It’s generally agreed in the firearms community that, because of no expansion and the potential for over-penetration, full metal jacket rounds should not be used for personal defense. They are, however, a great choice for bulk plinking and training at the range.
The 7.62x51mm and 7.62x39mm cartridges might be similar in caliber size, but they are two very different rounds. To help you understand the differences, it helps to know the history and the performance of the 7.62×51 vs. 7.62×39 cartridge.
They are two of the more popular rifle calibers among American shooters. Let’s take a look at 223 vs. 308 and see the benefits of each caliber relative to the other.
TMJ bullets and BEB bullets seem to be getting more and more popular among American shooters. Both bullet types offer potentially less lead exposure than a traditional full metal jacket round and could be a great option for your next range training trip.
It’s a common debate, especially among first-time shotgun buyers. Should you go with a 12 gauge or a 20 gauge shotgun? In this article, let’s look at the benefits of each caliber and why you might select one over the other.
If you participate in target shooting or hunting with a scope, you need to understand MOA or minute-of-angle. This number can help you understand a rifle’s accuracy, and it’s also important if you want to “zero in” a scope. It might seem complex, but this is actually a simple measurement that makes shooting more fun and rewarding.
We dive into exhaustive test results to give you an idea of what you might consider the best 40 S&W ammo for self-defense.
We analyze the results of dozens of ballistic gel tests to showcase some of the best performers in 45 ACP ammunition.