New Russian 6.02×41 Cartridge and Prototype Rifles (AK-22 and Mini SVCh)

Kalashnikov Concern and Tula Cartridge Plant have developed a new intermediate cartridge called 6.02×41 and two rifles chambered in it – Mini SVCh and AK-22. The 6.02×41 is designed to replace both the 7.62×39 and 5.45×39 cartridges in the Russian military service. This joint project started in 2020 and apparently was just unclassified with the publishing of the Russian patent (RU2809501C1) protecting the design of the cartridge.  Kalashnikov Gun Magazine were the first to report about this program.

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Umarex Introduces Airsoft Glock 45 Pistols

Umarex has added an airsoft Glock 45 pistol to their line of Glock airguns that were first introduced in September of 2017. Back then, Glock for the first time officially licensed the manufacturing of airsoft replicas of their pistols. Let’s see what features the new Umarex Glock 45 packs.

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Nosler Unveils 115 Grain 6mm Reduced Drag Factor Bullet

I am so far out of my element with this press release that I probably should have sent this over to Matt, Joel or virtually anyone else on the staff for a proper analysis. But our friends at Nosler are always a pleasure to deal with, so I’m happy to drop PR out to you all as soon as possible. See the below information on the new Nosler 115 gr 6mm Reduced Drag Factor bullet. Feel free to explain the ballistic importance of this projectile in the comments section below. Use crayons, you won’t hurt my feelings.

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New UMAREX G19x, G18C Gen3 and G19 Gen4 Airsoft Glocks

About a year ago Umarex introduced their new line of licensed airsoft replicas of Glock pistols. Back then, they launched the G42, G19, G17, and G17 Gen4 replicas. Recently, they have added three other airsoft Glocks including a G19 Gen4, G18C, and G19X. Although there are many other airsoft Glocks on the market, to my knowledge, those made by Umarex are the only ones officially licensed by the Austrian manufacturer of these ever-popular handguns.

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Soviet Experimental 6mm Sniper Rifle (TKB-0145S)

Thanks to the Kalashnikov Gun Magazine, today we have a chance to take a look at one of the Soviet experimental sniper rifles/DMRs chambered in the 6x49mm caliber. The rifle is called TKB-0145S (ТКБ-0145С) and as one can expect from an experimental rifle, it has a lot of interesting and unusual design solutions.

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[SHOT 2018] Cadex's Sheep Dog Rifle and Innovative M2 MG Mount

Miles starts by examining the Cadex M2 Cradle Mount, designed for the Browning M2. On inspection of the mount we see the zero gravity capability and the ease of use provided for manipulating the Browning M2. On top of the Browning we notice the Cadex Kolos mount integrating a recoil mitigation system and a powered ballistic reticle optic. As Miles moves to the Sheep Dog Rifle, Rob Furlong discusses the calibers offered in the new actions as well as the new chassis offered for 2018.

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UMAREX Launches the Licensed Airsoft and BB Gun Replicas of GLOCK 42, 19 and 17 Pistols

Earlier we reported about the Umarex announcement of their agreement with Glock of manufacturing licensed airsoft and BB Glock replicas. Now, Umarex has added the Glock branded airguns to their website and released videos showcasing these new pistols. Let’s take a look at key features and the released model line.

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.224 Valkyrie AR-15 Introduced by Savage

The .224 Valkyrie may be the most interesting AR-15 round to come out in years, but the question many have been asking in my comments section is: Cool, but where are the rifles? Approaching the 2018 SHOT Show in Las Vegas Nevada, we are already starting to get answers, and one of them is the Savage MSR-15 Valkyrie. As the name suggests, this marks Savages first offering in the .224 Valkyrie round, and one of the first factory guns of this caliber.

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.224 VALKYRIE Barrels Released by JP Enterprises

Those eagerly awaiting the market for the new .224 Valkyrie round have something to celebrate. Gunmaker JP Enterprises recently announced that they are now offering three different barrels for the new cartridge, in 20″ light, 20″ medium, and 22″ medium contours. All three barrels use the somewhat unusual “extra long” gas system, which is two inches longer than the standard “rifle length” gas system normally used with 20″ barrels. The longer gas system coupled with large diameter port settings reportedly increase dwell time while reducing the port pressure. More details on the barrels are available via a review from Recoil.

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Sierra Bullets 6.5 Grendel Load Data Now Available

With the development of wildcat calibers that eventually become more common and less wildcat over time it is difficult for reloading companies to keep up with published, verified data. Nobody knew 10 years ago that the 6.5 Creedmoor, 6mm Creedmoor or 6.5 Grendel would be as popular as they are today, but here we are.

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Overmatch: On Bullets, Bombers, and Taking the Right Path (Brief Thoughts 004)

A warning against romanticism in military planning.

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Superior Shooting Systems 5 STAR Muzzle Brake

Superior Shooting Systems, the company founded by David Tubb, has introduced a new muzzle device called 5 Star Muzzle Brake. It is designed for 6mm (.243) caliber rifles. Obviously, it will be compatible with smaller calibers and if you want to use this muzzle brake with calibers larger than 6mm, then you’ll need to increase the exit hole diameter.

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The Home Team Advantage: Ammunition, Compatibility, and Why Change Is Bad

If we can make a round that is significantly better than the existing 5.56mm or 7.62mm ammunition, shouldn’t the military just bite the bullet and switch, to the benefit of the servicemen and women in harm’s way? What’s stopping the powers that be from making the incremental improvements that everyone knows are possible?

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.224 Valkyrie Will Get a 100gr Bullet – Federal Premium Releases Official Data and Loads

Ammunition maker Federal Premium recently released its full bundle of press info on their new .224 Valkyrie round, coming on the heels of teasers released at Big 3 East. The .224 Valkyrie is a high performance .22 caliber round for the AR-15, which uses heavy, low drag bullets to dramatically improve the long range performance of the platform versus the .223 Remington and other rounds. This is the same principle that has been used in rounds like the .260 Remington and 6.5 Grendel for years, now finally applied to a factory .22 caliber round.

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The AR-15's Creedmoor? .224 Valkyrie vs. .22 Nosler and 6.5 Grendel (Modern Intermediate Calibers 025)

Let’s start off with a question: What is the best round for the AR-15?

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