Handi-Rifle chambered in .300 AAC Blackout

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It has taken a while, but the ACC Handi-Rifle chambered in .300 BLK is finally going on sale. The rifle features a glass-filled polymer stock and phosphate finish. The 16″ barrel comes 5/8”×24 TPI threaded (thread protector included), ready for a suppressor. The receiver comes with a picatinny rail. MSRP is $359, making it a cheap way to get started with the .300 BLK.

I wonder how many old-school Remington employees are tearing their hair out at yet another short barrelled rifle from the AAC crew. I know for a fact there was much opposition to the short barrelled Remington 700 SPS .300 BLK AAC ;)


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  • ap

    I thought it was an H&R?

    • Anonymoose

      H&R is owned by the Freedom Group, which owns Remington, Shrubmaster, DPMS, AAC, Marlin, Para USA, and a few other companies, so it’s likely that all their guns are being made at the same factory or couple of factories, since the Freedom Group (and other firearms manufacturing holding companies, like FNH and Beretta) has a tendency to consolidate all their manufacturing centers.

  • AK™

    It’s H&R’s design,but AAC slapped their name on it. At least that’s what I’m thinking.

    I think this would be just fine for moderate sized game, although not too sure if I would use this in my part of Alaska for moose..but I’m sure I could use it on caribou.

    • JMD

      With subsonic performance roughly like a hot-loaded .45 Auto (220 grain bullet @ 950 fps), and supersonic performance roughly like 7,62x39mm or 30-30 (123 grain bullet @ 2300 fps), this isn’t suitable for hunting anything larger than white tail deer.

      • bbmg

        The blackout round has just under half the frontal area of a 45 bullet. This means that travelling at the same velocity and therefore with the same muzzle energy, it will actually penetrate much deeper, making it more likely to puncture vital organs. I don’t think therefore that you can equate muzzle energy to lethality in this case.

      • JMD

        It depends a lot on how that energy is transfered. Shot placement and bullet construction would both be critical factors when hunting with subsonic .300 BLK. Either way, I wouldn’t hunt with .45 Auto or .300 BLK subsonic beyond about 50 yards, and still nothing larger than a white tail deer.

      • bbmg

        I think you could reach out a bit further than 50 yards with the blackout, at 4 times that distance the bullet still has around 90% of its muzzle energy, and remember that by virtue of its much higher sectional density and better aerodynamics than the 45 auto, it will have a much flatter trajectory and therefore make proper shot placement much easier.

    • Anonymoose

      I certainly wouldn’t use it on a moose. .30-06 should be the minimum for shooting moose imho.

  • bbmg

    Looks like a perfect candidate for medium range covert work with heavy subsonics, a decent scope and large can hanging off the muzzle… though that could be said of any well built bolt action in 300 blackout.

    • 6677

      If I was an operator I would rather take something with a magazine, this is a single shot break action which for hunting is fine and would probably suffice for covert ops but if the mission did go wrong (because they can no matter how skilled the team is) I would like at least a bolt action, semi auto would be even better but for accuracy and sound has its own issues.

  • Alan

    The article calls this a “short-barreled rifle”, but it also states that it has a 16-inch barrel, which would make it a Title 1 firearm, would it not? Is the OAL under 26’?

    • loans

      16″ is relatively short compared to most centerfire bolt-action/single shot rifles.

      • KBCraig

        “Relatively short” is an imprecise term. “Short barrelled rifle” is a very precise legal term, one that shouldn’t be used casually.

  • El Duderino

    Can I get my ACC Handi-Rifle in Notre Dame colors? :) (typo in first sentence of post).

  • John Doe

    I believe this is a single-shot rifle? I’d like a bolt-action, or a lever action (for shits and gigs).

  • http://die-less.com/ Max

    One of the major design elements of 300 BLK is its short-barreled performance. It doesn’t need much more than a 12-inch barrel to reach its top speeds.

  • Chase

    Why would there be resistance to the idea? Are the fellows at Remington just unfamiliar with, and skeptical of, rifles with shorter barrels? Or is there a specific concern that they have?

    • Sid

      Chase,

      I do not work for Remington or a subsidiary. No money in the argument at all.

      They were fairly clear that they did not see the match of barrels and bullets being practical. For accuracy, one barrel will not properly stabilize both subsonic and supersonic bullets. They manipulated the combinations but never found acceptable accuracy.

      Now, I am not poo-pooing the idea. It is just a matter of physics that dictate only one application or the other (FOR ACCEPTABLE ACCURACY). If someone wants to have a dedicated subsonic gun, one barrel bullet combination works and vice versa. 300BLK has a niche and I can see this gun selling. But I respect Remington and others for not opening up their product lines.

  • Mike Knox

    I’d only use it for hunting..

  • Reverend Clint

    ive got a single shot 20 gauge NEF shotgun I won at a National Wild Turkey Federation event, I got a pistol grip/m4 butt stock and ghost rings/heatshield for one of these that makes it very handi indeed.

  • Southerner

    So where can the scope rail be purchased separately?

  • RickOB

    What is it with all of these negative comments about how tactical it ISN’T. If you do not understand the purpose of a single shot, 16 inch barrel rifle, then it obviously isn’t for you. Just because it is chambered for .300 Blackout and has a threaded barrel does not mean it is intended to be a tactical rifle. This is not a rifle for you mall ninjas.

  • Jeff

    I can see these being popular here in NZ as we can own suppressors without any special taxes or licences. A nice soft 40-1 or 30-1 lead-tin alloy bullet and a well placed shot. BINGO.

