SIG Sauer Introduces Elite Performance .300 AAC Blackout Ammunition

SIG Sauer Introduces Elite Performance .300 AAC Blackout Ammunition

sig_sauer_300_blackout_3In 2014 SIG Sauer emerged into the ammo market with their introduction of Elite Performance handgun ammunition. New to the Elite Performance product line is a subsonic .300 AAC Blackout load, which represents the company's first rifle ammunition product.

Loaded with a 220-grain Open Tip Match (OTM) projectile, SIG Sauer's new Elite Performance .300 AAC Blackout skirts just under the speed of sound at an advertised muzzle velocity of 1,000 feet-per-second (fps) with 489 foot-pounds (ft-lb.) of energy. Designed for use with or without a suppressor, this ammunition is intended to have low recoil with minimal muzzle flash and sound signature. 


Suited for target shooting and tactical applications, Elite Performance .300 AAC Blackout is loaded to cycle through modern sporting rifles, including the all-new SIG Sauer MCX rifle. During initial testing through an unsuppressed 10.5-inch Brownells barrel, G&A Editors found SIG Sauer's new Blackout round to perform at an average muzzle velocity of 972 fps with 462 ft-lb. of energy. 



"The subsonic, 220-grain 300 Blackout is fun to shoot, especially using a silencer, and extremely popular with those who want reduced sound and muzzle flash," said Bud Fini, vice president of marketing for SIG SAUER.  "Fans of the 300 Blackout also appreciate the convenience of being able to use standard 5.56 NATO AR magazines with 300 Blackout rounds without a reduction in capacity.  And, if they don't already own a modern sporting rifle chambered in 300 Blackout, all they have to do is change the uppers of their AR-15 to convert."

Retail availability date and pricing are not yet available. We also expect to see additional offerings of Elite Performance rifle ammunition in 2015, including a supersonic load for the .300 AAC Blackout.


sig_sauer_300_blackout_1

Recommended for You

Shopping for Father's Day gifts? A great dad deserves a fantastic present. Take a look at these gift ideas handpicked by our Guns & Ammo editors. Gear

2018 Father's Day Gift Guide

G&A Online Editors - May 15, 2018

Shopping for Father's Day gifts? A great dad deserves a fantastic present. Take a look at...

OSG's Lynn Burkhead talks with Erik Stern of Beretta about the new Beretta APX Carry pistol at the 2019 NRA Annual Meetings. NRA Show

New for 2019: The Beretta APX Carry

G&A Digital Staff - May 28, 2019

OSG's Lynn Burkhead talks with Erik Stern of Beretta about the new Beretta APX Carry pistol at...

Michael Janich of The Best Defense talks about various air guns that and their usefulness during different disaster scenarios. Personal Defense

Air Guns: Useful Weapon and Tool in Disaster Situations

The Best Defense

Michael Janich of The Best Defense talks about various air guns that and their usefulness...

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Feeding Your Firearms with Aguila Ammunition

Feeding Your Firearms with Aguila Ammunition

A group of competitive shooters talk about new products from Aguila , the Aguila Cup, and everyone's favorite new guns launched at the 2019 SHOT show.

Black Hills Evolution of Rifle Cartridge: .308 Win. 175 Gr. Match

Black Hills Evolution of Rifle Cartridge: .308 Win. 175 Gr. Match

David Fortier talks with Jeff Hoffman of Black Hills Ammunition about the evolution of the .308 Win. 175 Gr. Match bullet.

Hornady 6MM Creedmoor

Hornady 6MM Creedmoor

Tom Beckstrand and Neal Emery of Hornady highlight the 6MM Creedmoor ammo.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

Don't mortgage the homestead to get into PRS, this is what's available from the likes of Mossberg, Tikka, Savage, Howa, Bergara, Weatherby and Remington. Rifles

Starter Rifles for Under $1000

Aaron Carter - May 09, 2019

Don't mortgage the homestead to get into PRS, this is what's available from the likes of...

The Savage MSR 15 Competition is an out-of-the-box race horse ready to help you win 3-Gun matches. Rifles

Savage Arms MSR 15 Competition Review

James Tarr - May 21, 2019

The Savage MSR 15 Competition is an out-of-the-box race horse ready to help you win 3-Gun...

Springfield Armory's SAINT Edge Pistol may be the best AR pistol on the market. Handguns

Springfield Armory SAINT Edge Pistol Review

James Tarr - April 17, 2019

Springfield Armory's SAINT Edge Pistol may be the best AR pistol on the market.

See More Stories

More Accessories

The Vedder Holsters RapidTuck IWB Hybrid Holster offers both five-star comfort and convenience. Accessories

Vedder Holsters RapidTuck IWB Hybrid Review

Eric R. Poole - August 05, 2019

The Vedder Holsters RapidTuck IWB Hybrid Holster offers both five-star comfort and...

The number of aftermarket magazines available has increased exponentially, but which ones are worth the investment? Accessories

Are Aftermarket Magazines Worth It?

Jeremy Stafford - September 12, 2019

The number of aftermarket magazines available has increased exponentially, but which ones are...

Richard Nance talks with Bruce Pendleton of Revolution Targets at the OSG 2019 Roundtable about their heavy duty hostage and double torso targets. Accessories

Revolution Targets by Pendleton

Guns & Ammo Staff - September 10, 2019

Richard Nance talks with Bruce Pendleton of Revolution Targets at the OSG 2019 Roundtable...

See More Accessories

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

×