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Are .300 Blackouts Worth Making the Switch?

There is a lot of hype over .300 blackout cartridges right now. Some AR-15 owners claim that it's the best cartridge out there while others say it's been overhyped and not worth making the modifications to your rifle. So which is it? Should you buy .300 blackout barrels or upper receivers for your firearms so you can handle the cartridge? Let's take a look at the hype and sort out who should (and shouldn't) be upgrading to .300 blackout cartridges. 

Do You Have the Right Upper Receiver? 

We've covered this topic on our blog before, so make sure you read through that posting before you pop in a .300 blackout and try to fire it from your .223/5.56 upper. Bad things are going to happen to your gun and possibly to you, too. If you don't have the right upper receiver, it's up to you to determine whether or not you want to change out your receiver in order to handle these larger cartridges. If you decide it's worth the switch, we have .300 blackout barrels, upper receivers and other gun parts online in our store. Our upper receiver kits also come with your choice of either a 10.5" or 16" blackout barrel, so you can get the length that you need for your firearm. 

Why Are So Many People Making the Switch?

A lot of shooting enthusiasts are excited about the fact that the .300 blackout fires a 220-grain bullet at 1000fps. When you put a suppressor on your firearm, you can fire the .300 blackout cartridges are hearing-safe subsonic levels. They are an accurate cartridge, too, and eliminate a lot of the issues that people were experiencing with other subsonic cartridges. The cartridges are also incredibly versatile. People are finding them beneficial for home defense, hunting, and they are widely in use for military operations. 

The cartridges are also incredibly versatile. People are finding them beneficial for home defense, hunting, and they are widely in use for military operations. Hunters, in particular, are embracing the .300 blackouts because they have an accurate deer, bear, or hog hunting rifle that's accurate at 300 yards. You can fire the gun without spooking other nearby animals. 

So Are .300 Blackouts Is Right For You?

It's down to your personal preference. It's probably worth your time to at least try these cartridges out for yourself if you have the opportunity thanks to a friend or at your local gun range. A lot of people find that once they experience shooting with the .300 blackouts, they are ready for more and make the upgrades to their assault rifles to handle the cartridges. At the very least, you'll need to pick up a new .300 blackout barrel, so if you aren't in a place to make that investment, it's probably best to pass on them for now. If you have the money for the upgrades, though, it's definitely worth it. 

Purchase .300 Blackout Gun Parts Online

If you decide that you want to be able to shoot with the hottest cartridges on the market right now, Thunder Guns has you covered with everything you need. Check out our store to get your gun parts online at a great price. We'll even send you a 30% off coupon and free shipping when you post a positive review of your purchase to YouTube and send us the link. That's a great way to save on the gun parts you need to upgrade your AR-15 so it can handle .300 blackout cartridges. Place an order with Thunder Guns today and experience quality gear at a great price.