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Nikon Introduces New Riflescope For .300 AAC Blackout
gunmartblog.com ^ | 25 February, 2012 | NA

Posted on 02/26/2013 11:00:23 AM PST by marktwain

The .300 AAC Blackout has taken the industry by storm and is considered one of the hottest new cartridges for hunting feral hogs with AR/MSR platform rifles. This versatile cartridge provides the ability to shoot subsonic ammunition for low-noise applications and supersonic ammunition for longer-range shots. Nikon has developed the all-new P-300 BLK riflescope to embrace both applications and to harness the effectiveness of this exciting new caliber.

“When you look at what the .300 Blackout cartridge can do in terms of effectiveness, it really is an amazing caliber. Nikon is excited to jump into the mix and give shooters a riflescope that was designed from the ground up to match the ballistic profiles of .300 AAC Blackout,” said Jon LaCorte, senior product marketing manager of Nikon Sport Optics.

The P-300 BLK comes in 2-7×32 magnification with an all-new BDC SuperSub reticle that is calibrated for use with both supersonic and subsonic ammunition and is fully compatible with Spot On™ Ballistic Match Technology. The BDC SuperSub reticle offers shooters unique, open circle aiming points out to 600 yards, in 100-yard increments, with additional hash-marks at 50-yard distances. It is built with Nikon’s Fully Multicoated optical system with up to 98% light transmission, which offers bright, high-resolution viewing, even in low light situations.

Making adjustments in the field is now incredibly easy with Nikon’s spring-loaded instant zero-reset turrets. Just sight in at 100 yards, then lift the adjustment knob, rotate to your “zero,” and re-engage. Hand-turn reticle adjustments are made in ¼-inch click-stop moves that can be felt and heard. The P-300 BLK is waterproof, fogproof and backed by Nikon’s full lifetime warranty. MSRP for the P-300 BLK is $199.95.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Hobbies; Outdoors; Society
KEYWORDS: 300aac; 300blackout; banglist; blackout; nikon
More pictures at the link
1 posted on 02/26/2013 11:00:30 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

I predict 200+ replies on this thread. Further, it will go off topic in less than.....mmmmm...75.


2 posted on 02/26/2013 11:08:47 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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To: marktwain

I seriously doubt I’m giving anything away by keeping my little AK caliber Saiga rifle and keeping the 5G for the exotic new rifle in my own bank account....


3 posted on 02/26/2013 11:11:50 AM PST by varmintman
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

How about them Mosin Nagants? ;)


4 posted on 02/26/2013 11:12:02 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: marktwain
The weapon will be banned before its produced ... and the ammo for it will be impossible to come by ...

... ... but I like it !!!!

5 posted on 02/26/2013 11:12:15 AM PST by dartuser (My firearm is not illegal ... its undocumented.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Haha! One down, one to go.


6 posted on 02/26/2013 11:17:56 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

193 to go


7 posted on 02/26/2013 11:32:34 AM PST by bt-99 ("Get off my Lawn")
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Anyone have a good cinnamon toast recipe?


8 posted on 02/26/2013 11:32:43 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: marktwain

300 AAC? Okay, do you have the ballistics for this? I ask solely from curiosity. How does it stack up against all of the other .30 caliber range rounds? While those are effective rounds, and plenty of hunters have had great sucess with them, I prefer a 12ga, with either a slug, three ball shot, or 00buck for feral pigs and boars. I guess it depends on geography and personal likes. In the end, it’s all good if you bring home dinner.


9 posted on 02/26/2013 11:35:44 AM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

How effective is that subsonic round against blue helmets?


10 posted on 02/26/2013 11:48:05 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

Purty danged so I’d reckon. Wikipedia has some good details on the round’s performance.


11 posted on 02/26/2013 11:50:57 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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To: al baby

1) Piece, bread; 2) toast; 3) butter, 4) sprinkle fine ground cinamon, 4) wrap with partially cooked bacon strips, 5) coat with batter, 6) deep fry.


