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.300 AAC upper...giving it a try...

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Just took delivery of my Special Ops Tactical .300 AAC complete upper.  My first AR was a complete rifle purchase.  Decided to just buy the upper since the .300 blackout goes with the 5.56/.223 platform and save some $$ on a complete rifle and just swap out the uppers depending on what I feel like shooting.  A friend invited me down to Georgia for a hog hunt...not that the 5.56 wouldn't do the job...but I wanted to try that 7.62 x 35 round!  I'll do a follow up once I get it together and take it out.  Just got my scope and mount today.

 

 

 

 

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IMHO unless you are supressing it the 300AAC BO poses no advantage over the 223/5.56

For pigs a well constructed soft point / expanding bullet will do a better job on pigs.

300 BO ammo is more expensive too.

Good luck, have fun ! 

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Thanks Old School! Yes, I realize the 5.56 will do the job and is cheaper to shoot but I just wanted to try a heavier caliber and have something different in the arsenal. Plus the 300AAC has the same muzzle energy at longer distances than the 5.56 making it more effective further out. I know the bullet drop is greater on the 300BO but that can be compensated for by holdover with a 300BO ACSS scope.

 

Thanks for the reply. Be safe!

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Well, I do realize all the negativity about the 300BLK unless suppressed but, it is the modern day 30-30 for me.  I have been working with different bullet weights and using them in the MSR and bolt action and it has its advantages. I reload so that takes the cost factor out of it, Brass comes from old 223 cases that don't make the cut, and powder I already have from reloading x39s.  Yes, I reload X39s, been doing it for more than 20 years now.  A 150 in a x39 bolt was my hunting choice for years after the 30-30. Right now I prefer a 30 cal to the 223 for hogs. Just a bit more hitting power, especially with Lehigh Defense heads, they just rock. Good luck with it.  

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Well, I do realize all the negativity about the 300BLK unless suppressed but, it is the modern day 30-30 for me.  I have been working with different bullet weights and using them in the MSR and bolt action and it has its advantages. I reload so that takes the cost factor out of it, Brass comes from old 223 cases that don't make the cut, and powder I already have from reloading x39s.  Yes, I reload X39s, been doing it for more than 20 years now.  A 150 in a x39 bolt was my hunting choice for years after the 30-30. Right now I prefer a 30 cal to the 223 for hogs. Just a bit more hitting power, especially with Lehigh Defense heads, they just rock. Good luck with it.

Thanks T Bill!

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why would you make the hand guard intentionally pointy and sharp looking? it looks prone to getting snagged on gear.. and possibly even jabbing you...

I actually did not go with that rail, while I think it looks cool and aggressive I thought the same thing. The one pictured is their "Javelin M-Lock" rail...you can see why they called it Javelin! You can see in the first pictures I posted it's not the same rail..my bad.

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