The .300 Blackout rifle cartridge is also known as 300 AAC Blackout, 300 BLK, and 7.62x35mm. Its design comes from the idea to develop a cartridge more powerful than AR-15’s native 223/5.56, with ballistics similar to those of the 7.62x39mm. This new cartridge had to work reliably with both supersonic and subsonic ammo, in the barrel that is less than 16 inches long. When fired through a suppressor, .300 Blackout bullets give a silent, yet powerful rifle. This ammo can be used for hunting, target shooting, as well as for home defense. Learn more about 300 BLK

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Barnaul - 300 Blackout - 145 Grain - FMJ - Steel Polycoated Case - 20 Rounds $1.15/rd $22.99 In Stock 7d ago 19m ago True Shot Gun Club
20 Round Box - 300 AAC Blackout 145 Grain FMJ Steel Case Wolf Ammo by Barnaul - Limit 10 $1.25/rd $24.95 112 10d ago 3h ago SGAmmo
Barnaul 300 AAC Blackout BARN300BLKFMJ145 145 Grain Full Metal Jacket 20 Rounds - Free Shipping with Buyer's Club! $1.25/rd $24.99 In Stock 12d ago 32m ago Outdoor Limited
Wolf 300 Blackout Ammunition WOLF300BLK145 145 Grain Full Metal Jacket 20 Rounds - Free Shipping with Buyer's Club! $1.25/rd $24.99 In Stock 12d ago 32m ago Outdoor Limited
Wolf Polyformance 300 Blackout 145 Grain FMJ (Box) 20 rounds $1.30/rd $25.99 In Stock 11d ago 36m ago Ammunition Depot
300BLKFMJ1 - Wolf 300 Blackout 145gr FMJ Steel Case (20 Rounds) $1.30/rd $25.99 In Stock 9d ago 1h ago Top Gun Ammo
Wolf 300 Blackout Ammo - 20 Rounds of 145 Grain FMJ Ammunition 645611308673 $1.30/rd $25.99 In Stock 8d ago 54m ago Ammo.com
300 AAC Blackout - 145 Grain FMJ - Wolf - 20 Rounds 645611308673 $1.30/rd $26.00 90 8d ago 7m ago Lucky Gunner
.300 AAC Blackout - 125 grain Hornady FMJ - 100 Cartridges 785104500761 $1.33/rd $132.99 In Stock 1d ago 56m ago Tacoma Ammunition Company
.300 AAC Blackout - 130 grain Speer® Varmint Hollow Points - 100 Cartridges 785104500716 $1.33/rd $132.99 In Stock 3d ago 56m ago Tacoma Ammunition Company
.300 AAC Blackout - 125 grain Hornady FMJ - 20 Cartridges 785104500662 $1.35/rd $26.99 In Stock 4d ago 56m ago Tacoma Ammunition Company
.300 AAC Blackout - 125 grain Hornady HP - 20 Cartridges 785104500655 $1.35/rd $26.99 In Stock 1d ago 56m ago Tacoma Ammunition Company
.300 AAC Blackout - 125 grain Speer TNT Varmint HP - 100 Cartridges 785104500693 $1.37/rd $136.99 In Stock 4d ago 56m ago Tacoma Ammunition Company
.300 AAC Blackout - 125 grain Hornady HP - 100 Cartridges 785104500686 $1.37/rd $136.99 In Stock 4d ago 56m ago Tacoma Ammunition Company
300 AAC Blackout 145gr FMJ Wolf Polyformance Ammo Case (500 rds) $1.40/rd $698.99 In Stock 16d ago 12m ago The Armory
.300 AAC Blackout - 150 grain Hornady FMJ - 20 Cartridges 785104500778 $1.40/rd $27.99 In Stock 4d ago 56m ago Tacoma Ammunition Company
Barnaul .300 AAC Blackout 145 FMJ Polycoated Steel Case Cartridges 20 Rounds 4607094863717 $1.40/rd $27.99 In Stock 16d ago 22m ago Fin Feather Fur Outfitters
.300 AAC Blackout - 125 grain Speer TNT Varmint HP - 20 Cartridges 785104500785 $1.40/rd $27.99 In Stock 4d ago 56m ago Tacoma Ammunition Company
