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Optics for 300 blackout

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Gdbyrd, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Gdbyrd

    Gdbyrd New Member

    Oct 4, 2011
    Rio Grande Valley, Tx
    I know this round is considered a short distance caliber. For now I am going to run supersonics in it. Eventually I plan on getting a pistol barrel, SBRing it, and buying a suppressor(this is an AR15 platform). But that's going to be later this year. Then I'll be running subsonics in it.

    All of my other guns are either open sighted or have optics for shooting stuff far away...I think I'll most likely realistically be limited to 100 yards with this caliber. Probably less when I go sub.

    So what would you gentlemen suggest? I plan on doing a lot of paper punching with it. It'll also be an ATV gun for the deer lease so I'm sure I'll shoot hogs and possibly even deer with it.

    Not sure if a red dot is what's best or I should go with a low power scope. I'm open to suggestions.

    I guess my two main choices right now are the Vortex Strikefire and something like a 1-4x scope. My only hesitation with the red dot is that most are a large MOA and it's going to kill my accuracy play at the range.
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2013
  2. aubie515

    aubie515 Active Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    SE PA
    Hi Lux offers there CMR 1-4x with 7.62x39/300BO reticle. This is fairly new and cost more than the 223/308 CMR, but neat since it's already calibrated.

    Leupold offers a reticle for 300BO as well, but that optic is over $1,000...since you didn't mention a budget.
  3. Dean1818

    Dean1818 Active Member

    Jun 26, 2010
    The 1 x 4 is a perfect fit for ARs. 300 BLK included.

    I use a VXR by Leupold on my AR (a 6.8 vs a 300 blk)
  4. mavracer

    mavracer Senior Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    I put a Nikon P223 fixed 3X on my Blackout and love it the carbine reticle combined with Nikons spot on program makes easy work of figuring trajectory.
  5. helotaxi

    helotaxi Senior Member

    May 23, 2009
    I'd get an Aimpoint or EOTech. Proven quicker than irons or magnified optics at closer ranges. The 1 MOA dot of the EOTech and 2MOA version of the Aimpoint provide a more than precise enough aiming point for hunting and even for shooting groups, with practice.

    Not sure how much you've shot it, but I personally don't like it for punching paper simply because ammo goes too quickly and costs too much. I reload for it exclusively and even using bulk pulled bullets, it costs more than .223 and the pulled M2 bullets are a great deal less accurate. 5MOA is about what I'm working with at 100yds. I expect it would get much better with better bullets, but also much costlier. I've got some 125gn match bullets to try out that I got cheap, so hopefully that will change things a good bit.
  6. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Nov 20, 2006
    Me too. If I want to accuracy test a load in it I swap to a larger scope. Remove the screws, slide one off, slide the other one on.

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