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  • .44 Magnum

    08/28/2018 4:50:46 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 66 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/28/2018 | J Dee
    The iconic .44 Magnum cartridge will keep on trucking for a long time. As time passes this cartridge just gets better and better like the Eveready battery. The .44 Magnum was created when the late Elmer Keith needed more power from a revolver. With a load thats super hot, this cartridge can take down most big-game animal in the U.S. With the advancements in technology, as the big-bore cartridge gets bigger, the .44 Magnum still holds its own as the caliber to go to for hunting. Here are some reasons why the .44 Magnum is a great ammo. Knockdown Power...
  • 6.5 creedmoor vs 243 Comparison

    08/20/2018 5:05:53 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/20/2018 | J Hines
    Cartridge manufacturer, Hornady introduced the mission-specific 6.5mm, Creedmoor center-fire rifle cartridge in 2008. Since that time, the cartridge has become a hot commodity in the shooting range and the hunting arena. The cartridge was originally designed for competitive shooting, before hunters took notice. The hunters were drawn to the cartridge because hunting specific loads did not exist and also due to its superbly accurate performance in shooting competitions. The other factor is the affordable rates of rifles in the market. There are some talks in the long range community of how the 6.5 Creedmoor perform against the .243. From a...
  • Obsolete Cartridges

    06/11/2018 8:24:51 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 53 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/11/2018 | J Hines
    Over the years many firearm calibers come and go. Here are some that didn't catch on but worthy a caliber they were. -.22 Hornet Cartridge This caliber really excels as a varmint reaper rifle. This usually comes in rifle configuration - small, lightweight, low recoil, low noise and very accurate. -.32 Extra Long Rimfire Cartridge If you want a little more punch than a .22 then the Rimfire cartridges was the one to go with. -The .405 Winchester Here’s a big caliber for the larger dangerous game, the .405 Winchester can put it down. Many reloaders are the ones that...
  • Marines Working with the Army on 5.56mm Rifle Round Replacement

    04/12/2018 6:35:08 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 62 replies
    Military.com ^ | 11 Apr, 2018 | Matthew Cox
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- A senior Marine Corps official confirmed today that the service is lockstep with the Army's effort to search for a rifle round more potent than the current 5.56mm round. For months, senior Army officials have been telling Congress that the current 5.56mm Enhanced Performance Round is not potent enough to penetrate enemy body armor plates similar to U.S. military-issue rifle plates such as the Enhanced Small Arms Protective Insert, or ESAPI. As a solution, the Army is experimenting with a plan to replace its M249 squad automatic weapon and M4 carbine with futuristic weapons that fire...
  • Winchester 380 95 grain Hollow Point vs Federal 380 Hydra-Shok 90 grain

    03/02/2018 1:38:05 PM PST · by kjam22 · 75 replies
    vanity | 3-2-2018 | kjam22
    Just looking for advice. Purchased a new 380 S&W. Not owned 380 before and trying to decide best round for "when you need it." Not sure I'm smart enough to really know the differences between the two mentioned in the title. (Obviously one is 95 and the other 90 grain) But I would appreciate any advice and specifics on the differences. Thanks much! Hope I'm getting this posted to chit chat....
  • Online retailer says Californians stocking up on ammo ahead of Prop 63

    12/28/2017 6:06:08 AM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    guns.com ^ | Dec. 28, 2017 | Jacki Billings
    California gun owners are making a mad dash for ammo, retailers report, ahead of Proposition 63’s looming deadline. Online ammunition retailer AmmoMan.com said sales have skyrocketed in the weeks leading up to January, with Californians snatching up 50 percent more ammunition than gun owners in other states. “Californians are ordering more than customers in other states right now which suggests that they are stocking up,” Eric Schepps of AmmoMan.com told Guns.com in an email. “What is even more glaring is the number of folks coming to our site right now and buying as opposed to just shopping or reading content....
  • Ammunition Sales Surge as Californians Seek to Beat New Gun Controls

