.300 AAC Blackout now Hickok45 Approved by Foghorn | Dec 06, 2011 | 6 comments facebook twitter linkedin email Seems like I’m not the only one thoroughly enjoying the .300 BLK cartridge. comments Chris Dumm says: December 6, 2011 at 10:33 Will the .300 AAC succeed where so many have failed? Several intermediate-caliber cartridges based on the 5.56 have found only niche markets, despite excellent ballistics. The main reason? You can’t go too crazy when your rounds cost $1 a shot. Hopefully the manufacturing power of The Borg Collective, er, The Freedom Group, they’ll be able to keep the ammunition price down. It will never really catch fire until it drops to the price of bulk .308: less than $.50 per round. Reply Jeff O. says: December 6, 2011 at 10:36 I’m really hoping it will catch on. Reply Eric S. says: December 6, 2011 at 11:18 If it gets adopted as 300 NATO, or some other metric measurement since 7.62mm as already been taken, then I would consider it. I won’t buy an AR with it until that time. Reply Cameron says: December 6, 2011 at 17:28 Imagine if NATO did adopt it, then the U.S. military’s current stock of 5.56 flooded the civilian market and drove the price down to pre-O levels. I’d be in heaven. Reply Chris says: December 6, 2011 at 12:31 Looks like he enjoys your Surefire mag, too! Reply Chris Dumm says: December 6, 2011 at 12:45 It looks like Santa’s elves work for Surefire this year. Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.