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How to Install a M203 Grenade Launcher

Tom schools us on how to install an M203 Grenade Launcher on your AR15 or M16 rifle. Here's the Lewis Machine & Tool (LMT) M203 37mm launcher installed on the Brownells BRN-601 AR-15 rifle. USA –-(Ammoland.com)- We’re giving away a complete retro classic AR-15 and grenade launcher package, and you’re probably going to be the lucky winner, but just in case you’re not, you can add your very own M203 Grenade Launcher to a rifle you already have. Here, we’ll show you mounting options and exactl...
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LMT M203 Grenade Launcher: Pull Trigger Go BOOM

Tom reviews the LMT M203 Grenade Launcher. AmmoLand News and Brownells.com is giving away this rifle and launcher package. Make sure you are subscribed to our daily email for your chance to win. Enter here. LMT M203 Launcher USA –-(Ammoland.com)- Last month we hinted at a super nifty add-on for the Brownells BRN-601 AR-15 Rifle that one of you is about to own. Yes, you can win it by entering here. The Brownells BRN-601 Rifle is a reproduction of the very first AR-type rifle ever issued to ...
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Self-Defense Ammo, How to Test for Carry or Home Defense

Opinion Tom, schools us on how you can test your self-defense ammo in your everyday carry weapon. How to Test Your Self-Defense Ammo: Sig Sauer's new M17 ammo is a +P version of the 9mm V-Crown. USA –-(Ammoland.com)- How do you go about choosing the right concealed carry ammo for your self defense handgun? There are eleventy-trillion loads on the market and twice as many opinions as to which is the best. There are endless articles and YouTube channels that do “self-defense ammo testing.” So...
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Brownells BRN-601 AR-15 Rifle Review & Giveaway Tease

Opinion Tom reviews the brand new Brownells BRN-601 AR-15 Rifle model. Keep an eye on AmmoLand News as this rifle and a special LMT product (it is a suprise) will be up for grabs in our next product giveaway. The Brownells BRN-601 is a reproduction of the Colt AR-15 601 model made from 1959 to 1963. USA –-(Ammoland.com)- How would you like to own an original Colt AR-15 Model 601? You know, the first ones made starting back in 1959? Yeah? Me too. Well, we can’t do that. However, one of you ...
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Top Five Concealed Carry Myths

Opinion Top Five Concealed Carry Myth USA –-(Ammoland.com)-Here’s a question to make your brain hurt. Are more myths and rumors passed along at the local gun store counter or on the internet? I know, it’s an impossible question. While both sources can provide valuable and reputable information, they are also the leading cause of self-defense and concealed carry trainer angst, frustration, and early onset of male pattern baldness. Carrying a Gun Will Protect You Perhaps the most dangerous c...
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Safe or Not to Safe? Which Mechanical Gun Safety is Right for Concealed Carry?

Opinon A 1911 like this new Springfield Armory Range Officer Elite 10mm has a “classic” thumb safety. USA –-(Ammoland.com)- I wonder if everyone who carries a concealed pistol goes through the same mental evolution? When I started to carry, I had a subconscious fear that my gun would go off inadvertently while carrying. While I thought about carrying with an empty chamber, I never went quite that far as I recognized that chambering a round in the heat of a self-defense encounter was not a re...
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Down Range Radio #601: Focus on Speed With a handgun

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How To Estimate Wind for Long-Range Shooting

Whether you use technology like a Kestrel or manually estimate it to enter into a ballistic app, accurate data is a must. A small wind can cause big misses. USA –-(Ammoland.com)- If wind were constant like gravity, making long-range first shot hits would be easy. Just let your ballistic calculator do the math and press the trigger properly.However, the wind isn’t constant—it’s always changing, often second to second. To add complexity to the matter, it’s not at all uncommon for wind conditions...
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How to Adjust for Wind: Long-Range Shooting

