Doing some more silly stuff

Dolomite_Supafly

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So I have been a fan of 300 Blackout for a pretty long time. I even designed a 265 grain bullet for the caliber that is sold commercially. Recently I used a Nucleus to build a "pistol" in 300 Blackout with a 3.5" barrel. I did it mostly so I could go back and forth between rifle and pistol. It shot great and most bullets were stable and I could actually get heavy bullets supersonic with the 3.5" barrel. But now it is time for something different, really different.

Here is a picture of the 300 Blackout "pistol" with my silencer. I machined the barrel diameter to accept a picatinny rail that fits onto shotgun tubes.
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And here is a picture of the barreled action:
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Now I am going longer, much longer. I picked up a 33" Krieger blank on the cheap so I am going to chamber in 300 Blackout. We shall see what sort of velocities I am getting or if it is running out of steam before it leaves the barrel.

A few friends and I have been discussing the 300 Blackout as a economical "long range" caliber for a few years. A friend of mine has been working up some loads to shoot out of a 24" barrel. Another is shooting his setup out to 800 yards using G9 bullets. Both are having good success and are getting surprising groups pretty regularly. The 800 yard shooter is doing a full prep on his brass. I am going to start with 155 grain Amax bullets. Bass Pro had them priced wrong and I got them for about 1/2 price.

The barrel comes in tomorrow and I will chamber it in 300 Blackout then thread it for my Nucleus. I will start out with a Savage action and if it shoots well I will most likely move the barrel over to my Nucleus.

And for those wondering why, I say why not. I am known as the guy who does the odd stuff among my friends. I always want something that is unique and I think a 32" 300 Blackout will be just that.
 

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Finished barrel length is 32 7/8".

I just shot a 90 XPT over 5 grains of Trail Boss and it is quieter than a subsonic 22. It is not threaded for a silencer yet.

Now to do some velocity testing with 110 grain Sierras. Then I will do some accuracy testing using 155 grain Amaxs. I am going to try some powders that are a little slower than what it typically used for 300 Blackout to see if the extra barrel length will give me extra velocity.
 

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Dolomite_Supafly

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Looks like fun R&D to me. Did you turn the wood bowl too?
I did not but I used to turn a lot of bowls and do custom lathe work.

When I worked for a Sheriffs Department I would turn bowls as a stress reliever then give them to my father to sell. I had bowls in galleries in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon forge. Then one day around Thanksgiving my father said I needed to make 25 bowls by Christmas. I told him I couldn't. He said he already took money so I told him to refund the money and he said he already spent it. I worked every day after work to fill the orders my father had and quit turning bowls after that.

I would make a lot of box elder bowls. Also dabbled in African mahogany as well. I had someone ask me to turn a bowl out of mimosa once. I swear that stuff was just like getting a face full of CS. Then there was the time I tried to turn a small bowl out of Lignum Vitae, it stuck a took in the ceiling.
 

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Haha, yeah my old man turns bowls here in Hawaii, has stuff in galleries. Lots of cook and Norfolk pine, koa, ficus, and alot of local hardwoods. I get mad cuz my reloading stuff is in his shop and everything is coated in dust. Haha.