Ammunition and Components

With the ammo shortage showing little sign of improvement, many shooters are having to deviate from their preferred components. Here's a look at some of the best components from Gun Digest.

Hands On! Stoney Point Shooting Sticks

You want to stay mobile. You want a solid shooting rest. You want Stoney Point Shooting Sticks.

Democrats Hang Fire on Guns

There is one thing that can be said of President Obama with certainty -- his election has had a phenomenal effect on gun sales.

AR-15 Scopes and Optics

AR-15 scopes are pretty simple; after all, you're just picking a scope for a rifle. Of course in the defensive, law-enforcement or military context, durability becomes much more important than in hunting.

Optics Options Abound

Better hunting optics deliver more detail, brighter images, clearer aim and less eye-strain during long glassing sessions. Here's a look at some of the best scopes and binoculars.
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Reloading: Why is the .270 Winchester Still Around?

Though the author never warmed to it, the .270 Winchester has plenty of reasons to prove its worth, not the least of which is its popularity.

Why Many Valley Gun Shops are Sold Out of Ammunition

Grab a phone book and call every gun shop across the Valley. You will probably hear the same thing. It's been nearly impossible to keep ammunition on their shelves.

More on the Ammo Shortage

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is shedding light on the underlying causes of the ammo shortage. Will it get worse before it gets better?

Ammo Hard to Find as Gun Owners Stock Up

Gun shops across the country are reporting a run on ammunition, a phenomenon apparently driven by fear that the Obama administration will increase taxes on bullets or enact new gun-control measures.

Notes for Handloaders

Hints and tips for better, safer, more accurate loads, ideas and suggestions you won't find in the average manual.

Chaffetz Bill Would Require Government to Resell Shell Casings

US House Representative Jason Chaffetz will run legislation that would keep the Department of Defense from destroying its used brass shells instead of selling them to resellers. Pictured are hundreds of used .223 brass casings.

Reloading: The 8mm Mauser

An excerpt from the Cartridges of the World, 11th Edition Book, looking at cartridge dimensions and reloading data for the 8mm Mauser.

Accessories for the AR-15

In the course of writing this article I did a quick web search for AR-15 accessories and came up with 712,000 hits. That's a lot of accessories. And someone out there has made it their mission to bolt every single one to an AR that is humanly possible. Here's a look at a few.

On the Ammo Shortage

Walk into your local shooting emporium and ask why there is an ammo shortage, and you'll hear inane speculation coupled with a conspiracy theory or two. The reality is that the supply chain for ammunition is relatively inelastic, and is easily overwhelmed by a sudden jump in sales.

Potential For More Gun Control Increases Gun Sales

We're swamped all the time, said B & J Guns Sales Manager, Chris Powell. These people are not just buying one gun, they're buying multiple guns and plenty of ammo.

Tactical Video: SHOT Show 2009 Aimpoint Spotlight

Check out Aimpoint's new micro sights and mounts for handguns and rifles.

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