300 Blackout Ammo

One of the most popular alternative chamberings for the AR-15 platform, .300 AAC Blackout ammo is easily distinguished by its relatively small case and huge bullet. This somewhat odd-looking cartridge fulfills a number of niches better than the default .223/5.56 caliber with better close-range performance and excellent potential in suppressed firearms.

.300 Blackout ammunition comes in two distinct flavors: subsonic and supersonic. Supersonic loads typically fire a light 90-130 grain bullet at a muzzle velocity of around 2,200 feet per second with ballistics comparable to those of the Russian 7.62x39mm. Subsonic ammo, on the other hand, fires a much heavier bullet in the 220 grain range with a muzzle velocity of around 1,000 feet per second to avoid the sonic "crack" that partially negates the advantages of a suppressor.

The .300 AAC has been embraced for a wide variety of purposes, with hunting, match, and defense loads available from most manufacturers including Nosler, Federal, and Corbon. Notable adaptations of the round include Remington's Hog Hammer series featuring Barnes TSX copper bullets as well as Hornady's Zombie-Max hollow point series for those prepping for the undead apocalypse - you can find a wide variety at cheap prices for sale here at Widener's.

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  1. Prvi Partizan 300 AAC Blackout 125 Grain FMJ – 500 Rounds

    Prvi Partizan 300 AAC Blackout 125 Grain FMJ – 500 Rounds

    $439.85

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    Manufacturer Prvi Partizan
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 125 Grain
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 500
    Ammo Caliber 300 AAC Blackout
    Manufacturer SKU PP300BF
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    Cost Per Round 88.0¢ per round

    Subsonic 300 AAC Blackout ammunition certainly has its place. But whether you want flatter trajectories or just don’t care about making more noise, supersonic 300 BLK is going to treat you to a super good time!

    This 300 Blackout cartridge by Prvi Partizan is socketed with a 125 grain bullet. Its muzzle velocity is over 1,000 fps faster than the speed of sound, so it’s going to treat you to a satisfying level trajectory. That bullet is the humble full metal jacket, which doesn’t deliver expansion on impact. But Prvi Partizan’s FMJ is also incapable of attracting a magnet, as its jacket is made of completely nonferrous copper alloy.

    Prvi Partizan is headquartered in Serbia and has loaded ammunition since 1928. The company’s state-of-the-art factory produces the high-quality brass cases, non-corrosive Boxer primers and clean-burning powder you need to entertain yourself at the range and at the reloading bench.

  2. Federal American Eagle 300 AAC Blackout 150 Grain FMJ - 500 Rounds

    $538.85

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    Manufacturer Federal
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 150 Grain
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 500
    Ammo Caliber 300 AAC Blackout
    Manufacturer SKU AE300BLK1
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 50004544617002
    Cost Per Round $1.08 per round

    Although it hasn't been around for too long, the 300 AAC Blackout has quickly become a popular round among shooters who are tired of the measly performance of the typical AR-15 rounds, the 223 Rem and 5.56mm. With this new round, you have increased range, more energy, and better ballistics, making it fantastic hunting, self defense, match shooting, and plinking around with only a few modifications to the rifle.

    Federal has been making some of the best ammunition in America since their beginnings in the 1920's and continue to make some of America's favorite ammunition due to their amazing manufacturing and often highly affordable prices. With these Federal American Eagle, 150 grain, full metal jacket, boxer primed, brass cased rounds, you get all the accuracy and reliability you need to have a blast practicing at the range. Firing at 1900 feet per second, these range rounds come at a great price, helping you save money while you get better at shooting.

  3. Sellier & Bellot 300 AAC Blackout 124 Grain FMJ - 20 Rounds

    $21.85

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    Manufacturer Sellier & Bellot
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 124 Grain
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 300 AAC Blackout
    Manufacturer SKU SB300BLKA
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 754908512447
    Cost Per Round 99.3¢ to $1.09 per round

    Grab a few boxes of this affordable .300 AAC Blackout ammunition from Sellier & Bellot for your appropriately chambered AR and enjoy some quality time at the range. While it achieves supersonic velocities and will not take full advantage of the noise dampening potential of a suppressor, this ammo can be used with both suppressed and non-suppressed builds.

