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Old 11-17-2018, 11:42 PM   #1
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I plan to get a 300 BLK upper for Christmas and was wondering what barrel length you guys prefer? This will be going on a pistol upper and my sole purpose will be to use it to kill a few pigs at night and i will most likely add a photon. My budget is limited so I've decided on going with a Palmetto and the options are 7.5", 8.5", or 10.5" with or without flash cans? Also will I be better suited with the 1/8 twist vs 1/7 since I plan to shoot only supers with no plans to suppress? Any info will be greatly appreciated so I can get this think ordered!
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Old 11-18-2018, 12:36 AM   #2
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Mine is 10.5". I like it. Plenty accurate for minute of hog ear.
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Old 11-18-2018, 12:45 PM   #3
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10.5 here, 1/7. And a 16.5 bolt gun.
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Old 11-18-2018, 03:15 PM   #4
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8-9” is all that’s needed on a Blackout.

Of the choices you mentioned I would get the 8.5” barrel and 7 twist.


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Old 11-18-2018, 04:13 PM   #5
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I'm weird & went 11.5...I like longer rails
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Old 11-18-2018, 04:22 PM   #6
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I had a 8.3 inch upper with a flash can on it. I liked it fine and killed at least 30 pigs with it. The only reason I got rid of it was that a buddy of mine liked it and made me an offer I couldn't resist. I ended up replacing it with a 12.5 inch 6.5 Grendel upper just for something different. My only complaint with unsuppressed AR's with short barrels is that ear pro is a must or your ears will be ringing for days.
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Old 11-18-2018, 07:30 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info! Does the flash can actually do anything to keep the noise tolerable for a shot or 2?
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Old 11-18-2018, 07:31 PM   #8
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8-9” is all that’s needed on a Blackout.

Of the choices you mentioned I would get the 8.5” barrel and 7 twist.


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7 twist will work better than 8 for supers on the 8.5 inch? Thanks!
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Old 11-18-2018, 07:31 PM   #9
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16"

I've killed pigs from 5 to 300 yards with it.
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Old 11-18-2018, 07:36 PM   #10
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I had a 8.3 inch upper with a flash can on it. I liked it fine and killed at least 30 pigs with it. The only reason I got rid of it was that a buddy of mine liked it and made me an offer I couldn't resist. I ended up replacing it with a 12.5 inch 6.5 Grendel upper just for something different. My only complaint with unsuppressed AR's with short barrels is that ear pro is a must or your ears will be ringing for days.
So the flash can doesn't help much? Not opposed to wearing ear protection and should always wear it really, but sometimes a quick shot presents itself and I'd rather not blow my ears out if I can help it! Lol
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Old 11-18-2018, 07:40 PM   #11
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So the flash can doesn't help much? Not opposed to wearing ear protection and should always wear it really, but sometimes a quick shot presents itself and I'd rather not blow my ears out if I can help it! Lol
It definitely helps, but it's still gonna be loud.
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Old 11-18-2018, 08:18 PM   #12
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It definitely helps, but it's still gonna be loud.
Thanks!
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Old 11-18-2018, 08:25 PM   #13
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8.5” and 1/8 should do just fine for supers. And a suppressor is a great option to cut noise
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Old 11-18-2018, 08:29 PM   #14
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Old 11-18-2018, 10:55 PM   #15
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8.5” and 1/8 should do just fine for supers. And a suppressor is a great option to cut noise
Thanks and that's a super nice looking rig you have!
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Old 11-18-2018, 11:20 PM   #16
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7 twist will work better than 8 for supers on the 8.5 inch? Thanks!


I guessed you would want to shoot subs as well.

Either will work.


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Old 11-19-2018, 12:27 AM   #17
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I guessed you would want to shoot subs as well.

Either will work.


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No plans for subs since I don't have a suppressor. I guess I may shoot a few playing around at the range, but have zero intentions of hunting with them. Thanks again for all the suggestions guys.
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Old 11-19-2018, 08:26 AM   #18
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If I had ZERO intentions of ever getting a suppressor (which would be a poor choice IMHO), then there is no reason to go with a shorter barrel, unless you just want the convenience. Get every last FPS out of the round possible.
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