As gun people, we often become obsessed with ballistic data, particularly with energy and velocity. It’s easy to understand why we get so deep into the numbers. Muzzle velocity and energy are often stamped right on ammo packaging. Muzzle energy is a prime comparative figure and could be the reason you pick one load over another. In this guide, we’ll examine why muzzle velocity is important and how you can use it to be a more effective hunter and more prepared self-defense shooter.
With the right practice and a little luck, you can use locator calls to as a tool to make sure your next turkey hunt is a success.
Generally speaking, there are two types of finishes on shotgun shells – but what’s the benefit of going with rolled vs. folded crimping for your shotgun shells?
6.5 Creedmoor is on a terror recently. Long distance shooters and hunters seem to be flocking to the rifle caliber in droves. So what’s the story behind this round and does it have the ballistic performance to stick around for a while?
Muzzle velocity is something you’ll see on boxes of ammunition and on ballistics stat sheets, but you may not know exactly how muzzle velocity impacts performance.
The 12 gauge might be the king of shotguns, but there are many useful gauges that you could add to your collection. A 16-gauge, for example, might not get the attention of other bores, but it is a useful tool for hunting and target shooting.
You might have heard the term “ballistic coefficient” tossed around but how much do you know about it? Let’s explore how ballistic coefficient is calculated and how it could impact the next box of rifle ammunition you buy.
Deer hunters make up the largest hunting culture in the world, with whitetails filling more freezers and adorning more walls than any other game animal. But there are seemingly as many different ammo and bullet options as there are hunters in the field each fall. So how do you determine the best bullets for deer hunting?