While estimating wind is part art and part voodoo, there are some simple tricks that help. The Magpul CORE Rifle Data Book includes a cheat sheet to help. USA –-(Ammoland.com)- One wouldn’t think wind could have much effect on a tiny and aerodynamic bullet zipping along at two or three thousand feet per second when long range shooting. But one would be wrong.Even though most bullets are dense, being made of lead, and moving fast, a small to moderate wind can cause big misses at long distances ...
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Precision Rifle Data for Long-Range Shooting: Building Range Logs

Tom McHale schools us on how he builds range logs with precision rifle data for getting on zero when long-range shooting. After initial zeroing, it's essential to verify actual elevation adjustments on the range at different distances and record the results. USA –-(Ammoland.com)- Not too long ago, we covered the steps for zeroing or sighting in a rifle. Generally done at 50, 100, or maybe 200 yards, that’s only the first step to preparing to shoot at longer ranges. While zeroing verifies that...
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Consistency Reloading Tips for Precision Long-Range Shooting

By Tom McHale Editors Note : Caution, ammunition reloading can be very dangerous, read our “Reloading Disclaimer“ . Factors like bullet runout can make a big difference for long-range precision. Tom McHale USA –-(Ammoland.com)- Unlike politics, reloading for precision often has nothing to do with a quest for ultimate power. Probably due to some deep-seated primal instinct, we reloaders tend to immediately look to the far right of the load recipe chart in books like the Hornady Handbook Of...
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First and Second Focal Plane in Rifle Scopes for Dummies

Tom explains the purpose and use of the first and second focal plane in modern rifle scopes.  Variable magnification can change first and second focal plane depending on whether you're using a first or second focal plane scope. USA –-(Ammoland.com)- When you hear terminology like “focal plane” it sounds like serious physics is about come at you like an amped up spider monkey, but it’s actually a pretty simple concept. Here's why. The reticle that you see through a scope is a physical thing. B...
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Sightmark 5-30×50 Pinnacle Riflescope Operations Review for Long-Range Shooting

Tom does some long range shooting with the Sightmark 5-30×50 Pinnacle Riflescope off a Ruger Precision Rifle in this review. This Sightmark 5-30×50 Pinnacle Long Range scope can be yours – along with a Ruger Precision Rifle in an upcoming AmmoLand News giveaway. USA –-(Ammoland.com)- If you tuned in last month, then you already know that one of you is going to become the proud owner of a Ruger Precision Rifle chambered in 6.5mm Creedmoor when that new rifle and scope giveaway begins in a few...
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AmmoLand Shooting Sports News Celebrates Ten Years of Publishing

AmmoLand Shooting Sports News Celebrates Ten Years of Publishing U.S.A. –(AmmoLand.com)- AmmoLand Shooting Sports News is proud to report that October 2018 will mark ten years of publishing on the world wide web. Back then we called ourselves the Ammoland News and Business Directory. You can see one of our first posts here that featured the song “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition”, written by Frank Loesser and recorded by Kay Kyser and his Orchestra. Since that date, we have published o...
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Vortex Strike Eagle 4-24×50 Rifle Scope – Win this Scope & a Rifle

Opinion The Vortex Strike Eagle 4-24×50 scope. USA –-(Ammoland.com)- You might already know that Ammoland is giving away a sweet 6.5mm Creedmoor AR-10 rifle – the Palmetto State Armory PA 65. You can read more about that here. LINKTo add some icing to the cake, the winner will also receive this Vortex Strike Eagle 4-24×50 Scope already mounted with a Burris P.E.P.R. Quick-detach scope mount. Not a bad deal for nothing, right?Let’s take a look at this gear. Vortex Strike Eagle 4-24×50 Scope T...
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Palmetto State Armory 6.5 Creedmoor AR-10 Rifle – Win this Rifle

