Steyr Taunts Aug Chambered In 300BLK?

Steyr Arms took to Facebook last week to tease the upcoming release of “something big”. Displaying a picture of 300BLK ammunition and the signature charging handle of an iconic bullpup rifle, consumers can either assume that Steyr will be producing an AUG in a new chambering OR they are buying ARMSCOR ammunition.

I’m going with an AUG in 300BLK…

Even though I am not a member of the ‘Bullpup Fanatics Club’, I can see the attraction of an AUG available in 300BLK. The cartridge is popular among suppressor owners and adding a suppressor means length to the end of a barrel. Obviously the bullpup design favors barrel length in a compact package, so owners of the new AUG can have the benefits of a suppressed rifle without the pole vaulter’s feel of a 10ft barrel.

Steyr Arms Teases 300BLK AUG on Facebook:

AUG IN 300BLK

The AUG A3 M1 boasts am overall length of just 28.15 inches, including its 16-inch heavy barrel, making it at least 8 inches shorter than an M4 carbine with a comparable-length barrel. The short-stroke gas-piston operation of the AUG runs exceptionally cleaner by nature because all of the operational exhaust gas vents out of the front of the rifle. The AUG’s matching, yet opposed, stainless steel operation and guide rods affixed to the bolt carrier glide effortlessly inside the receiver for unparalleled smoothness in operation as well as exceptional reliability. Dual gas-adjustment settings ensure its operation, even with the dirtiest ammunition and in adverse conditions.

The AUG A3 M1 has all the classic features and benefits that established it as the pinnacle of modern rifle design, including expedited disassembly as well as simple conversion to left-hand operation, which requires replacement of the standard bolt with the optional left-eject bolt and swapping the ejection-port cover. It also features a quick-change barrel with a collapsible forward grip as well as a two-position cross-bolt safety that locks the trigger.





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  • Josh Pitts

    Just cruel to taunt a gun like that 😉

  • Moonman45

    can the aug barrel be integrally suppressed? id imagine it would be rather streamlined indeed!

    • Harry’s Holsters

      That’s a package I would buy. A perfect bedside gun.

      • Texas-Roll-Over

        mine sleeps in my truck

    • Scott Wagner

      Not really given the way that they’re currently designed and built. Could they make one integrally suppressed? Sure. But it would require a significant re-design of the platform.

      • JumpIf NotZero

        It’s not a functional problem. It’s loud AF right at your ear problem. Pretty much the issue with all AUGs suppressed.

        • mig1nc

          Not an AUG owner, but I’ve been told numerous times the AUG does not suppress well.

  • UWOTM8

    I’d buy one so hard but the A3 M1 with the castrated rail is just so ugly and impractical….

    • GhostTrain81

      They (Steyr Arms) have released the extended rail for the M1. I don’t have the exact measurements but it looks like it’s the same length as the old A3. I totally dig the integrated scope M1 for that “classic AUG look” but I don’t know what they were thinking with the “Short Rail” and “High Rail” options when the M1 first came out.

  • John Eliyas

    shouldn’t it be tout? not taunt? I mean who would make fun of an Aug?

    • WPZ

      I would, but it’s too easy.

  • Texas-Roll-Over

    Nice, maybe we’ll get lucky and they’ll thread the barrel with a 5/8-24 thread pitch…since we are in America….

  • iksnilol

    What if you SBR’ed an AUG? Like, 8-10 inchbarrel + shorty suppressor.

    • Jared Vynn

      I think 14″ is the smallest you can go.

    • Texas-Roll-Over

      You need to go look at Aug’s….8 inch barrel not possible, 12 inch maybe, but that’s pushing it.

      • iksnilol

        You’d need to shorten the gas system and barrel mount of course, but could be doable. Then again, a part of the appeal of the AUG+300 blk is that you can just rapidly switch barrels.

        • Texas-Roll-Over

          No, your forgetting about the stock on the aug. the gas block locks into the mount/gas tube. The stock extends all the way down to the point of the gas block.

          Your idea would take a massive amount of redesign. to the overall operating system

          • iksnilol

            Hacksaw and a bottle of booze oughta solve it.

            Trust me, I’m from South-Eastern Europe.

          • Rick O’Shay

            Most underrated comment in this entire thread.

          • Gary Kirk

            Same approach is taken in the south east over here..

    • wetcorps

      The Aug A3 XS in 9mm does have a 12 inches barrel. I shot a semi auto one once, strangely all I remember is it being horribly unbalanced.

      • iksnilol

        That’s what the suppressor oughta fix 😛

        An AUG in 7.62×39 using AK mags would be hella cool with a 12 inch barrel and 4 inch suppressor.

  • Joby

    300blk is nice, but where’s my 6.5 grendel/6.8 spc AUG? Not everyone wants the subsonic stuff.

    • ostiariusalpha

      The .300 BLK is easier since it uses the same bolt, all you do is switch the barrel. The AUG bolt is actually a bit of a complicated doodad compared to an AR-15 bolt, so it’s not exactly quick to change out like the barrel is.

  • TDog

    Not sure why so many folks think “taunt” was the wrong word to use. As the word is a synonym for tease, it’s obvious the headline here means “Steyr is putting out a teaser of an AUG in 300 blk.”

    That having been gotten out of the way, I wonder if it will be something as easy as a barrel swap or if new guts are needed.

  • GD Ajax

    Didn’t the 300 BLK become vaporware years ago or am I thinking of another company?

    • Anonymoose

      That was the MSAR AUG clone iirc. They kept saying they were going to do a .300 Blackout and maybe a 6.8 SPC too.

  • Andrew

    How about an integrally suppressed AUG in .300 blk as a one stamp gun. THAT would be a game changer.

  • Asdf

    Let me know when they come out with 6.5 Grendel offerings.

  • tsh77769

    I’m satisfied with the suppression of my AUG. I understand the appeal of subsonic 300 BLK. However, strangely enough, I am equally or more so interested in supersonic performance. For example, I found the .300 UP (Uronen Precision) that was a story here on TFB a long time ago to be VERY interesting.

  • Phaedrus

    This would be pretty sweet if it comes to pass. Talk about a great HD/CQB rifle!

  • SD

    Doesn’t suppress well, so moot point.