BCM AR-15s in 300BLK on The Way

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Bravo Company USA just announced on their Facebook page that they’ll be making AR-15s chambered in the popular .300 AAC Blackout cartridge soon. No word on pricing or a definite release date yet. I don’t have an AR-15 in 300BLK but I’m tempted to build one this year to see what all the fuss is about.

It’s coming. Not today. Not tomorrow. But soon. BCM 300 Blackout.

Pictured with the Velocity Systems Scarab Plate Carrier running G-Code Holsters Scorpion Pouches, SureFire, LLC M300V Scout Mini on a Haley Strategic Partners Throntail KeyMod Light Mount and the new Trijicon, Inc. Accupoint 1-6x.



Ray I.

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  • Jack Morris

    I wonder what took them so long. Maybe they were just waiting to see if 300bIk would be a short lived tacti-fad before they invested in New tooling equipment. I certainly thought it wouldn’t last very long. If it keeps going strong for another few years, I might have to jump on the bandwagon.

    • KestrelBike

      The apparent qualities with suppression are what is attracting me more and more to the caliber.

      • Anon E. Mouse

        It’s performance in very short barrels is another quality. The ability to cycle a semi-auto also – where .308 subsonic usually can’t. (usually is the key word.. I’m sure someone manages it )

        • Jack Morris

          Ugh, as much as I would love a suppressed SBR; I don’t think I want to give Uncle Sam $400 worth of tax stamps and a year of waiting. I did the process once and it sucked.

          • Mark

            I just got my suppressor last week. It took exactly 130 days.

          • Jack Morris

            Wow, I guess they are catching up on the backlog. It took them 9 months back when I did it a couple years ago. Did you do a trust or a Form 4?

          • Mark

            It was a paper form 4.

    • Vitsaus

      New tooling as in ordering .300blk barrels? I don’t know why it took so long, but if they have them in 10.5 I’ll get one.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Ive just developed the latest tactical terrorist take down bullet: The .301 Brownout

    • Dave D

      As Nigel Tifnel would say, ” its .001 louder.”

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        And don’t touch it.
        Don’t even film it.

  • Tom – UK

    Perhaps someone could educate me on what happenned to the 6.5 grendel and 6.8spc that was all the rage a while back? Is 300 blackout repeating the process?

    Can someone in brief tell me what the genuine advantages of shooting 300 blk over 5.56 are?

    Asides from being quieter when surpressed (which im guessing for most makes for a quieter range trip…but what else?) What does it do?

    • Donald Scott Graham

      Personally I love the 6.8. I have been loading 130gr Sierra Spitzer Boat Tails in it and losing them as hot as I can. Pushes those pills out at about 2550fps. It has no issue whatso ever taking hogs and axis deer. No problems what so ever hitting spot lighted raccoons at 50 yards from trees at midnight. Oak limbs and pecan limbs in the way not a problem. All your aiming at is one or two eyes glowing back at you, with an Eoteck at that. I absolutely love it. I take it hog hunting more then I take my 458SOCOM. That will probably change now that my Redding dies for the 458 have arrived. As for my Colt 556 AR, it now has a CMMG 22lr conversion kit in it. That’s what I think of the 556. If I need to shoot 22 caliber high power I just grab my 22-250. No comparison there.

    • Donald Scott Graham

      Lastly to me the ballistics of the 300 is pretty much a modern version of the .30 Carbine used in the M1 Carbine rifles. If that’s what I wanted I would just fire the M1 Carbine rifle. But I am an old fart and like a little history too.

    • scaatylobo

      The 300 blk is a better choice over the 5.56 if only due to the lightest bullet being a 110 grain SP or HP.
      I feel that if not for the NIH [ not invented here ] syndrome,THE round we all would be looking at as THE combat round would be the 7.62 X 39 !.
      Think of ALL the R&D that has been invested in making the 5.56 into the bestest round ever.
      NOW take that and add it to making a THIRTY CALIBER round that was invented about 1947 ,into a super THIRTY CALIBER round.
      IN a shorter chamber than the .308 [ 7.62 X 51 ].
      Rant over,but the 300 blk is better under all the right situations than a .22 caliber round = PERIOD.
      And yes,I shoot & own them all !.

  • Donald Scott Graham

    I wish they would also venture into some of the higher power cartridges like the 243WSSM. Necking them up to 6.5, 308 and 338.

  • scaatylobo

    My rant is ON

    The 300 blk is a better choice over the 5.56 if only due to the lightest bullet being a 110 grain SP or HP.
    I feel that if not for the NIH [ not invented here ] syndrome,THE round we all would be looking at as THE combat round would be the 7.62 X 39 !.
    Think of ALL the R&D that has been invested in making the 5.56 into the bestest round ever.
    NOW take that and add it to making a THIRTY CALIBER round that was invented about 1947 ,into a super THIRTY CALIBER round.
    IN a shorter chamber than the .308 [ 7.62 X 51 ].
    Rant over,but the 300 blk is better under all the right situations than a .22 caliber round = PERIOD.
    And yes,I shoot & own them all !.