Blackhorn 209 vs 777 vs Goex Black Powder

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Blackhorn 209 vs 777 vs Goex Black Powder: Which One Should You Use In Your Muzzleloader? Hunters have debated the pros and cons of Blackhorn 209 vs 777 vs Goex black powder for years. Each propellant has different strengths and weaknesses, but which one should you be hunting with? Especially if you’re new to the […]

What Are the Four Primer Sizes?

Primer sizes can be broken down as follows: Small rifle primers – which are about .175 inches in diameter and .120 inches tall. Small pistol primers – which are about the same size as small rifle primers but designed specifically for handguns. Large rifle primers – which measure about .128 inches in height and .212 inches in width. Large pistol primers – […]

Testing .300 Blackout Ballistics

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.300 Blackout is a relatively new cartridge with a unique history. The caliber is a result of the military’s experience using the 5.56mm round in M16. .300 Blackout was specifically designed to work well with the M4/AR15 style of guns. The round is built on the tried and true .223 cartridge but with a wider […]

Training: Sharpen Your Skills With Laser Training Devices

Practice doesn’t have to stop when you leave the range with the aid of laser training devices. Why are laser training devices good options for non-live-fire training? Laser training devices allow shooters to stage drills that simulate specific situations. They’re excellent for new shooters, teaching safety basics before welding a live firearm. There are many […]

PRIMER CHART & REFERENCE GUIDE

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PRIMER CHART & REFERENCE GUIDE Small Handgun Standard .017″ cup thickness Primers CCI 500Federal 100 – Has a soft cup – good to use if hammer strike is light.Federal 100M – Match version of aboveMagtech PR-SPMagtech PR-SPC – Lead-free “Clean Range” primer for indoor ranges etc.Remington 1 ½RWS 4031Winchester WSPWolf/Tula Small Pistol SP #KVB-9 – brass cup – “For […]

6 Best Long Range Muzzleloaders For Hunters In 2021

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6 Best Long Range Muzzleloaders For Hunters In 2021 What is the best long range muzzleloader for you in 2021? Muzzleloaders have come a long way from the more primitive flintlock and percussion cap traditional muzzleloaders carried by most hunters in the 18th and 19th centuries. Indeed, the most advanced long range muzzleloaders available today […]

CHOOSING THE RIGHT PRIMER – A PRIMER ON PRIMERS

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT PRIMER – A PRIMER ON PRIMERS Primers Based on an article by John Barsness – GUNS magazine pg 26 May 2009. [JB, formerly of Handloader is one of the most qualified gunwriters when it comes to primers and reloading in general]Information from the Speer #14, Hornady #7, Nosler#6, and Lyman #49 reloading manuals, Alliant […]

SMALL RIFLE (.223/5.56) PRIMERS?

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SMALL RIFLE (.223/5.56) PRIMERS? The .223 Remington or 5.56mm NATO round is commonly find in semiautomatic rifles and also has special primer considerations using Small Rifle-size primers. Some recommendations follow:Primers used for .223 Rem. loads should have heavy cups to resist perforation at the high pressures normal for this round. Military 5.56mm primers have a […]