Ammunition

Ammunition reviews and articles from expert authors, gunsmiths, shooters and gun experts at Gun Digest.

Despite having the potential case capacity to really throw a heavy bullet down range, those who reload for the .22-250 are typically stuck with lighter projectiles, given the slow twist rate of their rifles. Photo Massaro Media Group

Reloading Ammo: The Straight Spin on Twist Rates

Depending on application, there are advantages to heavier bullets. But going big on your next reload requires some investigation into whether or not your firearm can handle those extra grains properly.

The .338 Norma (left) and parent Lapua are champs at four-digit yardages. Snipers agree!

.338 Lapua Mag: The Ultimate Long-Range Round?

The .338 Lapua Mag. dates to 1983, when Research Armament Industries, in the U.S., outlined plans for a sniper cartridge driving a 250-grain .338 bullet at 3,000 fps. The sleek FMJ missile would penetrate five layers of body armor at 1,000 meters (1,094 yards).

Monometal bullets earned their place in the pantheon of reloading when the started to include shank grooves. The feature helped the projectile achieve the accuracy shooters were after. Photo Massaro Media GroupDespite a rocky start, monometal bullets have earned their place in the pantheon of reloading.

Reloading Ammo: Groovy Bullet Trends

There have been a number of advancements in bullet design in the modern day. One of the most elegant and effective has been the addition of grooves on a projectile's shanks.

Green Tip Ammunition

BATF Pulls Proposed Ban of Green Tip Ammo

The Federal agency, at least for now, has stepped away from its attempt at banning M855 ammunition, a popular and affordable military surplus round utilized by many AR-15 shooters.