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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 …

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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 …