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Back to Basics: Rifling

The purpose of rifling is to impart a spin to a projectile as it is thrust through the air in order to stabilize it and allow it to be more accurate.

Back to Basics: Iron Sights

Let’s take a closer look at these things we call sights and determine the best way to utilize them.

Back to Basics: Cast Bullets

Old fashioned or out of date? Nothing could be further than the truth. Cast bullets are perfectly fine for as much as 90 percent of your shooting needs, and they extend the amount of shooting you can do by making your projectiles much less expensive.

Back to Basics: Rifle Barrels

Barrel construction and profile are purpose built and have a major influence on how well the rifle performs what is asked of it.

Back to Basics: Trajectory

The term “trajectory” is often bantered about in discussing ballistics, but few truly understand it.

Back to Basics: Silencers

Silencers—or sounds suppressors—are available for all types of firearms, from rimfires to center-fires to even shotguns and a muzzleloader. Learn the basics here.

Back to Basics: Pistol Bullets

There has been a tremendous amount of research and testing in handgun bullets, especially during the last 30 to 40 years. However, that box of expensive hollow points may not always be the best choice.

Back to Basics: Rifle Triggers

Having a clear definition of a trigger is critical in the understanding of how it works.

Back to Basics: Telescopic Sights

The notion of a magnifying optical sight goes back centuries. Experiments as early as the 18th century attempted to mount a telescope on a rifle as a sighting aid.

Back to Basics: Holsters

The term “holster” dates back to somewhere in the mid-17th century. Its origins are a combination of Dutch, Old English and German.

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