[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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HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Collectors Grade or General Dismay?

Welcome everyone to the 189th edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you’re new to the series, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale and ask the question – is this Gat a sweet deal or only has a Fudd appeal?  Each week the TFB staff weighs in with their thoughts, but readers get the final say in the poll at the bottom of each article.

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Kalashnikov Concern Introduces The AKV-521 Rifle

Kalashnikov Concern first showed the prototype of AKV-521 rifle in November 2020. During the ARMY-2021 exhibition, the company unveiled the final version of this rifle that has passed factory endurance testing and is ready for mass production. The main design difference from AK rifles is that AKV-521 utilizes a two-receiver layout.

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VIDEO: The Top 5 Non-AR15 Rifles

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves goes over the top 5 rifles that are NOT an AR-15, but that ARE chambered in 5.56mm or .223 caliber like the AR-15 or M16. This was a tough list to make but James buckled down and did it anyways. Do you agree with this list of top 5 non-AR15 rifles? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to subscribe if you haven’t already.

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It's 223 Day! – 223 Remington – What, Why, and our Appreciation for It

Today, February 23rd, 2021 is an exciting excuse to go over one of the most popular and even disputed cartridges in North America. The .223 Remington cartridge designed all the way back in 1957. This lovable 22 caliber cartridge is a regular mainstay whether it is used for varmint hunting like coyotes to prairie dogs or even a valuable asset in a prepper’s back stock of ammunition. Regardless of how you may feel about the distinguished .223 Remington today, we at The Firearm Blog thought it would be an excellent reason to shed some light on the history and some facts about the good old .223 Remington. Happy 223 Day, everyone! Let’s dive right in!

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Polish FB Radom Mini Beryl 5.56/.223 AK Pistols Now Available

The Arms of America first announced their plans of importing Polish FB Radom Mini Beryl pistols back at SHOT Show 2020. Fast forward a little over a year and these AK pistols are now in the USA and available through Arms of America and Atlantic Firearms. Let’s see what features these mini AKs pack.

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Berger Introduces New Heavy .223 Remington Ammunition

I know a lot of competitors who reload and use the 73 grain .223 Rem Berger Bullets for windy conditions when they really want to be sure to hit distant targets with Alpha hits, or a hit at all. Now there are few more options from Berger with their new .223 Remington 73 Grain Boat Tail Target and the 77 Grain OTM Tactical cartridges.

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New Wilson Combat Multi-Caliber Polymer AR-15 Magazine

Among a variety of new parts, accessories and gear recently released by Wilson Combat, there is a new 30-round polymer AR-15 magazine. I assume these magazines are the result of collaboration of Wilson Combat and IMI Defense because they are marked with the Wilson Combat logo but they look pretty much identical to IMI Defense G2 mags.

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Hera Arms VRB Pump Action Rifle

German firearms and accessories manufacturer  Hera Arms has released a pump-action rifle chambered in .223 Remington. The new rifle is called VRB which stands for Vorderschaftrepetierbüchse and literally means pump-action rifle. Let’s take a look at the design and features of the new Hera Arms VRB rifle.

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Speer Gold Dot Rifle – Personal Protection Rifle Ammunition in 223, 300 BLK and 308 Win

Speer is introducing a new line of Gold Dot Rifle ammunition for owners of rifles in 223 Rem., 300 BLK and 308 Win. As the brass is nickel-plated it has the special look you can see in the pictures. The following ammunition is going to be available from the start. Note the heavy 75-grain bullet in .223 Rem.

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Zastava M85 Tactical: Is this $1,000 Krink Worth the Spend?

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves gets hands on with Zastava’s new M85/Z85 Tactical, which was unveiled at SHOT Show 2020. The new M85 Tactical is a Zastava-made, Zastava-imported, and Zastava-converted 10″ .223/5.56mm “Krinkov” style AK in “pistol” format including a brace, AR-15 buffer tube adapter, a CNC Warrior brake, and a quad-rail handguard with angled foregrip. All these extras set you back a few bucks though – $1,000 to be exact. Is this new Krink worth your money? See what James has to say.

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FB Radom Mini Beryl Pistols in 5.56/223 and .22LR to be Imported by Arms of America

Who doesn’t like Krinkovs? Especially ones made by a reputable company like the Polish Fabryka Broni “Łucznik” – Radom. At SHOT Show 2020,  Arms of America announced that they will start importing FB Radom Mini Beryl pistols chambered in .223 Remington / 5.56x45mm NATO and .22LR. Let’s take a closer look.

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Century Arms to Resume Importing WASR Rifles Chambered in 5.56x45mm

Century Arms has posted this photo on their social media pages accompanied with a caption that reads: “Long time no see!“. For most of the folks in the US AK community, this was a clear hint that they are going to resume the importation of Romanian WASR rifles chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO / .223 Remington. Many of the AK media sources immediately started speculating with the possible upcoming reintroduction of these rifles and some have even confirmed it. Particularly, AK Operators Union said on their Facebook page: “Yes, 5.56×45 Wasr is coming, yes we will review it!“.

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Rifle Dynamics Introduces The NATO AK

After a small run of custom AKs chambered in .223/5.56, Rifle Dynamics has added this rifle to their main product line due to the high demand. This new product is called RRD556 NATO AK. According to the announcement posted on the company’s social media pages, this project was possible thanks to the efforts of the K-Var Corp.

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LFD Research Films the Firing of .300 Blackout in a .223/5.56 Chamber

The Internet is full of images of destroyed 5.56/223 AR-15 rifles that were accidentally loaded with a .300 Blackout round. It is not the best idea to try to push a .30 caliber bullet through a .22 caliber bore, is it? Of course, in the majority of cases, these are accidents that result in completely ruined firearms and even injuries to the shooters. In order to see what happens with the rifle in such a situation,  LFD Research simulated it by chambering a .300 Blackout round into a 5.56 AR-15 and filming it in slow motion. Let’s watch their video.

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