31 August 2015

State Alternative

Periodically I see what's still out there and thriving.

I use Midway as my barometer.

6.5 Grendel:  5 loads from 2 manufacturers.  5 available.

6.8mm Remington Special/6.8 SPC/6.8x43mm:  19 loads from 7 manufacturers.  12 available, 2 back-order OK, 5 unavailable.

.300 AAC Blackout: 31 loads from 12 manufacturers.  25 available, 2 back-order OK, 3 unavailable, 1 temporary unavailable.

.300 AAC Blackout Subsonic:  11 loads from 9 manufacturers.  8 available, 1 back-order OK, 1 unavailable, 1 temporary unavailable.

.300 is teh new hotness, to be sure.

Grendel is hanging in there!

6.8 seems to have achieved stasis but is down a lot in variety since I started.

6.5 and 6.8 are the boutique alternates.  Rabid fans and dedicated followings.

And it's only been six months since last time I did this.

1 comment:

  1. Though I didn't conduct a thorough count, the Sportsman's Warehouse in Tucson carries several different 300 AAC Blackout loads, both subsonic and supersonic, from Remington, HPR and Barnes (sometimes). I have also seen a couple different 6.8 SPC loads there (I think Hornady was one manufacturer; I don't recall the other one). No 6.5 Grendel, though.

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