    Each cartridge in this box of 20 fires a 124-grain full metal jacket bullet at 2,165 feet per second out of the muzzle. This results in good medium-range performance and flatter trajectories than those possible with subsonic loads.

    Sellier & Bellot is a Czech manufacturer established in the early 1800s to supply what was then the Austrian Empire with ammunition. S&B ammo uses non-corrosive Boxer primers and reloadable brass cases. The company is part of CBC, which also produces Magtech in Brazil and MEN ammo in Germany.

  4. Sellier & Bellot 300 AAC Blackout 147 Grain FMJ - 20 Rounds

    $21.85

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    Manufacturer Sellier & Bellot
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 147 Grain
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 300 AAC Blackout
    Manufacturer SKU SB300BLKB
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 754908512454
    Cost Per Round $1.09 per round

    If you're looking for an inexpensive supersonic load for your .300 AAC AR-15 or other rifle, this ammunition from Sellier & Bellot has you covered.

    These cartridges come in boxes of 20 and fire a 147 grain full metal jacket bullet. While the use of a light bullet gives up some noise reduction advantages in suppressed rifles, it also produces flatter trajectories and better medium-range ballistics.

    Sellier & Bellot ammunition is loaded in the Czech Republic using non-corrosive primers and reloadable brass cases.

    Customer Reviews

    Great ammo

    Great price, and great ammo.

    Review by Johnny (Posted on 12/26/2021)

  5. Winchester Subsonic 300 AAC Blackout 200 Grain Open Tip – 200 Rounds

    $239.84

    In stock

    Manufacturer Winchester
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 200 Grain
    Bullet Type Open Tip
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 200
    Ammo Caliber 300 AAC Blackout
    Manufacturer SKU USA300BLKX
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    Cost Per Round $1.20 per round

    Winchester’s subsonic 300 AAC Blackout ammunition is a must-buy if you’re trying to appreciate just how effectively your suppressor can do its job. But even if you haven’t sunk a whole bunch of money into buying a suppressor, you can still enjoy quieter performance when you take this ammo to the range!

    This cartridge is loaded with an open tip bullet. A lot of folks mistake it for a jacketed hollow point, but the open tip is not going to expand after striking a threat or quarry. The bullet has an opening in its tip because molten lead was injected through it at the factory. That lead then hardened, thus forming the open tip’s evenly distributed core.

    This round’s bullet has a fully jacketed base. That stops hot ignition from gasifying any lead in the bullet’s core and depositing it as fouling inside the rifle. The propellant is also unable to make this round’s heavyweight 200 grain bullet go faster than the speed of sound, which takes the sharp crack out of ignition. A bullet which never becomes supersonic will also exhibit better overall rotational stability throughout its trajectory!

    Winchester loads this new production ammo in Illinois with reloadable virgin brass, non-corrosive primers and propellant that is formulated to further reduce barrel and suppressor fouling.

  6. Winchester USA 300 AAC Blackout 125 Grain Open Tip – 20 Rounds

    $24.85

    In stock

    Manufacturer Winchester
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 125 Grain
    Bullet Type Open Tip
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 300 AAC Blackout
    Manufacturer SKU USA300BLK
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 020892224568
    Cost Per Round $1.24 per round

    The 5.56x45 is so last week. All the coolest, handsomest shooters are into 300 AAC Blackout now. This is your chance to be one of them, because we have Winchester USA 300 Blackout in stock and ready to ship to your base of operations!

    This is a target shooting cartridge, but it has a little more going for it than the standard FMJ load. Its open tip bullet is enhanced to deliver a flat and accurate trajectory thanks largely to its form-fitted lead core. Alongside its perfectly flat base, precision jacket and narrow nose cavity, this round’s 125 grain open tip is able to achieve a ballistic coefficient of 0.272. It’ll stay supersonic until about 470 yards – a range it reaches in 0.92 seconds!

