First Look: Barnaul Ammunition .300 BLK FMJ

posted on August 5, 2020

Barnaul Ammunition is a leading manufacturer of precision steel-case ammunition, and now it is rolling out a new line of premium .300 Blackout ammunition for customers in the U.S.

The new Barnaul .300 Blackout load features a 145-grain FMJ round with a 1,985 fps-rated muzzle velocity. The cartridge is intended for high-volume target shooting and training with rifles and pistols chambered in the versatile and increasingly popular .300 Blackout cartridge. This new offering from Barnaul delivers all the key features that have made its ammo the go-to choice of discerning, price-conscious shooters across two continents and at a very attractive price point.

Barnaul ammunition is built using premium steel cases with bullets that are manufactured at the company's facility in Russia. The cases are coated with an advanced, high-temperature polymer coating to ensure flawless operation with the close tolerances found in firearms all over the world. The polymer coating on the cases is engineered to perform flawlessly even under high-temperature, full-auto conditions. In addition to this, Barnaul uses non-corrosive powder and primers in order to deliver the cleanest-burning steel-case ammunition on the market today. 

The new .300 Blackout round from Barnaul has a retail price that is significantly less than comparable brass cartridges. This, combined with the outstanding performance and clean operation of the cartridge, make Barnaul ammunition a great choice for shooters who enjoy extended sessions on the range but don’t want to break the bank.

Barnaul .300 Blackout Specifications

  • Bullet: 145-grain full-metal-jacket
  • Ballistic Coefficient (G1): .366
  • Muzzle Velocity: 1,985 fps
  • Muzzle Energy: 1,268 ft.-lbs.
  • Cartridge Max Length: 2.15 inches
  • Cartridge Average Weight: 239 grains
  • Rounds per Box: 20

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