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How Fast Do Bullets Travel?

How fast do bullets travel? You’ve likely overheard other shooters discussing things like bullet velocity, penetration, or projectile trajectory. While these terms form a second language of sorts for seasoned shooters, these conversations can be a bit challenging to navigate if you are less well-versed on the subject of ballistics.  There’s no reason to sign […]

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Barrel Twist Rate – Selecting Bullet Weight For Your AR

By Guy J. Sagi The spiralled grooves and lands inside a firearm barrel—rifling—force a projectile to rotate as it travels from breech to muzzle. The spin continues upon exit, improves in-flight stability and enhances downrange accuracy. The critical role it plays is undeniable, although it can be particularly confusing for AR-15 owners interested in maximizing […]

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What is Bullet Weight?

By Guy J. Sagi Bullet weight is a critical component in the accuracy and performance of a firearm. The critical role it plays can be somewhat confusing for new shooters. Armed with a few simple facts you may be surprised how a few quick experiments during your next range session can bring out more of […]