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    David Lewis

    David is an avid outdoorsman who loves to hunt and shoot. A skilled videographer, he combines his passion for the outdoors with the ability to share information about ammunition here at the Lodge.

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  • 45-70 vs 30-30

    45-70 vs 30-30

    There’s just something special about lever action rifles.

    They may not be as technologically-advanced as modern semi-automatic rifles, but loading, cocking, and discharging a lever gun just…feels good. There’s really no better way to describe it. Hunting and shooting with a lever action rifle often seems more satisfying than any other pursuit.

  • Hornady Critical Defense vs. Critical Duty

    Hornady Critical Defense vs. Critical Duty

    Two tried-and-true self-defense loads, this article examines the key differences between Hornady’s Critical Duty and Critical Defense lines of hollow point ammunition.

  • FMJ vs. JHP

    FMJ vs. JHP

    They are two of the most popular bullet types you’ll find in commercial ammunition. But which is what you need? Let’s dig into the differences in FMJ vs. JHP ammo.

  • 9×18 vs 9×19 – Makarov versus Luger

    9×18 vs 9×19 – Makarov versus Luger

    By the numbers in their names alone, the 9x18mm Makarov and the 9x19mm Parabellum (aka 9mm Luger, or simply 9mm)  seem nearly identical. They are in fact very different cartridges. This short article explains what separates 9×18 vs 9×19 ammo as it relates to origin, dimensions, and performance. Origin of the 9x18mm During WWI and