Ammo Prices: 07/18/2014

ammoWeek 16. A couple of the vendors contacted me today and wanted to pass on that they are seeing a run on ammo right now, likely due to the sanctions that were recently announced. Also given some of the other world events within the past couple of days we may see some supply issues if […]

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FIRST EVER Guided .50 Cal Bullet

50 cal guidedDARPA’s Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) have done their first live-fire test of a optically guided .50 caliber bullet. Watch it hit a target in the below thermal video … From Darpa.mil … DARPA’s Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program recently conducted the first successful live-fire tests demonstrating in-flight guidance of .50-caliber bullets. This video […]

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Ammo Prices: 07/11/2014

ammoWeek 15 (of data). I took last week off to celebrate the 4th with my family–I hope this didn’t impact your thirst for data trending… I think I’ve found a somewhat reliable way to flag entries if they are free of shipping costs, but it is going to take a small DB change and some […]

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AMA: Bryan Litz & Nick Vitalbo of Applied Ballistics

tfb-amaWelcome to TFB’s first AMA (Ask Me Anything). Our debut AMA’ers are Bryan Litz, Ballistician, Author and President of Applied Ballistics and Nick Vitalbo, Principal Engineer at Applied Ballistics. This is your chance to ask two of the top firearm ballistic experts in the country any questions you have about ballistics, gun accuracy, long range shooting and the future of […]

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Myth-Busting: 1″ per Yard Shotgun Pattern Spreads

photo-68Grandpa used to tell me that buckshot spreads 1″ for every yard from gun. I took him for his word, but suspected he was wrong after patterning my 870 and 930 shotguns. I chalked my results up to long barrels and modern technology, never putting the assertion to a comprehensive test. RifleShooter, however, was not […]

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H&K G36 Rifle Not Faulty: Bad Ammunition Caused Poor Accuracy

MAN NATO Ball DM11The Bundeswehr investigated the claims that the H&K G36 was suffering from accuracy problems and found that the rifle was not at fault. The problem lay with one of their ammunition manufacturers who were supplying ammunition with copper jackets that were to thin. AllShooter.de has published an article and a statement issued by the Bundeswehr (auto-translated with Google) … […]

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(Another?) New AR15 Round – The .375 Reaper

10455300_673908229325581_7736067233300697823_nI know there really is enough rounds for the AR platform that it will give you a headache just from trying to keep up.  Now there is yet another round in R&D out there.  Although the .375 Reaper is still in its infancy, there are various AR forums that are calling it the next .300BLK round […]

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Ammo Prices: 06/27/2014

ammoAs many of us have noted, ammo prices are pretty stable overall. .22LR is still overpriced. .380 ACP is actually trending down. And most dealers are pretty close in price to one another for a given caliber and lot size. There are some vendors that have generally lower prices and some that have generally higher prices (but our data does not account for relative quality, nor for shipping).

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Ammo Prices Summary: 03/28/2014 to 06/20/2104

Welcome to our first rollup from the previous 13 weeks of data collection. We have presented the data in a few different ways. We have a breakdown of the vendors that are consistently low and high. We are showing the lowest and highest recorded prices for a caliber (as well as the average). We have […]

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Ammo Prices: 06/20/2014

ammo13th week! The summary article has been submitted and should be live at http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/?p=75836 We do appreciate the support and constructive comments and will continue this article series as long as it is productive. As always, if you have comment or witticisms, please leave them below. And if you find that some of the items […]

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