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Traditional Hunting Bullets

Big Game Hunting Bullets that Disintegrate?

Percentage of retained weight may appear the reigning measure of expanding bullet performance in game, but the last deer I’ve shot fell to thin-jacketed...
Springfield Sporter Rifle

Handloads: Will Your Gun Blow Up?

When it comes to reloading ammunition, Wayne van Zwoll says handloading cartridges requires special attention.
Ammunition Poster

Conspiracy Crowd Fearful of Government Ammo Buys

  Should we laugh at how silly it all is, be upset, or write it off as simply more gun ignorance? Hard to say what...
ar ammunition

A History of AR Cartridges

The original caliber for the AR-15 wasn’t the.223/5.56, it was a slightly smaller cartridge. The .222 Special delivered the kind of performance that the designers wanted, which was basically a 50-grain bullet at under 3,000 feet per second.

Big-Bore Ballistics: Are Muzzle Energy Calculations Useless Information?

In "Big-Bore Revolvers," author Max Prasac looks at terminal ballistics from the perspective of the big-bore revolver, and dispenses some of the myths he says are frequently perpetuated by the hunting/gun magazine industry as a whole.
Headspace – Rifles

Headspace 101: What Happens Inside Your Rifle’s Chamber

  Headspace is one of the most critical measures in your rifle. A quick definition: the distance from the face of the locked bolt to...
Ball Ammo

Ball Ammo: The Best Survival Gun Bullets

A lot of careful consideration and planning needs to be done in order to make sure you are ready for surviving a long-term calamity. ...
Winchester 9410 Model 42

Rethinking the Power of the .410

  For those who think of the .410 as a weak sister to heavier gauges, this is not the case. Lethality Penetration tests in plywood sheets and...
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Handloads: Not a Good Idea for Concealed Carry

As an expert witness in shooting cases over the past few decades, Massad Ayoob has drawn a few conclusions about what works and what doesn't. Find out why he avoids the use of handloads in self defense applications.
from Chapter 13, Shotshell Ammunition Reloading

True or Not? Shotshell Reloading Myths Dispelled

Whether the results you get from shotshell reloading are "good" or "bad" depends on what you were trying to do. In "ABCs of Reloading," author C. Rodney James points out several problems that you can't blame on the loads, and goes on to dispel a few "false notions and home truths" about shotguns and shooting.
Army After-Market Magazines

Army Bans After-Market Magazines

The U.S. Army has announced, "that soldiers may use only government-issued magazines with their M4 carbines, a move that effectively bans one of the...

Iowa Governor Branstad Rejects Lead Shot Ban for Dove Hunting

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has rescinded a rule against use of lead ammunition in dove hunts. The Iowa Natural Resources Commission, a citizens' panel appointed...
Gun Digest Book of Green Shooting: Non-Toxic Ammunition for Shotguns, Rifles & Handguns

Reloading Shotgun Shells: With Non-Toxics, Stick to the Load Data

If you are already familiar with the basics of reloading, you probably know that non-toxic loads are a little different in composition – in the load data or recipe – and that you can never simply substitute ingredients. Find out what's available in non-toxic shotshell loads, how they perform, keys to successful reloading for shotgun shells and more.
full metal jacket 9mm

Massad Ayoob: The Dangers of Over-Penetrating Bullets

One critical rule of firearms safety is that the bullet must stay in its intended backstop. No responsible shooter would go to one of the older indoor shooting ranges that have a warning poster saying “LEAD BULLETS ONLY, JACKETED BULLETS CAN PIERCE BACKSTOP” and then proceed to pump hard-jacketed bullets into that frail backing.
Browning T-Bolt

Wayne van Zwoll: What You Didn’t Know About the .22

Gun Digest contributor Wayne van Zwoll explains why the .22 rifle deserves its place in gun history.



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