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.
Barnaul 300 AAC Blackout 145 Grain FMJ – 20 Rounds$24.85
Manufacturer Barnaul Condition New Bullet Weight 145 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Steel Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 300 AAC Blackout Primer Type Berdan Magnetic Yes UPC Barcode 4607094863717 Cost Per Round $1.24 per round
The 300 AAC Blackout started off as sort of a niche cartridge, but we’re glad to see more shooters embracing it with every passing day. And you know a cartridge has gone mainstream once you see Russia’s steel-cased version hitting the market!
This round’s 145 grain bullet is simple enough – a smooth-feeding FMJ loaded to a supersonic muzzle velocity, so you’ll witness a little less of that pronounced arching trajectory the 300 Blackout is known for. Barnaul gives their bullet a bimetal jacket – steel on the inside, copper on the outside – to lower their production costs. Just be certain that a bimetal jacketed bullet will attract a magnet.
This ammo’s cases are made out of solid steel. Their low friction polymer coatings support reliable functionality in a semi-automatic firearm, and their non-corrosive primers will spare said firearm from rusting up. Steel cases aren’t reloadable and lend themselves to “dirtier” performance, but if you don’t handload and don’t mind cleaning your firearm then you’ll appreciate the savings steel cases represent!