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AR-15 Calibers And Cartridges: What Should You Chamber Your Carbine?

AR-15 Calibers and cartridges are legion, finding the right one is a matter of matching it to the job you want your rifle to perform.
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Caliber Choice: Straight-Walled Cartridge Resurgence

Once an afterthought for rifle shooters, straight-walled cartridges are surging again thanks to some states' hunting laws.
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How To Start A Reloading Bench

Exactly what equipment do you need to create a functional and efficient reloading bench?
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Sig Sauer Introduces Elite Performance Hunter Tipped Ammo

Excellent listed ballistic coefficients, Sig's new Elite Performance Hunter Tipped ammo looks to give your hunting rifle legs.
7mm mauser

Why The Legendary 7mm Mauser Proved Such A Game Changer

In 1892, Paul Mauser invented the 7x57mm Mauser, and since that day, the firearms world has never been the same.
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What You Need To Know About Gravity And Bullet Trajectory

When it comes to bullet trajectory, flight time is what beats gravity.
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The Truth About Barrel Length And Velocity

It's assumed barrel length and velocity walk hand in hand, but in reality, there are many other variables at play.
Ballistic Gel Pistol and Gel

Are Ballistic Gel Penetration Tests Gospel?

Penetration tests in ballistic gel, particularly in the FBI protocol, are good indicators of a bullet's terminal potential. But they're not the final word.
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Testing The Effects Of Moisture On Ammunition

There's truth in the adage "Keep your powder dry," especially in the days of frizzen pans and blackpowder. But in the age of metallic cartridge, what is the effect of moisture on ammunition?
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Reloading The Old Reliable .30-06 Springfield

Easy like Sunday morning, reliable as a well-aged Labrador the .30-06 Springfield continues to serve reloader well.
500 Linebaugh

.500 Linebaugh: Taking Revolver Cartridges To The Next Level

Nothing stands a chance up against John Linebaugh monstrous 1/2-incher — the .500 Linebaugh.
Many shooters stress way too much over which cartridge and ammunition is best for stopping bad guys. Many books have been written and hundreds of studies have been completed in an effort to quantify stopping power. The problem is, no matter what test we conduct to discover this, we’re making an educated guess.

What You Need To Know About Handgun Stopping Power

Stopping power is an elusive subject, but well worth consideration when trying to find the most effective self-defense handgun and ammo.
Nikon Black Force100 Lead

The Versatility Of Nikon’s Black Force100 Scope

Offering a wide range of magnifications and a versatile reticle, the Nikon Black Force100 1-6x24 riflescope delivers a flexible aiming solution for your carbine.
All of these bullets take about the same amount of time to expand. Surprisingly, the all-copper bullet on the left will reach its fi nal shape faster, partly because it needs more velocity (and uses more energy) to deform.

Bullet Expansion: Velocity Is The Deciding Factor

Bullet expansion is a tricky subject. You might think the lead-core variety mushrooms more quickly than a solid-copper one, but it's not the case.
These two .300 Winchester Magnum loads have bullets with identical sectional densities. However, their construction and terminal performance vary greatly.

Is Sectional Density A Good Measure Of A Bullet’s Penetration Potential?

Despite common wisdom, there are some major nuances to the idea sectional density predicts how deep a bullet penetrates.
223 Remington

Ammo Brief: The Rise Of The .223 Remington

Walking hand-in-hand with the development of the AR-15, the .223 Remington has gone on to become among the most popular centerfire rifle cartridges of all time.
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