Ammunition

POTD: The Norma Solids - .416 Rigby 400gr in Ruger M77

Welcome to another edition of TFB’s   Photo Of The Day! A friend posted this image and it’s too good not to be shared. We have a Ruger M77 416 Rigby, and it’s a thing of beauty. The rifle is probably from around the early 1990s and has the great, almighty rifle scope Z6i from Swarovski.

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Vista Outdoors Board Recommends Selling Ammo Business To CSG

The board at Vista Outdoors is unanimously behind a restructuring plan that will see the Czechoslovak Group (CSG) buying its ammo-related business, with the rest of the company restructuring after the sale.

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New Practice Ammo From Federal For 30 Super Carry

Say you want a handgun cartridge that hits hard and carries small. You might end up buying a pistol chambered in 30 Super Carry and then you might be looking for practice ammunition. Federal says it’s got what you want, with a new loading in its Champion Training series.

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The Rimfire Report: CCI Suppressor 45 Grain - Heavy & Quiet

Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report! This ongoing series is all about the rimfire firearm world and all of its different types of guns, history, shooting sports, and ammo! Last time we took a look at the relatively inexpensive CCI “Green Tag” 40-grain ammo. Billed as a more affordable alternative to genuine match ammo - CCI Green Tag is produced via a hand-picked process where particularly good lots of CCI Standard Velocity 40 grain are separated for their consistency which in turn typically leads to smaller group sizes. As with any rimfire ammo - whether or not one particular lot of ammo is going to group well out of your specific rifle is another matter entirely and probably the reason many of you commented that while the appeal of CCI Green Tag is there, CCI Standard does it better for the price that it is being asked for. I would tend to agree with that assessment of my level of skill and the type of shooting that I do.

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The Rimfire Report: Poor Man's Match Ammo - CCI Green Tag

Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report! This ongoing series is all about the rimfire firearm world and all of its different types of cool guns, unique history, and of course its ammunition. Last week we took a look at CCI’s Quiet-22 Segmented Hollow Point Subsonic ammunition. Apparently, I am quite the ammo snob as while I thought that the performance of the round was a bit lackluster at longer (50 yards) ranges, most of you said you’d be more than satisfied with that performance since most of you only plan on using that ammo at about 15-25 yards max. Most of you who reached out also commented that the major selling point was really how quiet the round is - so quiet that it can be shot out of a bolt action or lever action gun without hearing protection. However, since I am a creature of habit, we once again will be chasing numbers in this week’s ammunition test of CCI’s Green Tag ammunition. So let’s see how this “budget match ammo” stacks up!

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Wheelgun Wednesday: Revolver Cartridge Spotlight - .30 Cal Revolvers

Welcome to another of TFB’s Wheelgun Wednesday, where we discover all there is to the world of revolvers. This week we’ll jump back into our Revolver Cartridge Spotlight series, focusing this time on .30 caliber revolvers. This caliber hasn’t gotten a lot of love from revolver manufacturers, but your chances of finding a wheelgun in .30 caliber aren’t zero, let’s take a look.

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The Rimfire Report: CCI Quiet-22 40 gr Segmented Hollow Point

Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report! This ongoing series is all about the rimfire firearm world and its many different types of guns, gear, and ammo! Last week we talked about one of Federal Ammunition’s most popular hunting cartridges. The 38-grain copper plated hollow point is a fairly decent budget rimfire pest control round. When it came to my testing, I found it to have acceptable accuracy at 50 yards for small game applications, and it had a decent standard deviation in the velocity department of about 17 fps. This week we’re moving on to one of CCI’s more obscure 22LR loadings - Quiet-22 40-grain Segmented Hollow Point ammunition. Another round designed for small game hunting and pest control duty, CCI Quiet-22 takes the opposite approach to the 38-grain Federal CPHP and goes well below the subsonic threshold - but how does this approach translate to accuracy and consistency out of our B14R test platform? Let's find out in this next ammo test!

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The Rimfire Report: Federal Game-Shok 38gr CPHP 22LR

Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report! This ongoing series is all about the rimfire firearm world and its many different types of guns, shooting sports, ammunition, and history! Last week we covered Ruger’s first-ever firearm, the Standard .22LR pistol. While the pedigree of the Ruger Standard pistol is still cherished today, as many of you pointed out, the pistols were pretty unreliable and inaccurate back in the day - modern examples are a much better example of what Ruger was probably going for upon the initial release of the Standard. Today and over the rest of the year we will be getting back into ammunition testing - both in Clear Ballistic gelatin, and also through chronographs and one type of rifle to give you guys a general idea of the performance you can expect from every kind of ammunition. To kick off this new set of ammunition tests we’ll first be testing Federal’s Game-Shok 38-grain Copper Plated Hollow Point 22LR Ammunition. This ammunition from Federal claims to be suitable for hunting small game and should provide the user with an “accurate and consistent” load for shot-to-shot accuracy on presumably squirrel-sized targets.

