Calibers for Beginners: The Legendary .30-06

There are few calibers that occupy the American imagination as much as the storied .30-06. This is the cartridge that Americans used to fight both world wars, firing it from legendary weapons like the 1903 Springfield, the M1919 machine gun, and the M1 Garand. It’s also the cartridge of choice for famous hunters and adventurers […]

Calibers for Beginners: .22LR

The Calibers for Beginners series has been dedicated to delivering fast facts about some of today’s most common, controversial, and useful cartridges in a way that’s easy for new shooters to grasp. So far we’ve looked at a diverse group of cartridges to include the ever-popular 9x19mm, the slowly dying .40 S&W, and the love/hate […]

Ammo Review: Black Hills 9mm HoneyBadger 100gr +P

A couple of weeks back Black Hills surprised me with their new HoneyBadger 9mm 100gr +P. I was curious when I opened the boxes, as I discovered a radical and aggressively different bullet design. Background As you probably know by now, a Honey Badger is a highly aggressive little beast. It is, by all accounts, […]

Calibers for Beginners: 10mm Auto

The 10mm Auto is a cartridge with an unusual history. It’s one of the few that has gained a reputation as both too powerful and not powerful enough for regular use by a variety of end users. In this article we will look at the 10mm Auto both in the past and how it sits […]

Gear Review: Little Crow Gunworks Precision Prep Tool

Yesterday I detailed the time-saving and simply awesome Little Crow Gunworks World’s Finest Trimmer 2, a must-have for anyone looking to load more than ten rounds an hour. This time we’ll be taking an in-depth look at another Little Crow Gunworks innovation: the Precision Prep Tool. The PPT is essentially a hand-operated prep station that […]

Calibers for Beginners: 6.5 Creedmoor

The debate around 6.5 Creedmoor never seems to end. There have been many times where I’ve discussed this cartridge in my articles and there has always been some level of misunderstanding around it. So let’s talk about what 6.5 Creedmoor is and what it isn’t as far as a new shooter is concerned. The 6.5 […]

Calibers for Beginners: .357 Magnum

The .357 Magnum is a relatively misunderstood cartridge in today’s shooting world. It’s powerful, wonderfully effective, and probably one of the best all-around calibers ever made. But it’s both a great and a terrible beginner’s cartridge, depending on the load and the gun that it’s used in. On the plus side, a novice has the […]

Calibers for Beginners: .308 Winchester Rifle Ammunition

Following hot of the heels of .223 Remington (see my earlier post here) in terms of general popularity is .308 Winchester. The .308 has enjoyed a reputation of excellence for decades and deservedly so. Most shooters that grew up before and even during the AR revolution that wanted a do-all cartridge went with the .308 because […]