.300 AAC Blackout - 150 grain Hornady FMJ - 100 Cartridges 785104500709 $1.40/rd $139.99 In Stock 4d ago 56m ago Tacoma Ammunition Company
.300 AAC Blackout - 110 grain Ervin Frangible E Bullet - 100 Cartridges 785104500723 $1.40/rd $139.99 In Stock 2d ago 56m ago Tacoma Ammunition Company
MagTech .300 AAC Blackout 100 Rounds (2x50) of 123 Grain Super Sonic. $1.41/rd $141.00 In Stock 23h ago 2m ago Ammo Imports
.300 AAC Blackout - 123 grain Lapua Spitzer FMJ - 20 Cartridges 785104500730 $1.45/rd $28.99 In Stock 2d ago 56m ago Tacoma Ammunition Company
Armscor 300 Blackout 147GR FMJ Ammunition 20 Rounds 812285021089 $1.50/rd $29.98 In Stock 10d ago 38m ago Botach Tactical
300 AAC Blackout 145gr FMJ Wolf Polyformance Ammo Box (20 rds) $1.50/rd $29.98 In Stock 16d ago 12m ago The Armory
Gorilla Ammunition .300 AAC BlackOut, 147gr FMJ – 160 Round Bucket $1.62/rd $259.00 In Stock 21d ago 3m ago Gorilla Ammunition
Gorilla Ammunition .300 BlackOut 115gr, Controlled Chaos, Pig Punisher – 160 Round Bucket $1.69/rd $269.99 In Stock 6h ago 3m ago Gorilla Ammunition
300 AAC Blackout 200gr FMJ Sellier & Bellot Ammo Box (20 rds) $1.70/rd $33.99 In Stock 15h ago 12m ago The Armory
Morte SUB-SONIC .300 AAC Blackout **FREE SHIPPING** 500 Rounds of 220 Grain ***SUB SONIC!!***. $1.70/rd $850.00 In Stock 23h ago 2m ago Ammo Imports
Insurgent .300 AAC 220gr HPBT Nosler (30 Rounds) $1.73/rd $51.99 In Stock 9d ago 1h ago Top Gun Ammo
.300 AAC Blackout - 220 grain Berrys SP (subsonic) - 20 Cartridges 785104500747 $1.75/rd $34.99 In Stock 1d ago 56m ago Tacoma Ammunition Company
200 Round Case of 300 Blackout 150 Grain Winchester Deer Season XP Extreme Point Ammo - X300BLKDS - FREE SHIPPING- 200 rounds $1.90/rd $379.00 In Stock 5h ago 54s ago Ammo Empire
.300 AAC Blackout - 115 grain Lehigh Defense Controlled Chaos Copper - 20 Cartridges 785104500822 $1.90/rd $37.99 In Stock 21h ago 56m ago Tacoma Ammunition Company
DoubleTap 300 AAC Blackout Ammunition DTAP300BLK147FMJBT 147 Grain Full Metal Jacket Match 20 Rounds - Free Shipping with Buyer's Club! $2.00/rd $39.99 In Stock 6d ago 32m ago Outdoor Limited
Sig Sauer 300 AAC Blackout Elite Ball 125 GR FMJ - Sierra Match King Projectile -20 rounds Limit 2 - Made in the USA! $2.12/rd $42.45 In Stock 2d ago 15m ago 300blackoutclub.com
Sig Sauer Ammo Match 300 Blackout 120 Grain SC HT 20 Rounds [E300H1-20] 798681552979 $2.15/rd $42.99 In Stock 22h ago 30d ago Ammo Freedom
.300 AAC Blackout - 200 grain Maker REX Subsonic - 20 Cartridges 785104500754 $2.25/rd $44.99 In Stock 1d ago 56m ago Tacoma Ammunition Company
Liberty 300 AAC Blackout Ammunition Animal Instinct LAHAC300044 96 Grain Copper Hollow Point 20 Rounds - Free Shipping with Buyer's Club! $2.50/rd $49.99 In Stock 10d ago 32m ago Outdoor Limited
Barnes Ammo Vor-Tx 300 Blackout 110 Grain TAC-TX FB 20 Rounds [21548] 716876130115 $2.50/rd $49.99 In Stock 5h ago 30d ago Ammo Freedom
Hornady 80873 Black 300 AAC BlackoutWhisper/ 7.62x35mm 110 GR VMax 20 Rounds 090255808735 $2.75/rd $54.99 In Stock 2d ago 22m ago Fin Feather Fur Outfitters

