Building a Better Bullet

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  Just as we continue to try to perfect projectiles in the 21st century, the same was true back in the 19th century. Buck-and-ball fired from a shotgun allowed the…

Springfield Armory Daily Digest: The Trump Pro-Gun Coalition, the Singing Peshmerga, and Trading Guns for Bail

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As if you needed another reason to vote for him… Donald Trump Jr’s gun rights coalition includes Olympian and beauty queen – “An Olympic gold medalist, an influential lobbyist and a former…

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

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  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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Winchester’s New Steel Shellcase Ammo Aims to Leave More Money in Your Wallet

In order to maximize range time while minimizing cost, lots of shooters feed their guns steel cased ammo. The only problem – most of it is imported from Comblock countries….

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Is There Any Point to .22LR Any More [Content Contest]

By Bryce Adam Prescott It seems like not long ago a shooter could enter a gun store or Walmart and pick up a bulk pack of .22LR (usually around 500…

New from Federal Ammunition: American Eagle Syntech Ammunition

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Press release: Anoka, Minnesota – Federal Ammunition is pleased to announce a whole new concept for range ammunition with introduction of American Eagle Syntech. American Eagle Syntech is the first range-specific…

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A Welcome New Player In Gun Food: Gorilla Ammo

When Kentucky Gun Co sent the Diamondback FS Nine for testing, I also requested to borrow an H&R Handi-Rifle in 300 Blackout (review in the works). Unfortunately, there’s nothing chambered…

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RUAG Copper-Matrix SX: Safe Short Distance Steel Shooting

RUAG, which sells civilian ammunition under the brand name “RWS,” has a new and interesting ammunition they were showing off at NDIA. Their ammunition uses a solid copper bullet designed…

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Ammunition Consistency Testing: SetPoint, Hornady and Prvi

Until this point our consistency testing’s been focusing on the .223 Remington / 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge. This time we branch out into another popular rifle caliber: the .308 Winchester /…

Ammunition Consistency Testing: Nosler Custom Varmint

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Just when you thought you were safe from the boxplots, I bring you another mathematics filled post about ammunition consistency! Well, not mathematics filled, but more than you’d anticipate outside…

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The Massad Ayoob Chronicles, Part VI

Well, campers, all good things must come to an end, and I’m afraid this is final installment of our first interview with Massad Ayoob. On a personal note, I can…

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Editorial: The Wonderful Thing About Ammunition Standards

Because of the constant need to one-up the competition and develop better-performing guns, I don’t think there’s ever a chance we’ll see real standards emerge in ammunition. As long as there’s a demand from consumers for bigger/faster/better, the gun industry will continue to say, “Standards? Standards!? We don’ need no steenkin’ standards!”

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