New from AAC: Handi Rifle in 300 Blackout

Need an affordable rifle? Love you some 300 Blackout ammo? Is your name Leghorn? Strike that last one. AAC showed a prototype of an H&R Handi Rifle chambered in 300 BLK about a year ago. Now it’s the real deal. Since the sneak peak, they’ve dropped the iron sights and added a length of rail. But it’s still a single shot break-open gun with a 16″ barrel. Perfect for keeping in the truck for when that stray elk wanders across the road on your way home. Or something like that. Press release after the jump.

Lawrenceville, GA – Advanced Armament Corp., LLC (“AAC”) is proud to announce an economical option for 300 AAC BLK enthusiasts – The AAC Handi-Rifle chambered in 300 AAC BLK.

For many years, the Handi-Rifle has been the single-shot choice for of the accomplished and self-assured hunter that takes pride in their marksmanship.  The AAC Handi-Rifle honors that choice with an impeccable blend of simplicity, reliability and accuracy.

The ACC Handi-Rifle features a phosphate finish on a lightweight-profile 1:7-inch twist, 16-inch barrel. The barrel comes threaded in 5/8”×24 TPI with a thread protector and is ready to accept any variety of muzzle attachments or suppressors. A Picatinny rail on the receiver allows the mounting of any optic.  The AAC Handi-Rifle features a black, glass-filled polymer stock and retails for $359.

AAC Handi-Rifle Specifications (Manufacturer Part Number 102602):

  • Caliber: 300 AAC Blackout (7.62x35mm)
  • Barrel Length: 16”
  • Twist: 1:7
  • Muzzle Thread: 5/8”-24
  • Stock: Glass-filled polymer, black matte finish, swivel studs, recoil pad
  • Action: Single shot
  • Sights: Scope mount rail, no iron sights
  • Length:  30”
  • Length of Pull: 11.75”
  • MSRP: $359

comments

  1. avatar AJD says:

    I shot this rifle at GoingQuiet.com’s silencer shoot out this weekend. It was suppressed with an AAC can and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since. It was an amazing rifle, they had it mounted with a T1 Aimpoint red dot and the balance with the suppressor was great. Very quiet and a very powerful round. I can’t believe how much fun it was to shoot.

  2. avatar jwm says:

    Simple is good. There’s always a place in your safe for basic but well built guns. I have 2 h&r single pipe shotguns, one in 12 and one in 20 ga. Ever see the you tube where the guy uses his 12 as a muzzel loader?

      1. avatar jwm says:

        Couldn’t provide a link. I stumbled across it on you tube.

  3. avatar Aharon says:

    “For many years, the Handi-Rifle has been the single-shot choice for of the accomplished and self-assured hunter that takes pride in their marksmanship.”

    So why not provide good iron sites and skip the rail for the scope? Talk about an ego-stroking PR release. Still, I like it though I’d put iron sights on it.

    BTW, the link above isn’t working.

  4. avatar Joseph Bush says:

    Sounds like a winner. I had a guy at the range give me some .300 blk, it had miss fed in his AAC rifle, (He was trying to run it bone dry, brand new gun did not like that one bit.) He also gave me all his spent brass, I could count that as a discount off the price of the H&R as I would not need to buy ammo.

    Joe

    1. avatar Aharon says:

      Joe,

      What are the benefits to having this gun in .300 and not .308 which is far more common, I think.

      1. avatar Levi B says:

        .300blk has subsonic loads. This is about as cheap as a suppressor host for .300blk gets.

        .300blk has limited uses. If you’re doing a short barreled AR-15 and/or a suppressed rifle, it’s great. Otherwise, there are better choices.

        1. avatar Aharon says:

          Thank you!

      2. avatar Joseph Bush says:

        I think this little guy with an Econo-Can, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haiqFcIXTqs&feature=player_embedded , would make for an excellent hog/coyote/deer control device on the farm. Should be tough, plenty of oil filters laying around dads old shop, and fairly economical to shoot. Being a single shot it should be very quiet suppressed, even with an oil filter suppressor. Where is that form 4 paperwork?

        Joe

        1. avatar APBTFan says:

          Form 4 is required to buy the adapter.

