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9×18 Makarov

Ammo Brief: 9mm Makarov

The 9mm Makarov, or 9×18mm Makarov, is a Soviet pistol cartridge popular not only for its history but oddity compared to other 9mms.
Having the proper style of press can maximize your time at the reloading bench.

Is It Time To Upgrade Your Reloading Press?

The reloading press has evolved over the decades, providing the handloader a more rigid platform to produce precision ammunition.
Hornady

Best 300 Blackout Ammo For Any Application

There's no shortage of 300 Blackout ammo options, we share our six favorite—both super- and sub-sonic.
The New American-made Prime Ammunition features Peterson brass and single-digit standard deviations.

Kit Up: Best Gun Gear Reviews (2020)

Find that perfect piece of kit to improve your shooting with the help of our best gun gear reviews from the past year.
If you expect to rudely shove a bowling pin 15 feet to the rear, you’d better be bringing some serious horsepower to the task. The .460 S&W Magnum, in a .460 XVR, can do that.

Bowling Pin Shooting’s High-Powered Renaissance

Big Push bowling pin shooting entails knocking three pins off a 14.5-foot table. Powerful big-bore revolvers are the norm in the competition.
Hunting Bullet 1

4 Classic Hunting Bullets To Fill Your Tag

Mainstays for decades, these four time-tested hunting bullets still prove among the best for putting meat on the table year in and out.
32 caliber 4

What Is The Best .32-Caliber Cartridge Of All-Time?

Though popular handgun options in the early 20th Century, .32-caliber cartridges a now considered too anemic for self-defense, except for a few shining examples.
300 Blackout Upper 1 Diamondback

300 Blackout Upper Options That You Can Afford

Interested in adding the popular .30-caliber to your AR collection? These 300 Blackout uppers perform and won't break the bank.
250 Savage

Ammo Brief: Speed Pioneering .250 Savage

>Designed to push velocity limits, the .250 Savage ushered in a new era of high-velocity cartridges.
300 blackout vs 556 lead

300 Blackout Vs 5.56 NATO: There’s Really No Comparison

The 300 Blackout Vs 5.56 conversation is like debating apples and oranges. The Bright Line Between 300 Blackout and 5.56 NATO: Similarities between the cartridges...
8mm Mauser Sellier & Bellot SPCE

8mm Mauser Ammo That’s Right On Target

Find the 8mm Mauser ammo that gets the old warhorse running like a thoroughbred.
You needn't be a slave to your pet load.

Is It Time to Rethink Your Pet Load?

We all have our favorite recipes we follow to the letter. But with new components available, you might improve your pet load with some tinkering.
Have you ever wondered what a handgun bullet will do if it hits the walls of your home? Author Phil Massaro put together a backyard experiment to find out.

Terminal Ballistics: Shooting Through Walls

Drywall, insulation, plywood—what exactly do these materials and combinations of them do to the terminal ballistics of premium defensive bullets?
Although you’ll be hard pressed to find one under the glass at your local firearms emporium, 1911s chambered for the .38 Super are still available.

Super Sleeper: Why To Consider The .38 Super For Self-Defense

A defensive CCW cartridge you’ve never considered: the .38 Super.
The .500 Cyrus is a serious big-bore cartridge with serious recoil.

Kicked To The Curb: Tales Of Recoil And Pain

Some take it as a sign of manhood others of unnecessary punishment. One thing is for certain, nobody gets a kick out of excessive recoil.
Author Massaro built a custom .318 Westley Richards (very popular a century ago), but the ammunition must be handloaded. Roberson Cartridge Company and Woodleigh Bullets offerings fit the bill.

The Rare Pleasure Of Obscure Cartridges

Common vs. obscure cartridges: Sometimes it pays to paddle against the current. You might find the rarities the most fulfilling to shoot.
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