12 posted on 02/26/2013 11:51:19 AM PST by Rich21IE
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To: factoryrat

Maximum effective range =

460 metres (503 yd) 125 grain supersonic
200 metres (219 yd) 220 grain subsonic

Barrel ............... Cartridge ................................Velocity ................... Energy
9 in (230 mm) barrel 300 AAC Blackout, 115 gr UMC 2,120 ft/s (650 m/s) 1,136 ft·lbf (1,540 J)
16 in (410 mm) barrel 300 AAC Blackout, 115 gr UMC 2,295 ft/s (700 m/s) 1,344 ft·lbf (1,822 J)
9 in (230 mm) barrel 300 AAC Blackout, 125 gr OTM 2,030 ft/s (620 m/s) 1,143 ft·lbf (1,550 J)
16 in (410 mm) barrel 300 AAC Blackout, 125 gr OTM 2,215 ft/s (675 m/s) 1,360 ft·lbf (1,840 J)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/300_AAC_Blackout_%287.62%C3%9735mm%29


13 posted on 02/26/2013 11:51:56 AM PST by B4Ranch (When democracy turns to tyranny, we still get to vote. We just won't use voting booths to do it.)
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To: Rich21IE

You had me at bacon


14 posted on 02/26/2013 11:57:41 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: marktwain
Well that's pretty cool.

Side point, for those of us who can't afford an AR or the functional equivalent for every caliber we shoot, (or wish to shoot), NEF makes their neat little single-shot in this caliber.

If someone knows of a good bolt gun at an entry level price point I wouldn't mind knowing about that, either.

15 posted on 02/26/2013 12:01:59 PM PST by OKSooner (Godspeed, 3-D Danny.)
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To: OKSooner

Edit: “...a good bolt gun with a threaded muzzle...”


16 posted on 02/26/2013 12:03:03 PM PST by OKSooner (Godspeed, 3-D Danny.)
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To: marktwain

.300BLK forum is at http://300blktalk.com/ run by the guy who designed it.


17 posted on 02/26/2013 12:04:03 PM PST by ctdonath2 (3% of the population perpetrates >50% of homicides...but gun control advocates blame metal boxes.)
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To: al baby

4 parts sugar to 1 part cinnamon on heavily buttered toast.


18 posted on 02/26/2013 12:10:46 PM PST by Renegade
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To: marktwain

“...feral hogs...”

This is good for both the two legged and four legged varieties? Or should I just stick with my 7.62x39?


19 posted on 02/26/2013 12:12:25 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: OKSooner; All

This little Mossberg Patrol Rifle is in .300 AAC, has a threaded muzzle, and uses AR15 magazines.
“The MVP Patrol is a bolt action centerfire rifle. It features a spiral bolt, fluted barrel. Comes with picatinny rail and the LBA in adjustable trigger. Stock comes in classic black. It has a 10 round capacity. Receiver is matte blue and has a factory installed weaver style base. Threaded with A2 Flash Suppressor. Comes with 1 magazine. Accepts AR-15 style magazines.”

http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/mossberg-patrol-rifle-27718-blackoutwhisper-1625-black-stock-blued-finish-p-135172.html


20 posted on 02/26/2013 12:13:06 PM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: ctdonath2

The .300blackout was designed because the .223 just did not have the stopping power. This is a serious load. Problem right now is availability of the cartridge. Cabella’s, etc carry a variety of .223, etc but little in the .300 blackout. I get mine from a local gunshop. Bit more pricy than the .223 but it is a much stronger load, even in sub-sonic.


21 posted on 02/26/2013 12:13:18 PM PST by rstrahan
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

“This is good for both the two legged and four legged varieties? Or should I just stick with my 7.62x39?”
The 300 AAC advantage would only be in using 220 grain bullets at sub-sonic velocities. The rifling twist of one turn in 8” allows you to use those heavier bullets. So unless you want to use a silencer and not have the bullet break the sound barrier stick with your 7.62x39.


