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Cartridges of the World: A Reloading Manual, A Wildcatting Guide Now at 13 editions, Cartridges of the World continues to offer reloading data for ammunition from across the planet. The rich, in-depth information makes for an essential reloading manual. It’s also the perfect reference for anyone interested in wildcatting their cartridges. With reloading data for [...]
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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 hunting bullets of ordinary construction. And in Missouri, Dynamic Research Technologies (DRT) is making big game hunting bullets designed to, well, disintegrate into tiny particles. “We’ve found they kill [...]
Firearms come apart when gas pressures from burning powder can’t leave soon enough. Time matters. Pressures can’t build to dangerous levels if you don’t give them time. On the other hand, you must give pressures time to build to useful levels. The bullet is an obstruction. Its resistance (friction and mass), plus barrel length [...]
Should we laugh at how silly it all is, be upset, or write it off as simply more gun ignorance? Hard to say what to make of the new conspiracy theories bouncing around the media of late over ammunition orders by various federal agencies. At issue: Hollow-point handgun ammunition. As FoxNews.com reported, “The bullet [...]
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.
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 is one of the most critical measures in your rifle. A quick definition: the distance from the face of the locked bolt to a datum line or shoulder in the chamber that arrests the forward movement of the cartridge. The term originated when all cartridges had protruding rims, so the measure was initially [...]
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. One area of attention is the type of combat ammunition you will purchase for stockpiling. Recent technological advances in ammunition of all types and calibers have been astounding, particularly in [...]
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 water cartons yielded travel equal to buckshot from a 20-inch 12-gauge riot gun barrel at the same distance. The main difference between the 00 Buckshot and No. 4 [...]