Tag Archives: .308 Winchester

The M118 LR Chamber: The .223 Wylde of the .308 AR World

Guest blog from our friends at Criterion Barrels, Inc. A typical AR-10 or other .308 AR pattern rifle will normally come standard with a SAAMI specified .308 Win chamber. While this configuration is designed to accommodate a wide range of … Continue reading

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Ask A Bulletsmith – If you could own only one firearm which one would you choose?

We asked a few handy Sierra Bullets Bulletsmiths the impossible question: “If you could own only one firearm which one would you choose?” Check out their answers below.  We would love to hear from you too, please share your response … Continue reading

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Bullet Expansion 101

Written by Sierra Bullets Chief Ballistician Tommy Todd At Sierra Bullets we deal with bullet expansion on a daily basis. There are several concerns regarding bullet expansion upon impact with a media such as the bullet not expanding, complete fragmentation, … Continue reading

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SAAMI – Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute

Written by Sierra Bullets Ballistic Technician Philip Mahin The ANSI / SAAMI group, short for ‘American National Standard Institute’ and ‘Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute’, have made available some time back the voluntary industry performance standards for pressure and … Continue reading

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Reflections from the Past: Reloading Innovation

 Written by Sierra Bullets Ballistic Technician Duane Siercks A few months ago, I wrote a short note about the neighbor who first introduced me to reloading. He was a bachelor who loved to hunt and trade guns, chickens, dogs, etc.  … Continue reading

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