Archive for April, 2014

Bullet impacts at 1 million frames per second

There is just something fascinating about projectile impacts in slow motion. In addition to just looking really cool, high speed footage can tell us a lot about bullet performance. In the video below,  (at 44 seconds) note ho...


Pentagon to destroy more than $1 billion in munitions

According to a Government Accountability Office report recently obtained by USA Today, the Pentagon is set to dispose of $1.2 billion worth of ammunition in spite of the fact that an unknown portion of the doomed stockpile is s...



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Federal Premium introduces 200-yard accurate muzzleloading bullet

  Federal Premium Ammunition has announced the release of a new .50 caliber muzzleloading bullet the company claims is capable of 200-yard accuracy. According to an April 24 press release issued by Federal, the new Trophy ...



Just when you thought there could be nothing new in the world of shotguns

For several decades shotgun technology has been more or less static. Granted, there have been some shotshell innovations that have resulted in more effective nontoxic loads for waterfowl hunters and more accurate slugs for deer...


For the AR-15, chambering possibilities are seemingly endless

The booming AR-15 industry has resulted not only in an explosion of manufactures of rifles, carbines, components, and accessories for America’s most popular firearm, but also in the invention of a whole host of new AR rounds ...



A 5.56X45mm Round Impacting a Gel Block in super slow motion

High speed video and firearms are a match made in Heaven. Here’s a great vid of a 5.56 round hitting a gel block in super slow motion (courtesy of the guys at Brass Fetcher Ballistic Testing). http://www.youtube.com/watch...