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What Is Trigger Discipline? (And How To Best Practice It)

Hollywood has a lot to answer for. This is true with history, but it’s also true with its propensity for showing firearms usage. Not only are there poor practices of aiming firearms, but there are pretty bad examples of basic safety procedures. If you’ve watched a lot of these movies, you may be confused as to why there aren’t more …

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What Does 30-06 Mean? – The Simple Explanation

Naming patterns of rounds can be quite confusing. Most gun users assume that most of the numbers refer to the bullet’s diameter, which is not always the case.  The.30-06 Springfield has been around for some time now, with the same nomenclature.. Some may refer to it as the “thirty-oh-six”, “thirty-odd-six”, and “30-aught-six”. So which is the correct pronunciation? And what …

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The Ballistics Of .30-06 Rounds To 1000 Yards

Range as a concept means different things to different people within the shooting community. It also depends upon your reasons for owning a firearm. For hunters and competitive shooters, as well as the military, range has a different value to those with air guns.  If you want distance for your shooting, a well known favorite is the tried and tested …

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What Is Bore Sighting? (Zero The Rifle More Quickly)

Upon putting a scope on a rifle there can often be a lot of frustration and confusion trying to get those rounds landing precisely on target. You can start at a very short range and gradually increase the distance. However, you can try boresighting, but is you’ve never heard of it before, what is boresighting? Boresighting a rifle is simply …

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What Is The Muzzle Velocity Of A .308 Round?

The .308 Winchester is one of the most popular rounds for hunting and competitive shooting. But a lot of its popularity is not because of its performance. A lot of it is attributed to the fact that most people use it, and it’s readily available.  As a hunting round a lot of people talk about the .308s muzzle velocity, but …

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What Is Bullet Grain? (And What Difference Does It Make)

Anybody involved in the shooting sports would be hard pressed to deny that there is a vast array to choose from. Almost a bewildering array of choices awaits anyone purchasing a cartridge box. Whilst it’s true that caliber is the figure that catches the eye, on the specs, there will be a ‘GR’ followed by a number. The GR stands …

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What Does A .308 Ballistics Chart To 1000 Yards Look Like?

Everybody has a different version of their estimation for long range. For some it’s 200 yards, for others it’s a sniper shot out to 2000 yards. When looking for the typically longer range cartridges, eventually people wonder about the .308 Winchester, and what its range might be. So what exactly is the .308 Winchesters ballistic chart and what does it …

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9mm Handguns: 31 Reasons To Own One

Whether you are new to firearms or a more seasoned veteran there are many things to think about when purchasing a new firearm. The choice you make could actually be a matter of life and death. So in every respect, it’s an important decision. The 9mm caliber absolutely dominates the battle for most used caliber in the US. Developed around …

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What Is 50 BMG? A Brief Explanation

While most shoot the popular 9mm, with forays into 45 ACP and 22lr also being a common round, most shooters will have heard of the 50 calibers, as a round. Googling around, you will come across the term 50 BMG in searches, and may wonder is they are the same. So, what is 50 BMG? 50 BMG stands for 50 …

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What Is A Wadcutter? A Brief And Simple Explanation

If you spend some time in the shooting range or shooting competitions, you may have come across this rare but specialized bullet but didn’t realize it’s a good option for you. So briefly, what is a wadcutter? A Wadcutter is a unique bullet that’s defined by a flat nose as the bullet tip, flush to the bullet casing, the lead …