.30 Carbine cartridge

Is the .30 Carbine the Most Overlooked Cartridge of All Time?

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.

Alternate Sources for Ammo

With ammunition being in extremely short supply these days, I have resorted to sourcing ammo anywhere I can.

The Frugal Man’s Custom Precision Rifle

When I conceived the rifle, I wanted to explore the concept of somebody who is reasonably handy with tools building a precision rifle on the kitchen table or in the basement. I wanted an economy “bolt-together” rifle, with the idea to customize it with select parts and gear while staying within a working-man’s budget. The other important thing is it must shoot well enough to earn the title Precision Rifle.

3 Amazing Handloads for the 10 mm

Here are a trifecta of handloads to address any use of the versatile 10 mm cartridge and provide some needed rounds during an ammo shortage.

Solving Issues with Brass Casings

Recently, while shooting a Norinco SKS, I experienced a failure to go into battery. Upon removing the cartridge, I found the round to be “shrouded” by another brass casing.

First Look: ATI Mil-Sport & Omni Hybrid Rifles in 6 mm ARC

Now American Tactical is introducing two new 6mm ARC rifle models.

Can a .38 S&W Revolver Fire .38 Spl. Loads?

It’s always best to err on the side of caution, especially where firearms are concerned. If your revolver chambers and is marked for milder .38 S&W ammunition, that’s what you should shoot.

What Does it Mean to Proof a Firearm?

I am not sure I understand what the term “proofing” a pistol means, how it is done or why it is done.

Head to Head: 5.56 NATO vs. 6.8 SPC

Richard Mann compares the 5.56 NATO to the 6.8 SPC to see which cartridge holds the advantage.

Head to Head: 6 mm ARC vs. 6.5 Grendel

Which is the better cartridge—6 mm ARC or 6.5 Grendel? Richard Mann takes a look at these two great cartridges to see how the stack up.

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