Faxon Firearms has always been at the forefront of barrel development in the industry, so it’s no surprise that they are developing barrels for the 8.6 Blackout ammunition.
Working in conjunction with Q, they have developed a very lethal package when you combine Faxon Firearms barrel expertise and the science and innovation Q possesses.
To date here is everything you need to know about the new 8.6 Blackout round, how it compares to 300 Blackout, and the radical new barrel design by Faxon Firearms.
8.6 blackout vs 300 blackout
The 8.6 BLK round was imagined and developed by Q.
When imagining 8.6 Blackout, a good starting point is to think of 8.6 BLK as the big brother to 300 Blackout. However, it’s much more than just an upgrade on 300 BLK.
Like the 300 Blackout, the 8.6 Blackout was designed primarily for suppressed shooting, however, they also have supersonic loads in development as well.
8.6 BLK is re-imagining "energy on target" by employing a fast 1:3 twist rate (compare to common 1:7 and 1:8 twists for calibers like 5.56 NATO or 300 BLK).
Other 8.6 BLK Features
- Fits AR-10 Sized Rifles
- 338 Subsonic Load Based around the 300-grain Sierra Match King
- Similar to 338 Federal, but the case has been shortened to reliably work with gas guns without modification to mags
- Uses Standard 308 Mags
- Low-Pressure Cartridge
- Utilizes a shortened 6.5 Creedmoor case for use of subsonic and high BC projectiles
- Current Ammo Companies in Development: Gorilla, Hornady, Black Hills, and Discreet Ballistics
- Designed Around a 12" barrel
Faxon Firearms has previously shown several 8.6 Blackout loads with a 300-grain bullet and a 210-grain Barnes TTSX bullet. These loads are still in development but should become commercially available in the foreseeable future.
How Faxon Firearms Is Involved
Faxon Firearms has been privileged to work with Q on developing the best possible barrels to support this revolutionary new round.
The team at Faxon Firearms is in the development of their own 8.6 BLK barrels for both the AR-10 and Remington model 700 platforms.
Faxon 8.6 Blackout Barrel For Sale
Faxon Firearms will be offering 1:3 twist barrels chambered in 8.6 Blackout for Remington 700 platforms and AR-10 pattern rifles. The barrels for both platforms will be available in 8", 12", and 16" length options.
Remington 700 Platform
- 8" Light Palma, Remage style with 1:3 twist
- 12" Light Palma, Remage style with 1:3 twist
- 16" Light Palma, Remage style with 1:3 twist