300 blackout for deer hunting?

1/13/16 @ 10:33 PM
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ShootCatchEat
ShootCatchEat
USER since 11/4/11
I'm giving g a 300 blackout build for Whitetail some serious thought. Anyone using one currently?
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7/4/16 @ 2:48 PM
Hill of No Fishes
Hill of No Fishes
USER since 5/27/08

I have a friend that uses a .300 on his "brush" stand (max 50 yard shot). He and I also both have 6.8's as our main hunting rifle. There is no doubt left when you hit a deer with the 6.8 - it's going down hard. 

Mine is a Stag 7H that puts 3 Hornady SST's in a 3/4" circle at 100 yards on the sled. More accurate than I'll ever be...

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5/24/16 @ 9:07 PM
ShootCatchEat
ShootCatchEat
USER since 11/4/11

I ended up buying a few  lowers and ended up   building a few . I built  a 300blk with a 10'' barrel and arm brace , two 6.8 spc with 16'' barrels. I would use the 300 if under 100 yards but definatly will be using the 6.8spc this year.

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5/17/16 @ 3:04 PM
1up
1up
USER since 7/22/06

http://www.chuckhawks.com/rifle_bullet_killing_power.htm

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5/16/16 @ 7:28 PM
Steve @ G & S
Steve @ G & S
MEMBER since 6/15/01

I'm NOT shooting a .300 Blackout, I'm shooting a .25/45 Sharps upper.  It spits an 87 grain pointed soft point bullet at 2,950 feet per second out of the 18 inch barrel.  And yes, this was checked with my chronograph set up 10 feet in front of the gun, with  five shot average.  That's close to .25-06 performance out of an AR platform.


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4/30/16 @ 1:52 PM
1up
1up
USER since 7/22/06
300 yards are you kidding me blackout is nothing more then a 30/30 if you look at the ballistic tables and who in there right mind would even shoot at a deer with a 30/30 scoped or not at 300 yards ?

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4/30/16 @ 7:18 AM
gunslinger9562
gunslinger9562
USER since 2/18/11
My new build is half inch at 100yrds with 20gr lil gun 110 gr hornady just a cheap bushnell I had laying around

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2/4/16 @ 9:36 PM
Steve @ G & S
Steve @ G & S
MEMBER since 6/15/01
We mounted a Redfield 3x9 Accu-Plex scope on Dan's rifle today. Inside of three shots, we had it shooting 1.25" groups using factory ammo. I'm thinking that with a little tinkering of the loads, I can get it shooting a little tighter than that even. This should be a pretty good rifle out to 300 yards on whitetail size animals...

And the price wasn't all that bad!

Formerly Steve @ G & S

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2/3/16 @ 6:45 PM
Steve @ G & S
Steve @ G & S
MEMBER since 6/15/01
A friend of mine just bought a Sharps .25-45 upper. I built an Anderson stripped lower and built it. Putting the upper on makes for one danged fine looking AR rifle that should kill deer out to 300 yards....

It's a fine piece of hunting equipment that should be interesting to shoot in a couple of days....

Formerly Steve @ G & S

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1/18/16 @ 10:55 AM
Steve @ G & S
Steve @ G & S
MEMBER since 6/15/01
Ditto,

Actually, ammo is quite readily available through Sharps Rifle Company and pretty reasonably priced. You can buy "blemished" ammo for $19.99 for a box of 20 or $25.45 for the clean, factory stuff.

So as long as you plan accordingly and keep a box or two in stock, you're never out! You just have to buy online.

Formerly Steve @ G & S

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1/15/16 @ 11:38 AM
wack'em & stack'em
wack'em & stack'em
USER since 3/13/10
I killed a medium doe this year with a 300 blackout ruger bolt action rifle. 1 shot and ran approx 25 yards . I own 3 blackout rifles. Love the round.

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