Gun Fact- “Shrapnel”

  The term “shrapnel” has been lent to fragmentation from artillery shells, grenades and bullets since the invention of the “spherical case”  hollow cannon ball. It  was filled with lead shot that burst in mid-air. The inventors name was Major General Henry Shrapnel, a British Army officer and inventor. Share...

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The M1 Garand
Feb03

The M1 Garand

The M1 Garand is chambered in .30-06 Springfield rifle cartridge. It has been called “the greatest battle implement ever devised” by General George S. Patton. The Garand officially became the standard service rifle of the United States Armed Forces in 1936. and was replaced by the M14 in 1957.   Share...

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6.8 SPC cartridge
Jan27

6.8 SPC cartridge

The 6.8 mm Remington SPC  is a rifle cartridge that was developed by Remington Arms with collaboration from individual members of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and the United States Special Operations Command.  It is based upon a shortened and necked down  .30 Remington cartridge, ( not the .308). to use a .277 diameter bullet.   Share...

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.40 caliber cartridge
Jan25

.40 caliber cartridge

The .40 S&W was specifically developed to duplicate performance of the FBI’s reduced-velocity 10mm cartridge and fit into medium-frame (9mm size) automatic handguns. The .40 S&W cartridge has been called the “ideal cartridge for personal defense and law enforcement.”. It uses .40 inch (10.16mm) diameter bullets ranging in weight from 105 to 200 grains.   Share...

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.30-06 gun fact

The .30-06 Springfield (pronounced thirty-aut-six) or just 06 (aut-six) for short, was developed by the Springfield Armory for the U.S. Military in 1906. The numerical designation was caliber first, .30 (as was normal) and year developed second -06, because there were many different .30 caliber designs in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. The metric notation for this cartridge is 7.62x63mm.   Share...

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How well do you really know guns and what makes them work?

Hey Sheepdogs, I’ve gotten a lot of questions asking if the 2 rifles in the picture I posted on Facebook were really the same. Well the answer is ……YES it really is the same rifle,  it has just been cosmetically changed.   The traditional wood stock has been removed and replaced with a synthetic stock of a different design. One that allows the user to add cosmetic  items to the rifle to suit the users wants and...

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