    Please note that the open tip bullet is built exclusively for accuracy. That nose cavity is only there because it gave passage to the molten lead that would form the open tip’s core. It will not unleash terminal expansion inside a quarry or threat.

    This nonmagnetic and non-corrosive ammo is loaded in Illinois with freshly minted brass cases. The cases are gray around their shoulders because they were heat treated without subsequently getting polished up for better cosmetics.

  7. Winchester Super Suppressed 300 AAC Blackout 200 Grain Open Tip – 200 Rounds

    $249.85

    In stock

    Manufacturer Winchester
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 200 Grain
    Bullet Type Open Tip
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 200
    Ammo Caliber 300 AAC Blackout
    Manufacturer SKU SUP300BLK
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    Cost Per Round $1.25 per round

    Is Winchester’s Super Suppressed line of ammunition only meant for suppressed firearms? Not at all! This 300 AAC Blackout ammo will supply cleaner and quieter performance out of suppressed and unsuppressed pistols, carbines and rifles alike!

    Winchester’s clean-burning powder isn’t the only reason for this round’s low-residue performance. The bullet’s base is fully encapsulated, which prevents hot propellant gasses from evaporating any lead off its core. That means virtually zero lead residue will accumulate on your bore or inside your suppressor!

    This round’s quiet report is the work of its bullet. At 200 grains, it simply cannot become supersonic before clearing the muzzle, and accordingly cannot register a jarring supersonic crack on ignition.

    The open tip is often confused for a hunting or self-defense bullet, but it is in fact not capable of terminal expansion. Its nose cavity is just the byproduct of the open tip bullet’s production process. Molten lead is inserted through the aperture so it can cool in place to become form-fitted – a feature which enhances accuracy.

    Winchester’s 300 Blackout ammo is always made in America, where it is loaded with reloadable brass cases and very dependable primers and powder. This ammo is designed to fully cycle all semi-autos.

  8. Winchester Super Suppressed 300 AAC Blackout 200 Grain Open Tip – 20 Rounds

    $26.85

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    Manufacturer Winchester
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 200 Grain
    Bullet Type Open Tip
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 300 AAC Blackout
    Manufacturer SKU SUP300BLK
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 020892224483
    Cost Per Round $1.34 per round

    Super Suppressed ammunition is perfect for any rifle with a suppressor screwed onto the end of its barrel. This 300 AAC Blackout ammo won’t just keep all those baffles a whole lot cleaner – it will also make your suppressor itself more effective at its job!

    Winchester loads this round with their open tip range projectile. First things first: The open tip will not expand as it penetrates soft tissue, and in fact delivers terminal ballistics akin to an FMJ. It is an accuracy-first bullet, with a form-fitting core that was poured through the opening in its jacket’s tip while it was still molten.

    This bullet’s flat base promotes accuracy by offering a uniform surface for propellant gas to thrust against. The jacketed base also locks propellant gas away from the core, thus stopping it from vaporizing lead that would accumulate inside the barrel and suppressor.

    A Super Suppressed cartridge relies on a simple mechanism to ensure its subsonic muzzle velocity: a heavy bullet. At 200 grains the open tip range bullet cannot issue a cracking report upon exiting the barrel, which makes a rifle run quieter even if it hasn’t got a suppressor.

    Brass cases and non-corrosive primers also help this ammo fire up clean. Reloadable and American-made!

  9. Hornady BLACK 300 AAC Blackout 208 Grain A-MAX – 200 Rounds

    $279.85

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    Manufacturer Hornady
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 208 Grain
    Bullet Type A-MAX Match
    Use Type match or precision shooting, plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 200
    Ammo Caliber 300 AAC Blackout
    Manufacturer SKU 80891
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 090255808919
    Cost Per Round $1.40 per round

    Hornady’s BLACK line of ammunition is designed to provide seamless functionality in any firearm – but this 300 AAC Blackout round’s A-MAX has a very specific application. It’s all about the accuracy, baby.

