The recently released computer game Fallout: New Vegas allows players to use a reloading bench in the game. This is the first time I have heard of handloading being featured in a computer game! [ Many thanks to Randal for emailing me the link. ]
Robb Allen, who normally blogs at Sharp as a Marble, has reviewed three brands of .45 ACP ammunition for Gun, Holsters & Gear blog.
The Packing Rat reviews the MidwestPX “neutered” PMAGs. They are permanently modified to hold no more than ten rounds, thus making them Cali-legal.
Huey’s Gunsight tests how well brass and steel cased ammunition holds up in field conditions … I had never considered the fact that steel ammunition will rust. I use high quality brass factory ammunition for hunting but the cheapest ammunition I can find for [Read More…]
Olin Corp. is moving its Winchester Centerfire plant to Mississippi after the Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 9. Union rejected their proposed contract for the second time. BND.com reports … The Clayton, Mo.-based company said that its [Read More…]
MagCount attaches to the bottom of a magazine and displays the current round count on an electronic display. It looks pretty cool and futuristic, but I don’t think there is a need for this. [Hat Tip: Fat White Man]
Forster Products are now making reloading dies for the .300 AAC BLK. Full Length Sizing Die only, 300 BLK, Part # 005545 Standard Seating Die only, 300 BLK, Part #006205 Ultra Micrometer Seating Die only, 300 BLK, Part #U00099 Set of Full Length Sizing Die and Standard [Read More…]
Accurate Shooter reports … On October 10th, John Amos Nosler, founder of Nosler Inc., passed away from natural causes at his Oregon home. Considered a true pioneer in bullet and ammunition design, Nosler developed the famous Partition bullet in the 1940s. Born on [Read More…]
Barnes has developed a new .308 caliber TAC-X bullet. The 30 SBR 110 grain TAC-X is designed for maximum expansion at lower velocities than the regular TAC-X bullets. This makes it perfect for short barreled .300 AAC Blackout, .300 Whisper, .30 Remington AR firearms and [Read More…]
Also new for 2011 from Hornady is a line of Superformance match ammunition. It will be available in .223 Rem, 5.56mm NATO and two loads in .308 Win. It is interesting to see a specific 5.56mm load. I presume they have optimized that for semi-automatic rifles. It is [Read More…]
Hornady has expanded their Superformance line to include .222 Rem, .223 Rem, .22-250 Rem and .243 Rem. They specifically state that the rounds work fine in semi-automatics. Speed Kills! Varmint hunters can now reap the benefits of Hornady® Superformance™ propellant [Read More…]
Nick has compared cheap Wolf 5.56mm ammunition with other brands. I have not used Wolf in a long time, but after reading Nick’s article I will have to give it another try (or Tula).
As John Hollister wrote, this is not something the consumer sees every day. [Hat Tip: AAC Blo ]
From the press release … September 20, 2010 – Federal Premium® adds the Swift® A-Frame® to its Vital-Shok™ handgun hunting ammunition line. The proven A-Frame gives hunters another bullet option sure to hold up in a variety of big game hunting [Read More…]
One of my favorite websites, Ballistics By The Inch (BBTI), has been updated with more information. Two more cartridges have been tested: the 9mm Makarov and 9mm Ultra/Police) They have also tested an additional ten .380 ACP chambered pistols with a variety of [Read More…]
[ Y-Man, TFB's resident Nigerian shotgunner, continues his series of guest articles about his quest to build the perfect shotgun. Being one of the lucky few in Africa to legally own a gun, he has to fabricate many parts and ammunition himself because supplies of gun [Read More…]
Federal’s new Prairie Storm ammunition features a mixture of shot. 70% of the shot is copper-plated lead and the remaining 30% consists of “FLITESTOPPER” nickel-plated lead. Federal says that the mix produces good patterns. The FLITESTOPPER shot [Read More…]
This pistol, chambered in 6.5x50mm Arisaka, was purportedly found in a South Vietnamese rice paddy. I cannot tell if the photo it is real or a fake. The front sight is far to low, unless there is a hole drilled into that metal block above the chamber. [ Many thanks to [Read More…]