Opinion Palmetto State Armory's PA65 6.5mm Creedmoor Rifle with Vortex Strike Eagle scope. USA –-(Ammoland.com)- See this rifle? It’s going to belong to one of you very soon.The kind folks at Palmetto State Armory sent this one to us for testing and evaluation and agreed that it would be a great idea to give it away to a lucky Ammoland reader. Oh, to add some more jazz, the winner will also get the Burris P.E.P.R. quick-detach scope mount and Vortex Strike Eagle 4-24×50 scope shown here.We’l...
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Ruger Precision Rifle in 6.5mm Creedmoor, a Lot of Gun for the Price

Tom McHale reviews the Ruger Precision Rifle in 6.5mm Creedmoor as part of his ongoing long-range shooting article series. The Ruger Precision Rifle in 6.5mm Creedmoor packs a lot of value – and it could be yours! USA –-(Ammoland.com)- While AR-15 and AR-10 platform rifles are getting more accurate by the month, it’s still hard to beat a good bolt-action rifle for repeatable precision. When Ruger designed the Precision Rifle, they wanted to provide a long-range tack driver that was affordab...
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Quick Turrets & Reticle “How To” Primer for Long-Range Shooters

Tom McHale schools us on the proper use of quick turrets and scope reticles when shooting for long distances in this continuation of his article series on long-range shooting. There are lots of options for both scope turret and reticle types. We'll examine some pros and cons. Tom McHale USA –-(Ammoland.com)-  Turrets and reticles generally compliment each other, although sometimes they can perform the same function. On old-school rifles, one commonly used the turrets for initial zeroing a...
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How to Zero a Scope and Rifle for Long Range Shooting

Tom Mchale gets new Ruger Precision Rifle which means it is time for a short class on how to zero a scope and new rifle for long range shooting. Step one after taking this Ruger Precision Rifle out of the box is zeroing the scope. USA –-(Ammoland.com)- If you’re going to shoot long range, you need to make sure your zero is perfect. Small errors at 100 yards become big ones at 1,000 yards, so if your zero is off by just ½-inch at the 100-yard mark, you’re talking five full inches down range.We...
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How to Use a Ballistic Computer for Long Range Shooting

Shooter Tom Mchale gives us the need to know info on how to use a ballistic computer for cool things like long range shooting. How to Use a Ballistic Computer: These days you have options for portable ballistic computers. The Kestrel (left) is a self-contained weather station and ballistics computer. The Ballistic AE app (right) runs on an iPhone. USA –-(Ammoland.com)- While the term “ballistic computer” sounds like an arcane piece of gear from the Apollo Space Program, but its purpose is sim...
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Long-Range Caliber, How to Choose the Best for You

If you ever had a school teacher that swore that you would use and even appreciate math one day, then that promise is finally about to come true while picking a long-range caliber. Step one is to define exactly what “long range” means for you. It might be anywhere from a few hundred yards to this. USA –-(Ammoland.com)- So, you want to shoot long-range. Excellent! I can offer a 100% money-back guarantee that you’re going to have lots of fun while learning all sorts of cool stuff.If you ever ha...
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Ballistic Coefficient & Bullet Math : Long-Range Shooting Science

Tom says Ballistic Coefficient & Bullet Math is simple, keep reading to learn some shooting skills in our new long-range shooting science series. Ballistic Coefficient & Bullet Math : When Long-Range Shooting distances increase, details like ballistic coefficient of your bullets become a significant factor. USA –-(Ammoland.com)- Here’s why obscure [and some say boring] bullet ballistic concepts like ballistic coefficient and sectional density are essential if you want to hit targets regularly...
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Long Range AR Caliber Options

Ammoland: The Valkyrie takes standard .224-inch diameter bullets just like the .223 Remington but handles higher weights. Common loads among those released so far range between 60 and 90-grains, and 90 is the most common so far. Like the 6.5m Creedmoor, the bullets are by definition long for their weight, so the .224 Valkyrie also carries velocity downrange much more efficiently than .223 Remington alternatives. Let’s consider some examples. [ … ] A similar phenomenon happens with the .224 Valky...
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Long-Range AR Rifle Caliber Options: 6.5mm Creedmoor and .224 Valkyrie

