At the 2012 SHOT Show, SIG Sauer officially announced that they are building 516 rifles in .300 AAC Blackout. The 516 is SIG’s AR-15 rifle, using a piston driven operating system that is user adjustable, a Sig Sauer built quad rail system that free floats the chrome-lined barrel, and Magpul grip and stock. There’s no word yet on whether the .300 BLK models will come in flat dark earth or olive drab green, as some 5.56 SIG 516s do. Expect them to cost about the same as their current 5.56 NATO rifles; about $1,300.The mission of Cheaper Than Dirt!’s blog, “The Shooter’s Log,” is to provide information—not opinions—to our customers and the shooting community. We want you, our readers, to be able to make informed decisions. The information provided here does not represent the views of Cheaper Than Dirt!
January 30, 2012
January 26, 2012
Advanced Armament Corporation’s .300 Blackout cartridge is the newest and hottest alternative caliber for the AR-15 platform so far this year. Many of the big name AR-15 players introduced us to new rifles chambered for the .300 Blackout at 2012 SHOT Show, such as Daniel Defense, CMMG, Armalite, Bushmaster, Smith and Wesson, Sig Sauer, and Wilson Combat. Not to be left behind, ammunition and components manufacturers are working on developing cases and bullets for the .300 Blackout so we have something to shoot from our new guns!
Sierra deputed its new .308 bullet designed specifically for the .300 Blackout at SHOT Show 2012. The bullet is a 125-grain hollow point MatchKing with a flat base. Sierra’s hollow point boat tail MatchKing bullets are made for accuracy in long-range competition shooting. Made in collaboration with Remington and AAC, the length of Sierra’s new .308 bullet is especially made to fit and feed from an AR-15. This bullet is more accurate, more efficient, handles higher velocities, and has more stopping power than the 5.56 NATO.
Sierra says their new bullet “…has also proven to be exceptionally accurate in bolt-action rifles and other .30 caliber AR chamberings.”The mission of Cheaper Than Dirt!’s blog, “The Shooter’s Log,” is to provide information—not opinions—to our customers and the shooting community. We want you, our readers, to be able to make informed decisions. The information provided here does not represent the views of Cheaper Than Dirt!