(A Wish List for a Dream 300 Blackout Build). I was surprised at how quickly I got the parts and very pleased with my choices. A lot of what I got was on the higher end, so I expected great results after spending over $1000. I was not disappointed. I built this rifle to go along with a .30 Cal Nomad Dead Air suppressor. The combination was meant to be used in the field, as well as on the range, and by my 10-year-old daughter (who’s sensitive to recoil). While I haven’t been successful at taking game yet, I’m certain it is up to the task. I’d like to go over the parts and what the results were.
The upper started as a 5.56 with a bad barrel that I decided to rebuild. I kept the receiver along with the quad rail and the charging handle. The rest I replaced. The most important component for any upper is the barrel. After all, it is where the bullet travels and what gives accuracy. After some troubles with my original decision and parts being available when I had the funds, I ended up buying a Wilson Combat Match 16″ barrel with a pistol length gas system. I knew this gun would be run mainly with a suppressor, so I wanted the pistol length gas system. I also needed a 16″ barrel, since I didn’t have an SBR lower or pistol lower. Wilson Combat is known for quality parts, and the reviews spoke highly. Plus, the barrel fell within my price range (about $250), so I made the purchase. I was not disappointed. The barrel came in well packaged and looking like it was ready to go. No blemishes or machining marks were seen, and the finish was exactly as advertised. The fit was perfect, and all range days experiences were fantastic (I will go over this later in this article).