PNW Arms manufactures high quality ammunition for handguns, subguns and rifles. Â They are currently offering three loadings in 300 BLK: Â a hunting load, a match cartridge and a subsonic round.
The hunting load uses a Nosler 125 grain ballistic tip bullet with a muzzle velocity of 2200 fps. Â That works out to be about 1343 ft-lbs of energy. Â Pricing on this 300 BLK load is $22.99 for a box/20.
The match load also uses a Nosler bullet: Â a 115 grain boat-tail, hollow-point from the Custom Competition line. Â This bullet is running at 2000 fps from the muzzle and sells for $19.99 for a box/20.
The subsonic load uses a Sierra boat-tail, hollow-point Match King bullet. Â The bullet is 220 grains and is running at about 1023 fps from the muzzle. Â This is obviously designed to be used in suppressed guns. Â PNW states the load produces a noise level of 155 dB from an unsuppressed gun and 127 dB from a suppressed weapon.
I’m firmly convinced of two things:
- The 300 BLK is here to stay.
- The 300 BLK will be everywhere at the 2012 SHOT Show.