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Shooting Range
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Rimfire vs Centerfire – What is the difference?

Many hunters like myself use rimfire ammunition nearly as often as centerfire ammunition. But do I prefer one over the other? What is important about the rimfire vs centerfire debate? And what is the main difference between centerfire and rimfire ammunition anyway? Big spoiler…. powder, and power. Fast Facts: Centerfire Vs. Rimfire Bottomline the difference ... Read more
5.56×45mm Nato
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5.56×45 vs 7.62×39 – Cartridge Comparison

For rifles used for home defense or out on the range in competitions, the 5.56×45 vs 7.62×39 is a common argument among shooters and a common decision made by potential buyers. Both cartridges have a rich history of military and civilian uses and also have their loyal followings. It’s an interesting comparison with the backdrop ... Read more
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380 vs 9mm: Battle of the Calibers

The 380 is often referred to as the “9mm short”, but is it really a lesser caliber? We’re about to take a deep dive into how these two measures up. We’ll cover the differences, advantages, and disadvantages of these two calibers. We also included their specs and some pistol examples so you can have more ... Read more
9mm Luger Ammo
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9mm vs 10mm – Cartridge Comparison

When it comes to self-defense, there are several valid arguments for the 9mm vs 10mm handgun. Both are very popular and have their advantages and disadvantages. However, the 9mm is widely regarded as the ‘ideal’ handgun for self-defense and is one of the most highly used handguns in military and police forces. This goes for ... Read more
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9mm vs 45 ACP

There is a never-ending debate of which cartridge is better: the 9mm vs 45 ACP. Both rounds are popular within the firearms community, and you’ll often see this argument in forums and threads online. Of course, personal preferences play an essential role in determining which handgun is for you. To help you make a decision we’ll ... Read more
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M4 Vs AR15 – Comparison

The M4 vs AR15, and the M16, and the dozens of variations of each all with their own letter and number combinations to denote their exact flavor of what is almost the same thing — it’s confusing. To make matters worse, this is one of those naming conventions that some gun owners love to pick ... Read more
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X-Treme Bullets vs. Berry’s Bullets [Comparison]

When handloading, your ammunition is only as great as the bullet you put in. With that in mind, we will look at two of the most well-known names when it comes to copper-plated bullets: X-Treme and Berry’s Bullets. The search for the best-plated bullets is on. By best, we not only consider performance but affordability ... Read more
.300 Win Mag Rifle on the range
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.300 Win Mag vs .300 WSM – Cartridge Comparison

In this article, we’ll look at two rifle cartridges: the .300 Winchester Magnum and .300 Winchester Short Magnum. Although their names are similar, they’re both different, with some interesting performance characteristics. We’ll delve into an extensive data set in this in-depth comparison. The similarities in their names can confuse those not familiar with these cartridges. ... Read more
Sniper Rifle
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MRAD Vs. MOA Rifle Sighting: The Only Article You’ll Need

Sighting in or “zeroing” a rifle is the art of aligning iron or telescopic sights with the barrel, thus allowing the shooter to place bullets predictably at a given distance. In this article, we will focus on telescopic sights or “scopes” because they offer significant advantages over open sights, especially at longer distances. Scopes have ... Read more
All rails (two weaver two Picatinny)
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Weaver Vs. Picatinny [Mounting Systems Explained]

Slotted rail mounting systems, like Weaver and Picatinny, come standard on nearly all modern rifles. These rails play a big role in the modularity of AR-15s, and like many great firearm advancements, are a blend of military need and civilian ingenuity. Based on appearance alone, it can be difficult to distinguish between the two. This ... Read more
.357 Magnum Ammo
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.357 Mag vs 9mm – Cartridge Comparison

Any conversation about cartridge comparisons, especially when talking about handgun cartridges, comes up there is a good chance that at least one of the two cartridges we are discussing in this article come up. The .357 vs 9mm is a comparison that features two of the more popular and well known cartridges. Both are entrenched ... Read more

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