    Every molecule of the A-MAX works toward creating the most consistent trajectory possible. Its polymer tip is sharp and centered. Its secant ogive profile stirs up incredibly little drag, and its boat tail further enhances its ability to retain momentum downrange. The A-MAX’s AMP jacket and swaged lead core both ensure exceptional rotational stability. And because this round’s bullet is extremely heavy at 208 grains, it boasts the superior inertia it needs to treat wind drift like it’s nothing. The culmination of all these features? A 0.648 G1 ballistic coefficient .30 cal match grade bullet!

    The A-MAX will send any varmint to an early grave, but don’t let its polymer tip fool you This bullet cannot expand, which makes its terminal ballistics more or less equivalent to those of an FMJ or HPBT. It’s not suitable for hunting whitetail, and it’s really no better for home defense than any run of the mill range load.

    Hornady makes certain their customers can truly appreciate the A-MAX’s outstanding precision by loading their BLACK series ammo with premium brass, propellant and primers. Made in the Cornhusker State!

  10. Hornady BLACK 300 AAC Blackout 110 Grain V-MAX – 200 Rounds

    $279.85

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    Manufacturer Hornady
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 110 Grain
    Bullet Type V-MAX
    Use Type plinking at the range, varmint hunting
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 200
    Ammo Caliber 300 AAC Blackout
    Manufacturer SKU 80873
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 090255808735
    Cost Per Round $1.40 per round

    This 300 AAC Blackout cartridge is crowned with Hornady’s own 110 grain V-MAX projectile, a bullet which combines extreme accuracy with devastating terminal performance to make it as appropriate for varmint control as it does personal protection. The V-MAX’s pointed polymer tip streamlines its aerodynamic profile remarkably, and its AMP jacket gives it the rotational stability needed to always find its target. Upon impact, that tip will wedge deeply within the underlying swaged lead core in order to commence rapid fragmentation, made all the more potent by the bullet’s highly concentric jacket.

    The BLACK line of ammunition is designed to deliver consistent results out of any black gun, regardless of how it operates or whether or not it is suppressed. With these 200 rounds’ uniform brass casings, non-corrosive primers, and clean burning propellant, you can count on exemplary performance out of any rifle that is able to fire them.

  11. Sierra 300 AAC Blackout 125 Grain GameChanger – 20 Rounds

    $28.85

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    Manufacturer Sierra Bullets
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 125 Grain
    Bullet Type Polymer Tipped
    Use Type hunting boar, varmint hunting
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 300 AAC Blackout
    Manufacturer SKU A4625--10
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 612710135424
    Cost Per Round $1.44 per round

    Varmints are out there right now just waiting for you to show up and shoot them. Don’t be rude. Order a few boxes of Sierra’s 300 AAC Blackout hunting ammunition and go pay them a visit them at their homes!

    This cartridge combines the accuracy and the deadly terminal ballistics it takes to send varmints, predators and hogs all packing. The 125 grain GameChanger (aka Tipped GameKing) features a jacket that is drawn to a ±0.0003 standard for concentricity, a uniformly distributed lead core, and a drag-reducing polymer tip and boat tail. All of these features contribute to the bullet’s 0.318 G1 ballistic coefficient and resultant ability to follow a flat trajectory and hit hard on arrival.

    The GameChanger is a resilient bullet, with the tough copper jacket and alloyed lead core it needs to retain the weight and momentum deep penetration hinges upon. And as the quarry’s soft tissues press its tip into its underlying nose cavity, the GameChanger unleashes devastating terminal expansion.

    Sierra is revered among handloaders for the quality of their bullets. Thanks to the Missourian company’s premium reloadable brass cases, sensitive primers and uniform charges of clean-burning powder, anyone can hunt like a pro with the Sierra GameChanger.

