7 Top Choices in Self-Defense Ammunition

There are many choices in self-defense ammunition, here are seven solid options that could save your life.

Cartridge Review: The Hard-Hitting .257 Weatherby Magnum

For midsized big game, few rifles have all the qualities offered by .257 Weatherby Magnum. Find out why it was Roy Weatherby's all-time favorite.

Concealed Carry: Is Spare Ammo Necessary?

With the opportunity to expand on his previous work in Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry, Massad Ayoob took the opportunity in "Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry 2nd Edition" to talk about the issue of concealed carry and spare ammo.
Reloading for Handgunners

Reloading: What Do You Really Need to Get Started?

While the basics are simple when it comes to getting set up to reload ammunition for your handgun, there are still some critical choices that need to be made. Here's some advice from long-time reloader Patrick Sweeney, from "Reloading for Handgunners."

Ammo: Reloads or Factory?

Have the benefits of reloading been outpaced by modern factory-loaded ammo?

Giveaway: Ammunition Reloading Essentials

Whether you're a new firearms enthusiast, experienced cartridge collector or serious handloader, you'll want to get in on this chance to win two of the best reloading reference guides available.

Advances in AR-15 Ammo

The AR-15 platform has become the most popular rifle in the world, and even though most are chambered for the .223 Remington/5.56 NATO cartridge, many other cartridges are now available for this versatile rifle.
22LR Ammuntion

.22 LR: The Best Survival Ammunition?

Let me make my case for the .22 Long Rifle (.22 LR) as the ultimate survival choice in terms of rifle cartridges. What does the .22 LR have going for it that would make someone even consider it as a survival choice, let alone the best all-round?
Bullet Ballistics Rifle

Bullet Ballistics 101: Pressure, Velocity & Distance

Wayne van Zwoll explains in plain terms key points of bullet ballistics, including pressure, velocity and distance.
223 vs 556

.223 vs 5.56: The Ultimate Comparison & Review

Ammo is not ammo. And when doing a .223 vs 5.56 comparison, while the loads are almost identical, they are not the same.
13th Edition Cartridges of the World

Cartridges of the World: A Great Wildcatting and Reloading Manual

Cartridges of the World: A Reloading Manual, A Wildcatting Guide Now at 16 editions, Cartridges of the World continues to offer reloading data for ammunition...
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Win a copy of the completely revised and updated 13th edition of "Cartridges of the World," reloading data for over 1500 current and obsolete cartridges!
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.


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