Below you'll find several ballistics charts comparing the 450 Bushmaster to the 45-70 Government. The charts are broken down into subsections for manufacturers, and I try to get the bullet weigh as close as possible for comparison purposes. In many instances, I'm comparing the lowest weight to the lowest weight, even if one is significantly bigger than the other. The 450 … [Read more...] about 450 Bushmaster VS 45-70 Govt Ballistics Charts
Is 380 Ammo Good For Concealed Carry?
There is a lot of information out there highlighting the capabilities of any given caliber of ammunition. Some of these are for hunting cartridges, others are for concealed carry and self-defense. Most of this information is nothing more than a regurgitation of other content, which is evident by the fact that they all have the same false opinions on the cartridges they speak … [Read more...] about Is 380 Ammo Good For Concealed Carry?
What Is 5.56 NATO?
In terms of centerfire rifle cartridges, there is a lot of confusion surrounding specific ones. One of our goals with this website is to help clear this confusion up, so we can all be more knowledgeable about ammo. This time around, we're going to discuss the 5.56X45mm NATO rifle cartridge in much fuller detail than has been done before. Our goal here, as with anything, is … [Read more...] about What Is 5.56 NATO?
300 WSM Ballistics Charts (Federal, Hornady, Remington, Winchester)
Below you'll find a few ballistic charts for the 300 Winchester Short Magnum centerfire rifle cartridge. There are a few charts for Federal Premium, Remington, Hornady, and Winchester. Federal Premium This 300 Winchester Short Magnum ballistics chart shows 165 grain Federal Premium Trophy Bonded Rounds. Muzzle100 YDS200 YDSVelocity (FPS)313029132706Energy … [Read more...] about 300 WSM Ballistics Charts (Federal, Hornady, Remington, Winchester)
Top 5 Most Popular Defensive Calibers
There are more and more folks taking their personal safety into their own hands, and as they do, they begin to see the importance of carrying a gun. Many of these folks realize that nobody is coming to save them from a crime, and that the true job of the police is to investigate said crimes, after they've already occurred. This, ultimately, means that it's up to you to … [Read more...] about Top 5 Most Popular Defensive Calibers
4 Different Ammunition Malfunctions
More often than not, whenever your gun malfunctions it's not your gun or your ammo at fault. Instead, it's usually an operator induced error such as limp wristing. There are a few different malfunctions that are caused by a factor other than you, and that's what we're going to tackle here in this post. Malfunctions caused by ammunition can be some of the most dangerous to … [Read more...] about 4 Different Ammunition Malfunctions
Federal American Eagle Ammo Review
It may come as a surprise to some that there are varying levels of ammunition quality. Even among the mainline ammunition manufacturers, there are different degrees to how good their various brands of ammo actually are. While their main goal is to produce ammo that works in your gun, they all use different types of powders that burn at different rates with varying degrees … [Read more...] about Federal American Eagle Ammo Review
44 Remington Magnum Ballistic Charts (Federal, Hornady, Remington)
Below are several different ballistics charts for the 44 Remington Magnum handgun cartridge. The below charts are for handgun ballistics, not for rifles chambered in 44 Magnum, unless otherwise noted for that chart. Federal Premium The first 44 Remington Magnum ballistics chart shows 180 grain Power-Shok Jacketed Hollow Point rounds fired from a 4 inch … [Read more...] about 44 Remington Magnum Ballistic Charts (Federal, Hornady, Remington)
Parts of A Bullet
Some folks may be surprised to learn that the bullet is actually just one component of the ammunition itself. The bullet, also known as the projectile, is the part that travels down and then out of the barrel. The proper term to use when describing the entire thing, including the bullet, is "cartridge." The cartridges are what makes up a box of ammunition that you can then … [Read more...] about Parts of A Bullet
444 Marlin Ballistics (Hornady, Remington, Underwood, Grizzly)
Below are several ballistics charts for 444 Marlin, made available from published data. Hornady Here is the 444 Marlin ballistics chart that shows 265 grain Hornady Leverevolution: Muzzle100 YDS200 YDSVelocity (FPS)232519711654Energy (FT/LB)318122861609Drop (Inch)/0-7.5 This next 444 Marlin Ballistic chart shows 265 grain Superformance rounds: Muzzle100 YDS200 … [Read more...] about 444 Marlin Ballistics (Hornady, Remington, Underwood, Grizzly)
270 Winchester Ballistics Charts
The below charts detail the ballistics of the 270 Winchester centerfire rifle cartridge. We have ballistics info for several different loadings across four different manufacturers. The 270 Winchester is generally though to be an excellent entry into hunting big game. Federal Premium: This 270 Winchester ballistics chart shows 150 grain Federal Fusion rounds with a 100 … [Read more...] about 270 Winchester Ballistics Charts
223 Remington Ballistics Charts (Federal, Hornady, Remington)
The 223 Remington is one of the most popular rifle cartridges of all time. It's chambering across many different actions of firearms from bolt action rifles and AR-15s to AK-47s and even small pistols has solidified its place in to the top 3 for many years to come. The rest of the post is meant to show you several ballistics charts from a few different manufacturers using … [Read more...] about 223 Remington Ballistics Charts (Federal, Hornady, Remington)
30-06 Springfield Ballistics Charts (Federal, Hornady, Remington)
30-06 Springfield is one of the most popular big game hunting cartridges available today. It has a long history and is powerful enough to reach longer distances and shoot relatively flat. Below are several different 30-06 ballistics charts designed to help you understand how this caliber performs from different ammo manufacturers sporting different bullet weight and … [Read more...] about 30-06 Springfield Ballistics Charts (Federal, Hornady, Remington)
45-70 Government Ballistics Charts (Federal, Winchester, Remington)
The 45-70 Gov is one of the most popular big bore rifle cartridges. Capable of taking any North American big game, it's a hard hitter that is chambered in a wide array of firearms from lever actions to revolvers. This is meant to be a guide to help you understand the ballistics behind certain loads of this venerable hunting round. Federal Premium 45-70 … [Read more...] about 45-70 Government Ballistics Charts (Federal, Winchester, Remington)
5.7X28 Ballistics Charts (Federal, Speer)
The 5.7X28 took the world by storm a few years back, with a lot of misinformation surrounding it. Below, you'll find a few different 5.7X28 ballistics charts from a few different ammunition manufacturers. 5.7X28 Ballistics Charts Federal American Eagle: This 5.7X28mm ballistic chart shows 40 grain Federal American Eagle target rounds. Muzzle50 YDS100 YDSVelocity … [Read more...] about 5.7X28 Ballistics Charts (Federal, Speer)