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Old 03-26-2014, 02:59 PM
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Yeh I happened to be somewhere that I could check out ammo stuff this morning and man there are about a million cheap 223 ammo options out there that I think could easily offer food enough accuracy to 3 - 400 yds for the purposes I need. Might have to do a little more thinking about it but as much as the extra fps of the 250 would be nice, the 223 just seems almost too practical. There is something oddly intriguing an out a 204 also but I don't know.

One other thing I was looking at was the Remington 5r withb24" barrel and 9 twist. Then I could shoot 70 gr at 2900 according to Hodgdon and the wind drift would be way less. Anybody have any thoughts/experience with this rifle specifically?
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Why don't you rebarrel it to a .300 Blackout? Uses the same action, and you can reuse your 5.56/.223 brass for it.
Bolt action .300 Blackout, how cool would that be.
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Bolt action .300 Blackout, how cool would that be.
This is what I plan on buying next just for plinking.

Remington 700 TACT 300 BLK OUT $620.00 SHIPS FREE
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300 Blackout, hmmm whats the case capacity? I shoot a 30 BR in Comp and got close to 8000 rounds before accuracy drop below Benchrest quality. Seems the 300 would be at least that but probably more.
Somewhere I once saw, small bore burning slow powder is a barrel killer, large caliber burning fast powder, long life. This proved very true in my 30 BR. I shot a group in a match at 300 yds that measured .436" for 5 shots with moving backers (no way to cheat) dead center of the moth ball. The 30 BR shoots H-4198 or N-130. My load was 37 gr w/ a 108 gr bullet which shot it at 3200 fps. That 300 yd group had over 6000 rds on it by then, it was a Krieger

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300 Blackout, hmmm whats the case capacity? I shoot a 30 BR in Comp and got close to 8000 rounds before accuracy drop below Benchrest quality. Seems the 300 would be at least that but probably more.
Somewhere I once saw, small bore burning slow powder is a barrel killer, large caliber burning fast powder, long life. This proved very true in my 30 BR. I shot a group in a match at 300 yds that measured .436" for 5 shots with moving backers (no way to cheat) dead center of the moth ball. The 30 BR shoots H-4198 or N-130. My load was 37 gr w/ a 108 gr bullet which shot it at 3200 fps.
Case capacity is a cut-down and necked .223 case. So it's not much at all. Barrel life should be rediculously long (small charge, small case, big slow bullet). There's some guys shooting supersonic loads to 800 and 1000 yards. So it CAN be done. I figured for a cheap plinker it would be fun. Especially loaded up with some AR-Comp powder and Nosler 168 Custom Comp HPBT bullets. Make a nice little plinking/hog setup with a Vortex Viper HS 4-14x50 w/ the BDC reticle. Or even an ACOG 4x32 on top.
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I had a good discussion with a guy about these sort of guns last night. He also mentioned the 204, or a 17 remington. The 17 for 200yds and in, but the 204 he said was a really good gun that he had good luck with factory ammo in. Seemed kinda intriguing. He said he never had much trouble with wind drift with it. Curious if anybody has a thought.
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