Hunting with the 300 Black Out Round

By John Farnam

300 Blackout Ammunition
300 Blackout Ammunition
Defense Training International, Inc
Defense Training International, Inc

Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- On Tuesday of last week I was in OH, hunting big game on a private preserve.

As I did last fall, I was using my DDA (Devil Dog Arms) AR in 300Blk. And, as last time, I used DPX ammunition (Barnes 125gr), super-sonic.

300Blk ammunition is manufactured in both sub-sonic, and super-sonic versions. The former is mostly for use with suppressors. Quiet, but it won’t function autoloading rifles, except for Robinson Arms’ XCR, which can be gas-adjusted to function normally with either version.

My DDA is fitted with a forward-mounted Aimpoint T1 ( goo.gl/yKX6Wl ) and Troy Industries Back Up Iron Sights (BUIS) ( goo.gl/hfbe3m ).

In any event, after stalking for some time, I got a broadside shot at a 150lb wild sheep at sixty meters. I put the red dot on the point of his shoulder and pressed-off the first shot.

It struck true, and the animal’s knees immediately buckled, and he fell on the spot. Still in my sights, I caught the link and delivered a second shot in the same place.

Rifle ran flawlessly. Animal was DRT.

Both bullets, fully expanded, went through-and-through, and neither was recovered.

Once again, I am really starting to like the 300Blk!

Light, soft-recoiling, not very loud, lethal out to 300m. Not much not to like!

The 300Blk (7.62×35) has attracted the attention of some at the Pentagon, but their otherwise flaming devotion to the 5.56×45 (223) is, at least for now, unassailable!

“Nothing will tell you more about a ‘relationship’ than what it takes to get out of it!” ~ Attorneys’ axiom

/John

About John Farnam & Defense Training International, Inc
As a defensive weapons and tactics instructor John Farnam will urge you, based on your own beliefs, to make up your mind in advance as to what you would do when faced with an imminent and unlawful lethal threat. You should, of course, also decide what preparations you should make in advance, if any. Defense Training International wants to make sure that their students fully understand the physical, legal, psychological, and societal consequences of their actions or inactions.

It is our duty to make you aware of certain unpleasant physical realities intrinsic to the Planet Earth. Mr Farnam is happy to be your counselor and advisor. Visit: www.defense-training.com

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TEX
TEX
6 years ago

Farman was totally incorrect on several points of the 300BLK ! I’ll leave it there !

Doug
Doug
6 years ago

The keyboard commandos need to give it a rest. Your attacks on John’s article are lame and certainly don’t make you look any smarter. If you haven’t trained with DTI, then you probably have no idea who John Farnam is or how widely respected he is in the firearms industry.

Greg
Greg
6 years ago
Reply to  Doug

The widely respected John Farnam should stick to defensive training and its scenarios. All the (unrelated) credentials in the world do not make up for erroneous or misleading info in this article.

Greg
Greg
6 years ago

Ahh, the “game preserve” hunt, where the semi-tame animals require stalking (or shaking the feed bucket). And if such a perfect hit at 60 meters(?), why deliver a second shot immediately?
Plenty of firearm and hunting ignorance in the article. The military “devotion” to the 5.56 includes aspects not related to Close-Quarters-Combat or suppressor use.

Marc Maycunich
Marc Maycunich
6 years ago

The 300 AAC I built runs just fine on subsonics. Nothing special about it. You CANNOT tell if a bullet expanded fully by looking at the exit wound plain and simple. The round may have worked but you use a LOT of speculation and some just plain bad information in this article.

Jonathan
Jonathan
6 years ago

You need to do your research before attempting to write on a topic as aN authority. The 300 AAC Blackout was designed from the ground up to run subsonic in the AR15/M16 platform. Only speak to what you know when you limited/no Experience in your subject matter!

Craig
Craig
6 years ago

You incorrectly state that subsonic ammo won’t cycle autoloaders. My AR in 300 BLK cycles supersonic and subsonic, both suppressed and unsuppressed with no problems. No adjustable gas block, no changes to the gun required.

Richard Tyler
Richard Tyler
6 years ago

Love the 300 Black, both super and sub-sonic suppressed. Hunt suppressed too. I have a question, you stated both rounds fully expanded and in the same sentence said they were not recovered. How do you know they expanded if you did not recover them?

Jim Tisdale
Jim Tisdale
6 years ago
Reply to  Richard Tyler

Subsonics will operate just fine in a semiauto rifle, suppressed and it isn’t a Robinson Arms and no I don’t run an adjustable gas block either, contrary to the article.

matt
matt
6 years ago
Reply to  Richard Tyler

the size of the exit hole;)