Going on 40 years ago, I blundered my way into my first job in the gunwriting business. It was a function of pure, dumb luck on my part and for that, I am eternally thankful. Among the many blessings of this luck were the great people I met and the range of new experiences. Such new people included the late Chuck Karwan, my fellow Vietnam vet and as good a friend as I could possibly want.
.308 Win. is the starting point for boutique and wildcat cartridges of all shapes and sizes
The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI) has accepted three new rifle cartridges for standardization, including the first composite-cased load ever accepted by the prestigious organization.
The story behind the M1 Carbine is fascinating. And, while this column is about ammunition, it’s impossible to discuss the “carbine cartridge” without some gun history. In 1940, the U.S. Army was looking for a light rifle or carbine.