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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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What’s the Difference Between the .223 vs 5.56?

Written by Sierra Bullets Ballistic Technician Paul Box Over the last year or so we’ve had hundreds of calls on our 800 line concerning the difference between the .223 and the 5.56. So what is the real difference ? In … 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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Missouri State Long Range Championships

Written by Sierra Bullets Ballistic Technician Rich Machholz Following right on the heels of the IBS 1000 yard Nationals was the Missouri State Long Range Championships held at Vapor Trail Valley near Spickard, MO located in north central Missouri.  This … Continue reading

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