05 September 2016

Annual State Of The Alternates

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

I use Midway as my barometer.

6.5 Grendel: 5 loads from 2 manufacturers. 4 available.  Almost the same as last year.

6.8mm Remington Special/6.8 SPC/6.8x43mm: 18 loads from 7 manufacturers. 10 available, 4 back-order OK, 4 unavailable.

.300 AAC Blackout: 39 loads from 17 manufacturers. 21 available, 11 back-order OK, 7 unavailable.

.300 AAC Blackout Subsonic: 12 loads from 10 manufacturers. 7 available, 2 back-order OK, 3 unavailable.

.300 is still teh new hotness, to be sure.  I've noticed more "I got the ammo mixed up" ka-booms in the past year for .300.  If that keeps up, I expect the wary American shooter will start disliking the round.

Things are about the same as last year, though.

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