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A Lot of Things The Internet Tells You About Shooting Aren’t Important

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:30 — 27.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreThe ‘Gunternet’ would have you believe that shooting is a pastime that has strict rules about all sorts of things. You must carry this gun, in this caliber, in this position, with this many spare magazines, and when you’re shooting that gun, you must hold it this way, stand this way, and wear these clothes. …

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Where do you put your ammo after you load it?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:48 — 2.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreTom in Ferguson sends in today’s Q&A podcast question asking about what I do with my ammo after loading it. For me, it depends if it’s going to be match ammo or practice ammo. If it’s match ammo I’ll chamber check every round, and then put it into MTM ammo boxes (the hinged ones that …

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At what point in developing a competition load should I mess with recoil springs?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:58 — 3.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreToday’s Q&A podcast voicemail comes in from Chris in Florida. Chris has been getting ready to shoot his first match for a while, and he’s developing a load for his gun. He asks about at what point he should start messing with different recoil spring weights as part of his load development. In all honesty, …

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Heavy vs. Light Bullets and Gun Powder

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:28 — 6.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreChris in San Antonio calls in today with 2 questions: Are heavier bullets or lighter bullets better, and if he can’t find the powder dejour for the caliber he’s loading, what should he do? If you’d like to send us a voicemail, go here.

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The X in XM855

Since all of this craziness started a couple weeks ago about a possible ban of XM855 ammo, I’ve heard a lot of people mention that they like having it on hand because it’s military ammo that has to meet a certain amount of specifications so it’s somehow better than “civilian” type ammo. Thing is, the XM855 ammo that’s generally sold on the open market is the stuff that failed quality control to become military ammo, …

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NOTICE: Fake Georgia Arms Ammo

The following notice was posted on Georgia Arms homepage: Georgia Arms makes the gun show circuit around this area, and I know a bunch of you shoot their ammo, so make sure you are buying it from them, or an authorized vendor. Be safe…

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Tip: Lee Value Turret Spent Primer Fix

(Link for Email/RSS Readers) Since getting setup with the Lee Value Turret press, I’ve been having about 10% of my spent primers fall out onto the floor while reloading. This isn’t a huge deal, but it’s annoying constantly having to sweep them up. I made a quick, almost zero cost solution for this by molding some kydex around the three posts of the press to act as a guide for the primers as they fall …

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