Let’s face it. Shooting steel targets is not only fun, but a great way to train. Combine the instant feedback of hits or misses with not having to walk down range and check targets every couple of minutes and you can focus on your shooting more than target monitoring.
We’ve been using Polycase Ammunition for a couple of years now in 9mm, .45 ACP and other pistol calibers. Their newest offering is kind of exciting. The Polycase SRR 300 Blackout ammo is, as the SRR (Short Range Rifle) name implies, optimized for training at shorter distances. It’s optimized for 50 yards.
Like all other Polycase Ammunition, these projectiles are made from a gooey mixture of polymer and copper. In its liquid state, it can be poured into molds so it’s easy to make. As for shooting steel, the projectiles basically blow up when they impact a hard steel target. Whereas the safe distance for shooting steel targets with conventional lead and copper ammunition is 15 to 50 yards or so, safe distances for Polycase Ammunition are measured in small numbers of yards. A video on the company’s website shows a shooter firing away just inches from the target.
I shot some initial rounds from a Daniel Defense DDM4v5 300 Blackout AR-15 rifle suppressed with a SilencerCo Specwar 762 suppressor. Of course, these 88-grain projectiles are supersonic at about 2,550 feet per second, but the blast was greatly reduced even with the supersonic crack.
We’ll be running the new 300 Blackout load along with 9mm and .45 ACP through a battery of tests with steel targets from Competition Target Systems soon, so stay tuned.