Category: Ammunition

.50 BMG Alternatives

If you live in a state or country that does not allow civilian ownership of .50 BMG rifles there are alternative cartridges with similar ballistics to the .50 BMG. Ammoguide.com compares the .50 BMG, .510 DTC, .416 Barrett and .50 Fat Mac. More here.

Indian militants guns and ammo

A photo of arms and ammunition recently captured from militants in Kashmir. The condition of the firearms is just awful. I suppose that the fact they keep functioning is a testament to the design of the weapons. Ammunition and bodies of suspected militants lie on ground [Read More…]

John does not like the .243

I’ve tried, but I can’t warm to the .243. It’s billed as having three great attributes: it’s death on varmints, it’s adequate for deer-sized big game and it is a great cartridge for young hunters because of its moderate recoil. I think it [Read More…]

How much ammo is enough?

Jovian Thunderbolt’s take on the subject: 1800 rounds isn’t even gun-nut categories yet. I gotta work harder at this. If the world as I knew it, does end, I’m going to wish I had 18,000 rounds or more. Ooo, definitions. That last scenarios has an [Read More…]

Shotgun slug hunting

Slaton @ Gun Shots discusses long distance (100-200 yard) slug hunting: I started deer hunting with a slug gun. Well, let me qualify that. It was actually an old side-by-side Stevens, and back in college, just before the deer opener my buddy and I would drive to an [Read More…]

Life of a cartridge

Here is the opening sequence from the movie Lord of War showing the life of a cartridge from a Soviet factory to use in an African conflict. The movie tells the story of the fictional character Yuri Orlov who loosly is based on real life arms dealer Viktor Bout. I [Read More…]

Light load for .30-06

An interesting usenet post from rec.guns: Bill Jungbauer wants to know some light .30-06 loads for him 13 year old son: My 13 year old son said he did not like his .243 anymore and talked me into getting him a 30-06. I plan on loading him some light loads to begin with. [Read More…]