300 Blackout Ammo

The .300 AAC Blackout is an intermediate cartridge designed to share ballistics similar to those of the 7.62x39 (AK-47 cartridge). It was developed for use in the M4 carbine and can be fired from a standard 5.56mm AR by only changing out the barrel.

It is also known as:

  • 300 BLK
  • 300 AAC Blackout
  • 7.62x35mm

Advanced Armament Corporation collaborated with Remington Defense to develop a .30 caliber cartridge that would surpass the performance of 5.56mm ammo. This long-contemplated idea of replacing AR-15s native 5.56mm came to life after United States Government launched an international military campaign aka global war on terror after 9/11, and our troops found themselves in unfamiliar geography and unknown situations. The demand for a cartridge that has was more powerful and more silent lead to AAC developing 300 Blackout ammo for special operations forces, using a 5.56mm case cut down to fit a 30- caliber bullet.

When was 300 BLK invented?

Although AR-pattern rifles and carbines had been previously chambered in different 30 calibers, feeding issues were present with each attempt. Many ammunition manufacturers had tried and failed, including Colt Firearms. The solution was found thanks to wildcatters. One of the wildcatted cartridges - .300 Whisper served as a concept to get to the final result, and the one to be submitted to SAAMI. Development began in 2009, with the cartridge approved by SAAMI in 2011.  

What’s the difference between 300 AAC and 5.56 / .223? 

Even though both rifle cartridges are suitable for target shooting, hunting, and home defense, there are a few differences between them.
300 blk bullet is stubbier, thicker, and heavier. 5.56mm NATO requires a longer barrel length, at least 12”. Once you add additional few inches that suppressor takes, it becomes impossible to get a powerful, yet short rifle.
On the other hand, 300 BLK works best in shorter-than-average barrels, which makes it super suitable for suppressed use. 300 blackout works reliably with both supersonic and subsonic ammo, but it shines when using subsonic and a suppressor, giving you a quiet and powerful bullet.
5.56 has a faster velocity and shoots flatter, while 300 penetrates through more material.  

300 BLK overcomes some of the shortcomings of larger calibers while providing the AR 15 with the possibility to shoot a larger round, with only switching the upper receiver.  

.300 AAC Blackout round military use

Netherlands 

The first formal adoption of 300 AAC happened in July 2015, when the Netherlands’ defense material organization bought 195 carbines chambered in this round. These integrally suppressed 300 BLK carbines were purchased for the Dutch Maritime Special Operations Force and modified to for use with ballistic visor helmets. 

United Kingdom 

Ministry of Defense ordered the supply of 300 Blackout ammo on a five-year contract, including the option to extend for an additional five years. The government noted the previous use of this round. 

United States

This round has not yet seen wide use in American Special forces, although SOCOM started using it in 2017, considering offers on how to modify 5.56 to accommodate 300 AAC rounds.   

Popular 300 Blackout Ammo Brands 

  • Remington
  • Fiocchi
  • Hornady
  • Magtech
  • Aguila
  • Sellier & Bellot
  • Barnes 

Which guns use 300 BLK Ammo?

A few popular models, including top-shelf rifles using with both supersonic and subsonic ammo, rifles widely used for home defense, hunting, or target shooting:
  • Daniel Defense DDM4
  • Wilson combat protector
  • IWI-US Tavor X95
  • Springfield Armory Saint
  • SIG MCX VIRTUS PISTOL
  • Ruger Ruger American Ranch Rifle
  • Ruger AR-556
Our selection is in no particular order regarding the best 300 blackout gun. Use this list as your starting point when searching for a weapon that suits you best.
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