Weapons & Tools

Weapons & Tools

Reloading the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington) Part 3 Part three of our series Reloading the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington) covers testing the completed rounds with a shooting chronograph, building a ballistics table, and testing terminal ballistics. Read Part One and Part Two if you want to start at the beginning. So, on the last occasion [...]

This article covers the basics of reloading for the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington), including how to choose the right equipment, component explanations, and the prepping of brass for accepting a powder charge and slug. *Reloading ammunition is a skill and an art. We suggest anyone interested in reloading train with a professional first.* Scarcity of  [...]

This article is the second part of our Reloading for the 5.56 NATO (Remington .223) series and covers the aspects of powder charging, slug selection, bullet seating, and crimping. *Reloading ammunition is a skill and an art. We suggest anyone interested in reloading train with a professional first.* Is Your Brass Prepped and Reading for Reloading? [...]

What to Look for in a Survival Knife:  Quick Study Sheet Knife Brand – Ultimately, the reputation, policies and specifications of a brand (knife manufacturer) are the only things short of your own field-use that indicate the quality of a survival knife. Knife Type – Fixed or folding blade. Almost all survival knives are fixed-blade, compared [...]

Survival Knife Blade Types & Uses

Survival Knives: Blade Design There are thousands of knife blade types – wandering through a well-stocked knife shop or website can be bewildering. The design of a blade is supposed to be the result of intended function. It’s ‘supposed’ because with knives as other things, form doesn’t always follow function. Sometimes aesthetics or custom is [...]