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300 Blackout: A Brief Ancestry & Historical Timeline

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300 Blackout: A Brief Ancestry & Historical Timeline

  It’s not often that a round with super and subsonic capabilities is able to break down barriers between military, sporting and hunting communities while injecting itself into the mainstream. From it’s humble roots as a wildcat round, to it’s development for use within the spec ops community, the 300 Blackout round has been on a steady trajectory upwards into our modern firearm culture. In this blog post we look back though time to connect the dots though ancestry, events, components, and key individuals that helped birth of a new and popular commercial round used in many rifle platforms today: the 300 Blackout. 1889 - .303 British First...

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Why Subsonic 300 Blackout Needs a Pistol Length Gas System

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Why Subsonic 300 Blackout Needs a Pistol Length Gas System

When entering the subsonic world you are going to be factoring in a suppressor, different ammunition types, barrel sizes, and gas systems, buffer tube weights. All of which can have an effect on how well your rifle performs. One of the most common questions we get in the shop is why do you need a pistol length gas system when running sub-sonic rounds through a suppressed 300 Blackout AR15? Because of the rounds ballistic capabilities of moving below the speed of sound, there is an inherent problem with the amount of powder load used to propel the round. Too much powder and...

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VIDEO: Fog Ammunition Manufacturing .223 with Sierra Blitzking

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VIDEO: Fog Ammunition Manufacturing .223 with Sierra Blitzking

Here's a fun video we made with footage of one of our Ammo Load Machines pumping out some .223 Blitzking made by Sierra Bullets! We hope you enjoy!

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Bullet Tips: Understanding bullets starting from the tip.

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Bullet Tips: Understanding bullets starting from the tip.

Hit your target with maximum efficiency during this fall’s hunting season with these tips. (Yes, we're talking about the bullets.) For many shooters, our choice ammo is often “what can we get the most bang for our buck?” This often means we are going for the lowest cost per round, and this will likely lead most of us to full metal jacket ammunition. What about those who are real sticklers for quality and are able to stomach the markup for a superior round for hunting season? Some may ask, what really is the difference between soft point V.S. ballistic tip?...

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WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT: Hunting Prairie Dogs, 30 High Speed Photography Kill Shots

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WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT: Hunting Prairie Dogs, 30 High Speed Photography Kill Shots

WARNING: IF YOU ARE EASILY OFFENDED BY HUNTING, GRAPHIC CONTENT, OR VIOLENCE INCLUDING THE DEATH OF ANIMALS, BLOOD, AND GUTS,  PLEASE CLOSE  THIS WINDOW NOW.  The following are 30 images taken during a Prairie Dog hunt in which the land owner wished to eradicate these pest from his field. The rancher had to put down a number of cattle down over the season because of numerous injuries due to the cows stepping into the holes the Prairie Dogs create. Instead of poisoning the pests it was decided that hunting them with an AR platform and Sierra 223 Rem 55 Grain GamineKing Hollow Point Boat Tail Ammunition  was chosen as most...

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