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Printed Date: December/13/2017 at 05:13


Topic: 300 scope
Posted By: Greenhorn#1
Subject: 300 scope
Date Posted: March/25/2017 at 16:14
Any suggestions on a good 300 AAC scope under 500 or right at ? I will shoot subsonic rounds so max range is 100 yards . Doing a barrel swap , maybe getting 9 inch noveske barrel . Open for barrel suggestions as well if it's 9 inches . Believe this will be a fun rifle and reduced sound signature will be a great benefit . Thank you .



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Posted By: Urimaginaryfrnd
Date Posted: March/25/2017 at 19:32
http://swfa.com/swfa-ss-1-4x24-tactical-30mm-riflescope-kit.html?___SID=U - http://swfa.com/swfa-ss-1-4x24-tactical-30mm-riflescope-kit.html?___SID=U
This should do it.

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Posted By: Kickboxer
Date Posted: March/26/2017 at 07:50
I just purchased the Nikon P-300.  I love it.  I"ve had a Nikon Laser IRT for years and have used their SpotOn for all that time.  SpotOn works very well with this scope.  For the price, it is a real deal.  I wish it was Illuminated.  But for under $200.00, it can't have everything.  They also make an M-300, more features, but quite a bit more expensive… almost 5 times the cost.  I like the P-300 reticle.  It has plenty of adjustment range for my needs and for hogs and varmints, should be excellent.  
I don't ever intend to use the BLK beyond about 200yards…mostly at 100-150.  I'm going to shoot it subsonic suppressed almost exclusively.  Ballistic performance subsonic is slightly better than .46 ACP.  


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Posted By: Greenhorn#1
Date Posted: March/26/2017 at 08:16
Thank you gentleman. Didn't know Nikon had a 300 scope . Pretty cool . Will check it out . I have a 1x6 vortex strike eagle but wanted something else .


Posted By: Greenhorn#1
Date Posted: March/26/2017 at 08:18
Suppressed is the way I want to go . They have a bill on the floor for it . Hoping to buy one of those as soon as it becomes legal .


Posted By: Rancid Coolaid
Date Posted: March/26/2017 at 10:05
Wait, wait, wait. "Reduced sound" and unsuppressed 9" barrel do not belong together, whether subsonic or super.

There is s chance the bill passes and a chance it does not. I'd wait on all this if the only way you get a can is if it passes.

All that said, you want something with lots of drop on an FFP reticle. I like Christmas tree reticles, but that is a personal preference.

My 300 wears a vortex HD gen2 1.6X and is a good fit. I wanted a bit more mag than 4X on top.

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Posted By: Greenhorn#1
Date Posted: March/26/2017 at 14:08
Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

Wait, wait, wait. "Reduced sound" and unsuppressed 9" barrel do not belong together, whether subsonic or super.

There is s chance the bill passes and a chance it does not. I'd wait on all this if the only way you get a can is if it passes.

All that said, you want something with lots of drop on an FFP reticle. I like Christmas tree reticles, but that is a personal preference.

My 300 wears a vortex HD gen2 1.6X and is a good fit. I wanted a bit more mag than 4X on top.

Gotcha lol . I'm in no hurry I have a extra ar 15 I was going to convert . Your saying a 9 inch barrel pushing subs will still be loud ? Like compared to the m4 . Educate me please .


Posted By: koshkin
Date Posted: March/26/2017 at 14:42
I have a 300BLK pistol with a 10.5" barrel.  Suppressors are not allowed where I live, so I shoot it with subs unsuppressed.

They are notably quieter than any supersonic round, but louder than the same subs in the 16" barrel (for obvious reasons).

ILya


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Posted By: Greenhorn#1
Date Posted: March/26/2017 at 14:53
Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

I have a 300BLK pistol with a 10.5" barrel.  Suppressors are not allowed where I live, so I shoot it with subs unsuppressed.

They are notably quieter than any supersonic round, but louder than the same subs in the 16" barrel (for obvious reasons).

ILya

Thank you sir . I'm in Delaware and hoping they come to senses on suppression laws . What optics do you favor on a 300 rig ?


Posted By: Greenhorn#1
Date Posted: March/26/2017 at 15:02
MR . Koshkin do you have a brand of barrel preference ? Hoping someone would make suggestion that I didn' see . You know a great barrel that doesn't cost 400 bucks . Will gladly pay 400 for a barrel . Looking for a unicorn lol . Thank you everyone


Posted By: Rancid Coolaid
Date Posted: March/26/2017 at 15:35
Noveske makes a great barrel, but not cheap. I bought a 16" at brownells a few years ago, was $160, good barrel.

