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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).

This Walther is fairly compact and handles well even with the silencer attached. Author Photo

Minnesota Aiming to Shoot Down Suppressor Ban

Minnesota might be joining the majority of the nation when it comes to suppressors. A bill was recently introduced that is set to repeal the state's long-standing ban on the device.

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Gallery: 5 New Defensive Ammo Choices

Buy the best carry handgun you can afford and it’s still only as good as the ammo you load it with. When it comes to self defense, it’s important to trust that your ammunition will do the job. Here are five defensive ammo loads you can trust your life to.

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Inside Look at How a Silencer Works

Ever wondered how a silencer works? Well, SilencerCo and the American Suppressor Association give you a good idea with this animated graphic of the operation of the firearm accessory.

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Suppressor Q&A: Versatility vs. Efficiency

Many people are confused when purchasing a suppressor because they assume a suppressor’s caliber has to match the weapon’s caliber. In reality, you don’t necessarily care about caliber with suppressors.

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Photo Gallery: A Few More New Guns for 2015

As will happen when there is a ton of new products hitting the market, a few fly under the radar. Such was the case with this year's SHOT Show. So we've rounded up a few of the firearms that got away after their introduction a month ago.