22 posted on 02/26/2013 12:29:00 PM PST by MCF
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Not really off topic.....extremely cool

http://tracking-point.com/


23 posted on 02/26/2013 1:01:20 PM PST by WCH
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To: marktwain

Thank you.


24 posted on 02/26/2013 1:08:31 PM PST by OKSooner (Godspeed, 3-D Danny.)
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To: WCH

Very cool. I saw this demo’ed when it was presented at the Shot Show. Almost unbelievable. Bad news for ‘targets’.


25 posted on 02/26/2013 1:10:07 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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To: dartuser

“The weapon will be banned before its produced ... and the ammo for it will be impossible to come by”

Ummm, upppers have been produced in .300 blackout for quite some time.


26 posted on 02/26/2013 1:12:18 PM PST by saleman (!!!!!)
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To: rstrahan

“The .300blackout was designed because the .223 just did not have the stopping power.”

No, the .300BLK was designed because the .223 does not function at subsonic velocities - and because AAC is first and foremost a suppressor manufacturer.

The .300 Whisper is close to fulfilling the intent of slapping a suppressor on an AR platform, but being a “wildcat” cartridge is designed and produced with insufficient rigor to make it as a viable military/CQB round. Refining the .300 Whisper for registering SAMMI specs, optimization for feeding in an AR platform with minimal adjustments (barrel & bolt, no change to magazine), and ensuring a hefty & reliable thumping at both supersonic and subsonic velocities at meaningful ranges, all emerged as the .300BLK design.

Having built the ammunition for impressive performance with a suppressor, AAC is now expanding platforms and accessories to make it a very attractive caliber - and make sales of accompanying suppressors a given. The AR platform was the first obvious choice, promoted with specialized uppers, whole guns, and culminating in their impressive “Honey Badger” gun. Being a serious caliber, and AAC having been purchased by Remington, the next obvious platform was a bolt action rifle, resulting in the Remington 700 AAC in .300BLK (pre-threaded for suppressor, of course). If you’re going to spend some $800 on a specialty rifle and a $1000 can to go with it, you’ll be wanting a suitable scope to mount thereon - hence the Nikon glass leading this thread.


27 posted on 02/26/2013 1:23:21 PM PST by ctdonath2 (3% of the population perpetrates >50% of homicides...but gun control advocates blame metal boxes.)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

Adapt the 7.62x39 to fit & feed in an AR15 platform with minimal adjustments to the latter, with an eye toward suppression, and you get the .300 Whisper. Optimize that for rigorous manufacturing and military application and suppressor use (both super and sub sonic), and you get the .300BLK.

Proceed accordingly.


28 posted on 02/26/2013 1:29:49 PM PST by ctdonath2 (3% of the population perpetrates >50% of homicides...but gun control advocates blame metal boxes.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Can we get Michael Savage’s Meatball Recipe ???


29 posted on 02/26/2013 1:33:56 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: saleman

Wish I could get one in Maryland ... They are about to ban pea shooters here in Maryland because you can stuff more than 20 peas in your mouth ... it would now be classified as an assault weapon with a high capacity mags.


30 posted on 02/26/2013 1:40:10 PM PST by dartuser (My firearm is not illegal ... its undocumented.)
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To: Vendome

On average I’ll shoot about 60 to 70 feral hogs a year and between 30 and 40 coyotes on the big ranch. The 300 Blackout couldn’t handle this type of hunting, most is long range and running. I’ve been through several ranch rifles and the 243 shooting 70 grain Noslers at about 3600 fps is my go to caliber. While I’m not a big fan of the 308 it’s probably one of the best hog rounds out there in the right platform but it lacks in the extended range department. This is open country and fast and flat covers allot of area’s. When I get really serious about knocking down the song dogs I break out the 257 Weatherby but that caliber is not cheap to shoot. Now before anybody says the 308 is great long range round let me say this. In a match where you have known yardage and time to dial in your scope it’s a great round, it’s accurate and easy on the shoulder. When you have running critters at unknown yardages and just a few seconds to get a shot of it don’t cut the mustard. Fast and flat eliminates allot of guess work.


