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Posted: 12/14/2013 10:25:35 AM EST
I'm finally ready to build my first 300, but I've had trouble finding a lot of information for this specific type of build.

I live in Cali, so I need a 16" barrel and I will not be running a can. I plan to use this gun for hog hunting. I'd like to be able to shoot supersonic for hogs out to 200-250 yards AND shoot the heavier sub-sonics for up close and personal action in the brush.

So here are my questions:

1) With a 16" is it reasonable to expect to shoot both super and sub sonics?
2) Assuming I can use a 16" barrel to shoot both super and sub sonics, would I be better off using a pistol or carbine length gas tube length?
3) Rate of fire is not a concern, but recoil is always a concern. With that in mind, I was leaning towards a full auto bolt carrier. Are there any potential issues with this that could cause the rifle to not cycle properly?
4) Again with a focus on reducing recoil, could a heavier buffer cause any potential issues?
5) Finally, I'm a single-stage trigger kinda guy when it comes to hunting rifles. Would a Timney 3.5 lb. single-stage have issues with the larger primers on a 300 BLCK?

Thanks!
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:35:42 AM EST
300blktalk.com will answer all your questions

Link
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:39:43 AM EST
Thanks, I just posted over there too. Figured this is the best place to start...
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:46:00 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/14/2013 10:50:15 AM EST by forever4]
Originally Posted By OffSafety:
I'm finally ready to build my first 300, but I've had trouble finding a lot of information for this specific type of build.

I live in Cali, so I need a 16" barrel and I will not be running a can. I plan to use this gun for hog hunting. I'd like to be able to shoot supersonic for hogs out to 200-250 yards AND shoot the heavier sub-sonics for up close and personal action in the brush. Do some searching on what ranges people are using these on hogs. Lots of info out there covering that.

So here are my questions:

1) With a 16" is it reasonable to expect to shoot both super and sub sonics? Sure, no problem that I have found so far.


2) Assuming I can use a 16" barrel to shoot both super and sub sonics, would I be better off using a pistol or carbine length gas tube length? I use a carbine length one and it seems fine with everything.


3) Rate of fire is not a concern, but recoil is always a concern. With that in mind, I was leaning towards a full auto bolt carrier. Are there any potential issues with this that could cause the rifle to not cycle properly? I use a standard BCG and have never had an issue.

4) Again with a focus on reducing recoil, could a heavier buffer cause any potential issues? Can't speak to that. I use a standard buffer and all is well.

5) Finally, I'm a single-stage trigger kinda guy when it comes to hunting rifles. Would a Timney 3.5 lb. single-stage have issues with the larger primers on a 300 BLCK? The primers on the 300 are the same as on a .223/5.56 so any hammer that works with those should be GTG on a 300. I have used both standard single stage and light pull two stage without drama.

Thanks!
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Link Posted: 12/14/2013 12:26:35 PM EST
Thanks forever4. That's what I was looking for!
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