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Jun 19th, 2018 at 5:56pm
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Hey guys
Doing a bit of homework on 300 BLK lately. Mixed reviews on practical hunting applications due to rainbow ballistics.
Anyone in Canterbury have one that I could put some rounds through and have a yarn about how you find it?
I hunt wallabies over my dog and thought it could be good fun for that
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Re: 300 BLK
Reply #1 - Jun 19th, 2018 at 7:36pm
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Just load a 308 with subsonic rounds? Be a lot more dual purpose with high velocity rounds too?
  

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Reply #2 - Jun 21st, 2018 at 10:35am
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You are better off with a .308 the 300blk is built on the same size action so there is very little weight saving and it can't shoot heavy bullets to decent velocity,
I am a bit biased I sell cast bullets that work very well at subsonic velocity,
  
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Reply #3 - Jun 21st, 2018 at 11:55am
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I got a 300BLK last year. I also have a 223 and 243. I love the 300BLK for the following reasons:
- gun weight and length. I have a Ruger American Ranch (16" barrel)
- ammo size and weight. The ammo is the same length as a 223. I have two of the mags, one for subs, one for supers. I don't shoot enough to justify reloading
- ease of getting off the shelf ammo
- slap a suppressor on it and it's very quiet

I use a Nikon Monarch 2-8x32 BDC scope. Zero is 100m, for bullet drop first circle center is 160m, 2nd is 220, 3rd is 270m and 4th 340. Drop at 200m is 7.2 inches. The BDC has circles at points below the crosshairs for different drops/ranges.

This is for the American Gunner 125grain supers.

When I go out for a hunt and I've forgotten the drops I simply write 160/220/270/340 in my wrist in sharpie. So if I see at a deer at 200m I aim on the second circle down.

6 clicks on the scope puts me on zero for the 220 grain subs at 50m. 4th dot gets me out to 125m on subs.

I've shot fallow and goats with it (125grain supers), drops them on the spot. It seems to make a bigger hole than the 243 but with less meat damage. Typically I'm shooting animals at 170-200m.

  
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Reply #4 - Jun 23rd, 2018 at 3:21pm
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you can do the same for a heck of a lot cheaper with the 7.62x39mm..... wallabies dont like that round at all,and Roberts cast projectiles do naaasty things when they hit so primo for the job at hand Grin
my dogs(and hunting buddies) more than happy with suppressed supersonic rounds. the .223 will do the job as good if not better on wallabies ...got one of them too and its the quietest to use.
  
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Reply #5 - Jun 23rd, 2018 at 4:13pm
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Micky do you run subs through your .223?
  
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Reply #6 - Jun 23rd, 2018 at 5:42pm
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nope as its not worth the hassle in my opinion..... you are basically creating a 50grn subsonic .22lr and you can get 42grn .22lr ones without the hassle....
the supersonic loads are very quiet through the spartan suppressor...most people comment on how quiet it is.
I do run subs through 7.62x39mm but only for grins n giggles...head shooting house muttons,hares bunnies and rabbits, they work on wallabies but I usually just use supersonics on them.
  
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Reply #7 - Jun 24th, 2018 at 11:38am
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I have an old vid of my Savage 223 (long sold...) with 1st generation DPT can on it here to give you an idea of 223 noise: https://youtu.be/oENyqPSfP5k

As compared to the 243 (with the current gen DPT can): https://youtu.be/ja_y9UaRBBY

I think the 300BLK supers are about the same as the 223 in noise level.
  
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Reply #8 - Jun 25th, 2018 at 8:53am
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I run ruger 300blk shortened again from 16inch suppressed brilliant Bush gun fast twist barrel 90% Bush hunter over dog so it's perfect after you have been carring a rifle that short around everything else feels clumsy devastating at close ranges . can't rate it high enough .but if you want something for shooting past 200 then it's not the obvious choice . picture of kaimai red shot at 10m
  

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Reply #9 - Jun 25th, 2018 at 8:55am
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factory high velocity rounds cheap and so quite i dont bother with subs now
  
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Reply #10 - Jun 25th, 2018 at 3:05pm
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Been using a BLK for a few years now using a 12" boltgun  mostly for shooting multiple shots on goats without disturbing the deer in the area. Shot placement is crucial in using subs and bullet construction is key to how and where you place the shot.
The 151gr HP cast bullets that Shooternz sells work well and dropped 3 deer with them but I can only single feed them through the action on an empty magazine.

I've shot thousands of rounds over the dog with this rifle and he would be half deaf like me if I had been using super sonics over him.

Here's a spiker the dog got me, head shot at 18m


[/url]And a hind the dog winded 300m from camp yesterday morning.
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neck shot hind with a subsonic 168gr CF Lehigh Defence
  
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