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Posted: 12/7/2011 3:16:10 AM EDT
My son's and I are going to build a 300 blackout for use on some SBRed ARs and a Colt M16. I may pick up a Remington Bolt gun in 300 Blackout for White Tail Deer Hunting in PA. Has anyone worked up and decent Deer Loads for the 300 Blackout? Any feed back on performance of this round when used on a White Tail?

Any suggestions for a decent scope combo to use on a 300 Blackout Deer Rifle.

Thank You and Have a Great Day!

Link Posted: 12/7/2011 7:55:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/7/2011 7:58:31 AM EDT by rob99vm04]
I didn't think hunting deer with a semi auto in PA was legal?

Disregard missed the part that you where doing a bolt gun.
Link Posted: 12/7/2011 9:29:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/7/2011 9:29:37 AM EDT by Wingman26]
Link Posted: 12/7/2011 10:36:58 AM EDT
Why not a 200+ grain Full Metal Jacket at subsonic velocity?
Link Posted: 12/7/2011 1:14:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/7/2011 1:17:47 PM EDT by Wingman26]
Link Posted: 12/7/2011 2:37:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CBR900:
Why not a 200+ grain Full Metal Jacket at subsonic velocity?

FMJs are illegal for deer hunting, and that is for good reason.
Link Posted: 12/7/2011 3:40:34 PM EDT
You can find a several 300blk gel tests with load recipes here: Brassfetcher 300blk tests

Should give you a start.
Link Posted: 12/7/2011 3:44:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Wingman26:
There are some videos around of people shooting watermelons with supersonic light bullets and sub sonic heavy bullets, the watermelons explode when hit by the high speed rounds, the sub sonics make a little 30 cal hole in and a little 30 cal hole going out, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out the supersonic bullets are far more effective.

I don't know about every state in the country, but suppressors and full metal jacket bullets aren't legal for hunting most places.

They are in Texas (for those pesky asshole hogs)!
Link Posted: 12/7/2011 4:13:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Boosted98gsx:
They are in Texas (for those pesky asshole hogs)!

With landowner permission isn't pretty much anything legal for feral hogs in Texas?
Link Posted: 12/7/2011 4:14:19 PM EDT
Check this out:


Expanding subsonics for the Blackout. Expensive yes, but for hunting/self defense it's not like you need thousands of them. Supposedly from what I've read elsewhere the ballistics mimic the 220gr SMK.
Link Posted: 12/7/2011 5:06:29 PM EDT
Hawk precision has been making thin jacketed bullets for a while now.

Link Posted: 12/7/2011 9:00:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MagnusM4:
Originally Posted By CBR900:
Why not a 200+ grain Full Metal Jacket at subsonic velocity?

FMJs are illegal for deer hunting, and that is for good reason.

Not entirely true.
FMJ's are legal for hunting in Vermont.
Link Posted: 12/7/2011 9:44:00 PM EDT
My current hunting load is 150gr Hornady Interbonds with H110 loaded to 1970fps (average) with a 12.5" barrel. Haven't had a chance to try them on anything but paper yet though
Link Posted: 12/8/2011 5:40:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/8/2011 5:50:40 AM EDT by WholeBunches]
Micro7 bolt gun. Brass formed from GI cases. Wolf .223 primers. 18.7gr H110. 2.1" oal. Nosler 125gr Ballistic Tip. 2252 fps 10' from muzzle. Nikon 223 1-4x scope.

Deer #1: 29 yards away. Double lung shot that hit no bone. Complete passthrough. Bullet expanded. Deer trotted about 40-50yd and fell over.

Deer #2: 122 yards away. Broke right leg, massive heart damage, hole in left leg. Complete passthrough. Bullet expanded; found small piece of bullet jacket in heart. Deer fell over; dead right there.

I didn't measure the exit holes, but you could stick a finger in each exit hole. I was very pleased with the performance. Scope was set on 4x for all shots. I went with the 1-4 scope as I wanted something lighter to match the light rifle. I think for my 300 Blk AR 16" upper that I am having built that I will go with a Nikon 3-9x 40mm scope that I already have on hand. Both Nikon scopes have the BDC recticle that I can use for longer shots. I have an EOTech on my 10.3" Blackout upper, as the Nosler Ballistic Tips run out of expansion velocity sooner with that shorter barrel, so I didn't feel the need for scope magnification. I have not hunted with the 10.3" upper yet, as where I hunted this year had the opportunity for seeing deer at longer distances, but the 2 deer gotten could have easily been taken with the short bbl upper.
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