Piston Driven AR 15 Reviews, Articles and Answers

Shooting 300 Blackout Suppressed and Unsuppressed

Posted by Samantha Gannaway

Jun 13, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Here is a great example of shooting 300 Blackout suppressed and unsuppressed using supersonic and subsonic ammo from Class 3 Ordnance. We posted another video from Class 3 Ordnance a little while ago where he shot a 7.5" Adams Arms Tactical Elite Upper with and without a silencer (find article HERE). It is nice to hear other shooters' thoughts and explanations while researching your AR 15 build. Check out the video transcription below.

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308 vs 30-06

Posted by Samantha Gannaway

Jun 12, 2014 1:04:22 PM

As far as hunting calibers go, there are certain rounds that have advantages in certain situations. Similar to how a mechanic needs different tools for different jobs, a hunter needs different rifles/ rounds for different size game and distances. I think it is easy to say that every caliber possesses good qualities that make it more valuable depending on the circumstance. In this article, we are going to compare and contrast the 308 vs 30-06

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Brass vs Steel Ammo

Posted by Samantha Gannaway

May 23, 2014 2:48:00 PM

There are a lot of opinions and controversy when it comes to shooting brass vs steel ammo. For instance most people argue that steel ammo causes more fouling because of the lacquer coating, and more malfunctions occur when shooting steel ammo. So what is the true story between the two and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Take a look at the differences below to form your own conclusion and learn why some people may prefer one over the other.

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300 Blackout for Hunting

Posted by Samantha Gannaway

May 9, 2014 12:59:33 PM

300 Blackout for hunting? Like most topics in the industry the question of whether the 300 Blackout (300BLK) is a hunting caliber is widely disputed. On one hand proponents like the idea of being able to use their AR 15 rifle platforms for hunting, but opponents will argue that it is just not the right tool for the job. No matter what your side on the subject, we figured we would go over some points on the matter for your consideration. 

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.308 vs 7.62

Posted by Samantha Gannaway

Apr 11, 2014 12:16:30 PM

We recently wrote an article on the difference between .223 vs 5.56 and it sparked a similar question of what the difference is between .308 vs 7.62? Good question! Let's go through what makes them different from each other so we can put this question to rest as well.

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.223 vs 5.56

Posted by Samantha Gannaway

Mar 28, 2014 1:57:00 PM

A common question regarding ammunition is often "What is the difference between .223 Remington and 5.56 NATO?" Well ask and you shall receive! Let's go through the similarities and differences between .223 vs. 5.56 to help you differentiate and understand the two. 

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The 300 AAC Blackout

Posted by Samantha Gannaway

Mar 21, 2014 4:35:51 PM

As one of the newest most talked about calibers, the 300 AAC Blackout is gaining fans and drawing some skepticism. The round was produced to be fired from a 5.56x45 AR 15 platform using the same magazine, bolt, buffer, and spring. This means that the only changes that are needed to shoot the round is to change the barrel. Let's take a closer look at the 300BLK and go over some of the main advantages and disadvantages it offers.

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