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Ammunition

Bullets: Chunky and Slow vs. Fast and Light

Many of the modern, name brand bullets in .45 ACP or 9mm will do the job well. This data should help you realize, with the proper bullets, ammunition effectiveness is not nearly as large a concern as it once was. That is not say that all bullets in 9mm or .45 ACP perform the same. This article looks at data from different ammunition tests and picks the 3 top performers for consideration.

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General

Should You Avoid Reloaded Ammunition?

Today, as during the Vietnam War, one simple fact remain true: Our firearms are obviously worthless without ammunition that works. I’m sure you’ve heard how many gun activists want to make ammo harder to come by and there is no question that depending on where you live, it’s becoming more difficult to walk into your sporting goods store to buy ammo. This has led to a continuing growing popularity of reloading your own ammo—but should you?

Hornady Black Ammunition with AR-15 rifle

Ammunition

SHOT Show 2017: Ammunition — Getting Better All the Time

With the dawn of the new millennium, shooters might have suspected an unprecedented level of innovation with regard to firearms. That’s something we’ve yet to see. Not so with ammunition. A few short years ago, factory ammunition was a generalized offering—if shooters needed specialization, they had to handload. Today, that’s hardly the case. Ammunition manufacturers have diversified their offerings more and more every year, and 2017 is no exception. Factory ammunition just keeps getting more varied and better.

Two Ruger GP100 .41 magnum pistols

Ammunition

The Most Versatile Handgun Caliber — The .357 Magnum

In the firearms world I see much hype and overstatement. As such the real article with genuine performance is often under appreciated. One example is comparing the latest 9mm +P or .357 SIG load to the .357 Magnum. Those may seem like fighting words to some, but read the full story before passing judgement.

Hornady Full Boar ammunition

Ammunition

.223 Remington Load Selections — Picking the Best .223 Load for the Task

The 5.56mm/.223 Remington is America’s cartridge just as the AR-15 rifle is America’s rifle. The rifle is used for recreational shooting, competition, varmint hunting, medium-sized game hunting, and personal defense. In fact, the same rifle will handle all of these chores—given a skilled shooter. While the rifle is versatile and may fill each role well, no single loading will serve in every pursuit. Which load do you need?

3 Tan boxes of Hornaday 8mm cartridges with red and black lettering stacked on top of each other, with 7 cartridges lying aroud the boxes on a white background

Ammunition

8mm—The World’s Most Underrated Rifle Cartridge

There are a million Mauser rifles out there. Many of the owners do not realize how effective the Mauser rifle is and the the 8mm Mauser is a first class cartridge with much to recommend. Read this post to find out the best 8mm ammo you can get for your money.

Ammunition

What is the Best Caliber for Deer Hunting?

How do you figure out the best caliber ammo for deer hunting? Is it .30-06? Or maybe the .30-30? Is Remington better or how about Winchester? Read this post and let seasoned hunter Ace Luciano help you figure it all out.

Remington VERSA MAX Realtree camo version, barrel pointed to the right on a white background

Firearms

We Talk To Sheriff Jim Wilson About Remington’s Versa Max

Learning about hands-on experience with the Remington Versa Max 12-gauge shotgun is second only to trying it yourself. Remington really went all out on flexibility and versatility, out of the box…you don’t have to buy a lot of add-ons and extras to customize this shotgun to you, your style and even the season. Read this interview between Cheaper than Dirt and Sheriff Jim Wilson for all the details.

2 coopper-topped silver cartridges on a white background, one lying on it's side

Ammunition

Defensive Handgun Loads

Picking the right defensive loading can be a challenge when there are so many options. Check out this post for tips on picking the right one for your gun.