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Old April 26th, 2019, 10:06 PM #1
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300 blk

Considering a 300blk build. I have a 5.56 pistol, and a 450BM rifle. Not sure if I need the 300 blk. Would it be ok to hunt deer with? Would a 10.5 barrel be good, or would I be better with a 16 inch? I would imagine the longer barrel would have reasonable gains in velocity and energy, correct? Sorry Iím new to this caliber and have zero experience with it. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old April 26th, 2019, 10:18 PM #2
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Without getting into the specifics, a 10.5 barrel will do just fine. No need for 16.. Folks down south hunt pigs with 300blk and my 10.5” does just fine at 100yds..
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Old April 26th, 2019, 10:22 PM #3
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I have one with a 16inch barrel. Works great on deer
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The gain in velocity 10" v 16" is around 200 FPS.

I anchored a doe at 80 yds with my 10.5" 300Blk. 110 V-max hand load. The bullet performed perfectly.
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Good round for deer at reasonable ranges. I dropped a doe at 40 yards with with the 110 grain Barnes TAC out of my 16" build. Terminal ballistics were rather impressive.
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It's a pretty good deer round. Just don't plan on using it in Colorado or extremely long distance shots; even with supers, it's not especially flat shooting or accurate. If you decide on a rifle length build and aren't interested in 300s suppressability, I've heard good things about 6.5 Creedmoor.

Overall, each hunter needs to know when and where and with what they can make the kill shot. Probably illegal in most states now, but my grandfather used to regularly take deer with .22 magnum...

On the other hand, 450 BM will kill deer too... But if it's what you need to justify a new gun, just do it!
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I have seen and heard a suppressed 300 black with subs in person. Very impressive. I would imagine a 10.5" AR in 300 black suppressed would make a great home defense weapon. Your ears will not be ringing when you call 911.
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It's a pretty good deer round. Just don't plan on using it in Colorado or extremely long distance shots; even with supers, it's not especially flat shooting or accurate. If you decide on a rifle length build and aren't interested in 300s suppressability, I've heard good things about 6.5 Creedmoor.

Overall, each hunter needs to know when and where and with what they can make the kill shot. Probably illegal in most states now, but my grandfather used to regularly take deer with .22 magnum...

On the other hand, 450 BM will kill deer too... But if it's what you need to justify a new gun, just do it!
I donít think Iíve ever killed a deer thatís been past 100 yards. If so, not much further. Most are pretty close, as I usually hunt thickets or tight woods. Iím just curious if a pistol would meet the 1,200 ft pounds of muzzle energy Maryland requires. Iíve searched but canít find much on ballistics on barrel length. I really donít hv much interest at the moment for suppressed, but I might later. Now Iím thinking it would be pretty cool lol
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I donít think Iíve ever killed a deer thatís been past 100 yards. If so, not much further. Most are pretty close, as I usually hunt thickets or tight woods. Iím just curious if a pistol would meet the 1,200 ft pounds of muzzle energy Maryland requires. Iíve searched but canít find much on ballistics on barrel length. I really donít hv much interest at the moment for suppressed, but I might later. Now Iím thinking it would be pretty cool lol
And so it begins! LOL
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And so it begins! LOL
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The arguments and divorce process soon to follow lol
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