    12/22/2017 9:25:12 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Dec 2017 | AWR HAWKINS
    California ammunition sales are surging as residents rush to beat the January 1, 2018, implementation of new gun controls targeting ammo sales. The incoming controls are the outworking of Proposition 63, passed by voters in 2016. On December 15 Breitbart News reported that California’s war on guns would broaden to include a war on ammo in 2018. These controls include a ban on any ammunition not purchased within the state of California. Moreover, they narrowly define legally purchased ammo as that which is acquired via a licensed dealer in the state. These controls will not only lessen the supply of...
  • Vista Outdoor on .22 Ammo: Supply up, Demand Down, Price Down

    11/23/2017 9:11:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 54 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The new .22 rimfire plant in Lewiston, Idaho, is on line. Vista Outdoors owns the CCI and Federal rimfire brands. They have increased production for both brands by 20 percent. With end of the Obama administration, the .22 ammunition bubble is deflating. Most stores have ammunition available. Prices are coming down.From the Lewiston Tribune, November 10th, 2017: Parts of Vista's approach have worked well, such as investing in infrastructure and preserving market share, Metz said.Vista recently debuted a new, 37,000-square-foot, $35 million rimfire ammunition plant near the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport, which has resulted in what company officials...
  • .22 LR Prices Below Four Cents Per Round

    11/02/2017 5:22:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 41 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 31 October, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Is the scarcity of .22 LR ammunition over? In this screenshot from an online ammunition search engine, you can see that .22 LR ammunition prices have dropped below 4 cents a round in some cases.Federal American Eagle is as low as 3.8 cents per round, the Federal champion 510 round is just under 4 cents a round, and there are several offerings of Aquila Super Extra Standard Velocity from 3.7 cents to 4 cents a round. The  3.8 cents per round Federal American Eagle ammunition is available at Ammo King. The 3.7 cents per round Aquila Super Extra .22...
  • "What Scares Elitists? Civilians Own 70 Times More Guns Than U.S. Police and Military Combined"

    09/01/2017 5:02:57 PM PDT · by Djl3668 · 89 replies
    Pj Media ^ | 073117 | Robert Farago
    “My Trace colleague Jennifer Mascia pulled some numbers from the Small Arms Survey, which gauges gun stockpiles in the hands of civilians, law enforcement, and militaries around the world,” The Trace’s email blaster writes. “She found that with an estimated 270 million firearms owned by everyday Americans, civilians own 70 times more weapons than all police and military services combined.” Boldly played sir!
  • Ammo Prices Drop: Vista Outdoors Looks to Consumer Internet Sales

    08/16/2017 1:44:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Vista Outdoors is one of the major players in ammunition production in the United States and the world. It owns CCI and Federal. With the decrease in demand for ammunition and for sporting goods, its stock price has dropped. A year ago it was over $50 per share. This spring it fell below $20 for a brief period.Most of the drop is likely due to a decreased demand for ammunition. Vista has a strategy to increase ammunition sales, or at least to keep market share and increase profits. From lmtribune.com: Independent retailers and e-commerce will play a key role...
  • American Ordnance lands $63.9 million munitions contract

    08/14/2017 5:27:25 PM PDT · by iowamark · 12 replies
    Burlington Iowa Hawk Eye ^ | August 13 2017 | Will Smith
    Middletown, Iowa — Starting next year, the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant will begin producing new high velocity training rounds. U.S. Army Contracting Command in Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, awarded a $63.9 million contract for multi-year production of the M918E1 40mm high velocity training rounds. The contract was awarded to American Ordinance, which produces ammunition through the IAAP. American Ordinance is a subsidiary of Day & Zimmerman, which provides construction, engineering, staffing and defense for corporations and governments around the world. American Ordinance faced competition from several domestic and international companies that were also engineering the round. The round, known as...
  • No more Rationing of 22LR at Wal-Mart

    08/11/2017 6:06:55 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/11/2017 | K Frank
    The drought has been lifted, for almost half a decade, the long-standing 22 Lone Rifle ammunition is finally behind us. Wal-Mart announced this internally that any and all restrictions on purchasing 22 ammo in bulk have been removed. Up until about a year ago, 22LR was reasonably difficult to find in both bulk and inexpensively. Shared across Facebook and other social media, the new policy was announced to managers, loss prevention, and sales clerks. The new policy is a welcome change, especially for this in more rural areas where Wal-Mart was the major store, if not only, purveyors of ammunition....
  • .22 Ammo Prices Dropping