Standard AR rifles are great for the zero to 600 yards range, but a couple of calibers really shine for reaching out to 1,000 and more. USA –-(Ammoland.com)- Two of the hottest long-range cartridges for general purpose use (if there is such a thing) are 6.5mm Creedmoor and the brand new .224 Valkyrie.The 6.5mm Creedmoor cartridge had its tenth birthday last year, so it’s not a new kid on the block. Developed by Hornady back in 2007, its original purpose was long-range target shooting. Since th...
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Palmetto State Armory Long Range Rifles – .224 Valkyrie & 6.5 Creedmoor

The new Palmetto State Armory .224 Valkyrie (bottom) and PA-65 6.5m Creedmoor (top) rifles. U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- In Long-Range AR Rifle Options: 6.5mm Creedmoor and .224 Valkyrie we talked about two great long-range cartridges for use in the AR-15 and AR-10 platforms. That was the theoretical part. Now it’s time to take a real-world look at both.What better way to do that than with a pair of matching rifles? The Palmetto State Armory .224 Valkyrie is built on the company’s AR-15 lower rece...
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Gossip & Gear from the 2018 NRA Annual Meeting

2018 NRA Annual Meeting USA –-(Ammoland.com)- We just got back from the 2018 National Rifle Association Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas. If you haven’t yet been to one, the event is part product expo, part leadership speeches and conference, part education, part business, and a whole lot of fun.It’s the only gathering of 80,000 or so people where folks are overly polite and respectful to each other.This year was no different. Even though Friday was chock full of the chaos associated with visit...
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CMMG MkG Banshee Makes Good Use of a Short Barrel ~ VIDEO

Tom Mchale reviews the CMMG MkG Banshee .45 ACP pistol. The ultra-short CMMG MkG Banshee is a perfect suppressor platform. USA –-(Ammoland.com)- How short is too short? Does length matter as long as you use it right? What about diameter? Does a large caliber make up for a short barrel?Wanting to know the answers to all of these important questions, I was super jazzed to get an advance copy of the new CMMG MkG Banshee a couple of months ago. The Banshee is a family really, with offerings (so f...
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Beretta APX RDO Pistol is Red Dot Optics-Ready ~ Gun Review

Tom McHale reviews and range tests the newest optics ready Beretta APX RDO Pistol. The Beretta APX RDO Pistol (Red Dot Optic) Model. USA –-(Ammoland.com)- One good thing about the recent Army Modular Handgun System Trials is that the process lit a fire at many gun companies to create an entry pistol capable of winning the big bucks government contract. Of course, the intangible value of being chosen as the U.S. Military’s sidearm and all the associated bragging rights pushed gun makers to put...
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Shooting Accessories , My Favorite Five Must-Haves

Gun writer Tom Mchale lets us in on his five must-own shooting accessories. This UM Tactical Pistol Optics Mount shooting accessories comes in handy for accuracy testing guns and ammo. I keep a Bushnell 3500 Handgun Scope on it for that purpose. USA –-(Ammoland.com)- There’s always something new and cool on the gun gear shooting accessories market. People like you and I often get excited about something or another because it seems like such a good idea, or so handy, or maybe it’s such a great...
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Colt Commando XM177 Carbine History : “a Carbine by any Other Name….” ~ VIDEO

Tom McHale tries to make sense of the long line of monikers for the Colt Commando XM177 Carbine and finds ‘A carbine by any other name would smell as sweet'. Here's a brand new version of the famous Colt Commando – this one is the Brownells XM177E2. Tom McHale USA –-(Ammoland.com)- The most challenging part of the Colt Commando XM177 Carbine history is the profusion of names and nicknames for the actual rifle it represents.CAR-15 Model 607Colt Commando Model 609XM177 E1 Model 610XM177 E2 ...
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