Military Shredding of Brass – Another Story That Refuses to Die

An “Urgent” email warns of the “Pentagon’s plan to shred brass rather than sell
it to reloading companies”. Don’t panic or be “very, very afraid and angry”. The
story broke in March of 2009, caused a furor in Congress in April, and was a
dead issue shortly thereafter – in 2009. Help stop the spread of this email and
help kill another “zombie” story that just won’t die.

Hodgdon’s 2012 Annual Manual Ready for Delivery


Shawnee Mission Kansas, — Hodgdon® The Gunpowder People® proudly announces its 9th Annual Manual. The 2012 Hodgdon Annual Manual features so much more than any typical manual: 100+ pages of rifle and pistol data with well over 5,000 shown loads, information on 30 Hodgdon, 19 IMR® and 10 Winchester® brand powders, new 300 AAC Blackout data, lead free bullet recipes for 21 rifle cartridges, and seven highly anticipated articles on such topics as economical handloading with lead free “green” bullets by some of the top industry outdoor writers. Read more

Hornady Announces New Products for 2012


Grand Island, NE – Hornady® Manufacturing, an industry leader in bullet and ammunition technology, announces a comprehensive lineup of new products for 2012. These new ammunition, bullet and reloading products will be available from stocking dealers, major retail sporting goods stores and their websites. Please visit the Retail Locator on to find the nearest dealer. International listings are available, as well.

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Weapons of Mass Illusion: Spitwads!

Virgina’s State Supreme Court has let stand a ruling that spit wads are “weapons” and using them is “criminal.”

The argument came in the case of Andrew Mikel II, who was a freshman last school year and an honor student, when he was kicked out of Spotsylvania High School based on a claim by school officials that the “spit wad” was “violent criminal conduct.”


300 AAC Blackout Used in Win at MultiGun Nationals


Staff Sargent Daniel Horner of the US Army’s Marksmanship Unit used the new 300 AAC Blackout cartridge to win first overall in the Tactical Optics division of the 2011 USPSA MultiGun National Championship, held outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.

300 AAC Blackout was launched by Advanced Armament Corp. and Remington primarily for the military as a way to shoot 30 caliber bullets from the M4/AR15 platform while using standard magazines, but is expected to see a lot of use for hunting, plinking, and home defense as well. The concept Read more

NRA Victory in Arizona Battle Over Use of Lead Ammunition

In a major legal victory, a federal judge has ruled in favor of the National Rifle Association and the federal Bureau of Land Management, throwing a lawsuit filed by an environmental group, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), out of U.S. District Court in Phoenix, Ariz. The case is Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Safari Club International had joined the case as a “friend of the court” and assisted NRA with its successful efforts. Read more

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