Both the Federal and Remington 220-grain subsonic loads use the same OTM bullet, which is popular for this cartridge. The Federal load I tested was an engineering sample, but it is now available in the American Eagle line. Compared with the other loads tested, the Federal offering was reasonably accurate but only cycled the action about 60 percent of the time. The Remington load was more reliable. These bullets did not expand in the gel and penetrated 24 inches on a straight track.
.300 AAC Blackout Remington 220-grain OTM
Since 1961, the O.F. (Oscar Frederick) Mossberg company has sold more than 11 million of its Model 500 pump-action shotguns, making it the most popular shotgun of all time, if not one of the most sold guns in any category, period.
In retrospect, Smith & Wesson had nobody to blame for the situation but themselves. The company didn’t invent the subcompact, lightweight, single-stack nine, of course. Walther and Beretta had preceded the original Shield to market by a few years with the PPS and the Nano, respectively, and Kahr had more or less created the niche back in the 1990s.