Ruger American Optimized – 300 AAC Blackout 188gr Subsonic Hunting Load


    The Ruger American Ranch in 300BLK is arguably the most popular non-AR 300BLK rifle in existence. These rifles were designed and produced 20 miles south of us at the Ruger facility in Newport, NH. We’ve tested them extensively and are now offering a loading which is optimized just for their 16″ 1:7 twist barrel. The muzzle velocity on these will average right around 1000fps which is ideal.

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    The Discreet Ballistics 300 AAC Blackout 188gr Selous Machined Expander is a subsonic hunting load that incorporates a machined copper 30 Cal projectile (the Selous bullet) which expands at subsonic velocities above 750 feet per second. This projectile was designed using state-of-the-art ballistics modeling software to maximize stability at subsonic velocities. Discreet Ballistics gives its customers the option of choosing these loads optimized for either 16″ barrels or 5-11” barrels and bolt action rifles.

    Utilizes brand new Jagemann Brass

    Powder charges consistent to within 0.1 grain

    Industry leading seating depth consistency.

    Hunting Loads utilize the Selous Machined Expander 188gr solid copper projectile which expands to over three times its original diameter upon entering fluid

    Effective range is usually within 75-100 yards due to dramatic bullet drop past 100yds – Muzzle velocity is typically between 900-1050fps depending on the barrel.

    The Two Load System
    The Discreet Ballistics’ two load system was conceived so that the shooter of subsonic ammunition can practice with a less costly Target load, and hunt with a premium load utilizing the Selous Machined Expander. Methodical load development by Discreet Ballistics has created a system which will minimize point of impact shift allowing the shooter greater confidence when it’s time to hunt.

    Note: The Selous projectile feeds best with 300BLK specific magazines from Lancer which can be found here


    Additional information

    Weight 1 lbs
    Dimensions 6.5 × 2.5 × 2 in