Category: Ammo

Sunday Gunday: Quick History of the Rimfire Cartridge


history of the rimfire cartridge

There are far more rimfire cartridges than just the common .22 calibers. This ignition system has a very long lineage. Learn all about the history of the rimfire cartridge and how it changed everything. A Frenchman named Louis-Nicolas Flobert had an interesting idea for a self-contained cartridge back in 1845. He took a percussion cap and attached

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Winchester Deer Season XP Ammo

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Winchester Deer Season XP Ammo

The Winchester Deer Season XP is the company’s first line of ammo specifically designed for hunting deer. While there’s no shortage of centerfire rifle ammunition that’ll dependably kill deer, the folks at Winchester saw some room for improvement. Several years ago, popular deer hunting ammo like Remington Core-Lokt and Winchester’s own Super-X Power Point essentially owned the

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Tankenstein: Half WWII Gun Carrier, Half 1947 Mercury Tow Truck


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The ‘Tankenstein’ is the coolest thing you’ll ever see on tracks. When Shawn Cormier of Ontario, Canada, puts his mind to it, things like the Tankenstein appear. Half WWII British Bren gun carrier and half 1947 Mercury tow truck, this is hot rod on tracks is all business. Powered by a big-block 305 V8, it

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Brace Yourself for the Mossberg 590M Shockwave


This mag-fed, pump-action 12-gauge is calling you. Mossberg’s new pump-action, mag-fed 12-gauge is the real deal. With a raptor-style pistol grip, the 590M Shockwave will remind you of how fun and practical a pump-action shotgun can be. And, with an 11-round (10+1) capacity, home-defense just got a whole lot better; even practice targets will shudder. Even

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5 Ways to Carry Extra Ammo (and Have It Ready at a Moment’s Notice)


What good is a gun without extra ammo? Better have some way to carry extra cartridges or shells, otherwise you’ll be fumbling or delaying what should be a smooth reload. These five ways to carry extra ammo will keep you well armed. 1. Leather Cartridge Belt (.17/.22 rimfire) A fine leather shell belt with loops

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The Only Way It’s Acceptable to Shoot Down a Bald Eagle is If You’re Saving It


With police and DNR officials stymied, up steps this Army veteran with his trusty .22 and the eagle was saved! Jason Galvin stepped up to the plate using his .22 long rifle to shoot through the rope that was holding a bald eagle captive 70 feet up a tree. It wasn’t easy. After over 150

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Putting Buffalo Cartridge Company’s .45-70 ‘Deer Dropper’ Cartridges to the Test


Buffalo Cartridge Company's Deer Dropper .45/70 Cartridges

Deer season is right around the corner, so it’s time to stock up! If you want to fill the freezer, you better hit that big buck with a round that’ll drop him in his tracks. We tested the American-made Buffalo Cartridge Company’s .45-70 “Deer Dropper” cartridges out to see how they perform. First off, let’s

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Sunday Gunday: The Little .410 Bore Shotgun Shell That Can Still Get It Done


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When smaller is better, the .410 bore shotshell is just about perfect. There’s an engaging cult following behind the .410 bore shotshell, and it seems to capture the interest of a lot of shooters, both young and old. As far as we’re concerned, here are the top explanations for why the .410 bore shotgun shell

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Cartridge Hall Of Fame: The Iconic .30-30 Winchester


.30/30 Winchester

In the world of deer cartridges, the .30-30 Winchester is an old king. This early smokeless powder cartridge still is going strong. Larry Potterfield of Midway USA inducts the .30-30 Winchester cartridge into the Hall of Fame. Way back in 1895, a new cartridge came out, using smokeless powder instead of black powder: the famous

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