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For turkey hunters, comparing lead and tungsten is like comparing apples to oranges. Where tungsten really shines is in pellet count (using smaller pellets while retaining energy), and especially at extended ranges.

TSS Shot: Is It Right For Home Defense Applications?

TSS (tungsten super shot) is dynamite on turkeys, but how does it potentially perform on bad guys?
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Best 10mm Ammo For Self-Defense And Hunting (2018)

What 10mm ammo has you covered for self-defense and hunting?
The set of 40 S&W dies was stored for a while, and it developed rust inside and out that must be removed.

Cleaning Your Reloading Equipment

Do you want more consistent handloads? Then develop a consistent cleaning regimen for your reloading equipment.
Though vastly underrated, Remington’s Black Belt ammunition performs very well — and it’s proved reliable in many handguns.

3 Simple Rules For Choosing A Defensive Handgun And Ammo

Historic tests present contradictory results, so how do you go about figuring out what defensive handgun and ammo you should choose?
Case thickness cannot be controlled, but by weighing the cases, it keeps the interior volume as consistent as possible.

Ammunition Reloading: Concentrating On Component Consistency

Learn to sweat the small stuff when reloading ammunition and you’ll be rewarded with improved accuracy.
Although not new, TSS has recently been brought mainstream by Federal Ammo. Turkey hunters are salivating, but the new load also has plenty to offer those who like a shotgun for home defense duties.

What’s the Deal with TSS Shotgun Shells?

Are the new TSS shotgun shells all they're made out to be? Can it be used for home defense?
While the FBI no longer uses 10mm handguns, what it learned following the Miami shootout and subsequent testing of the 10mm and .40 S&W influenced today’s 9mm ammunition and handguns. Photos: FBI unless otherwise noted.

10mm Handguns and the FBI

The FBI’s brief dalliance with 10mm handguns led to the development of the .40 Smith & Wesson cartridge, and experts are still divided on the question of the 10mm’s application for law enforcement.
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Ammunition: Shotgun Slugs 101

Modern-day shotgun slugs have had their own evolution and history, and as you may suspect, they’re not all created equal.
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What Exactly Is A Magnum?

It's difficult to define where regular cartridges end and magnums begin.
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5 Top Bullet And Ammo Advancements

Here are the top new bullet and ammunition breakthroughs helping redefine accuracy.
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Ammunition: The State Of Modern Solid Bullets

Solid bullets have become much more than a big ol’ hunk of lead.
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Ammo Brief: America’s ‘New’ Favorite — 9mm Luger

The 9mm has become the most used cartridge in the U.S., and now boasts performance on par or exceeding larger-bore pistol options
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Gun Review: The Big Shot — Wilson Combat’s .458 HAM’R

Pitching a massive hunk of lead at a greater velocity than in nearly anything in its class, Wilson Combat's .458 HAM'R Ultimate Hunter puts other large-bore ARs to shame.
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Ammo Brief: The Arguably Odd .30 T/C

The .30 T/C was a great performer that never gained traction in the shooting world.
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Self-Defense: The Importance Of Shot Placement

In a lethal-force event, shot placement can outweigh all other factors in bringing an attack to a close.
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Practical Overview Of 6.5 Creedmoor Ballistics

6.5 Creedmoor ballistics are a thing of beauty and make the cartridge more than simply a long-range flyer.
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