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Daniel Defense .300 BLK

Daniel Defense announced on their blog that they will bring an AR-platform carbine chambered for the .300 BLK to the market in 2012.  The new caliber will be found in the company’s M4 V5 carbine.

The .300 BLK, or .300 BLACKOUT, has gotten a lot of traction during the past year.  I’ve previously said that I expect we will see a lot of guns and ammunition at the 2012 SHOT Show introduced for this cartridge.

Daniel Defense M4 V5

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Ammunition

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.

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Rifles

Smith & Wesson M&P15 in 300 Whisper, 300 BLACKOUT

The Smith & Wesson M&P15 in 300 Whisper was an interesting rifle released in 2011. At a time when many manufacturers were embracing the 300 BLK cartridge, S&W went with the 300 Whisper.

As it turns out, it was a good choice, but one that doesn’t appear to have been financially successful.

Let’s jump into what the M&P 300 Whisper rifle was all about.