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    .300 Blackout

    I got the itch for a 300 Blackout rifle. The questions are:

    SBR or not? I am not a fan of the whole brace thing. If I am going to shorten it I will get a stamp.

    Next, to buy or build??

    Any input would be appreciated.

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    I bought a 10.5 in upper from PSA. I assembled the lower. I killed 3 deer with mine last year, on was close to 100 yards.
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    What is your main use going to be? Hunting? Suppressed shooting? Range toy?

    Here's what I did years ago;

    I wanted a short 300BO for maneuverability and suppression, not necessarily hunting out past 100 yds, so I went through the months-long ordeal of SBRing a receiver.

    With the SBR I can travel with it anywhere IN STATE without the feds' okey-dokey transport paperwork.
    If I want to go OUT OF STATE I have to send off the permission slip to be approved at least 2 months ahead of time to make sure I get it back before leaving. So no spur-of-the-moment trips.

    NOW, however, I'm building a 300bo PISTOL with the SB3A brace, because the feds' have ruled "shouldering a brace" does not make it an SBR.
    I can travel with it ANYWHERE a pistol is legal to carry, without jumping through the paperwork hoop.

    If I'd known back then what I know now, I probably would have not bothered with the SBR ordeal. That said, it was still a good way to start dipping my toes in the NFA pool!

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    What is it about a “brace” that you don’t like?

    I’ve done both SBR route and also Braces. Years ago, the braces on the market were just “ok”...but now, with braces like the adjustable SBA3 on the market, if I had a choice of going SBR vs brace, it would definitely be a SBA3 brace.


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    With the types of braces out nowadays, Id say give them all a "test" run if you can get your hands on them, the SB Tactical ones are my favorites. And to answer your other question, I'd build one, but that's my personal preference because it makes it personal, it makes it, "yours".

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    Build. Don’t pay a company to assemble your gun with parts you are just gonna change. Unless it’s setup exactly how you want from the start, build it.
    Carbine vs sbr vs pistol all depends on you and what you want the gun to do. If I built my to hunt from a deer blind I would have chosen a carbine, but I wanted an SBR but didn’t want a stamp, so I built a 8.5 inch pistol with a Thordson cheek rest, and since the ATF walked back the whole shouldering fiasco it functions like an sbr with an insanely short stock. For a Sasquatch like myself it almost like squeezing into a VW bug, getting hunkered down behind the charging handle. My support hand could stand a couple more inches of barrel and handguard too. But as I said I’m a bit of a Sasquatch.

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    I know what you mean about building it. I built my very first AR.

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    I am happy with my pistol braced AR but if I was to go the SBR route I could build a pistol lower also and when going out of state just swap the upper from the SBR over to the pistol lower .

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    Having had some braces on pistol builds, a few Shockwaves and an early Sig/SB Tactical, I was not a fan of them. When the SBA3 came out, I didn't care for how it looked. I have a rifle with a mft minimalist stock on it and I can't say I like the hook look of it. But on a whim, I grabbed an SBA3 when it was on sale for about $100 just to see what all the fuss was about. I have 4 or 5 of them now. I believe I only have a Shockwave installed on 1 pistol now and it's a pistol I don't shoot regularly.

    Are you looking for a range toy? Are you going to suppress it? 300 Blackout works really well in a shorter barrel, 9" to 10.5". Do you need the extra velocity from a longer barrel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thperez1972 View Post
    Having had some braces on pistol builds, a few Shockwaves and an early Sig/SB Tactical, I was not a fan of them. When the SBA3 came out, I didn't care for how it looked. I have a rifle with a mft minimalist stock on it and I can't say I like the hook look of it. But on a whim, I grabbed an SBA3 when it was on sale for about $100 just to see what all the fuss was about. I have 4 or 5 of them now. I believe I only have a Shockwave installed on 1 pistol now and it's a pistol I don't shoot regularly.

    Are you looking for a range toy? Are you going to suppress it? 300 Blackout works really well in a shorter barrel, 9" to 10.5". Do you need the extra velocity from a longer barrel?
    To shoot suppressed and a range toy. I may give the brace a new look. I had always worried about shouldering a brace. I was thinking 10.5* upper. Looking at lowers and parts kits now.
    Last edited by flamatrix99; April 24th, 2019 at 08:56 AM.

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