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    Ruger Ranch 300BLK

    I know it's a stupid calibre but the latest shipment of Ruger ranch 300blk's have just arrived for $799, local Gun Shop had 6 pre-sold including my one but have been waiting for about 2 months, pictured with 16" AR
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    I remember a thread from the start of the year saying they're due shortly http://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.n...79/#post345350, did anyone get one back then? If so, how are people finding them?

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    What's the point in a bolt action 300BLK?
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    I had the 6914 American Compact .223 in s/s. Never had any problems with it, finish is as good as the price.
    I did find that you needed to double check that the mag is clicked in, as I have had it fall out when loading a round into the breach.
    The mag is plastic with a clip to the front it will take 8 rounds, even though is suppose to be 7 round.
    I found it just a bit short in the stock for me, and I really wanted a AR15, so I sold it for what I paid for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by logesearle View Post
    What's the point in a bolt action 300BLK?
    I'd agree if they were expensive, like a custom built 300blk would be, I think they're less pointless than a 300blk upper, quieter when suppressed and not as clunky. And compared to similar calibres like .308 or 7.62x39 it has a factory barrel with a high enough twist that it could be cut short and still stabilize a projectile, and can be handloaded.
    What i can't understand is all of the single shot Rossi and similar 300blk's that sell for nearly the same price

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    Eactly , why would you buy a HR single shot at the same price point

    Ruger are meant to make a 223 kit for the RPR , maybe someone will ask them to do the 300BLK kit as well ?

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    Still don't really see the point in the 300BLK as a calibre.. Other than for its subsonic performance? And that's about it?

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    I personally wanted something that fits in my tramping pack, and couldn't see any cheaper options
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    I got one of the first three to actually land in the country back in Feb this year through Reloaders and its - well, special... Ended up selling the pump action Troy which while it was also sub moa I just felt I'd shoot a huge amount of 300 ammo if I kept it, with those 30 round mag's

    Takes a bit of playing around to get the best sub and super mix but essentially have got it running well on SMK's at sub Moa (125gr) as my target round and 125 and 168gr noslers as hunting supers with 196 gr lehighs the flavor for sub's.

    It's my go to bush rifle for the NI and incredibly useful and able in that role... I've used Nathan Fosters stock stabiliser for the fore-end as to begining with its pretty whippy in the fore-end - now like a rock and I shaved a lot off the trigger sear and polished to solve a longish travel slightly creepy feeling trigger - now smack on. Also removed a turn off the spring to bring the trigger pull weight down to just under 2 pounds with the screw at its lowest (otherwise its a typical US high break weight trigger) so you can play with it or swap it for a Timney.

    Once you have it all dialed in trigger wise its a glue and screw just like bedding a accuracy international stock after you've crc -soft sealed (thanks Nathan for all the advice)

    I played with mine before deciding I didn't need a Timney transplant - phew nice to know if you have a back up plan if it goes south..

    Hope this helps..

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    The 300' Brothers....
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    How has everyone sourced their 300blk brass? Factory ammo hellishly expensive and local gun shop has Hornady brass for $70, I can't see much point paying $50 for resized 223 brass from trademe,
    Has anyone made their own, without the mini saw to trim case length? hoping to use the dremel, have about a week to get loading before the ruger gets back from the smith.

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    I make my own. Pretty cheap with once fired TM brass, 125gr TNT, and a dribble of lil'gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by specweapon View Post
    How has everyone sourced their 300blk brass? Factory ammo hellishly expensive and local gun shop has Hornady brass for $70, I can't see much point paying $50 for resized 223 brass from trademe,
    Has anyone made their own, without the mini saw to trim case length? hoping to use the dremel, have about a week to get loading before the ruger gets back from the smith.
    Easy enough too make your own.

    I have an angle grinder set up on a drop saw frame (look on Tarme Angle Grinder Cut Off Stand 115/125mm | Trade Me) and a piece of wood with a v notch to support the .223 cases while I lop their heads off. Then they go on to a Lee cartridge trimmer for correct length and de-burring (powered by my cordless drill). Into the Hornady full length sizer and back to the Lee trimmer for finishing. I sometimes use my foster trimmer as it is quieter and nearly as fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by logesearle View Post
    What's the point in a bolt action 300BLK?
    I like to keep my brass without flinging it into the scub and a bolt rifle is not as loud with subsonic ammo.

    The 300 blackout is a wonderful little round, wish I had one 20 years ago.
    Brass is easy to make, I just use a dremel.

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    Can see a lot of positives in one of these, Sika, fallow, goats, for young kids,,,,,
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikka View Post
    I like to keep my brass without flinging it into the scub and a bolt rifle is not as loud with subsonic ammo.

    The 300 blackout is a wonderful little round, wish I had one 20 years ago.
    Brass is easy to make, I just use a dremel.
    Fair point!

 

 

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