Category Archives: AMMO

"Gun That Can Pierce Steel?"

Someone came by searching for “gun that can pierce steel.” Assuming the question is about a firearm, the gun does not pierce steel, the bullet does. Generally speaking, any gun will penetrate sheet steel if it is thin enough. The … Continue reading

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Annealing Case Necks

Someone came searching for “how to anneal case necks.” I assume the search was for information on reversing the normal work hardening of rifle and handgun cases that occurs after a few fire and reload cycles. Brass cases will work … Continue reading

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NATONAL AMMO TODAY

If you cannot make it by a dealers today, do it tomorrow. Stranger

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HERTERS .401 POWERMAG CASES

Someone stopped by looking for a source for .401 Powermag brass. As much as I wish I could help, I am afraid the on-line auctions and perhaps the Old Western Scrounger will be about the only sources for .401 brass. … Continue reading

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HOW MUCH AMMUNITION DOES THE AVERAGE AMERICAN OWN?

Someone came by searching for “how much ammunition does the average American own” I assume there is at least one box of ammunition for each of the 600 million plus guns out there, but I totally lack any data to … Continue reading

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EPA LEAD BULLET BAN SLOWLY GETTING NOTICE

The Weekly Standard has an illuminating news item on EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s proposed ban on lead bullets. Briefly quoting from the Standard item linked above: “Several environmentalist groups led by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) are petitioning the … Continue reading

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STORING AMMO?

I did not realize I had a post on ammunition storage – but someone wound up here looking for answers. Generally, store ammo dry and at or below comfortable room temperature. The old timers used to store gun powder, primers, … Continue reading

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AMMO SHORTAGE CONTINUES

I have often mentioned the lack of ammunition at the local Bentonville Behemoth, Wal Mart, stores. This morning the lonely box of .357 SIG was sitting there – but other than a few rounds of 00 buckshot the shelves were … Continue reading

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AMMO STILL SHORT, GUN RACKS HAVE GAPS

I made a trip to the a couple of stores today, and it seems the gun and ammo situation is deteriorating again. The Bentonville Behemoth had a few 333 and 555 count Winchester long rifles, a box of .45 ACP, … Continue reading

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HOW LONG WILL AMMUNITION LAST?

That’s a question on the same order as the old debate about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. How big is the pin? If it’s as big as some of Flo Ziegfield’s sound stage sized … Continue reading

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