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High-Tech Heavy Hitter: New G9 Defense .308 Win 145gr Barrier Blind SC

G9 Defense is pleased to announce the .308 Win 145gr Barrier Blind Solid Copper Hollow Point ammunition. G9 Defense is entirely focused on producing top-quality ammunition with unrivaled projectile performance for both pistols and rifles for defense and hunting. G9 Defense typically takes the approach of having lighter projectiles with higher muzzle velocities which tends to increase terminal performance, even through barriers and bone.

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Federal Punch Self-Defense Ammo Has New .25 ACP Option

Got a pocket pistol that needs feeding, and you want the most hitting power you can get? While it is unrealistic to ever expect a quarter-bore to turn into a hand cannon, you might be able to improve your pistol's performance with Federal's new .25 ACP load in its Punch lineup.

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New .32 H&R Magnum Load From High Desert Cartridge

New options are coming to market for fans of the .32 H&R Magnum. High Desert Cartridge is bringing three new loads to market this year, with two already available for purchase on their website and another listed as coming soon.

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Hornady Reloading App: Pay For The Features You Need

The times, they are a-changin’. And for evidence of that, check out the new Hornady Reloading App. It’s a 21st-century twist on a very old idea, bringing the company’s reloading handbook data onto your mobile device.

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Reusable Shotgun Training Rounds by ReShell

James Reeves is at IWA and Enforce Tac 2024 to talk to the guys from ReShell about their product, a compressed air, reusable shotgun training round kit. Load reusable training rounds with paintballs, 3D-printed projectiles, M&Ms, whatever. Check the video for details.

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Beefed Up! Federal's New .32 ACP Hydra-Shok Deep

If you’re looking for big hitting power from your little concealed carry pistol, Federal wants to help. The new Federal Premium .32 ACP Hydra-Shok Deep load is supposed to offer superior stopping capability from one of the oldest self-defense cartridges in the world.

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TFB Weekly Web Deals 80: Deals For March 4, 2024

Welcome to TFB Weekly Web Deals 80! We’re back with more deals on guns, gear, ammunition, and accessories from some of our most frequented online retailers like Primary Arms, Natchez Shooters Supply, Palmetto State Armory, Brownells, and more. Whether you’re looking for deals on new or used guns, ammo to add to your reserves, or specific accessories like flashlights, range bags, optics, bipods, and magazines, each week we’ll have new sets of deals that might fulfill one of those needs and save you a few dollars.

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TFB Weekly Web Deals 79: Deals For February 26, 2024

Welcome to TFB Weekly Web Deals 79! We’re back with more deals on guns, gear, ammunition, and accessories from some of our most frequented online retailers like Primary Arms, Natchez Shooters Supply, Palmetto State Armory, Brownells, and more. Whether you’re looking for deals on new or used guns, ammo to add to your reserves, or specific accessories like flashlights, range bags, optics, bipods, and magazines, each week we’ll have new sets of deals that might fulfill one of those needs and save you a few dollars.

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United States Special Operations Command Chooses Speer Gold Dot G2

Speer Ammunition has been awarded a three-year contract by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Speer is to supply a maximum of 8.5 million rounds of their Gold Dot G2 duty ammunition, which got the highest-scoring performance in the FBI’s testing protocol.

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New CCI Uppercut .22LR Self-Defense Ammunition

Although the .22 Long Rifle is not generally considered a good defensive round, there are still people who use firearms chambered in .22LR for self-defense purposes. There can be many reasons for opting for a .22LR gun such as weak grip strength, recoil sensitivity, price, etc. Well, for those who chose the .22LR for defensive use,  CCI Ammunition has a new product – the  CCI Uppercut, a self-defense .22LR ammunition optimized for semi-auto pistols with 2.5″ to 4″ barrels. Let’s take a look.

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Mk316 Mod 0 US Navy Contract for 7.62x51mm Ammo Awarded to Federal

It is officially no secret that the US Navy is searching out some more ammunition because they have been announcing ammo contract securements as of late. Remington recently was awarded a contract for shotgun shells and now we have some more news concerning Federal. Federal Ammunition has recently been awarded the Mk316 Mod 0 US Navy Contract for 7.62x51mm rifle ammunition for two years.

