This interesting article was written by Dr. Jim and Mary Clary. I reproduced it below in full. The original article can be downloaded from their Manzano Valley Outdoors website [PDF link]. Blackhorn 209 is Smokeless Powder Dr. Jim and Mary Clary Manzano Valley Outdoors [Read More…]
Tony Williams, the co-editor of Jane’s Ammunition Handbook, gave a presentation entitled “The Next Generation: The Case for a New NATO Rifle and Machine Gun Cartridge” at the National Defense Industries Association (NDIA) Joint Armaments Conference last [Read More…]
There was an explosion at the Nosler plant. KTVZ report … A massive explosion at an ammunition plant sent shock waves through southwest Bend Wednesday afternoon, but a quick evacuation helped save all 100 workers inside. Now, investigators are trying to figure out [Read More…]
They need to feed the 100,000 AK-103 rifles they bought from Russia. “The ammunition plant will be capable of producing over 50 million rounds annually,” said Nikolai Maslyaev, general director of the Izhevsk-based design bureau for automated assembly lines. [Read More…]
The Marine command has been slow to field the new and improved SOST ammunition. Marine Times reports … Marine Times reports “I got mine from a [military policeman] attached to the company, but I haven’t shot them yet,” said a lance corporal who serves as a [Read More…]
The .410 shotshell chambered Taurus Judge has created a niche in the ammunition market for defensive .410 ammunition. The Home Defender ammunition from Lightfield Less Lethal packs three rubber buckshot into a .410 shotshell. The company is selling this as [Read More…]
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Remington has revealed how their new Xelerator Wad technology, which is used in the HyperSteel ammunition, works. An extra powerful primer ignites a column of power contained inside the wad. For very brief period of time wad rockets forward, much like a simple [Read More…]
Remington claims their new HyperSonic Steel is the worlds fastest waterfowl shotshell. The HyperSonic loads feature their new Xelerator Wad technology which allows shotshells to blast out shot at 1700 fps! How does it achieve these speeds? In their own words … The [Read More…]
A Winchester Ammunition rep disclosed to Joe @ ArmsTalk the top five pistol cartridges that they produce … 9mm- Winchester also has a military contract .40 S&W- Number one LEO round .38 Special- I found this surprising .45ACP .380ACP- our topic finally shows [Read More…]
Sinclair International has created an eight part series of introductory videos about reloading. They are available free at the Sinclair YouTube Channel. The first video in the series … It is great to see more and more gun companies finally understanding social [Read More…]
Lead, Copper and Zinc, all of which are used in the manufacture of modern ammunition, continue to rise in price and may continue to rise in 2011 says The Economist.
BoingBoing posted this image of a ring made from a mushroomed bullet. I was horrified to see that they had used a lead bullet. Lead is toxic and should not be worn in contact with the skin. I have been tested for lead poisoning and if you shoot a lot, so should you. The [Read More…]
Cris E. Murray helped design the 6.8mm SPC cartridge for SOCOM and considers it to be the best cartridge for the AR-15 platform and similarly sized weapons. The problem with the 6.8mm SPC, and similar cartridges like the 6.5mm Grendel, is that their performance has been [Read More…]
From the interweb, via. SayUncle … The iPad is like the .45 GAP. No one can really tell you what it’s good at, but it sure is expensive. How long until somebody publishes photos of an iPad filled with 9mm holes? I say six months.
Les Baer Custom has cloned the 6.5mm Grendel and named their creation the .264 LBC-AR. So why would Les Baer, who were well known for producing quality licensed 6.5mm Grendel AR-15 rifles, start competing with Alexander Arms? Let me tell you why. Back in the late 90s [Read More…]