When I clean firearms, I do so with an eye toward maintaining function. For most uses, I don’t keep them…Read More >
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The subject of emergency guns, or apocalypse guns to use the vernacular, comes up often. I don’t call the pandemic…Read More >
Long-range shooting with an AR-15 means different things to different shooters. However, the basics of achieving long-range accuracy come down to two things—barrels and bullets. Here’s a history of how refinements in those crucial areas got started.
Among my favorite types of ammunition for personal defense are those using the Hornady eXtreme Terminal Performance bullet. The XTP…Read More >
.22 LR rifles are great for a number of uses, like small-game hunting, target shooting, training new shooters and plinking…Read More >
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Using commercial .223 cartridges in a 5.56-chambered rifle should work reliably, but generally will not be as accurate as when fired from a .223-chambered gun due to the excessive leade. There always seems to be a lot of confusion over the difference between a .223 and a 5.56 chamber. I often receive questions asking if someone can shove 5.56 ammo into their new AR-15. The quick answer is maybe. Just because a gun has .223/5.56 scribed on the barrel, does not mean it can handle either piece of ammunition equally.