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Best 6.5 Grendel Ammo: Hunting, Target, & Plinking

By Guy J. Sagi Grendel is the first creature that knightly Beowulf defeats in a classic work of English literature. Accordingly, only a hero with superhuman strength could overcome the beast’s mythical power and the cartridge named after it—the 6.5 Grendel—provides firearm enthusiasts with the same kind of legend-building performance. Alexander Arms introduced the cartridge […]

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Best 6.5 Creedmoor Ammo: Hunting, Match, & Plinking

By Guy J. Sagi The 6.5 Creedmoor has earned high praise across a wide spectrum of shooting disciplines, and for good reason. Hunters, competitive shooters and plinkers concur the cartridge delivers downrange, reliably without sacrificing shooter comfort. U.S. Special Operation Command verified those civilian claims in late 2017, when it tested 6.5 Creedmoor performance against […]

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A Brief History Of Ammo

There is no record of the first projectile used by early man, although the odds are good it was a rock lobbed by a hungry caveman. Those humble beginnings lead to the creation of the shepherd’s sling. A leather pouch with two leather thongs attached to either side that increased velocity and accuracy—and many more […]

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What Is Ball Ammo?

By Guy J. Sagi Shooters often use the term “ball ammo” to describe cartridges with a full metal jacket bullet (FMJ). Although the jargon hints that the projectile is spherically shaped or contains some sort of hidden “ball” within, neither is true. It’s the least-expensive ammunition—on average—available to civilian gun owners and accounts for the […]

What Is Subsonic Ammo?

By Guy J. Sagi There are a variety of reasons subsonic ammunition is growing in popularity, and reduced noise is only one of them. Many enthusiasts have discovered improved accuracy with loads that don’t break the sound barrier, reduced recoil and faster follow-up shots. Membership among the nearly 2 million people in the United States […]