Olin Corporation (which trades under the Winchester Ammunition brand) has just been granted a patent (#8161886) for a 12 gauge shotshell design that would be used in conjunction with a barrel insert in order to allow the firing of small-caliber bullets through a rifled [Read More…]
From a photo gallery at Wired magazine … [ Many thanks to Jason for emailing us the link. ]
Muzzleloading is by definition reloading. Because modern muzzleloaders are so simple to use, I suspect that many muzzleloader users treat them as regular guns without taking the same precautions as veteran reloaders. This page has extensive safety tips and advice for [Read More…]
Hornady is auctioning a one-off ‘Zombie Max’ Ammo Plant to benefit Shooting USA. It features “green paint and ‘zombified’ graphics”. I think the zombie craze must now be peaking.
Norma USA has announced two new lines of hunting ammunition: Norma African PH and Norma American PH. The American line includes just about every popular hunting round, and some not so popular rounds from .243 Win. to .338 Lapua Mag. The African line includes all the [Read More…]
NOTE: This product review was made possible by GunsForSale.com. To get up-to-date information on where to find cheap firearms & ammunition for sale, please visit GunsForSale.com. Taurus is a company that just keeps on expanding their product line. Not only do they [Read More…]
This YouTuber shows how he recycles .22 LR brass to make .223 jacketed soft nose bullets. Very clever.
Last December Russian finally obtained WTO membership. A reader of TFB explains how this could open the floodgate for Russian arms imports into the USA … First a short backgrounder on why some russian guns and ammo are sold in the US and others are not. Back in [Read More…]
A kid saved up to buy a Garand, was warned by the gun shop employee to only to shoot M2 Ball, but then went to go buy cheap reloaded ammunition from a gun show. The ammunition he used caused a kaboom. The kid was fortunately unhurt.
[ Written by Dr. Jim and Mary Clary ] Yep, this is yet another article on the 30+ caliber cartridges. In this article, we used data obtained from the Nosler Reloading Guide, 5th Edition. To make the comparison as fair as possible, We selected the 180 grain bullet, which [Read More…]
LightField is producing a nifty range of 12 gauge, 20 gauge and .410 shotgun blanks called the Zombie Blaster. They do not contain a projectile and are simply designed to make as much noise and as big a flash as possible. These rounds are just for fun, but the company [Read More…]
Bryan captured the moment a .300 Win. Mag. round hit two blocks of ballistic gelatin during a demo of either the Remington XM2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle or the Remington Remington Modular Sniper Rifle (I can’t remember which was being used). [Photos © Bryan Jones [Read More…]
Anthony G. Williams has updated and expanded his history of Assault Rifles And Their Ammunition. Tony knows more about cartridges than anyone else I know and I doubt that there are many people who have fired more types of assault rifles than he has. Attempts to improve [Read More…]
Crimson Trace has developed a laser aiming attachment for the M72 Light Anti-Tank Weapon (LAW). Because the LAW launcher tube is disposable the laser module uses quick detach mount so that the operator can easily attach is before firing and remove it before disposing of [Read More…]
Sandia National Laboratories have invented a small caliber self guided bullet. The bullet contains an optical sensor, CPU, battery and electromagnetic actuated fins. It is able to track laser designated targets out to 2,000 meters. The CPU tracks laser designed targets [Read More…]
Less Lethal Africa, a South African company, had their less lethal .50 BMG rounds on display at SHOT. While these rubber bullet loaded cartridges are not powerful enough cycle a rifle or machine gun action, I do wonder what the effect of a large pointed piece of polymer [Read More…]
Wincehster has designed a new lead-free bullet specifically tailored for hog hunting. The Winchester Razorback XT will be available next year (2012) in .223 Rem. (64gr) and .308 Win. (150gr). The bullet is a hollow point and is designed to expand quickly and then [Read More…]
The CompBullet is an interesting bullet made by an Italian company. The bullets, made from a solid copper alloy, have vents machined into them. According to the company, these vents reduce friction by allowing gas to lubricate the bullet as it passes through the barrel [Read More…]
Christmas came early for me this year! The Ballistics By The Inch (BBTI) have done extensive testing to find out how much the revolver cylinder gap (the gap between the cylinder/chamber and the barrel of a revolver) affects performance. They shot and carefully measured [Read More…]