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All our ammo articles from the Best Places to Buy Ammo Online to the best self-defense and range ammo for common calibers.


Ammo

Best .308 Ammo & 7.62×51 [Target Shooting, Plinking, & Hunting]

.308 has been around for a long time and there's lots of ammo...we pick our favorites for cheap plinking, accurate target shooting, and clean hunting. (Read)

Ammo

6.5 Creedmoor [Ultimate Guide]: Military’s New Caliber

Newly adopted by the US military, find out why the 6.5 Creedmoor rocks. We cover ballistics vs the .308, recommended rifles, AR-10 uppers, ammo, and more. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

Best 5.7x28mm Guns and Ammo: New Renaissance

FN's 5.7x28mm round is experiencing a renaissance with new pistols and rifles. We go over our top picks of 5.7 guns plus the best available ammo choices. (Read)

Ammo

The Ammo Equation: How Much Ammo Do You Really Need?

How much ammo do you really need for each caliber and firearm? We dive into the "ammo equation" and even throw in how many magazines you need for each gun. (Read)

Ammo

Federal M vs XM (5.56) and XM193 vs XM855

Confused? We quickly explain XM193 vs M855, X vs XM, 193 vs 855, penetration differences, and more. Plus our favorite brand recommendations for each. (Read)

Terminology

Magnum Ammo: What Is It and Popular Calibers

What does magnum ammunition really mean? We cover that plus some popular magnum calibers, what magnum ammo can do, and where to learn more. (Read)

Ammo

6.5mm Ammo Breakdown: Best 6.5 Calibers for Accuracy & Distance

Thinking of a new caliber? Find out the best in the 6.5 mm family of rounds for your purpose...plus how do they compare vs the .308? (Read)

Ammo

Best .30-30 Ammo: Harvesting Deer Since 1895

The .30-30 is a classic American cartridge that puts meat on the table. Learn more about it and our best picks for factory hunting ammo and handloading. (Read)

Reloading

[Ultimate] Beginner’s Guide to Reloading Ammo

Want to save money and shoot more accurately? Reloading your own ammo is the key! We go over all the steps of reloading plus sample setups for all budgets. (Read)

Ammo

Best .30-06 Ammo: From WWII to Big Game

M1 Garand, BAR, Springfield 1903. All of these famous guns use the .30-06 round. We'll go over our favorite ammo from hunting to plinking. (Read)

Ammo

How to Clean Corrosive Ammunition

Learn how to quickly clean corrosive ammo after a day at the range. We use mil-surp AK-47 ammo as an example, but the procedure will work for all guns/ammo combos. (Read)

Ammo

[Study] Home Defense Overpenetration: Shotgun, Handgun, Rifle

We use ballistic gel and built interior/exterior walls to test shotgun, handgun, and rifle loads to see the best ammo if overpenetration is a concern. (Read)

Ammo

Best .300 Blackout Ammo: Self Defense, Hunting, Target

.300 AAC Blackout ammo comes in lots of flavors from training to home defense to hunting, we took a look at the whole range of ammo and picked out our top favorites for each type so that you can save time and money! (Read)

Ammo

Best Frangible Ammo: [Purpose & Calibers]

Frangible ammo isn't just for steel targets. We'll go over their potential use in hunting and self-defense. Plus our favorites for popular calibers. (Read)