31 posted on 02/26/2013 1:53:23 PM PST by Dusty Road
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To: marktwain

Out of Stock.


32 posted on 02/26/2013 2:18:14 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: MCF

I’ve got allot of friends that use the blackout for nightime hog hunting where the distance is 50 yards or shorter and they all say the same thing. The twist needed for the sub sonic rounds will not work for the higher velocity rounds so you need two dedicated uppers for your AR’s.


33 posted on 02/26/2013 2:23:08 PM PST by Dusty Road
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To: marktwain

Never heard of .300 AAC. The short-fat fad is dead, so I’m sure it is not just a shortend 300 WSM.

Is this just a shortened .308 with improved neck or something? Sounds like some kind of accurate 7.62x39 cartridge. I’ll be surprised if it is dimensionally much different than a 7.62x39.

Thank goodness for the internet. Time to do some research...


34 posted on 02/26/2013 2:33:20 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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To: marktwain

Yep, I was dead right. They just mimicked the 7.62x39 ballistics in a shorter case. 7.62x35. whoopee. Same ballistics as a .30-30.

Who needs .300 Blackout for hogs. Grab dads old .30-30 levergun and go to town. Better yet for hogging, grab his .35 remington.

I’m not knocking this new round. The manufactures have to keep re-inventing the wheel to keep profits up. And it gives AR platform shooters a .30 car option. I have to admit, if I could own an AR here in California, I would far rather have one in this .30 Blackout than .223.

The problem is that .556 surplus used to be dirt cheap. The .300 Blackout sounds hella expensive. What is the point?


35 posted on 02/26/2013 2:48:20 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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To: Dusty Road

Guess I’m gonna disagree and this May be an experience thing.

I shoot M1A .308 and or sniper use .308 , .300 and 343.

They shoot human beings as far as 1,500 yrds

that through 3-5 bandages, various light conditions, weather, dust, etc.

You might be shooting female at 300+ yrs but I go to a friends ranch and They aren’t 100 yrds and mostly under 50.

They don’t run much and if they did I’m lazy and might wait until they sto running anyway. Kept if they are looked or looking for a restroom.
No reason for them to be Sun


36 posted on 02/26/2013 2:48:28 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

I believe you completely missed the point I was making.


37 posted on 02/26/2013 3:01:19 PM PST by Dusty Road
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free; All
What is the point?

The big advantage of the .300 AAC is that it has the twist to accurately shoot 220 grain, ballisticly efficient subsonic projectiles. With a suppressor, you have excellent capabilities to 200 yards, virtually silent, that uses standard AR-15 magazines.

There is no other .30 caliber with a standard twist fast enough to stabilize heavy for caliber rounds.

38 posted on 02/26/2013 3:45:10 PM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: Dusty Road

Prolly. I was just so excited that anyone had pinged me today and I just started thinking out loud and next thing I knew I spouting off via my keyboard.

I knew what you meant.

LOL


39 posted on 02/26/2013 5:15:31 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I was envisioning using this scope with a drone and it’s cameras...shooting targets I couldn’t see with the naked eye.


40 posted on 02/27/2013 5:40:06 AM PST by WCH
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To: SVTCobra03

I bet the next shortage will be *out of stock* stickers.


41 posted on 02/27/2013 5:42:07 AM PST by WCH
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

.300BLK is a formalized version of .300 Whisper. The point is use with a silencer, sub- and super-sonic velocities, in an AR15 platform with minimal changes. Some shooters consider silencer use an imperative, and this caliber optimizes ammunition within that constraint.

If you’re not planning on using a silencer, this round isn’t for you.


42 posted on 02/27/2013 9:04:31 AM PST by ctdonath2 (3% of the population perpetrates >50% of homicides...but gun control advocates blame metal boxes.)
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