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Remington Awarded US Navy Contract of 12 Gauge Slug, Duty Shotshells

If you are a former swabbie – US Navy man – you might be unsurprised to learn that Remington Ammunition has secured themselves another US Navy Contract to supply them with ammo. This time it is for the AO23 vintage of shotgun shells being a 12 Gauge slug, duty shotgun load: a 2 3/4″, 1 ounce rifled lead slug.

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New Lapua Cases: 300 Winchester Short Magnum & 6mm GT

Lapua of Finland is introducing two new cartridge casings in 2024, namely the 300 Winchester Short Magnum (WSM) and 6mm GT. According to Lapua, the 300 WSM provides many advantages among magnum cartridges, delivering energy equal to the 300 Win Mag. It’s conveniently integrated into a short-action rifle design.

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TFB Review: Stand 1 Armory 9mm "Chubby" Ammo

Stand 1 Armory is a boutique ammunition manufacturer based in north Texas, nestled in the rolling plains just over an hour’s drive west toward the panhandle from the western side of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. The company’s story is a tale of resurrection, with the brand’s original ownership having shut down operations in late 2017. After approximately three years of dormancy, 2020 saw the re-emergence of the Stand 1 name under new ownership. They’ve been going strong ever since, thanks in no small part to their signature 9mm “Chubbies”. Among the Stand 1 product catalogue spanning a wide variety of options for both rifle and pistol calibers, the Chubby is offered as a flagship item, purpose-built primarily for competition shooting.

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[SHOT 2024] Eley Introduces X-Shot Hardware

Renowned ammunition manufacturer Eley introduced at SHOT 2024 a game-changing development for the world of virtual marksmanship competitions – the X-Shot hardware. This new system is an innovative expansion on Eley’s popular X-Shot App and significantly upgrades the user experience for competitors all over the globe.

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[SHOT 2024] Federal And Remington – New Ammo Releases From Vista Outdoor

Both Remington and Federal Ammunition introduced new lines of ammunition at the 2024 SHOT Show. Federal expanded its portfolio by building on the Fusion series. The new offerings aim to enhance shooting accuracy and range, equipped with a polymer tip that improves the ballistic coefficient, flattens trajectories, and intensifies energy for sustained effectiveness at greater distances. Remington announced the expansion of their Core-Lokt Tipped and the introduction of the UMC Leadless lines of ammunition. Let’s take a closer look at the new ammunition offerings by Federal and Remington.

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[SHOT 2024] Simunition Shows New AR Uppers and 9mm Training Ammo

At SHOT Show 2024, Simunition introduced updates to their AR upper receiver assembly, designed to accommodate modern accessories more effectively. The modified AR uppers are created to enable the firing of non-lethal Simunition training rounds.

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[SHOT 2024] Hasler Is Bringing Euro-Made Copper Bullet Line To The U.S.

Italian ammunition manufacturer, Hasler, has made the strategic decision to enter the United States market with its all-copper bullet line. Hasler, which also produces loaded ammunition, chose to initiate its U.S. operations solely with its projectile lineup, easing regulatory hurdles. The company’s product roster includes the Ariete, Bull, Hunting, Sport, and Long Range lines, all designed in a solid monolithic format, targeting both reloader consumers and the ammunition industry.

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[SHOT 2024] Zala Mini Shotshells

Renowned European shotshell manufacturer, Zala, attending SHOT 2024, announced the launch of its new 1.75-inch mini shell line, expected to hit the market in 2024. Zala mini shotshells will be offered loaded with #7.5 birdshot, #4 or #1 buckshot, and 7/8 oz slugs.

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[SHOT 2024] SIM-X Launches New Rangecore Practice Ammo

At the SHOT 2024, SIM-X, the esteemed manufacturer of Defensecore self-defense ammunition, announced the launch of a new line of ammunition named Rangecore. The introduction of Rangecore ammunition successfully addresses the needs of firearm users desiring a cost-effective practice solution that replicates the power of the self-defense version they carry day-to-day.

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[SHOT 2024] Black Hills Ammunition Adds New Loads

Black Hills Ammunition, the manufacturer recognized for its high-quality precision ammo, such as the revered Mk262, announced the addition of new cartridge options to its offerings. Among the latest releases are the .300 Precision Rifle Cartridge (PRC) and new loads for the 6mm Advanced Rifle Cartridge (ARC).

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[SHOT 2024] New Supreme Ammunition Line From PPU

Prvi Partizan Uzice (PPU) has introduced a new Supreme line of ammunition, teaming up with Sierra Bullets to offer shooters a series of loads crafted for precision and performance. Topping the list is the currently available 6.5 Creedmoor round, equipped with a 140-grain Sierra MatchKing bullet, known for its accuracy and consistency. This new line caters specifically to the needs of precision shooters and expands PPU’s already diverse catalog of ammunition options.

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