ballistics

High speed video comparison: .223 vs. 6.5 Grendel vs. 6.8 SPC vs. .50 Beowulf

For those readers trying to decide on which AR round to invest in for medium and large game hunting, the following Brass Fetcher video we found might be of some use. The slow motion comparison seems to indicate that the 6.8mm S...


Improvised shotgun loads: enjoy the vids, but please don’t try it at home

An interesting, somewhat recent, trend within the YouTube gun community involves perhaps terminally curious firearms enthusiasts packing random substances and materials (ranging from wax and silly putty to chunks of rebar) into...



Determining muzzle velocity without a chronograph

Ammunition manufacturers have long touted the muzzle velocities of their proprietary rounds as a major selling point. For example, when the .250-3000 Savage was introduced in 1915, much ado was made about the fact that the roun...



.22 centerfires for deer: The unending debate

If you spend way too much time on gun and hunting forums like we do, you’ll notice that one of the most common, hotly debated, topics is whether or not .22 centerfire rounds are ethical for deer hunting. On one side are the t...


A list of handy online resources for the firearms enthusiast

The internet is vast. Type any term or combination of terms into a search engine and you’re bound to see tens of thousands, if not millions, of results, most of which are thoroughly irrelevant. This truth applies to firearms ...