And as Koshkin said, loud, but not as loud. A 9" with subs will be louder than a handgun or shotgun, less than an m4, nowhere near ear safe without hearing protection.

I went to a 16" with subs and a can to see how quiet I could get it. In the end, I decided I could take a bit more for a more maneuverable gun, now have a 9" noveske, 15" rail, and a nested can, good setup.

Invest in an adjustable gas block too.

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Posted By: Greenhorn#1
Date Posted: March/26/2017 at 15:47
Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

Noveske makes a great barrel, but not cheap. I bought a 16" at brownells a few years ago, was $160, good barrel.

And as Koshkin said, loud, but not as loud. A 9" with subs will be louder than a handgun or shotgun, less than an m4, nowhere near ear safe without hearing protection.

I went to a 16" with subs and a can to see how quiet I could get it. In the end, I decided I could take a bit more for a more maneuverable gun, now have a 9" noveske, 15" rail, and a nested can, good setup.

Invest in an adjustable gas block too.

Good advice on gas block . You running a heavy buffer or just fine tuning via gas block .


Posted By: Greenhorn#1
Date Posted: March/26/2017 at 15:48
Going get the noveske then . No regrets on this one . Or yet lol .


Posted By: koshkin
Date Posted: March/26/2017 at 22:27
i went with a Seekins barrel.  It has far exceeded my accuracy expectations.

https://swfa.com/seekins-precision-10-5-quot-300-blackout-ss-barrel.html

ILya


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Posted By: supertool73
Date Posted: March/26/2017 at 22:42
Seekins barrels are awesome. They are hand lapped, button rifled, rock creek barrels. I have a 8" 300 blk and a 18" 223 wylde.

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Posted By: Greenhorn#1
Date Posted: March/27/2017 at 07:34
Thank you gentleman.


Posted By: Greenhorn#1
Date Posted: March/27/2017 at 07:39
Like the price vs noveske as well . Glad I asked . Thank you gents again !


Posted By: Rancid Coolaid
Date Posted: March/27/2017 at 14:39
I too have had success with Seekins. When I needed my current barrel, they were all backordered - probably because they are a better deal than noveske.

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Posted By: Greenhorn#1
Date Posted: March/27/2017 at 15:56
Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

I too have had success with Seekins. When I needed my current barrel, they were all backordered - probably because they are a better deal than noveske.

Noticed that . I'm in no hurry to buy so it's cool . Looking to have it done by end of summer . Currently building backstop and cutting shooting lanes along the river . Was hauling mortar sand in but my buddy said I was a idiot cause the river bed is all sand and literally right next to back stop . He's right lol . Too close to project is my excuse . Once again I appreciate all the wisdom .


Posted By: Greenhorn#1
Date Posted: March/27/2017 at 16:08
I have a 16 inch FN CHF barrel . Going see what samplelist will give me for it . I hate parting with things but it's just sitting there . Won't build another ar 15 . So let someone else put it to good use .


Posted By: vortech347
Date Posted: April/01/2017 at 08:40
For a scope for the 300 I second the SS 1-4, or a Viper PST 1-4.

A Strike Eagle 1-6 is a decent option, too but the Viper will have better glass and you don't really need more than 4x on a 300.

There is A LOT of discussion about HPA and the opinion is it will take up to 2 years for it to pass.  So don't wait for it to pass if you really want a suppressor.  Just do a trust and get it.

Believe me it's worth it.  I have a Griffin Recce 7 and shooting anything suppressed (Super or Sub) is so much more relaxed.  The concussion, recoil and noise are all markedly reduced.





Posted By: Rancid Coolaid
Date Posted: April/01/2017 at 09:47
I disagree on the "don't need more than 4X", I actually prefer a 10X. As I said, subsonic is all about shot placement and a 4X isn't ideal at 100 yards for putting a 1/3 inch object into a 1/2 inch target.

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Posted By: Greenhorn#1
Date Posted: April/03/2017 at 04:50
Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

I disagree on the "don't need more than 4X", I actually prefer a 10X. As I said, subsonic is all about shot placement and a 4X isn't ideal at 100 yards for putting a 1/3 inch object into a 1/2 inch target.

Might my match my SWFA 3x15x42 up to it for now and see what I can get from this platform . The 3x9x42 HD has my attention . I'm with you , I do the majority of my shooting in 9 or 10 . Aim small miss small . The fixed 10 x also gets me excited . I have a set of offset irons for close targets and they work , quite well . Thanks again gentlemen.


Posted By: supertool73
Date Posted: April/03/2017 at 09:35
I have 2.5-10x scopes on two of my 300 blk's.  I like having 10x as well.  I like to shoot my subs out to 2 and 300 yards.  I think that is a lot of fun and having 10x makes that much easier. 


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