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Posted: 7/4/2015 10:54:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/4/2015 10:56:22 AM EDT
They ordered a whopping 195 of them.
Link Posted: 7/4/2015 11:00:04 AM EDT
knights...
Link Posted: 7/4/2015 11:01:25 AM EDT
The same army that thought it was a good idea to eliminate its tank corps?
Link Posted: 7/4/2015 11:06:06 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By FrankDrebin:
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It's a small army, with an even smaller special operations force, purchasing a specialty/niche rifle. What were you expecting?
Link Posted: 7/4/2015 11:06:07 AM EDT
Meh there is a niche use for 300 BO, it wont be the last tender put out for uppers and rounds.
Link Posted: 7/4/2015 11:14:47 AM EDT
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I think they found the need to go higher than 5.56, which makes sense to me.
Maybe they think extremists Muslims are going to target places in the Netherlands and need to make the appropriate preparations. I don't know enough about ballistics to know why they didn't go with .308
Link Posted: 7/4/2015 11:17:00 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By placedesjardins:

I think they found the need to go higher than 5.56, which makes sense to me.
Maybe they think extremists Muslims are going to target places in the Netherlands and need to make the appropriate preparations. I don't know enough about ballistics to know why they didn't go with .308
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Originally Posted By placedesjardins:

I think they found the need to go higher than 5.56, which makes sense to me.
Maybe they think extremists Muslims are going to target places in the Netherlands and need to make the appropriate preparations. I don't know enough about ballistics to know why they didn't go with .308


300blk performs similar to x39 with supersonics and similar to .45acp with subsonic (though there have been people who have stated some accuracy issues with subsonic loads.)
Link Posted: 7/4/2015 11:20:54 AM EDT
Think of a short barrel fa suppressed rifle shooting a 240gr bullet for close in work .
Link Posted: 7/4/2015 11:28:01 AM EDT
If 300blk has any niche outside of quiet hunting, it's with small SOF units that need an MP5 sized weapon that can still kill out to 500+ yards. A short, quiet carbine firing the equivalent of 7.62x39 is going to be hard to beat for kicking in muji doors. It's just line Infantry units where it's benefits aren't really worth it.
Link Posted: 7/4/2015 11:29:33 AM EDT
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Yup.
Link Posted: 7/4/2015 11:30:19 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By passgas55:
Think of a short barrel fa suppressed rifle shooting a 240gr bullet for close in work .
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That makes a difference.
Link Posted: 7/4/2015 11:33:31 AM EDT
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I though the Dutch were supposed to be a cheap people?
Link Posted: 7/4/2015 11:37:08 AM EDT
The article is incorrect though, it only requires a barrel change to swap from 5.56 to 300 BLK.
Link Posted: 7/4/2015 11:47:55 AM EDT
I think it is great. A way to keep the AR family current.
And relatively painless, at that.

AMMO is the bigger consideration .


Think about the AR 10, these are the Visionaries who saw the need for that system.
Forward thinking from the peeps who brought you Amsterdam.

SO much better than a mumbo jumbo of Johnny come lately systems,
Caseless AUG, with a rail anyone ?


I am an AR fanboy I Love the greatest firearm ever designed.
And I don't care know who knows it.

Link Posted: 7/4/2015 12:52:11 PM EDT
I love these threads, because they assume the guy in charge of TO&E knows what he's doing. It's likely to provide a niche subsonic suppressed capability on a platform they already use with a minimum of equipment change.
Link Posted: 7/4/2015 12:54:55 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By OTTOSEAR:
I think it is great. A way to keep the AR family current.
And relatively painless, at that.

AMMO is the bigger consideration .


Think about the AR 10, these are the Visionaries who saw the need for that system.
Forward thinking from the peeps who brought you Amsterdam.

SO much better than a mumbo jumbo of Johnny come lately systems,
Caseless AUG, with a rail anyone ?


I am an AR fanboy I Love the greatest firearm ever designed.
And I don't care know who knows it.

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You're thinking of the Austrians maybe?
Link Posted: 7/4/2015 1:09:56 PM EDT
I'll be looking out for cases of cheap mil-surp Dutch 300 Blackout hitting the shelves any day now.
Link Posted: 7/4/2015 1:13:06 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By FrankDrebin:
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I don't suspect there are huge numbers in the Dutch SF.

For specialty use, 300 BLK makes some sense.

Specialty use is the only place it'll get any .mil adoption.
Link Posted: 7/4/2015 1:39:12 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By shade_1313:
I don't suspect there are huge numbers in the Dutch SF.

For specialty use, 300 BLK makes some sense.


Specialty use is the only place it'll get any .mil adoption.
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Originally Posted By shade_1313:
Originally Posted By FrankDrebin:
They ordered a whopping 195 of them.
I don't suspect there are huge numbers in the Dutch SF.

For specialty use, 300 BLK makes some sense.


Specialty use is the only place it'll get any .mil adoption.



Which is what the round was designed for in regards to mil application.
Link Posted: 7/4/2015 1:51:25 PM EDT
Since it is their Maritime Special Forces ordering them I think they're likely being considered as a boarding weapon/SMG replacement.
Link Posted: 7/4/2015 1:55:52 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By M4:
I'll be looking out for cases of cheap mil-surp Dutch 300 Blackout hitting the shelves any day now.
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