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Old 07-16-2019, 02:20 AM
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Haven't been out for a while and having made a few changes to the AR's, it seemed like a good day to get out and shoot. (Last Sunday)

Started out and couldn't get the .223 to settle down, the gun is fine, but the wind was kicking my.. Well you know.
Finally got it on paper, slight elevation change. The scope hasn't been mounted since November, think I'm just gonna leave it there.

But the .300BO, now it wanted to shoot. It was grouping both loads together. 125 and 150. This exonomy build is becoming a favorite.

I was originally a little apprehensive about the .300 having read a lot of negative things about it from people who don't seem to have ever used it in a 16" barrel.

You can keep your short barrels, I'm keeping the 16" heavy barrel. I think the deer this fall are in for a surprise.
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If they are very far our you might be in for a surprise.
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Old 07-16-2019, 02:21 PM
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I know Late, he can shoot, but he has this ability to sit still and deer just walk by him.
He's shot two at @15y that I've seen.
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Modern shooter issue, the game hasn't become tougher, or gravity lessened, it's a wonder how the old 44-40 or 32 Special ever killed deer.
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Modern shooter issue, the game hasn't become tougher, or gravity lessened, it's a wonder how the old 44-40 or 32 Special ever killed deer.
Consider the skills of the hunter stalking the game animal! Modern failures are not part of the equation when conversing about folks that have long past. JMHO.
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^ think were sayin the same thing, just differently. Today everyone wants to shoot a buck at 300+ yds, what about using a shorter range weapon and making the kill at rock chuckin range?
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You can keep your short barrels, I'm keeping the 16" heavy barrel. I think the deer this fall are in for a surprise.
No interest in 330BO at all but as far as AR type rifles are concerned and 16" barrels -

My most accurate 16" barrels are chambered in actual .223 and true bull barrels, followed by the 6721 heavy barrel in 5.56, followed by everything else.
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No interest in 330BO at all but as far as AR type rifles are concerned and 16" barrels -

My most accurate 16" barrels are chambered in actual .223 and true bull barrels, followed by the 6721 heavy barrel in 5.56, followed by everything else.

The 16" comment was made because so many people seem to think that a short barrel Blackout can do everything that a longer barrel can.

I'm really fond of the BO round, in this barrel length, my handloads are encroaching into 7.62x39 territory, which doesn't happen with the short barrels. No it doesn't have the range of the .223, but I was looking to increase the short range punch of my AR when I got that barrel.

Initially I was unimpressed with the BO, getting to shoot an AR pistol and a SBR.
Then I watched a friend with a 16" BO rolling rocks across the range. The .223 bullets were barely moving it and just breaking up. The BO was rolling it around.
That caught my attention.
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