300 Blackout Journey Page 9

The Umbrella Corporation was founded in the late 1960s as a major international player in pharmaceutical goods and medical supplies, known for their creation of the T-Virus a powerful mutagen that alters living and recently dead organisms. Wait that’s the Umbrella Corporation from the movie and game series of Resident Evil. The Umbrella Corporation I spent the day on the range with has a totally different doctrine.

Umbrella Corporation is a research, development, and engineering firm incorporated in 2007 with primary focus on small arms design to include complete weapon systems as well as functional parts and accessories that exceed the expectations of the consumer, provide definitive advantage, value added performance, and no-compromise quality. Ingenuity, innovation, with a dedicated commitment towards perfection defines our philosophy.”

 

The expansion of the versatile 300 blackout round continues to be on the rise. I am finding more people adopting the round in my part of the country and coming across even more interesting AR builds like this Resident Evil theme based AR. I have seen a few other theme based AR’s but never really gave any real consideration to purchasing or building one as it felt to gimmicky and I was worried about quality. The Umbrella Corporation has a mission to exceed the expectations of its consumer base, having looked over this build I can say it has definitely achieved its mission. This build has many interesting features I had not seen before. First that 1-6 Vortex Strike Eagle has absolutely amazing clarity and the speed of a reflex sight, it is IMHO perfect for the short to medium range 300Blackout cartridge. Then we have this rather unique Ferfrans CRD (concussion reduction device) it reduces concussion and muzzle blast by forcing it all down range. I was a little concerned about it’s bulk changing the point of aim but once the testing started I quickly discovered there was no impact to accuracy or point of aim. With all of its features I quickly came to realize this was one well thought out 300 Blackout build, the features were perfect match for the 300 Blackout round. This AR could easily be used for hunting, 3 Gun Competition and tactical teams for room clearing.

Overwhelmed with the quality of the build I almost forgot we were there to do some testing adding yet another rifle to the self proclaimed largest 300 Blackout dataset on the web. The owner even provided some of his own ammo for testing wanting to see how they performed across the chronograph.

 

Rifle Barrel Length Gas Tube Length Ammunition – Powder-Manual COAL Bullet Weight/Bullet Type Velocity FPS Average Velocity FPS ES SD Group Size Weather Conditions Bolt Lock Back
Umbrella Corp AR Build 16′ 1/8.5 Pistol Fiocchi 150gr FMJ Hi 1975 1950 51 20 3.484 50 Degrees Windy Yes
1943
1943
1966
Low 1924
Umbrella Corp AR Build 16′ 1/8.5 Pistol Hornady Zombie Max 110gr Zmax Hi 2376 2358 29 11 4.181 50 Degrees Windy Yes
2351
2364
Low 2347
2355
Umbrella Corp AR Build 16′ 1/8.5 Pistol Factory Sig 2.225 Sig 220gr 1086 1060 214 88 1.086 50 Degrees Windy Yes
Hi 1117
1091
1106
Low 903
Umbrella Corp AR Build 16′ 1/8.5 Pistol Team Never Quit 2.075 125gr Nosler BT Hi 2171 2151 48 18 0.715 50 Degrees Windy Yes
Low 2123
2143
2154
2164

I brought along my Ruger American Ranch Rifle and my own 300Blackout AR built on a Sun Devil Lower with a CMMG Barrel which has been used in these test previously.

Rifle Barrel Length Gas Tube Length Ammunition – Powder-Manual COAL Bullet Weight/Bullet Type Velocity FPS Average Velocity FPS ES SD Group Size Weather Conditions Bolt Lock Back
RARR 300BlackOut 16′ 1/7 Twist N/A Reload 19gr A1680 2.226 150gr Speer Hi 1828 1807 44 16 1.103 50 Degrees Windy N/A
1809
Low 1784
1814
1804
RARR 300BlackOut 16′ 1/7 Twist N/A Hornady Zombie Max 110gr Zmax 2428 2428 9 4 1.337 50 Degrees Windy N/A
Hi 2433
2433
Low 2424
2424
Sun Devil Lower CMMG Barrel 300BlackOut 16′ 1/7 Twist Pistol Hornady Zombie Max 110gr Zmax 2460 2468 55 24 2.402 50 Degrees Windy Yes
Hi 2501
2450
2487
Low 2446
Sun Devil Lower CMMG Barrel 300BlackOut 16′ 1/7 Twist Pistol Reload 19gr A1680 2.226 150gr Speer 1972 1966 124 45 0.914 50 Degrees Windy Yes
Hi 2026
1981
1952
Low 1902
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