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?
If you’re serious about deer hunting like I am, you have probably used trail cameras to assess your local deer population. Trail cams can come in handy and are great tools for tracking migration schedules. They can also capture things you wouldn’t expect to see.
Are you ready to start deer hunting? If so, then you’re going to need to understand the basics of slugs, including the differences between the two main types – rifled slugs vs. sabot slugs.
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.