Category: Ammunition

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Pumpkin Balls

I can’t ever recall hearing the term “pumpkin balls” before to describe a type of shotgun load, despite being a big fan of the TV drama The Wire. James discusses the concept over at Hell In A Handbasket … The inspiration is supplied by the [Read More…]

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Dragon Breath At Night

Destin and his team from Smarter Every Day took Dragon’s Breath into the woods and videoed it with a variety of cameras. Apparently Dragons Breath is loaded with particulated Zirconium, which is easily ignited. Zirconium has a wide variety of uses, including the [Read More…]

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Cremated Ashes as Ammunition

I’m not quite sure what to make of this. A company called “Holy Smoke, LLC” claims to offer the unique service of loading ammunition with human remains (ashes) contained in either the shot cup or sealed in the bullet/projectile. The website does not [Read More…]

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An interesting use for wool

New Zealand is well known for its sheep. Apparently Kiwis even use sheep products in their ammunition! Beaver Grease manufactures wool wads for use in reduced loads, such as subsonic loaded .308 Win, to prevent the detonation phenomenon, otherwise known as the Secondary [Read More…]

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.35 Remington

Introduced in 1908, the .35 Remington was one of the first cartridges designed specifically for autoloading rifles. Pawpaw writes about his Marlin 336 chambered in .35 Rem … Then, one day when I was in college I was walking through a hardware store and saw a [Read More…]