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Ballistics Made Simple

Ballistics Made Simple

Here's what the sweet science of ballistics means to you...explained in plain English.
Handguns Chambered in Rifle Cartridges: Ballistically Effective?

Handguns Chambered in Rifle Cartridges: Ballistically Effective?

When it comes to hunting and survival, rifles beat handguns every time...or do they?
Ammunition Science: Bullet Construction

Ammunition Science: Bullet Construction

And yes, we do mean bullets (not cartridges)!
What is an Ogive Profile?

What is an Ogive Profile?

Here's what that means, and why you should care.
Why a Hunting Bullet is a Compromise

Why a Hunting Bullet is a Compromise

There's no such thing as a "perfect" bullet...just one that's perfect for you.
Shot Pellets: How Do They Work?

Shot Pellets: How Do They Work?

Here's what happens when pellets hit your target.
Terminal Ballistics & Stopping Power

Terminal Ballistics & Stopping Power

What is stopping power, and what can the science of terminal ballistics teach us about...
Terminal Ballistics & How to Choose the Right Ammunition (Pt. 3)

Terminal Ballistics & How to Choose the Right Ammunition (Pt. 3)

Today: bullet tumbling, rotational velocity and wound tracks.
How Terminal Ballistics Helps You Choose the Right Ammunition

How Terminal Ballistics Helps You Choose the Right Ammunition

Terminal ballistics helps you determine which cartridge is best for you and your gun.
Weird (Ammunition) Science: Shotgun Slugs

Weird (Ammunition) Science: Shotgun Slugs

Our series on ballistic projectiles continues.
Weird (Ammunition) Science: Sabots, Buckshot & Blanks

Weird (Ammunition) Science: Sabots, Buckshot & Blanks

Here are three less-common types of ammunition...and some very important things to know about them.
How to Read a Ballistics Table

How to Read a Ballistics Table

Don't be intimidated! All the work has been done for you.
Ammunition Science: Shotshell Ballistics

Ammunition Science: Shotshell Ballistics

How the science affects the way your shot flies.
4 (More) Things You Didn't Know Affect Your Bullet

4 (More) Things You Didn't Know Affect Your Bullet

When it comes to long-range accuracy, there's much more at work than your aim.
Ammunition Science: Cartridge Safety

Ammunition Science: Cartridge Safety

We talk about gun safety a lot...but let's not forget the ammunition!
7 Pistol-Shooting Tips For People With Arthritis

7 Pistol-Shooting Tips For People With Arthritis

Don't let "Uncle Arthur" get between you and the sport you love.
3 Things to Know About Primers

3 Things to Know About Primers

Our next installment on the science of ammunition is here.
How Guns Work: the Firing Sequence

How Guns Work: the Firing Sequence

What happens inside the gun determines what happens outside of it.
What is Ballistics?

What is Ballistics?

The simple version of a remarkably complex subject.
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