300 BLK Ammo from PNW Arms

300 BLK AmmoIt seems that more and more people are making ammunition, guns and uppers for the 300 BLK (aka 300 BLACKOUT) cartridge.  The latest that I have found (via the AAC Blog) are the loads from PNW Arms.

PNW Arms manufactures high quality ammunition for handguns, subguns and rifles.  They are currently offering three loadings in 300 BLK:  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.  That works out to be about 1343 ft-lbs of energy.  Pricing on this 300 BLK load is $22.99 for a box/20.

The match load also uses a Nosler bullet:  a 115 grain boat-tail, hollow-point from the Custom Competition line.  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.  The bullet is 220 grains and is running at about 1023 fps from the muzzle.  This is obviously designed to be used in suppressed guns.  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:

  1. The 300 BLK is here to stay.
  2. The 300 BLK will be everywhere at the 2012 SHOT Show.

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