Are you wanting a quiet, subsonic rifle? Then .300 Blackout is a great option and a Kiwi favourite.
Based on the .223 case, the cartridge is beautiful and small which means the magazines and actions are compact. In most cases, it shares the same magazines and actions as the .223. This, in turn, means that you carry more ammunition in a smaller magazine than the likes of .308 while still be able to send a 200-240 grain subsonic projectile downrange with the same ability to suppress as a subsonic .308 round. In most cases, the barrel twist from the factory is set up to allow it to be accurate for both subsonic and high-velocity loads.
Powerful enough for hunting most New Zealand game animals, this cartridge is ideal for hunting on properties where you are not wanting to upset neighbours when used with a silencer. Because the subsonic loads are very quiet (similar to a .22 LR using high velocity with a silencer) it will help ensure you don’t scare game off in the distance, increasing your chances of having a greater hunting experience.
The off-the-shelf ammunition options are great; ranging from 110-grain through to 220-grain at prices less than .308. The .300 Blackout is a truly great addition to any Kiwi hunters gun safe.
Unlike most rifles chambered for the .300 BLK, the Howa MiniAction is a bolt-action platform that's smaller than the traditional short-action receivers usually seen in the bolt-rifle world. These even-shorter rifles are optimised to feed many of today's popular AR-length cartridges, and the .300 BLK is one of the latest chamberings in the MiniAction lineup.
Howa Mini Action chamber and bolt are 12% shorter than regular short actions with shorter bolt throw for faster reloads. 18½" barrel, three-position safety, and H.A.C.T. two-stage trigger. Factory equipped with a ten round, synthetic detachable magazine. Lightweight and Fast!
Ultimately, the principal benefit of having a bolt-action rifle chambered in .300 BLK is to take advantage of the many subsonic offerings on the market. These quiet rounds, combined with a suppressor, have made .300 BLK rifles popular among shooters looking to achieve the most sound-reduction possible in their rifle platform. However, today's rifles equipped with semi-automatic operating systems, feature internal mechanisms that still create loud noises, particularly when the bolt closes on locking lugs. A bolt-action rifle like the Howa MiniAction removes this variable, allowing users to have an incredibly quiet platform.
The other benefit of a .300-BLK, bolt-action platform like the Howa MiniAction is for new shooters, who may be both sound- and recoil-averse. The AR-length cartridge chambered in a heavy-barreled rifle produces little felt recoil, and the use of subsonic ammunition combined with a solid suppressor makes for an easy, comfortable starting point for those stepping into the shooting sports.
Each rifle is equipped with a proprietary, detachable magazine holding 10 rounds. Each rifle is equipped with the company's HACT two-stage trigger, short bolt throw, and a three-position safety.
The Mini EXCL Lite Chassis is created for the recreational and precision shooter by developing a chassis that is structurally durable and lightweight. The Mini EXCL Lite Chassis pairs with the Howa barreled action to create the ideal blend of fit and function. The ergonomic adjustment of the fully adjustable LOP is addition to the large pistol grip will enable the shooter to pull off the most challenging shots. Compared to the original stock weighing in at 1.02kg this stock comes in at 0.85kg, saving you 170 grams!
The Mini EXCL Lite Chassis also functions with the original Howa detachable magazine.
• Calibre: 300 Blackout
• Action: Bolt action
• Barrel: 16" heavy barrel
• Barrel Thread: 5/8x24
• Stock: EXCL Lite black synthetic chassis
• Finish: Black blued
• Magazine: 10-round detachable magazine
Purchase of this item requires a firearms licence, you will need to complete a Police Order Form and take it into your local police station to have it signed off. The form can be found from the link below.
Police Order Form
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