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Polymer Disintegrating Belts for PKM Machine Guns

According to Ukrainian Industrial Portal, a company called RAROG (Kharkov, Ukraine) has developed a polymer made disintegrating belt for the PKM machine guns. The standard PKM belts are non-disintegrating (the links are connected to each other) and they are made of metal. Polymer construction of the new belt should allow saving some weight. [embedded content] Whether switching to the […]

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Brazilian Air Force infantry weapons

When one mentions an air force, what almost immediately probably comes to mind are images of sleek, fast-flying jet fighters, huge transport aircraft, and helicopters of all variations.  However, it should be remembered that a whole lot of equipment is involved in the general operation of a ‘flying’ armed service, infantry weapons included. From air […]

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Rifle World Shoot Russia 2017 – TFB wins Bronze

Russia hosted the first ever Rifle World Championship, practical rifle shooting according to the IPSC rules. TFB flew to Moscow, armed with a Troy rifle and a camera, to document the occasion and to compete in the main match. 30 stages of world class practical shooting and some 570 competitors from around the World. My […]

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New 40mm AIR BURST, SHOTGUN, and BREACHING Rounds Being Developed by US Army for URBAN Combat [NDIA 2017]

At the 2017 National Defense Industry Association small arms conference in April, the US Army revealed its efforts to produce new improved varieties of 40mm low velocity ammunition for the M203 and M320 grenade launchers. Product Director for Medium Caliber Ammunition Christopher Seacord’s presentation at NDIA lists three new types of 40mm ammunition: XM1166 High […]

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Does Pointing Your Gun Up Affect Accuracy? ARDEC Study Reveals the Effect of Weapon Orientation on Ammunition Velocity and Consistency [NDIA 2017]

Does pointing your gun up or down affect its accuracy? The answer is “maybe” according to a recent US Army Armament Development, Research and Engineering Center (ARDEC) presentation released at the 2017 National Defense Industry Association small arms conference. The presentation covers a study conducted by ARDEC which examined the effect of ullage (free space in […]

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New Redding Reloading Dies for 6.5 Grendel

What we writers have seen as an extended trend towards the “new” 6.5 calibers has indeed been a long-time coming just based on the sheer logic of the near ideal mix of weight, velocity, ballistic coefficient, barrel longevity, etc. While every caliber has its place, the 6.5 diameter round has had immense potential as an all-around […]

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Atlanta Arms Offers 6.5 Creedmoor Match Ammunition

While originally known for their remanufactured ammunition (and one of only two remanufactured ammunition sources I trust including Freedom Munitions), Atlanta Arms has also been manufacturing well-respected factory match ammunition too. The Army Marksmanship Unit uses a significant quantity of Atlanta Arms ammunition. Expanding that line from common 5.56, 300 BLK, and .308 Winchester, Atlanta Arms […]

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.50 Caliber All-Purpose SABOT Ammunition in Development by US Army ARDEC [NDIA 2017]

The US Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) is developing a new kind of .50 caliber ammunition called the All Purpose Tactical Cartridge, according to a presentation given at this years National Defense Industry Association small arms conference. The new round will be a sabot design, similar to the existing .50 cal M903 […]

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