A Brief History of the .454 Casull Cartridge

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David Tong writes [via ammoland.com]:  Americans are smitten by “power.” No question. We love our high horsepower cars, our torque-laden diesel trucks and motorcycles, and of course more germane to…

Ammo Review: Alchemist Ammunition C3 and Z-Clean

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Clark Armory is an online ammo retailer specializing in non-toxic (i.e. lead-free) ammunition options. They set me up with a care package full of two types of ammo from Florida-based…

Is .22 Rimfire Ammo Suddenly Plentiful For Everyone?

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  One of my friends who is well-connected in manufacturer and dealer circles tells me that a whole lot of wholesalers and manufacturers had been running full-tilt in recent months…

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Appellate Court Reverses Dismissal of NSSF and SAAMI Suit to Block CA Microstamping Law

A rare court win for the NSSF and SAAMI in their effort to block California’s microstamping law. Here’s the NSSF’s press release: NEWTOWN, Conn – A California Appellate Court has…

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Gear Review: Magnetic Ammo Can Labels

Unless you’re a die-hard trial-by-fire kind of individual, at some point you’ll need to organize your ammunition. You may choose to do it at the last minute; while loading mags…

Price of .22 Ammunition to Drop?

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In the run up to the 2016 election, the price of .22 ammunition has been fluctuating up and down around six cents a cartridge for baseline bulk ammunition. The reasons…

Ammo Review Follow-Up: CCI COPPER-22

We’ve already reviewed CCI’s new COPPER-22, the fastest .22 LR ammunition anywhere, but I left some questions unanswered. What’s the velocity like through an extremely short barrel? A longer barrel?…

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Of Fads and ‘Facts’: Enough With the 9mm Already!

  A dear friend came to me the other day for advice on his first firearm purchase. After a lively dinner, we determined that he really wanted a semi-automatic centerfire…

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New From Nosler: The 33 Nosler Cartridge

Nosler’s just announced their most powerful cartridge yet…the 33 Nosler. Here’s their press release: Nosler®, Inc. is excited to introduce the patriarch of the Nosler® cartridge family – the 33…

New from Savage Arms: AXIS and AXIS II in 6.5 Creedmoor

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“The 6.5mm Creedmoor is a centerfire rifle cartridge introduced by Hornady in 2007 as a modification of the .30 TC, which was based on the 300 Savage,” wikipedia.org reports. So…

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.357 Magnum. Dead Caliber Walking?

Tom Claycomb writes [via ammoland.com] Back in the day, the Smokin’ . 357 Magnum was once considered a bad ass pistol round. That was before Dirty Harry hit the scene telling the…

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Why Universal Service Cartridges Will Never Happen

I’ve seen a number of articles on the web and in magazines recently that are concerned with the concept of a universal cartridge for military service. It’s interesting that there’s been so…

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