Cartridge Selection

Over the past two decades in the sport I’ve learned short barrel precision rifles shoot well and look cool.  Most of the short rifles I’ve built were 16″ barrel 308 Winchesters.  Always looking for something new, I wanted to see how one of the trendy …

Based on the ubiquitous 308 Winchester, the 243 Winchester has developed a strong following among rifleman.  The 243 Winchester’s 6mm (.243″) bullet offers reduced recoil and the ability to use lighter, faster bullets for varmints and small game, while heavier, 100 grain loads can be used …

Since its introduction by Hornady in 2007, the 6.5 Creedmoor (sometimes shortened to Creed) has established a strong foothold in the US rifle market.  The 6.5 Creedmoor balances the excellent external ballistics of .264″ diameter bullets with manageable recoil. (FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK!) Left to right, …

I’ve taken a few trips to the range developing a load for my 22″ barrel 6.5 Creedmoor precision rifle. The rifle is built with the following components from Brownells: Surgeon 591 action Bartlein 6.5mm 1:8 twist HV barrel Badger M5 bottom Metal Timney 510 trigger …

7mm Remington Magnum (7 Rem Mag) Barrel Length Versus Velocity Since its introduction in 1962, the 7mm Remington Magnum (7 Rem Mag) has developed a strong following, becoming the most popular metric hunting cartridge in the United States.  Based on the 375 Holland and Holland, …

6.5 Grendel Review: 18″ Special Purpose Rifle

February 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

The 6.5 Grendel was created as a 200-800 yard cartridge to fit into a standard AR-15 magazine.  Based on the 220 Russian cartridge (the parent case utilized for the 7.62x39mm, 5.45x39mm and the 6PPC), the 6.5 Grendel is essentially a 6PPC necked up to 6.5mm with …

British SS109 5.56mm Ammunition: Cartridge, Caliber 5.56mm, Ball, L2A2 (United Kingdom) Under STANAG 4172 (standardization agreement)5.56x45mm NATO is the standard intermediate cartridge chambering for NATO forces.  SS109 NATO (known as M855 in the United States) is the 62 grain cartridge with a copper jacket, lead …

Introduction I cut back a 28″ barrel 308 Winchester one inch at a time, to 16.5″, and recorded velocity data for four different cartridges.  The data was summarized in 308 Winchester / 7.62x51mm NATO: Barrel Length versus Velocity (28″ to 16.5″).  This post provides Rifleshooter.com’s readers …

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