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Posted: December 07 2017 at 10:23pm | IP Logged Quote Atavist

Had never heard of this and just stumbled
across one on gun broker while doing my
nightly once through... seems like a pretty
pointless cardridge... I get they are trying
to chase the 308 win but I've never
understood why more cartridges aren't
available in tube fed lever guns. Just needs
a flat nose bullet or one of the new polyme
tips.

Anyone have any experience with one of
these... what am I missing?
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Just another of the many "new & improved" cartridges that
gun companies are trying to squeeze more money from an
already over saturated market. Stupid if you ask me.
But then again, what do I know?

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You want real stupid how about explaining to me the 300 blackout. It can't do anything the rest of the bullets can do. Craig

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Posted: December 18 2017 at 3:27pm | IP Logged Quote Ranch 13

They were trying to update the 307 winchester, which was a pointless venture
as they should of just tamed the 30-30 AI.
I don't know if brass and or loaded rounds are still available for that 308 Marlin
or not.

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Desert Eagle41 wrote:
You want real stupid how about explaining to me the 300 blackout.


Actually, I think the .300 Blackout aka .300 Whisper is one of the few useful calibers that recently came out.

Essentially it is a popular caliber for anyone that owns an AR-15 and lives in a state were suppressors are legal. You can use the same magazine and bolt carrier group needing only a barrel change to enjoy low-noise shooting.

While I don't have one yet, I will be picking up an extra upper in .300 Blackout once ID becomes my primary state of residence.

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The fast twist is what makes the Blackout interesting. Allows you to throw very heavy bullets at subsonic velocities so you can still get decent power levels quietly.

No interest in ARs or suppressors, but I thought getting one of the single shots in it and rechambering to .30-30 or similar might make for an interesting project.

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Ranch 13 wrote:
They were trying to update the 307 winchester, which was a pointless venture
as they should of just tamed the 30-30 AI.
I don't know if brass and or loaded rounds are still available for that 308 Marlin
or not.

Whatever happened to the .307 Winchester? Is there ammo out there for it? A friend bought one back in the day and wants to sell.
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Posted: December 22 2017 at 6:34pm | IP Logged Quote Ranch 13

Captec/JBA made a batch of 307 brass a couple of years ago. Winchester
sometimes runs a small batch of ammo.
Cases can be formed from 444 marlin.


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Posted: December 22 2017 at 6:49pm | IP Logged Quote Atavist

Just fyi. The 308Mx went for $450 on
gunbroker... always vaguely tempting to buy
an obscure or obsolete round just to see how
they actually do... but then I have to deal
with getting rid of them when they are
mediocre...
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Posted: December 22 2017 at 8:12pm | IP Logged Quote richhodg66

Nothing new in the world of cartridges and ballistics ad hasn't really been for a while. Case in point, the recent thread on the .300 Savage. You have to scratch your head wondering how the .308 ever eclipsed it, they are so similar.

Seems everybody is jumping on a new thing that basically duplicates an old thing. Anymore, the new things seem to fall into obscurity and the old things keep on chugging along.

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Posted: December 22 2017 at 8:28pm | IP Logged Quote Atavist

That does seem to be the way of it... I think
part of it is just the time we live in...
with the doubling speed of technology it's
hard to believe that ballistics reached their
peek 50 years ago.
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Posted: December 22 2017 at 9:32pm | IP Logged Quote rednekpaul

rednekpaul wrote:
Ranch 13 wrote:
They were trying to update the 307 winchester, which was a pointless venture
as they should of just tamed the 30-30 AI.
I don't know if brass and or loaded rounds are still available for that 308 Marlin
or not.

Whatever happened to the .307 Winchester? Is there ammo out there for it? A friend bought one back in the day and wants to sell.

Checked out gunbroker and a lot of ammo $20 a box and up. Plenty of brass.
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