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).
Striking footage of a bullet being halted by water balloons.
Extreme accuracy and precision are the name of the game at rail gun competitions. These unique firearms are built with one goal in mind; place every shot through the same hole.
Modern Shooter television is a program designed to share the how-to skills and behind-the-scenes views of the firearms world like nothing seen anywhere else.
Ballistics can be complex, involving a multitude of variables. This old U.S. Army training film, however, does a solid job of breaking down the subject to its simplest terms.
Competitive shooters look for any edge to shave time or group tighter. And Armalite intends to give this spirited group of gun enthusiast a leg up with it new 3-Gun Series of AR-15 and AR-10 rifles.
Hit targets at 500, 800 and 1,000-plus yards like they’re a chip shot with these must-know long-range accuracy tips.
When it comes to dry firing with a rifle, the practice should be as much about learning to acclimate to field conditions as it’s learning about a rifle’s idiosyncrasies.
Carl Zeiss Sports Optics recently named Gun Digest author Joseph Von Benedikt the 2014 Carl Zeiss Outdoor Writer of the year.