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Ballistics Made Simple

Here's what the sweet science of ballistics means to you...explained in plain English.

Ammunition Safety: Mysterious Detonation Phenomenon

What we do (and don't) know about this ammunition safety question.

Do Pistols That Shoot Rifle Cartridges Cut the Mustard?

For hunting and survival, rifles beat handguns every time...or do they?

Fun Friday: Back To the Pliocene Epoch

Wooly mammoths, saber-toothed cats and giant predatory birds. Oh my!

First Impressions: Federal HammerDown Lever-Gun Ammunition

Federal Premium introduces the venerable lever gun to the 21st century.

Throwback Thursday: Slingers, History's First Snipers

Make no mistake, the ancient sling was no slingshot...and it was definitely not a toy.

Why a Hunting Bullet is a Compromise

There's no such thing as a "perfect" bullet...just one that's perfect for you.

What is an Ogive Profile?

Here's what that means, and why you should care.

Shot Pellets: How Do They Work?

Here's what happens when pellets hit your target.

Which Ammunition For Which Game Animal?

Going hunting? Here's how to pick the ammo you need.

Terminal Ballistics & Choosing Self-Defense Ammunition

In this installment of our series, we cover handgun ammunition and its effects.

Terminal Ballistics & Stopping Power

What is stopping power, and what can the science of terminal ballistics teach us about...

How Terminal Ballistics Helps You Choose the Right Ammunition

Terminal ballistics helps you determine which cartridge is best for you and your gun.

How to Read a Ballistics Table

Don't be intimidated! All the work has been done for you.

Ammunition Science: Shotshell Ballistics

How the science affects the way your shot flies.

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.

5 Things (You Didn't Know) Affect Your Bullet

When your bullet has to go the distance, these are the obstacles.

Ammunition Science: Cartridge Safety

We talk about gun safety a lot...but let's not forget the ammunition!

How Guns Work: the Firing Sequence

What happens inside the gun determines what happens outside of it.
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