  12. Federal 300 AAC 220 Grain American Eagle Suppressor OTM - 20 Rounds

    $29.85

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    Manufacturer Federal
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 220 Grain
    Bullet Type Open Tip Match
    Use Type match or precision shooting, plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 300 AAC Blackout
    Manufacturer SKU AE300BLKSUP2
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 029465064617
    Cost Per Round $1.49 per round

    The 300 AAC Blackout is a highly-effective round for accuracy and shot consistency, and few cartridges deliver the level of performance that you’ll get from these 220-grain rounds. This ammunition is especially effective in suppressed firearms, giving you a more convenient and less intrusive way to get your target practice completed.

    These rounds have a muzzle velocity of 1,000 feet per second and an energy of 488 foot pounds. With an open tip match bullet, the round is designed for reduced drag and accuracy while still delivering expansion. They have excellent stability, consistency, and performance that rivals a standard full metal jacket round.

    Federal Premium Ammunition is a leader in top-quality rounds. Since 1922, this Minnesota-based manufacturer has been making cartridges that are trusted by hunters and target shooters. They not only have some of the best round for a wide range of purposes, they also have supplies and equipment for reloading.

  13. Hornady BLACK 300 AAC Blackout 110 Grain V-MAX – 20 Rounds

    $30.85

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    Manufacturer Hornady
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 110 Grain
    Bullet Type V-MAX
    Use Type varmint hunting
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 300 AAC Blackout
    Manufacturer SKU 80873
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 090255808735
    Cost Per Round $1.54 per round

    This 300 AAC Blackout cartridge is from Hornady’s BLACK line of ammunition, and as such is laden with features that assure it will fire splendidly out of any black gun that can chamber it, regardless of how it operates. Its high quality brass casing, clean burning propellant, and non-corrosive primer give it a degree of versatility which you’ll value greatly if you’ve several kinds of rifles and want to buy one ammunition for all of them.

    This round’s 110 grain V-MAX projectile is highly accurate thanks both to its streamlined polymer tip and virtually perfectly concentric AMP jacket. Upon impact that tip will drive quickly down the hollow within the bullet’s precisely formed swaged lead core, initiating practically instantaneous fragmentation which is assured to bring down varmint and human-sized target alike. The V-MAX’s efficacy is in no way hindered by this round’s fast 2,375 fps muzzle velocity, either!

  14. Hornady Subsonic 300 AAC Blackout 190 Grain Sub-X - 200 Rounds

    $309.85

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    Manufacturer Hornady
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 190 Grain
    Bullet Type Polymer Tipped
    Use Type home defense
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 200
    Ammo Caliber 300 AAC Blackout
    Manufacturer SKU 80877
    Primer Type Boxer
    UPC Barcode 10090255808770
    Cost Per Round $1.55 per round

    Hornady's Subsonic 300 AAC Blackout ammo provides excellent terminal performance without the noise and recoil of comparable self-defense rounds. These low-velocity cartridges expand predictably at varying speeds due to the design of the 190 grain Sub-X bullets. Crimped into the mouth of each Boxer-primed brass casing, the Sub-X features a flat polymer Flex-Tip that protects the cavity of the hollow point. On impact, the Flex Tip dissipates as the copper jacket curls back over the soft lead core to create devastating wound paths.

    Shooters with a desire to reload spent casings can reuse the new brass. The brass casings are non-corrosive and filled with clean-igniting powders that help reduce caustic buildup in your barrel.

    Hornady ammunition is American-made and the top choice for many shooters. Order your 200-round bulk case today!

    Customer Reviews

    Might not feed in your AR mags

    I tried this ammo in five different kinds of AR magazines. Failure to feed was a major issue with all of them in my rifle. I suggest trying them in your application before committing to a large order.

