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What’s in your Ammunition Toolbox?

Ammunition comes in many shapes and sizes and in the Firearms Industry the term “caliber” is used to refer to the diameter of the barrel or projectile (depending on who you ask).  Why is this so important?  Well, over the years we have learned a lot about ballistics and overall effect that specific ammunition has [...]

By | 2017-06-14T09:21:46+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is Match Grade?

It has been said, “The whole is only as good as the sum of its parts.”  And in the firearms industry, components can either make or break your performance.  The firearms themselves are important, but more often than not, the majority tends to overlook the critical element that fuels these machines... AMMUNITION.  Since its inception, [...]

By | 2017-06-14T09:20:41+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Twisting the Night Away

Townsend Whelen once said, “Only accurate rifles are interesting.”  What he didn’t mention is how rifles have evolved over the years to become accurate.  Since the inception of the long gun, engineers have been creating ways to make them more effective.  Without a doubt, the most important characteristic that creates accuracy is the rifling in [...]

By | 2017-06-14T09:15:19+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The 6.5 Creedmoor – Mr. Popularity!

Kinetic Industries has started production of the 6.5 Creedmoor! In the world of shooting, there is always an evolution occurring.  Shooters are constantly developing better techniques behind the gun and manufacturers are creating better products in the factories.  All aspects of our industry are constantly growing and consequently so are the performances on the range.  [...]

By | 2017-06-14T09:14:13+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Crazy Story of the Birth of the 6.5 Creedmoor

“The first buzz-worthy cartridge I can recall since the .260 Remington.” ~Kevin Reese, writing about the 6.5 Creedmoor in Shooting Sports Retailer. Are desperation and frustration the seeds and sparks of innovation? They can be, and certainly drove the birth of the increasingly popular 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge. Good relationships also played a role, and the [...]

By | 2017-06-14T09:12:17+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Crazy 6.5 Creedmoor Creation Story – Into Production!

Dennis DeMille and Dave Emary created the now-popular 6.5 Creedmoor out of frustration and necessity, as we explored in this article. Now that Dave had designed a ground-breaking new case design, though, Hornady had to produce it in a way that did not compromise Dennis’ vision: A high-performance cartridge for high-level competition that everyone could [...]

By | 2017-06-14T09:11:09+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Match Brass Performance – Range Firing

Illinois Reloading Lab’s Brass Comparative Results: Phase II, firing loaded rounds on a typical range. (Editor’s note: This is part 2 of the author’s report about testing Kinetic rounds. Find part 1 here.) Regardless of the numbers, the most important test for any rifle brass is how it performs when loaded and fired. To compare [...]

By | 2017-06-14T09:07:37+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments