Rifleman Q&A: Making Non-Toxic Pellets
I’ve heard that traditional shot pellets are made by dropping molten lead through a sieve in something called a shot tower. Today we seem to have such a variety of shot to choose from, all of which look very different from one another. What are the methods of manufacture for some of today’s non-toxic shot?
Preview: Commemorative Winchester AA NILO Shotshells
Winchester Ammunition is commemorating NILO’s 70th anniversary this year with a limited-edition run of its famed AA shotshell in 12 gauge.
Federal: Shooting Straight For Ten Decades
From an abandoned small-town factory to the world’s largest ammunition manufacturer, Federal Cartridge’s centennial is the best kind of American success story.
Browning Citori: A Redesigned Superposed
There are 33 versions currently available from the company, not including the 22-strong Citori 725 line. All wear American walnut furniture, in a variety of fine finishes. The line’s wide variety of options include recoil pads adjustable for length of pull, adjustable cheekpieces, intricate engraving, floating ribs and much more.
Preview: Fiocchi USA Golden Turkey
Nickel-plated lead shot in 3" loads for 12- and 20-ga. shotguns are now available from Fiocchi USA.
Fiocchi Acquires Lyalvale Express
Fiocchi Group—a worldwide leader in the production of small-caliber ammunition under Fiocchi Munizioni, Fiocchi of America, and Baschieri & Pellagri brands—has acquired British manufacturer Lyalvale Express.
Preview: Peters Paper Shotshells
With Remington Ammuniton’s return to the market, “paper or plastic?” is no longer a question just for the grocery store.
Supreme Versatility: The 12-Gauge Shotshell
From petite 12-ga., 2" shells all the way up to the artillery-like 3 1⁄2" magnums, the 12 gauge is an extremely versatile chambering that can, literally, do it all.
Vista Outdoor Announces Record Quarter, New Acquisition
Vista Outdoor set new records in the 4th quarter of 2020, and the company announced the acquisition of Hevi-Shot Ammunition, too.
Reading a Shotshell Box: What You Need to Know
Ranging from arcane and obsolete to practical—and possibly lifesaving—what’s printed on the side of a box of shotshells can tell you most of what you need to know.