    Review by Joe Blow (Posted on 11/16/2019)

  15. Winchester Deer Season XP 300 AAC Blackout 150 Grain Polymer Tipped - 20 Rounds

    $31.85

    In stock

    Manufacturer Winchester
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 150 Grain
    Bullet Type Polymer Tipped
    Use Type hunting whitetail deer
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 300 AAC Blackout
    Manufacturer SKU X300BLKDS
    Primer Type Boxer
    UPC Barcode 020892222670
    Cost Per Round $1.59 per round

    The 300 AAC Blackout is a newer round that was designed to bring the benefits of a 30 caliber projectile to the AR-15 platform while using the same lower receiver and magazines as 223 Rem/ 5.56 NATO rifles. With this new round, you have increased energy and efficacy, making it great for hunting, match competing, and self defense applications.

    When you are looking for high quality, reliable ammo, Winchester is the way to go. Since 1866, Winchester has been producing ammunition and has helped develop many of the calibers we use and trust today.

    Firing at 1900 feet per second, these Winchester Deer Season XP rounds utilize 150 grain polymer tipped bullets that are designed to deliver rapid yet controlled expansion for quick and humane drops. Each projectiles is loaded into a boxer primed brass case that is reloadable.

  16. Winchester Subsonic 300 AAC Blackout 200 Grain Open Tip – 20 Rounds

    $32.85

    In stock

    Manufacturer Winchester
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 200 Grain
    Bullet Type Open Tip
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 300 AAC Blackout
    Manufacturer SKU USA300BLKX
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 020892224582
    Cost Per Round $1.64 per round

    Winchester loads this 300 AAC Blackout ammunition to deliver both a soft report and excellent accuracy. The magic is all in the bullet: a 200 grain open tip!

    Whereas some types of ammunition rely on a weaker propellant charge to ensure a subsonic muzzle velocity, this round instead utilizes a very heavy bullet. At 200 grains the projectile won’t issue a supersonic crack upon exiting the barrel, but it will still generate enough chamber pressure to fully cycle a semi-auto. This cartridge should function correctly in any 300 Blackout rifle, and its report will only become softer when its bullet passes through a suppressor.

    This round’s bullet is an open tip. Although it has a hollow point, the open tip is designed for accuracy and not expanding terminal ballistics. The aperture in the sleek, aerodynamic projectile’s nose indicates that its lead core is perfectly form-fitting, which alongside its concentric jacket promotes superior gyroscopic stability. Better yet, the open tip’s fully jacketed base will keep your rifle more accurate by preventing lead residue from accumulating on its bore.

    Winchester’s reloadable 300 Blackout ammo is produced in East Alton, Illinois with premium brass cases, non-corrosive primers and low-residue propellant.

  17. Hornady Subsonic 300 AAC Blackout 190 Grain Sub-X – 20 Rounds

    $33.85

    In stock

    Manufacturer Hornady
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 190 Grain
    Bullet Type Polymer Tipped
    Use Type home defense
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 300 AAC Blackout
    Manufacturer SKU 80877
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 090255808773
    Cost Per Round $1.69 per round

    This 300 AAC Blackout round by Hornady has a muzzle velocity of only 1,050 fps. That’s nowhere near what it would take to break the sound barrier, and accordingly very quiet -- especially so if your weapon is outfitted with a silencer. Still, this round is optimal for self-defense, because it features Hornady’s 190 grain Sub-X projectile.

    The Sub-X sports Hornady’s Flex Tip, a post made of soft polymer nestled on the rim of the jacket and which projects downward into a precisely formed cavity within the core. Upon impact the Flex Tip builds up tremendous energy before it connects with the core, at which point it causes the bullet to mushroom outward devastatingly.

    As a cartridge for self-defense, this round is cleverly loaded with temperature stable propellant that has been formulated to reduce muzzle flash upon ignition. That will preserve your vision if you ever have to engage a threat in the nighttime. In spite of its lesser muzzle velocity, this round still meets FBI protocol by penetrating up to 18” with 90 percent or greater weight retention in ballistic gel. This round will not part with its efficacy when fired in a shorter barreled rifle.

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