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SilencerCo Not Keeping Quiet about Suppressor Rights

SilencerCo has been at the forefront of promoting suppressor usage and advocacy. The company is now making a big push at better mobilizing users of the device in a bid to expand the right to own and use them.

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).

Fundamentals of Ballistics

Video: Army Primer on Ballistics

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.

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Video: Dry Firing in Field Conditions

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.

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Video: Defensive Shotgun Patterning

Patterning a shotgun is typically thought of as a hunting exercise. But in this video, famed instructor Clint Smith demonstrates the importance of the practice for a defense smoothbore.