Rugged and well-designed, the Mission First Tactical Standard Capacity Polymer Magazine for 5.56x45 mm NATO cartridges (SCPM556) holds 30 rounds, and represents a cost-effective refinement of the ubiquitous aluminum magazines.
Self-loading rifles of bullpup configuration, in which the firing mechanism lies behind the pistol grip, are in use worldwide among militaries and, in semi-automatic form, are gaining in popularity among American shooters.
The 7.62x51 mm NATO-chambered M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS) rifle—developed by Knight’s Armament Co. of Titusville, Fla.—has been fielded by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps since the late 2000s.
The .300 Win. Mag. cartridge was a veritable game-changer in the military sniping community—especially in its latest incarnation, the Mk 248 MOD 1. Here’s how it was developed and what handloaders can learn from it.