Ammo Prices: 07/25/2014

ammoWeek 17. So, it appears that prices are generally moving a bit up. We have more vendors that have increased prices on calibers than have lowered. .223 Rem and .308 Win have taken the brunt of the increases. The Armory contacted me and wanted me to let everyone know that they ran dry on Wolf–so […]

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Bullet Photography: Building a $2 Camera Laser Trigger

crayon-thumbUK firm Vela Labs have published the schematics and instructions on how to build a cheap camera laser trigger costing just $2. This type of trigger is perfect for taking photos of bullets in the air or colliding with objects, such as the above photo showing a BB, shot from an air gun, hitting a crayon. When […]

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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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