Category: Ammunition

A lineup of 5.56mm rounds. The two on the right are Mk. 318 (second from right), and M855A1 (far right). 70d90466066020a2541789cd6c524bc8 P9232653 SIG SAUER 223 Rem Match Grade Ammunition 5 15219478_1549529805060767_4456787948816751397_n Werner Tool Company - 660x300 15178052_341116162916845_2063307688731977743_n Lapua-Creedmoor

Lapua releases 6,5 Creedmoor

In the Nordic, the 6.5×55mm (also called 6.5×55 Swedish (Mauser) and 6,5 × 55 SE) is widely know and used – and will continue to be. However, not long ago a lot of shooters started talking and (a few) also bought rifles in 6,5 Creedmoor. My own experience with [Read More…]

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New Cartridge: .33 Nosler

Nosler has introduced a new rifle cartridge – the .33 Nosler. This is another cartridge of their .404 Jeffery based cartridge line. Earlier Nosler released .26 Nosler, .28 Nosler and .30 Nosler cartridges in 2013, 2015 and 2016 respectively. Nosler calls this new [Read More…]

A British Army soldier provides overwatch with his L129A1 rifle in Afghanistan. Image source: reddit A_coalition_Special_Operations_Forces_member_fires_his_sniper_rifle_from_a_hilltop_during_a_firefight_near_Nawa_Garay_village_(120403-N-MY805-202) GLK-9-170-2T PEO_M4_Carbine_RAS_M68_CCO IMG_4949 14963171_10154147899019352_7734643871506991912_n 2017 IMR Family 1LB LR
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.357 Coonan Ring Of Fire

I recently got a chance to shoot my friend Joel’s .357 Coonan while we were staffing a local night match. I saw him test fire it last year and actually forgot about it. So this year I asked him to bring it back out so I could try it and film the RING OF FIRE!! [Read More…]

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MEC Goes Metal

Well known for its shotshell reloading equipment, MEC Shooting Sports announced it was branching out into metallic reloading. Leading off its new line of reloading gear is the Marksman press. The MEC Marksman is a single stage press made of cast iron. According to the [Read More…]

IMG_20161109_134606690 Even within the same ammunition system, different projectile weights have a massive effect on external and terminal ballistics. Here we see some of the different weight bullets available in the 5.56x45mm caliber. Different bore diameters give rounds different properties. Despite the fact that all three rounds shown here - 7.62x39, 5.6x39 Russian, and 6.5x38 Grendel (two on the right) - all use the same case base and have virtually the same case capacity, they have very different ballistic properties due to their different bore and bullet diameter. NikeDillon unnamed-2

U.S made Soviet VSS Vintorez suppressed rifle

The Vintorez is a suppressed rifle currently in use by a number of Russian Special Operations units. It was used extensively in the Chechen conflict, in addition to popping up in Syria as well. It fires a special 9x39mm SP5 cartridge in addition to an armored piercing [Read More…]

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Curious case of Mad Bull Airsoft in Iraq

If you looked at this photograph and thought to yourself, “This looks like a 40x46mm Low Velocity grenade launcher, but it is unlike any launcher currently used by any Military/LE force”, then you’d be halfway to a solid conclusion. However if you are [Read More…]

Left to right: .280/30 British, 7.62x39mm M67, 5.56x45m M855, 6.8x43mm SPC XM68GD, 6.5x38mm Grendel 123gr Lapua Scenar, 7.92x33mm Kz.Ptr.43 sME. All of these rounds have different characteristics that affect their ballistic performance and their reliability in automatic firearms. We'll be taking a closer look at these characteristics to better understand the trade-offs in small arms ammunition design. call Hodgdon Gold Dot G2 sIERRA1 Shell Shock Case Classic Hunter 2 IMG_4531 Precision Hunter 14716136_10154714449055337_2464720244555736690_n HK-MR223 065_resize WCRO-2016-1675_resize 14650598_10157729319790121_26863942826722108_n IMG_5703-1024x770 14570285_1404194432942112_2192494846008614532_n