      3. avatar Melting says:

        Aharon, I believe your assertion is correct.
        There is no advantage to this over the .308. the .308 can also be loaded subsonic to the exact same ballistics as the 300 blackout. In addition the full power .308 is much more useful in hunting applications. Further.308 is much more readily available for purchase. So you are correct, this platform makes more sense in .308.

        The true advantage of the .300 Blackout is that it will cycle the semi automatic action of the AR15 platform in either subsonic or supersonic loadings with no modification to the gas system. The subsonic .308 will not cycle the action of either an AR10 or M14 variants without modification. .300BLK has many other advantages in the AR platform that are not duplicated in the single shot Handi-rifle.
        I like the .300BLK but this rifle makes little sense to me in that cartridge.

  5. avatar Partially Concealed says:

    Sounds great for $199.

    1. avatar JoshinGA says:

      Well, MSRP is only $360. Realistically we’ll probably see this rifle for what, about $250? I think that would be worth having around for that price. Assuming you dont mind its in 300 blackout.

  6. avatar matt says:

    A cheap rifle which is configured to accept a suppressor (which costs 3x – 4x as much as the rifle), and is chambered in a expensive caliber? Um… ok.

  7. avatar RIGHT! says:

    It’s a product in search of a Mkt, the next “Zombie Gun”

  8. avatar Southernmutt says:

    Yawn.

  9. avatar bill says:

    I have a heavy barrel in .223 and let me tell you, I can EMBARRASS people with it using Winchester white box 40 gr hp’s from Wal-Mart. One of my best range memories is how mad the dude who could not shoot his custom rifle got when I started shooting one hole groups with the H&R. This is after the objective adjustment ring on my Simmons scope fell off.

  10. avatar APBTFan says:

    Handi Rifles are a great buy. I have an Ultra Varmint Fluted in .243 Win and it is stupid accurate with Varget and a 58gr V-Max.

  11. avatar Chris Dumm says:

    .300 AAC can be bought relatively cheaply (less than $1/round) online, or you could put a can on a .30-30 H&R for shorter-range work. Either way, having a cheap threaded .30 rifle makes sense if you’ve already got the .30 can.

    1. avatar RIGHT! says:

      A dollar a round is what I pay for match grade 762 NATO

  12. avatar pat says:

    I see this as more of an accessory to a .30cal suppressor

  13. avatar Human Being says:

    You need to stop putting a decimal on the front of “300 Blackout”. In the proper name, it’s “300”, not “.300”. Every time I see that, I think of the laughing “.9mm” posts on this site.

    Look it up if you don’t believe me.

      1. avatar Chris Dumm says:

        Golly, a projectile 300 inches across! That sounds perfect for home defense, but I’m not sure I’d like the recoil. Didn’t Jules Verne use a gun like this one to shoot a capsule to the Moon?

        1. avatar Human Being says:

          There are so very many reasons why 300 Blackout is cool.

  14. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

    Without a hint of irony, they say:

    “For many years, the Handi-Rifle has been the single-shot choice for of the accomplished and self-assured hunter that takes pride in their marksmanship. ”

    Yea, never mind all those people with Thompson Contenders & Encores, much less all those people with falling blocks, High Walls and so on before the Contender…

  15. avatar David says:

    This is the reason for a 300 BLK handi-rifle:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8BylISWMak.

    For less than $700 you, too, can own a suppressed rifle chambered in a cartridge equivalent to the 7.62×39 that shoots subsonic and supersonic rounds. Get the handi-rifle for less than $300 and the econo-can for less than $300 incl. tax stamp and put a scope on it and, voila, the hammer strike is louder than the cartridge noise. It’s probably the least expensive way to get into silencers with a reasonably powerful cartridge.

  16. avatar adam says:

    fatfingered one at adventure outdoors in smyrna, ga yesterday. they had it listed right at 300 cash price.

    it was really, really neat, but i can’t see myself buying it for anything other than plinking, and i have some .22s for that.

  17. avatar John says:

    My favorite “handi-rifle” so far w.low budget is a single-shot 12ga. with inserts
    Of various caliber: .45-70, .45Colt, .22magnum, etc,from MCA in Alaska. Strong,
    Adaptible,&cheaper than buying a new gun.

  18. avatar Michael says:

    How does this compare with the CVA break action 300 BLK?

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