Friday, June 15, 2018

Fundamentals Of Ballistics

This is an old US Army training film about ballistics; how a bullet or other projectile behaves in flight.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Snake Shot Test

Handgun shotshells are a very handy tool for those of us who live in the country. They are useful for dispatching small vermin such as rats and snakes, especially if you need to do so inside a shed, barn or even your home. The .22 LR shotshells in particular have just enough power to kill a snake or rat, while minimizing or eliminating damage to your walls and floor.

In the first video I test five different pistol shot loads against steel cans. In the second video I further test the traditional crimped .22 LR shotshell. I grew up with that type of .22 shotshell, which we called "rat shot."

Friday, June 1, 2018

Powder Coating Bullets, The Simple Way

This is how I powder coat my home-cast bullets. I don't powder coat all of my bullets; I still use traditional lube for most of my cast bullets. But for some applications I do powder coat. These are 125 grain 9mm bullets that I am going to load in both 9mm and .357 Magnum, for use in rifles.