Mike McNett grew up making and reloading ammo. He is also a huge fan of the 10mm. In 2002, he established McNett’s DoubleTap Ammunition in his garage to meet his own (and friends’) need for this sometimes hard to find caliber. It wasn’t long until his Cedar City, Utah business had grown so much, he had to choose between it and his day job.
In the firearms world, I see much hype and overstatement. As such, the real article with genuine performance is often under appreciated.
Economy and accuracy are good reasons for handloading. Therefore, I am an enthusiastic handloader. However, today I seldom have the time to handload.
When it comes to personal defense ammunition, we all want the most for our dollar and a load that maximizes the caliber. This is especially true with the popular 9mm Luger cartridge.
When ammunition and handgun sales are totaled, the shooting public voted with their dollars, and the 9mm Luger is easily our most popular defensive handgun cartridge.
The explosion in handgun choice, and the proliferation of handgun calibers and loads, is immensely interesting. Whether you wish to use a certain caliber and load or not, each is intriguing. However, did you know that the popular cartridges of today fill the same basic niche in the same relation to others since Sam Colt codified the pocket, belt, and holster pistol.
Prvi Partizan (“PPU”), the manufacturer, is recalling all 6.5 Grendel ammunition.
This recall applies to ALL 6.5 Grendel ammunition. DO NOT USE OR SELL THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS:
PP6.30 6.5 Grendel FMJBT 110-grain
PP6.31 6.5 Grendel HPBT 120-grain
Because of different chamber sizes in certain rifles, 6.5 Grendel cartridges may be subjected to excessive chamber pressure. Use of these products may result in firearm damage and possible serious personal injury.
If you have any 6.5 Grendel ammunition or brass manufactured by PPU, please call (203) 375-8544 to firstname.lastname@example.org arrange for its return and replacement.
Thank you. We apologize for any inconvenience. TR&Z USA Trading Corporation
We all need more range time. Unfortunately, the cost of ammunition often keeps us from enjoying the smell of burnt gunpowder. PolyCase is doing its part to change this with the release of its new line of range ammunition.
As much as you would like to think that meant free ammunition from Hornady, I am sorry to say that is not the case, but it is almost as good. While the ammo may not be free, Hornady’s new ballistic calculator is free. And, with more shots on target you’ll be hitting more targets with less ammunition, so it’s as close to free ammunition as you’re likely to get.
Shotshells for a revolver are great snake medicine and useful on other small game as well. For those who have been looking—or are just coming around to the thought—CCI has stepped up to the plate with a full host of offerings above the traditional .22 LR.
Some years ago, I used ELEY ammunition when firing rimfire silhouette competition with my 8 3/8-inch barrel Smith and Wesson K-22—the results and performance were excellent. I have also used the ammunition in my CZ bolt-action rifle. In fact, ELEY .22 LR ammunition has been the choice of champions in some of the most grueling competitions. ELEY’s decision to bench rest test and lot test each batch of ammunition is also legendary.
When choosing ammunition for personal defense there are many considerations. The balance of expansion and penetration must be maintained. Penetration must never be compromised. It remains the single most important terminal consideration.
For those just getting started with reloading, a “round” of ammunition is composed of the case, typically called “brass” and usually made of reloadable brass, an appropriately-sized and powered replaceable centerfire primer, the powder, and bullet.
Hunting season is around the corner, so now is the time to get out, start proofing your loads, and sighting in your rifle. At the moment of truth, your entire season will likely boil down to a single, perfectly-placed shot or you’ll be sipping tag soup for the next 9 months. If you are looking for the latest in ammunition offerings, look no further than for big game this fall. Granted, it is not out today, but it will be soon.
There is skill in reaching out and busting a song dog at distance, but there is heart-pounding, adrenaline fun in getting up close and personal with good ‘ol Wile E. Coyote. When you are going nose to nose with a coyote, you’ll want a shotgun, and few loads offer better performance than Winchester’s Varmint X.
I have been using Gorilla Ammunition for only a few months but have come to respect the brand integrity. I often see preposterous claims concerning velocity, expansion or what a bullet may be capable of. The claims are seldom borne out.