"The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing" -Henry Ford
What would one gun that is the best option for all situations even look like?
My ideal practical rifle is a spin-off of a modernized version of Col. Cooper's classic 'Scout Rifle'. A What? For what that means in detail (and see where the cover photo came from), check out this video: https://youtu.be/-x7N8hLI2yM?t=1m38s For what that means simply: A lightweight bolt or lever gun, with red dot or low power … Continue reading My Ideal Practical Rifle
The .300BLK started life as the proprietary ".300 Whisper" when Kevin was still in charge of AAC. He was primarily responsible for taking this wildcat cartridge and getting it SAAMI approved. This is no small task, and is the reason why it is now a ridiculously successful cartridge by all standards. His new company, Q, … Continue reading .300 BLK, 8.6 Creedmoor, and Kevin Brittingham
I know what you're thinking, and rightfully so. "Who is this Kevin guy, and why do I care?" Hang tight, and let me learn you. This started before I really got into guns, so some of this info is from what I've scavenged and remember hearing here & there. Kevin Brittingham started a little company called … Continue reading The Ballad of Kevin Brittingham
The last post was getting a little long, and the subject had plenty of material left, so I'm splitting it off into it's own post. If I find enough of these little footnotes of history, I may make this into an ongoing series. Let's begin. .30-Caliber AR Cartridges The .300 HAM'R is a .223 … Continue reading Redundant Calibers
This phrase doesn't come around too often, usually only when someone is discussing a new cartridge from an ammo manufacturer, or a wildcat they are contemplating. That doesn't mean this saying isn't still asinine. The heart of my entire point is this: whether cartridges are redundant or not depends completely upon how narrowly you have … Continue reading Stupid Sayings: “There are Enough Calibers Already!”
I have a gun. I actually have a few, but one sticks out as unique, as the most powerful, as the most... ...visceral. I am talking, of course, about my 460 XVR from Smith & Wesson, chambered in .460 S&W Magnum. *dog for scale This gun is heavy, loud, expensive, and hard to handle (insert … Continue reading Project: Epicyon
Holy smokes, what new hotness has ol' Bill Wilson unleashed on us this time? Huh. Kinda looks like a .300BLK. There's probably some sort of ballistic special-sauce that isn't obvious. Let's look a little closer... That's just re... -dundant. What does this do that the .300BLK doesn't? Uhh... add like 100 fps to a supersonic … Continue reading The New 300 HAM’R From Wilson Combat!
Before we start, let's get this out of the way: Repeal the NFA! Got that out of your system? Good. Let's move on. I was first introduced to the idea of a pinned & welded AR barrel in about 2011. NFA laws being what they are, a rifle has to have a barrel of 16"+ … Continue reading The Idiocy of the “Pinned & Welded” Barrel