    • Bob Z Moose

      You lucky dog. How’s the hunting down there? I’m sure this rifle would be great for any sort of deer sized game.

    • Laingatang

      And we can have barrels shorter than 16″ as long as the weapons retains an overall length of greater than 30″

      • Laingatang

        I just read it has an overall length of 30″, damn there goes my plan of getting one and cutting the barrel down to about 10″…

      • KBCraig

        Sure you can, as long as you register it as a short barreled rifle and pay the tax.

        By the way, it’s 26″ OAL, not 30″.

        If the barrel is less than 16″, it’s an SBR even if it’s 17 feet long overall.

        If it’s 25.9″ overall, it’s an SBR even if the barrel is 24″.

        Please comment accurately about these legal technical matters, lest someone think you know what you’re talking about and wind up in federal prison.

      • bbmg

        I think anyone who is the sort of individual who puts blind faith in facts presented in the comment section of a blog is statistically very likely to be the recipient of a Darwin award.

      • lolinski

        He is talking about New Zealand.

      • RocketScientist

        @ KBCraig

        “Please comment accurately about these legal technical matters, lest someone think you know what you’re talking about and wind up in federal prison.”

        Please be aware that a blog posted on the WORLDWIDE web may have readers/commenters that are from one of the 195 or so countries that are NOT America (and probably have different firearms regulations than we do). Also reference above comments regarding people who take as legal truth a single unverified comment on a blog.

  • Bob Z Moose

    The second I saw this gun I thought “This is great for hunters in population dense areas.” people back East would love this, since I’m sure there’s more than a few residents of the nearby housing developments that love to b**** about being woken up by the crack of rifle fire on the opening day of deer season. I’m sure this is a European hunters dream come true. Handy length combined with a noise suppressor ready barrel? Perfect for what ever they consider “big game” across the pond (I’m thinking hedgehogs or something similar ;) ).

    What annoys me a bit is the constant need for anything black and “suppressor ready” to have rails to accommodate lasers, flashlights , travel coffee mugs, ect. and have MOLLE attachment points. Can’t you let hunters play with the black guns too, mall ninjas? We may not be operatin’ with this gun, but it would be great for anything the 30-30 would work for and the length makes it great for smaller hunters.

    • RocketScientist

      I think the proliferation of rails on even non ‘tactical’ guns makes sense. I like the standardization of a mounting interface, allows the user a greater flexibility in what to mount and where. Just another example of technology pioneered for the military trickling down to non-military applications, because it just works and makes sense. For example, I know a few guys with red-dots on their railed turkey-guns or hunting handguns that absolutely love them. And there’s nothing ‘tactical’ about luring in a wily old bearded Tom and putting a few ounces of lead in his neck :)

      • Bob Z Moose

        Nothing against rails. I’m just tired of the mind set of “this is a tactical round, therefore it must be in a tactical gun”. I was refering to the fact that guns chambered in thoses rounds that are “suppressor ready” are automatically seen as tactical (see the thread below). I think American hunters ave shied away from suppressors because, up until recently, there hasn’t been a ton of encroachment by developments into “hunting” areas and the idea that suppressors are for soldiers, criminals, James Bond, ect. Europeans have been dealing with hunting close to population centers for years. It took longer here because of the size of America and our thought that we would always have wide open spaces to hunt on. Up until about 4-5 years ago, my family and I could go dove hunting down in a sleepy lil farming community. It was great. There were a couple of feedlots that the doves would fly to, giving us reliable big flights of birds for hours. The people working the feed lots loved us because we kept the birds (and their poop) out of the feed. Then the town had a couple of cookie cutter housing developments built on the outskirts. Everything worked out for a while. Then, out of nowhere, the town decided to expand the town limits to include the diaries and farmland. So, no more hunting and the dairie s just moved further south to stay open. Last time ther, we stopped at the Circle K to get coffee and snacks before heading out. My dad started chatting with the person working the counter. Turns out, the word around tow was that the young yuppies that had bought houses in the developments (and their HOAs) had pressured the town to deal with the noise from several dozen shotguns firing at 6 a.m. during dove season. Simplest thing to do was to ban shooting. Point being made is that suppressors are vital for the future of hunting. I live in Arizona, so it’ll be a while before housing encroaches on big game hunting areas, but places back East deal with this all the time. We need to get over this “tactical” mindset and embrace suppressors as hunting tools, like Europe and the rest of the world has.

    • projectiledysfunction

      Most rails are merely held on by screws in the first place and the only one I can see on this rifle is for mounting optics, what would preclude a hunter from using a gun with accessory rails in the first place?

      Oh no, I can easily attach accessories to this gun! Now it is physically impossible to use it to kill a deer!

  • FormerSFMedic

    The old crowd over at Remington may not like it but that’s just how it is because that’s what people want. Remington really needs to get their heads out there asses if they want to make money. I’ve been quoted as saying that “Remington is the American HK” and that’s not a good thing. They need to get with the times.

    The .300 BLK does not need a longer barrel. A 16″ barrel is really the max barrel length for a .300 BLK before the shooter will start seeing diminished returns. Ideally, if you want to shoot subsonic and supersonic ammo in the same gun, then you need a shorter barrel anyway.

  • peter

    I believe these sold out before blog entry was posted.

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  • KT

    Any info on price,single shots, ballistic tables, loads, powder types, bullet weights, double tap?