Newington, New Hampshire–based SIG Sauer, Inc. has added a 205-grain subsonic 300 Blackout load to its Tipped Hunting line of ammunition.
The new subsonic 300 Blackout ammunition features a yellow-tipped 205-grain lead-core bullet. This load uses the same single-base extruded powders as SIG Match Grade rounds.
“300 Blackout continues to be a popular caliber and, in addition to several Match Grade rounds, SIG Sauer now offers two hunting loads, this new subsonic 205-grain Tipped Hunting and the 120-grain supersonic Elite Copper Hunting ammunition,” said Brad Criner, Senior Director, Brand Management and Business Development, SIG Sauer Ammunition.
SIG Sauer Elite Ammunition is manufactured at the company’s facility in Jacksonville, Arkansas.
Optimized for the AR-15 platform, the new subsonic 300 Blackout Tipped Hunting ammunition is engineered to allow hunters to load 30 rounds in a 30-round magazine and have the cartridges feed properly.
According to SIG Sauer engineers, they developed a stepped-down bullet design with a shouldered ogive that keeps the bullet from hitting the ridges of the magazine, which would cause the rounds to shift and eventually fail to feed. Nickel-plated cases aid in extraction.
Muzzle velocity is 1000 fps and muzzle energy is 455 ft.-lbs. from a 16-inch barrel, making it suitable for use with a suppressor to reduce sound signature and muzzle flash. This round is recommended for use in barrels 9 inches or longer.
The new SIG Sauer 205-grain 300 Blackout Tipped Hunting load E300H2-20 is now available for purchase at the sigsauer.com/store for $33.95 per 20-round box.