Managed to find time today to take a couple new toys/presents out to the Strickland Gun Range today. Good times. Got to share some toys with random strangers who were there for their first trip. A father and son there for the son’s first trip with his new Ruger 10/22 he got for Christmas. It was good to see the look on his face when I handed him a suppressed AR15 in 22LR to plink with. If our sport is to flourish, we need to be friendly and encouraging to new shooters.
Took my possible hog hunting rifle out to sight in, and run a few rounds to make sure its working. It worked out well. I hope to have a 300AAC Blackout for hogs, but this will do the job without any trouble.
Santa didn’t bring me that 300 AAC Blackout upper that I’ve been waiting for, perhaps he was fearful I’d be hunting with it? Well, I would have been, but just for hogs. Guess I’ll have to pick and purchase this one myself 🙁
Since its inception as the standard US military primary issue rifle ammunition the 5.56×45mm NATO round has run up against firm opposition from those who argue that the 30 caliber round provides the minimum, if not ideal, performance necessary for the modern battlefield soldier. While 5.56mm NATO has enjoyed widespread acceptance in military circles, the fluid nature of the missions that some special operations groups encounter often demand a round that not only provides better performance in the high energy standard velocity rounds but also one that can offer subsonic performance greater than the current standard 9mm submachine guns now in use.
In an effort to satisfy this need the 300 AAC Blackout (whose existence was first made public by an article in Military Times.) was created by Advanced Armament Corp. in cooperation with Remington Defense, under the direction of AAC’s Research and Development Director Robert Silvers.
Project goals were:
Create a reliable compact 30-cal solution for AR platform
Utilize existing inventory magazines while retaining their full capacity
Create the optimal platform for sound and flash suppressed fire
Create compatible supersonic ammo that matches 7.62×39mm ballistics
Provide the ability to penetrate barriers with high-mass projectiles
Provide all capabilities in a lightweight, durable, low recoiling package
Meeting these goals allowed the development team to negate many of the perceived drawbacks inherent to other large caliber cartridges when used in the M4 platform. Colt Firearmsand other arms makers had previously chambered AR pattern rifles and carbines in various 30 caliber rounds but several issues were encountered. In the case of the 7.62×39, its relatively severe case angle caused feeding issues unless specially modified AK47 magazines were used and even then results were less than outstanding. Modified bolts were also needed owing to its larger case head diameter. Rounds such as the 6.8spc and 6.5 Grendel had similar part-interchangeability issues but did allow for the use of the standard M4/M16 30 round magazine albeit with a reduced capacity.
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I was shopping for a new battery charger tonight, I stumbled by the Walmart sporting goods dept, and notice this. This is a 100 round box, for $25.96 which is $12.98 a box. Seemed like a really good deal to me, so I got two. Now that I own a .40, and I seem to like it, It would be nice to have some on hand should I opt to go shooting one day. 🙂
While at the range today, my 10/22 had a ton of mag issues. Seemed like there was no spring pressure left. Didn’t have a 9/64th allen with me to open them but by the time I got home they seemed better. Just in case you wondered how they are built, its pretty simple.When putting it back together, you need to tighten the cap nut at least 6 steps for it to work well.