Not the most popular calibers, but have fans approaching rabid status—and for good reason. So, American Eagle’s announcement is not only news for fans of the 6.8 SPC and 6.5 Grendel, it’s a heads up to all who do not own a gun in one of these calibers to take action now!
Some years ago, long time hunter, handloader, and experimenter Tim Sundles founded Buffalo Bore Ammunition. At first, he concentrated on big bore loads with the slogan Strictly Big Bore Strictly Business.
February 23 is .223 day! Who doesn’t love a day honoring one of America’s favorite calibers most often fired from the AR-15—one of America’s favorite rifles? In truth, we do not have to wait for 2/23, we can celebrate it any day of the year by emptying a few magazines by sending rounds down range. However, in honor of .223 day we first want to thank our men and women in uniform serving our country, veterans, first responders, and law enforcement officers who run toward danger when we get run from it. With that done, we hope you will enjoy a little down time with a few of our favorite .223-themed posts from the past.
- Hello New Shooter, I am .223 Remington…
- .223 Remington Load Selections — Picking the Best .223 Load for the Task
- .223 vs. 5.56: Which Ammunition is Safe for “My” AR-15?
- Handloading .223 for the AR
- AR-15 Barrel Twist Explained
- AR-15 .223 vs Mil-Spec 5.56mm Chambers
- The Best Bang for Your Buck — Cheap AR-15s
- Ruger’s First-Class .223: The Mini-14 Rifle
- Top 10 AR-15 Rifles 2014
- The Definitive Guide to Building an AR-15
We hope you enjoyed this list as much as we do. Share your favorite .223 story in the comment section.
If you are serious about rimfires, you know the difference between off the shelf and match grade ammunition. Federal understands the needs of shooters who demand the maximum accuracy and performance. To better serve this need, Federal Premium has introduced Hunter Match 22 Long Rifle. Here is the full release from Federal Premium.
If you are serious about waterfowling, Black Cloud is a top contender to be your hunting partner. According to Federal Premium, you can also forget what you thought you knew about Black Cloud. It seems the Federal’s best got a makeover and is now even better. Here is the full release from Federal Premium.
The shotgun is a great problem solver and best regarded as a tactical system. This is in respect to the great versatility of the shotgun and its payload.
A few months ago, SIG Sauer introduced its new line of handgun ammunition. It is always good to see honest competition—especially among the top tier of manufacturers. And this is just what we have, top tier loads.
The .38 Super was introduced in the 1911 handgun in 1929 to arm peace officers with a hard-hitting handgun that offered good penetration against the new breed of mechanized thug. The .38 Super saw extensive use in the hands of the FBI and figured into the demise of dangerous fugitives such as Baby Face Nelson.
Most folks using slugs in the shotgun do so because centerfire rifles are not allowed in a certain region or hunting area. Others do so because they understand how hard a shotgun hits at close range and find the slug a great deer and boar stopper.
The rounds had been assembled in 1998. They fired without any type of problem and with good accuracy. I realize that there have been advances in bullets and powder, but for what I am doing these loads remain ideal.
When looking for a new home defense ammunition, well, could anything be more critical? I mean, your life is on the line,
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.