 1K Member

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    Just as the title says, I've acquired a new rifle that is chambered in 300 AAC but I can't seem to find any ammo for it right now. If anyone has a lead on some rounds I'd greatly appreciate it.

    Thanks!!!

     
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    HooooEY! That's bend over and grab 'yer ankles money they're talking about right there!

    So glad I can roll my own. You should too! ;)
     
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    Keep checking Brownell's for Cooper Cartridge .300 Blackout ammo. Cooper is a friend of mine and is shipping about 20k rounds to them this week.
     
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    good. I have 40 rounds. 40.
     
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    Reloading for it should be a lot easier. There aren't many manufacturers for it since it's still somewhat of a wildcat cartridge. The beauty of it is that there's plenty of people making reloading equipment for it, and the biggest thing you need is the basic die set (resizer/decapper + seating), which Forster, Redding and Lee all make. It uses a necked-down .223 case so getting a case sizer and trimmer is easy, plenty of people make them. And since it uses a standard .308 bullet, getting the pills for them is also fairly simple.

    Plus, if you reload, you can choose whether you want the lighter, supersonic rounds or the heavier, subsonic rounds.
     
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    .308 bullets are hard to find from what I hear.
     
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    You'll need more than a trimmer for converting .223/5.56 to .300 Blackout. I'm using a Harbor Freight 2" cutoff saw for cutting the cases back to 1.375", then trim the sized cases to 1.368"
     
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    Typically, yes. You can use a case trimmer to cut down .223 to .300BLK, but it will take more time. A simple chop saw can cut off the bulk, with a trimmer taking care of the rest.

    Prepared brass isn't *too* hard to find (Brad's Warehouse has a bunch, plus trim dies). .308 bullets can be difficult to find, but really no more so than any other bullet right now.
     
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    Mercmar XDTalk 5K Member

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    It'd sure take a lot of trimming to take .4" off a .223 case. ;) I'm using the new Lee Quick Trim on a Rockchucker for trimming .223 brass. I've contacted Lee and strongly suggested that they make a .300 Blackout trim die for their Quick Trim system.
     
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    It is a SAAMI standard cartridge. There are a lot of companies making ammunition for it, but the demand exceeds supply due to the popularity of it:

    Ammunition:

    Atlanta Arms
    Arnold's Ammo
    Barnes
    Black Hills
    BVAC
    CMMG
    Cooper Cartridge Company
    Cor-Bon
    Custom Reloads of Dallas
    Double Tap
    Federal
    Freedom Munitions
    Gemtech
    Gunn
    High Precision Range
    Hornady
    Hunting Shack
    Jamison
    Lehigh Defense
    McCourt Munitions
    Nosler
    Remington
    RUAG
    On Target
    One Shot
    PNW Arms
    Profire Arms & Supply
    Raven Armament Company
    Red Star Ammunition
    Right 2 Bear Ammo
    Sheepdog Ammo
    Silver State Armory
    SMA Ammunition
    Southern Ballistic Research
    Southwest Ammunition LLC
    Summit
    The Bullet Works
    Top Notch Tactical
    Ultra Tech (Australia)
    Wilson Combat
     
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    Mercmar XDTalk 5K Member

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    I'm persoanlly familiar with two of the .300 Blackout sources listed by rsilvers. Cooper Cartridge Company is owned by my old friend, Danny Cooper. Danny's operation is about 15 mi from where I live. Danny was the first general manager for Gunn Ammo. I helped Danny start up Gunn Ammo. We used my old F1 Chrony for initial load development.

    Danny's now selling 20k rounds of .300 Blackout a week to Brownell's. Even though he's not using a motorized press, he's putting out a lot of ammo. His .300 Blackout is superb.

    I'll be getting my Class 06 license in a week or two. I'll make and sell a little .300 Blackout, but will sell it all locally. Danny's using a system that cuts off .223 cases @ the rate of 1200 per hour. I'm using a 2" Harbor Freight cutoff saw. I can probably do 100 per hour. :)
     
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    I know it's a SAAMI cartridge. That's why I said "somewhat of a wildcat", in the sense that it's a fairly oddball round.

    That said, I didn't realize that so many made ammunition for it. Although I'm guessing all but a few of them don't make a lot of it, which still holds it back. But I do see the round gaining notoriety, which is helping, and hopefully gets more than one or two major manufacturers producing it at more than just a trickle. :D

     

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