As far as affordable ammunition goes, people tend to go for Winchester USA (White Box) or Remington’s value line, UMC. However, when I search for ammo by price, lowest to highest on Cheaper Than Dirt! website, Winchester White Box and UMC rarely pop up as the cheapest.
Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have filed their final reports on new ammunition and accessories introduced at the show. Here’s a look at what 2014 has to offer from Winchester, including a simplified line of W Train & Defend loads; dedicated 3-Gun offerings; and Shot-Lok technology in the new Long Beard turkey load.
Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have filed reports on new ammunition and accessories introduced at the show. For ammo, here’s a look at what 2014 has to offer from Hornady and Remington, including new lines of lighter-recoiling rifle hunting loads and shotgun slug loads.
Norma-USA Expands U.S. Caliber Offerings of its High Quality American PH Hunting Bullets and Superior Brass Components.
Norma USA, has created quite a buzz with the announcement regarding the expansion to its American PH and brass components. In 2012, Norma Precision expanded it high performance offerings to the United States and hunters have taken full advantage of Norma’s double-diameter expansion and deep, terminal penetration.
On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave my hungry SKS just what it always asks for—more 7.62x39mm 122-Grain FMJ ammunition from the Ulyanovsk Cartridge works in Russia, because nothing says Christmas and love like Berdan primed!
The lead smelting plant, Doe Run, in Herculaneum, Missouri, will cease operations in the next couple of weeks.
The three most important traits you need to consider—in fact you should demand—before purchasing ammo is consistency, accuracy and reliability. American-made Armscor ammunition provides all of that at a surprisingly affordable price. This isn’t cheap, dirty, foreign ammo. Your AR-15 will love this clean, properly crimped .223 Rem. ammunition.
Like many shooting enthusiasts, the Nosler family has always dreamed of introducing a new rifle cartridge. And they’ve done it with the arrival of the 26 Nosler—a new cartridge that was submitted to SAAMI in June 2013. Formal launch of the round will take place at the 2014 SHOT Show.
Over the years we have seen a steady progression in rifle performance, and the modernization of rifle powder. Black powder rusted the metal almost as soon as it was fired. Modern rifle powder, such as Varget, is very clean. Corrosive primed ammunition isn’t something to be avoided, and the powder burn is often clean. You simply have to follow a few steps to fire and use this affordable ammunition.
A proven resource in creating a marksman is the use of inexpensive .22 caliber ammunition and .22 caliber firearms. The rimfire offers little or no recoil, minimal report and good accuracy. It is recognized that the rimfire is a good training aid for pure marksmanship, that is trigger control and learning sight alignment and sight picture. In today’s tight economy, we see both .22 caliber conversions and dedicated .22 caliber firearms pressed into service in training. With the high, and increasing, costs of training, .22 caliber conversion units and .22 caliber firearms appear to be a good buy.
Doe Run Company’s primary lead smelter based in Herculaneum, Missouri — the last such facility in the United States — is scheduled to close in December. The Herculaneum smelter is currently the only smelter in the United States which can produce lead bullion from raw lead ore that is mined nearby in Missouri’s extensive lead deposits, giving the smelter its “primary” designation, according to NRA-ILA. So, will consumers eventually feel this shutdown at the retail level — for example, reduced supplies of bullet components, higher prices, or more alternative bullet alloys?
Cheaper Than Dirt! Team Shooter Jerry Miculek shoots armor-piercing rounds from Freedom Munitions in a Barrett .50 Cal. Will the AP bullets defeat a steel plate, a watermelon, and a solid-concrete block?
When you think of world-class hunting opportunities, I’m betting Australia doesn’t come to mind. America and Africa probably are at the top of your list. Though, I suspect Australia’s hunting tradition does not run as deep, wide or thick as ours, there are still many Australians who hunt.
If you want to know more about buying, shooting, maintaining, and accessorizing the AR-15 and its variants, check out this top-10 most-read list of articles from the last year:
Cheaper Than Dirt! is proud to announce that we now offer Colorado Buck’s Signature Series of .223 Remington ammunition.
Jerry takes a break from shooting fast to discuss the ins and outs of the 5.56 NATO and 223 Remington cartridges. In the 7:28 minute video, he covers various bullet shapes, weights, and downrange performance in military and competition rifles.
Though the Shooter’s Log reports most often on popular centerfire cartridges — 5.56, 9mm, 45 ACP, and so on — we’re also interested in the non-mainstream chamberings. Like you, we’re intellectually stimulated by ballistics and firearms that aren’t on the beaten path, and these heavily read stories in the Shooter’s Log confirm our interest in the uncommon.