Tag: reloading

Differently sized M80 surplus projectiles

Differently sized M80 surplus projectiles

| February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Commercially manufactured 300 Blackout ammunition is very hard to find, and very expensive compared to the other calibers we shoot. I am in the process of handloading my own practice and defensive ammunition. Based on prior posts over at the 300BLKTALK forum I decided to try the M80 military surplus bullets for our practice ammunition. […]

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How I cut 5.56 to .300 Blackout brass

How I cut 5.56 to .300 Blackout brass

| January 31, 2014 | 2 Comments

In the quest to build a super-short AR pistol, I turned towards .300 Blackout as my caliber of choice. 5.56×45 (the “usual” AR caliber) is very velocity dependent and does not do well in shorter barrels. I like 7.62×39 for civilian use, but unfortunately there are all sorts of feeding problems with that cartridge and […]

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5.56 once fired blank brass for 300 Blackout conversion

5.56 once fired blank brass for 300 Blackout conversion

| January 6, 2014 | 4 Comments

.300 Blackout has some ballistics advantages over other rifle calibers, especially in shorter barrel lengths. Unfortunately, it has one massive weakness: factory made ammunition is extremely expensive in comparison to 5.56×45, 5.45×39 and 7.62×39. It’s considered a “deal” when you can find .300 Blackout practice ammunition for $0.60 a round. Defensive rounds are well over […]

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