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SixKiller  [Member]
7/17/2011 2:00:18 PM EST
Looking at possibly purchasing a Delta Company Arms complete upper in 300 Blackout. Just curious if anyone has any input/experiences with one of these?.....Or, should I stick with the CMMG complete upper in the same caliber?. Thanks as always!!
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stevemc  [Team Member]
7/17/2011 3:20:15 PM EST
Delta is better quality that CMMG, IMHO.

Having said that I will still probably end up with a CMMG 300 Blackout, just because price and availability are better.
agBQ08  [Member]
7/17/2011 3:37:49 PM EST
Delta Company appears to be a great startup. I'm very pleased with my 16" BLK barrel from them. Aaron, one of the founders and owners, will answer your emails or calls directly. Also, they are coming out with cans!! They do have quite a bit of a back order list from what I can tell though.

Thread revealing Delta's plans for 300 BLK cans, about halfway down
SixKiller  [Member]
7/17/2011 4:44:20 PM EST
Thanks for the replies thus far!. One thing that concerns me, and I admit I have not done a ton of research, is the availability of factory ammo. I do not reload, and am a little concerned that this round will "die off" after a while....does anyone else share this concern?
stevemc  [Team Member]
7/17/2011 5:01:23 PM EST
Originally Posted By SixKiller:
Thanks for the replies thus far!. One thing that concerns me, and I admit I have not done a ton of research, is the availability of factory ammo. I do not reload, and am a little concerned that this round will "die off" after a while....does anyone else share this concern?


Not at all, bunch of companies producing it now. Worst case it ends up like the 6.8spc and you have to get it from one of the smaller ammo manufactures, best case it's always supported by at least Remington.

And if it really fails you could always just change the barrel and be on to the next new thing, unless you decide to take up reloading.
SixKiller  [Member]
7/17/2011 6:13:56 PM EST
Originally Posted By stevemc:
Originally Posted By SixKiller:
Thanks for the replies thus far!. One thing that concerns me, and I admit I have not done a ton of research, is the availability of factory ammo. I do not reload, and am a little concerned that this round will "die off" after a while....does anyone else share this concern?


Not at all, bunch of companies producing it now. Worst case it ends up like the 6.8spc and you have to get it from one of the smaller ammo manufactures, best case it's always supported by at least Remington.

And if it really fails you could always just change the barrel and be on to the next new thing, unless you decide to take up reloading.


You have a good point as far as being able to change the barrel. I own a 6.8, and must disagree at least to the point on ammo availability. As a matter of fact, I've heard the 6.8 is a runner up to the 5.56, which is saying something since the 5.56 is our military round. In any event, I have been contemplating getting another AR15 based variant, and am wanting a big, slow bullet. I like the 458 Socom, but don't like the ammo prices, since I've stated I don't reload. There is just something about slinging a 220 grain bullet (ala the .300 BLK) that intrigues me, ,,,,I'm just paranoid this round will disappear from major ammo manufacturers efforts

stevemc  [Team Member]
7/17/2011 6:22:49 PM EST
Originally Posted By SixKiller:
Originally Posted By stevemc:
Originally Posted By SixKiller:
Thanks for the replies thus far!. One thing that concerns me, and I admit I have not done a ton of research, is the availability of factory ammo. I do not reload, and am a little concerned that this round will "die off" after a while....does anyone else share this concern?


Not at all, bunch of companies producing it now. Worst case it ends up like the 6.8spc and you have to get it from one of the smaller ammo manufactures, best case it's always supported by at least Remington.

And if it really fails you could always just change the barrel and be on to the next new thing, unless you decide to take up reloading.


You have a good point as far as being able to change the barrel. I own a 6.8, and must disagree at least to the point on ammo availability. As a matter of fact, I've heard the 6.8 is a runner up to the 5.56, which is saying something since the 5.56 is our military round. In any event, I have been contemplating getting another AR15 based variant, and am wanting a big, slow bullet. I like the 458 Socom, but don't like the ammo prices, since I've stated I don't reload. There is just something about slinging a 220 grain bullet (ala the .300 BLK) that intrigues me, ,,,,I'm just paranoid this round will disappear from major ammo manufacturers efforts



If it disappears(which isn't going to happen) what are you out? A barrel is the only thing that separates this round from a 5.56.

I was a 6.8 guy but the problem is with so many different chambers, twist rates, etc; very few manufactures will load it to where it should be. With the 300blk being a standardized SAAMI round you don't have to worry about making something too hot to work in any specific gun.
WholeBunches  [Member]
7/18/2011 6:05:17 AM EST
I have a Delta put together 10.3" 300 Blackout upper. It is awesome in my opinion. I am waiting on my Gem Tech Quicksand.

Pistol length PRI adjustable gas block
Samson Evolution hand guard
5/8 x24 threads
Medium weight bbl

Accurate, hand lapped barrel (VERY little bore cleaning needed, even when shooting GI frangible bullets)

The only downside was waiting through the Delta backlog, but Aaron was nice to deal with. I described what I wanted and how it would be used, he made some suggestions, we agreed on the specs, and I ordered. He wanted no money until the project was finished. Let me put it this way: I would buy another upper from him.
Acutus  [Member]
7/18/2011 4:49:55 PM EST
Good to hear the positive feedback! I ordered a 300BLK from these guys about 3 weeks ago and am very excited! Aaron has been great and has answered all of my many many questions by phone and email.
humanguerrilla  [Member]
7/19/2011 12:52:02 AM EST
So is there a "Charlie Company" to fill in the gaps between Bravo and Delta?
miked010  [Member]
7/19/2011 1:21:08 PM EST
Great company to deal with. I have a 9.25 barrel made by them and could not be happier.

Aaron will make sure you have what you need.



Mike
survivalshop  [Team Member]
7/20/2011 6:19:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By SixKiller:
Thanks for the replies thus far!. One thing that concerns me, and I admit I have not done a ton of research, is the availability of factory ammo. I do not reload, and am a little concerned that this round will "die off" after a while....does anyone else share this concern?


Honady is making 300 Whisper ammo that can be used in both ,300 whisper & 300BLK. I think its with the 110 gr. Vmax bullet.

Just do a search on Hornady 300 whisper ammo

This is one from Able's & there's 300 BLK ammo out there also.

Hornady Centerfire Ammunition 8089, 300 Whisper, V-Max, 110 GR, 2375 fps, 20 Rd/bx


$22.67

10+ $21.54 ea

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