POTD: Russian Flak and Flames! 2K22 Tunguska & Heavy Flamethrowers

Photo Of The Day and the topic is air defense from Russia. We’re looking at the 2K22 Tunguska (SA-19 “Grison”) which is a self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon, on tracks. It has both surface-to-air missiles and 30mm cannons to protect the environment from aircrafts, helicopters and drones. The pictures are from the Army-2018 forum, and is a Russian show of force.

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FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Nitecore P20 & AA Powered EA42

After our last Nitecore review, NItecore sent us their P20 and EA42. I was interested in the EA42 since it is a AA powered light that puts out a respectable 1800 lumens. While the P20 is their basic 800 lumen tactical flashlight. Let us first take a closer look at the Nitecore P20 and then the EA42.

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Modern Intermediate Calibers 004: The 6.5 Grendel

One of the most ballistically interesting intermediate calibers ever developed is the 6.5 Grendel, developed by Arne Brennan with the assistance of Bill Alexander, and promoted heavily by the latter’s company, Alexander Arms. The 6.5 Grendel is interesting because it combines a wide case head based off the 7.62x39mm parent case with a short case length and ample room for long, slender bullets with low drag coefficients. As a result, the 6.5 Grendel is, very unusually for an intermediate caliber, well-designed for retaining energy at long distances.

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"Flapper Locking" Makes A Comeback in AA .338 Lapua

Now this is something that I did not expect to see make a technical comeback with the focus of modern firearms on rotating bolts. The new Alexander Arms .338 Lapua Magnum rifle (the “Ulfberht”) utilizes a flapper-locking bolt design. The base design was first patented in the late 1800’s (1870) by a Swede named Friberg

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Winchester AA Shells Soon to be Available in Commemorative Wooden Box

While I initially thought “gimmick” the logical portion of my brain housing group immediately jumped to the practical implications of having a wooden storage box. I might (finally) have something to store those awkward hulls in efficiently.

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.264 LBC-AR: A Grendel clone

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.

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