Managed to find the person that must have ended up with all the 300 blackout RP Green/White box ammo out there. Seems they have 5300 boxes of it! And at 11.06 per box, its 93cents, or 8% better than the pricing at MidwayUSA. Ironic that I found this just a day or two after I ordered new brass to load myself, but thats how it works.
I purchased my AAC upper from a shop in GA, I had never heard of them before, but figured they were selling a known item, so not much could go wrong. When I called to place the order, I inquired if they had any ammo, which they did. I had seen Gunn Ammo for sale on GunBroker.Com, but had never used it. 300 Blackout ammo is so hard to get, I was willing to try anything.
I was impressed with fit and finish of Gunn’s offerings, and very happy it was actual 300 Blackout head stamps. My first 40 rounds of Gunn Ammo’s 300 Blackout 147 grain FMJ Supersonic yielded some impressive results, though that consistency relaxed during boxes 3 and 4. Since this upper has so few rounds through it (80) , I’m not making any conclusions, but I wanted to try some other ammo to get some rounds through it, and judge the accuracy further.
About the best pricing I was able to find for Gunn Ammo was $16, which is still about 4$ (25%) more than the cheapest ammo I’ve seen listed. But still about 1$ less than anything else actually available.
I look forward to more Gunn Ammo tests down the road once I can get past the 200 round mark.
Its been a month now since I got my 300 blackout upper. I picked up 100 rounds of ammo at the same time, regular factory ammo was hard to find or expensive, or both. I ended up with Gunn Ammo from GA. It used 300 blackout headstamp brass, and seemed to be ok, though other reviews I’ve read weren’t so nice. I’ve had an order in with Midway for 3 weeks, and the backorder date has been pushed out 4 times. It was supposed to ship yesterday 2/12/12, but I checked in to see it pushed out to 3/22/12. It scares me that Midway has so little a clue when product is actually coming in, but it really bothers me that this round that everyone under the sun is making parts for, could be so hard to find loaded ammo for. If I wanted to spend 1.50 a round, I’ll just go take my .308 out and get the job done, but I don’t. I don’t even have enough brass to justify a dies to load it.
I’d prefer 300aacblackout headstamps, just because thats how I am.
Has anyone found an in stock source to buy ammo?
Seems like unless I’m ok with converted (used) brass (with 223 headstamps), or REALLY expensive match ammo, the 300 blackout ammo is still a tad hard to find. I was just about to buy a bunch of brass and load my own, but it seems like I might as well brake the gun in with some cheaper factory ammo. So I found this, to be in stock in just a few days…
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. 🙂