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How Does A Bullet Work? – Looking At The Journey

It’s common for those new to the wonders of the 2nd amendment to mix up firearm terminology. For instance, mixing up the words cartridge and bullet. A bullet is just one part of the cartridge. Other components play a significant role in the firing process. Along with early confusion, those new might wonder exactly how a bullet propels itself out …

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What Is A Hangfire (And What To Do?)

Hopefully, you never experience one, and the first time you hear the phrase might actually be when it happens to you. You may have heard it with casual range talk and wonder what everybody is talking about. So, in firearms talk, what exactly is a hang fire? A hangfire happens to any propellant ammunition and is the situation where there’s …

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What Is A Magnum Cartridge?

Magnum is a word that gets used a lot nowadays. Maybe in the champagne sense, but ever since Clint Eastwood popularized the word many just use it, especially if they don’t have proficient firearm knowledge. So, what is a magnum cartridge? A magnum cartridge is a slightly ‘beefed up’ standard cartridge. It normally has a moderately larger case which contains …

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What Is The Heaviest Grain 5.56 Bullet?

Along with the .223 Remington, the most popular chamber caliber for an AR 15 is the 5.56. Between these two they pretty much have the sporting rifle caliber contest sewn up. With much talk of twist rates, and bullet grain talk may occasionally broach the subject of what may be the heaviest rounds they fire. But what is the heaviest …

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The .44 Magnum Ballistics – What Happens With That Power?

If ever a specific firearm was associated with a fictional character you basically have two choices. James Bond with his Walther PPK and Dirty Harry with his 44 Magnum. While James Bond has his self styled lines (Bond,….James Bond), Dirty Harry also has his. Something about ‘…the most powerful handgun in the world’. You might have heard it. Well, it …

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What Is The Heaviest Grain 223 Bullet?

The .223 round is popular among AR rifle fans, as well as other semi-automatic rifles users. Along with 5.56, it makes a large proportion of most modern sporting rifle calibers. While bullet grain is an often talked about topic on the range, most barrels are made for a specific grain of round, sut what is the heaviest .223 grain bullet? …

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What Is The Highest Grain 9mm Bullet?

The 9mm is one of the most popular cartridges for handguns, if not THE most popular. It’s extensively used for self-defense as well as for law enforcement.  Most users default to 115-gr and 124-gr 9mm bullets, but there are heavier bullets. So what’s the highest grain 9mm bullet? The heaviest grain ammunition for a 9mm is Seismic’s 9mm QuakeMaker +M …

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What Is Plinking? (And Reasons To Try It)

Whether you are beginning shooting yourself or you have children that are showing an interest, someone might have suggested plinking to you. It’s a great way to begin shooting and teaches many of the firearm principles people need while at the same time making it fun rather than specific target shooting. If you’re beginning though, you may be asking what …

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How Fast Does A Bullet Travel?

For anyone who knows anything about Superheroes, the phrase for Superman was always “faster than a speeding bullet”. It’s an adage designed to give the impression of great speed. But it begs a really obvious question, exactly how fast is a bullet? Bullets come in different calibers (diameter of the bullet) and this roughly is the determining factor in bullet …

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What Is A Sabot Slug? (And What Are They Used For?)

When you get a shotgun, there can often be a bewildering array of accessories and ammunition choices. Shotguns, while being able to be used in a self defense role, are also used for both competitive and recreational shooting. Typically they will be used with shot, more often than not, birdshot. The shot spreads effectively to take a clay pigeon out …