The below handgun ballistics chart will give true caliber and diameter of handgun cartridge bullet weight measured in grains, velocity measured in feet per second, energy measured in foot pounds–which also is a good indicator of handgun stopping power, and bullet trajectory measured in inches for the more popular handgun cartridges, (factory ammunition). This handgun […]
Archives for March 2019
45-70 Ammo Ballistics This is a two part article. The top is a history on the .45-70 and ballistics chart, the second deals with Black powder .45-70 Government Rifles. The 45-70 dates back to as early as 1865 but it wasn’t standardized until 1873 when a U.S. Government contract was issued for several thousand Springfield […]
Here are a couple of free rifle target printouts for your use. Need some info on rifle cartridge ballistics? That link goes to our in depth chart.
The forcing cone in a shotgun barrel forces the shot charge or shot column down in diameter in transition from the shotgun chamber to enter the bore and then to enter the parallel section of the choke. The one we will concern ourselves with here is the chamber to bore forcing cone the other is […]
A choke tube is a removable interior tube at the end of a shotgun barrel that controls shot dispersion. Choke tubes typically come in cylinder, improved cylinder, modified, improved modified, full, and extra full. A cylinder choke tube produces a very wide shot dispersion, whereas an extra full choke tube will provide a much tighter […]
After doing a thorough pattern test and analysis it’s time to focus on how to increase pattern density and consistency, as both are needed for a complete shotgun pattern tuning. There is some knowledge worth having first as to what you are dealing with. A True Shot Pattern Is, 100% Of The Shot In A […]
Stag Arms Review: 15L Tactical I have what you could call a “passing familiarity” with the M16/AR15 platform. Having been introduced to the weapon at the ripe old age of 17, courtesy of the United States government. I somehow managed to qualify Expert with the M16A2 Service Rifle before I was even old enough […]
Perhaps one of the most critical parts of shooting an imparticular load of shot out of your your shotgun at a patterning board is the fact you will also know its exact point of impact with your imparticular sight picture. You can have an excellent shot pattern but if it is not where your aiming then its not worth very much from a hunters or shooters perspective. Shot patterns are only part of the overall performance of a shotgun when shot patterning.
Here are a couple of free printable turkey targets for you to practice with. These targets were made by Kim Lockhart, the previous owner of GunnersDen.com and are meant to show kill zone vs immobilization zone.
S&W issued a consumer safety alert on their M&P15-22. All rifles and pistols manufactured before February 1, 2019 could be affected. The issue is that the rifle’s breech face counter bore depth could be out of specification, causing it to crush the rim on the .22 round, firing, cycling the bolt again, and causing multiple […]