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SHOT Show 2016: Grizzly Cartridge Company introduces .300 Blackout ammo

Best known for high performance, hard cast lead bullets and ammo for hunting or defense against big critters, the company is making a line of .300 Blackout subsonic ammo

Mike Rintoul of Grizzly Cartridge Company and Cast Performance Bullets has been in the industry for a long time. Best known for his high performance, hard cast lead bullets and ammo for hunting or defense against big critters that can bite back, he also is making a line of .300 Blackout subsonic ammo.

A 220 grain hard cast lead bullet with a Brinell hardness of around 20 is the projectile. Velocity is right around 1050. Mike says he gets a lot of hog hunters using them and they are reporting great penetration results through the thick shoulder gristle plate.

I asked about leading in barrels and suppressors. Mike reports that there should be little to no leading with the ammo due to the hardness of the bullet. Judging from his other ammo, that’s probably an accurate statement and not just hype.

The biggest thing to remember about lower velocity bullets is that they may expand very little if at all at subsonic velocities. A good hard cast bullet will shoot well and do just as good a job as a more expensive jacketed round.

Mike is selling this ammo at $9.95 for a box of 20.

Grizzly Cartridge also has a high performance line of hard cast, wide meplat lead bullet ammo in popular handgun and rifle cartridges for those who venture into the backcountry or hunt big game with handguns. They also load a turned brass “Punch” bullet that will out penetrate a lead bullet of equivalent weight. Out of a .45/70 it has been successfully used to take elephants in control hunts.

Ron Avery is President and Director of Training for The Practical Shooting Academy, Inc. and Executive Director of the non-profit, Rocky Mountain Tactical Institute - both training institutions dedicated to professional firearms and tactics courses, higher police standards and training and use of force research.

Ron is a former police officer with many years of street experience, which he brings into the training environment. He is internationally recognized as a researcher, firearms trainer and world class shooter. His training methodology is currently being used by hundreds of agencies and thousands of individuals across the US and internationally.

He has worked as a consultant and trainer for top level federal agencies, special operations military from all branches of the armed forces and law enforcement agencies across the US.

He is a weapons and tactics trainer for, handgun, carbine, select fire, precision rifle and shotgun, as well as advanced instructor schools, defensive tactics, team skills and tactics, low light tactics, arrest and control and officer survival. He is also a consultant for firearms training programs, use of force and firearms research, range development, instructor development and other firearm related topics.

For over 25 years he has consistently ranked among the best shooters in the world in national, international and world championship competitions, winning many different titles including two-time National Law Enforcement Champion. In 2002, he represented his country as a member of the first place, United States Practical Shooting Association’s “Gold Team” in the Standard Division in the World Championships in South Africa.

As a published writer, his articles have been featured in SWAT Magazine, Petersen’s Handguns, American Handgunner, U.S.P.S.A.'s Front Sight, Colorado State Shooting Association and other law enforcement publications and journals.