Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by EMT40SW, Sep 29, 2022.
If you're nervous, get. 7.62x40WT or a .30HAM'R.
I'm not aware that 6.5Grendel is a concern.
Not a perfect system, but it really helps me to keep the guns and ammo separated.
Magpul also has two colors for 300BO and rumor has it that standard Lancer mags run lightweight bullet 300BO really well so the options are many.
that said, I rather like the 300 hamr, and have no regrets in bailing on blackout in favor of it. it is really only good for subsonic rounds, (for which it is quite good) and compares poorly to every other caliber in the supersonic realm. I do kind of wish I had gone the 277 wolverine route than the 300 hamr route though.
The .300 Blackout is basically setup as a hunting rifle though I rarely take it out (I just always feel more at home with a bolt action out in the field as its what I'm used to).
If I was going to add a 30cal AR I would probably go with 300 hammer, it does not appear that a hammer round will go into battery on a 5.56.
How often will this person be using multiples of your firearms unsupervised?
I thoroughly enjoy my Blackout. I keep red Lancer magazines just for it, and additionally, label them “Blackout only”. “Not for 5.56!” Would probably be better.
Secondarily, I don’t often have both the 300 and any 22 caliber ARs out to the range simultaneously. Hard to mess them up if they aren’t there to be mistaken.
The truck is right there, just a short walk to put away ‘fun rifles’ and retrieve ‘working ones’.
I have a Marlin lever that is in 38/357. I have far more 38 brass over 357, so I load the 38's for that gun darn near at max pressure, The only thing I load like that, I generally forget about that lever when talking about loads. I also have a 1930's vintage colt police positive, not the strongest gun in the world and I shoot some real powder puff loads in it. Those guns never go to the range together. And the boxes of ammo that are hot loaded say all over the box LEVER ONLY YOU IDIOT.
I have not made a mistake yet. They are also the only "red" boxes I have, I actually painted them, everything else is blue or clear.....now that I am thinking about it I might have a green one.
I like that. Yeah, makes it easy to never have to worry about blowing up your firearm when one isn’t juggling calibers in the same firearms. LOL!
Seriously though. Being attentive and always aware of one’s actions limits chance of accident. Old saying I coined long ago: “Double Check your Triple Check!”
"My name is moon, and I'm an idiot", from my IA support group.
But PPs have covered the OP's biggest issue; it doesn't seem that he will have any significant problem, and the color coded mags are useful as well. It's still easy to get crossed; headed to the range with a Smith 986, and the Chiappa moon clips.
Reminds me; there is one part box of hunting .45 Colt in the locker; really shouldn't feed those to the Schofield.
Variety is the spice of life! I find AR's so much more interesting in weird cartridges. YMMV.
That would be my suggestion however, an AR-10 if you decided to go with “other” to compliment your .22 cal rifles. Beyond that, several good bits of advice above.
I did seriously consider buying a .300BO upper, but it would have been another caliber I'd have to load, and I don't get enough time to do so as it is. I have @ 800 .45 ACP sitting primed, and about 200 .223 primed and ready.
Every time I start an AR (15) build, I always pump myself up... "you should try something new!" But... I don't. Cost and availability... and no small amount of interchangeability... always lead me to another 5.56mm build.
I really, really want an AR in 6.8SPC... maybe next time. But I'm not holding my breath.
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