    06/16/2017 9:22:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com/ ^ | 6/16/2017 | Dean Weingarten
    I have been tracking .22 rimfire ammunition and availability for some time. The .22 Long Rifle bubble has lasted for years. With the election of President Trump, I expected the bubble to bust. Instead, it has been deflating, like a balloon with a pinhole leak. The demand for .22 ammunition has been so great that a 20% increase in supply, and a Second Amendment friendly administration did not bust the bubble. Instead, they stopped the growth, poked a hole in the bubble, and started a downward spiral of prices. At Cal Ranch Supply, I expected there to be some .22...
  • Wal-Mart Removes 3-Box limit on .22 LR Ammunition?

    06/15/2017 6:05:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    I have been monitoring the availability of .22 rimfire ammunition at Wal-Mart stores whenever one is convenient or I am visiting one. The availability of .22 ammunition has been creeping up for about a year, but the pace has been variable and slow. I was surprised to see four buckets of Golden Bullet .22 Long Rifles at the local Wal-Mart, with 1,400 rounds each, available for $73.64 or 5.26 cents per round.  The hundred round boxes were much more expensive at $7.76 per box, or 7.76 cents per round. Together the buckets and boxes amounted to 6,400 rounds. What...
  • I bought 5,000 rds of ammo today - thanks to the alt-left today

    06/14/2017 6:21:13 PM PDT · by usconservative · 102 replies
    Self ^ | 6/14/2017 | USConservative
    Bought 5,000 rounds of ammo today after Steve Scalise was shot by an alt-left whackjob Bernie Sanders supporter. Suggest we all get ready. It's coming.
  • A Light Case of Shell Shock

    05/19/2017 5:03:25 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/19/2017 | Bob Shell
    By developing a lighter, two-piece case with steel and aluminum, Shell Shock Technologies has begun to capture a share of the factory ammunition and reloading market. We live in an age where all types of novel ammo and reloading components are coming to the market. That is good news for shooters, as many of these products are legitimate improvements over previous offerings. One company, Shell Shock Technologies, has recently released 9mm cases using manufacturing methods not previously used, at least to my knowledge. What sets Shell Shock apart is that the company produces a two-piece case made from nickel steel....
  • Vortex Hornady Bullet Cam

    04/11/2017 11:36:54 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 26 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/11/2017 | C Bailey
    Imagine being able to see your bullet hitting the target as it hits its target. Vortex and Hornady released a video of a new "bullet-cam" and it had many talking, whether they believed it or not. Some new technology that would hypothetically change the hunting and filming game forever from Vortex and Hornady took the outdoor world by storm recently. News like this would change the industry…if only it were true, lol. An epic April Fool's prank cooked up an incredibly cool product, outstanding visuals and dialogue, and some great acting from employees. Vortex and Hornady released the video that...
  • Boy suspended for taking (shotgun bullet) shell casing to preschool, mom's Facebook post goes viral

    03/25/2017 7:15:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 102 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 24, 2017
    An Illinois mom behind a viral Facebook post spoke to Fox 2/News 11 Wednesday. Her son, Hunter, 4, has been suspended from his preschool for bringing a shell casing from a fired bullet to school. He'd been at the preschool for about a year, she said, and now was in tears. Neither she nor Hunter's dad knew it, but he found something he thought was pretty neat and he took it to school Tuesday to show his friends. [Snip] Well....when I was escorted to the office for a sit down. I was handed a tiny .22 empty brass casing. Not...
  • Homeland Security Rationing Ammo to Agents in the Field

    03/13/2017 1:53:31 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 36 replies
    WND ^ | March 12 2017 | STEVE PEACOCK
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it possesses a “limited amount” of 9mm bullets for agents in the field as well as for training purposes, and it is rationing its ammunition based on internal requests until it can award a new contract. [ ] The apparent role poor planning, or another agenda, played in the issue came to light when ICE said it would have run out of 9mm ammo by June 2017 in the absence of a modified contract with its supplier, Vista Outdoor Inc. So, the agency last month approved a $363,307 ceiling increase to contract No. HSCEMS-11-D-00002....