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Holiday Gift Giving for the Gun Enthusiast in Your Life
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Holiday Gift Giving for the Gun Enthusiast in Your Life

If you have a firearms enthusiast in your life, there is no better way of showing how much you care about them than by purchasing them a gift for their guns! Ammunition Depot has curated a list of special gifts that are sure to make that shooter in your life smile this holiday season.

The Best Mobile Apps For Shooters
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The Best Mobile Apps For Shooters

The presence of powerful computers used in today’s smart phone opens a whole world of possibilities for today's shooters. Here is a look at a few that can help you improve your ability to hit targets.

Hunting With An AR-15
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Hunting With An AR-15

While the AR-15 isn’t the most popular rifle for hunting, its prevalence in hunting camps and deer stands increases every year. Here are a few things to consider before heading to your hunting camp with one over your shoulder.

5.56 Ammo Guide: M855 vs. M193
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5.56 Ammo Guide: M855 vs. M193

When shopping for 5.56mm ammunition M855 and M193 are sure to land on the potential “buy” list. Both popular loads have one small issue, but several things going for them. The good news is they are often the cheapest ammunition available and M855 adheres to military specifications, which can be beneficial. 

Optics For Close Encounters: Red Dot vs Scout Scope vs LPVO
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Optics For Close Encounters: Red Dot vs Scout Scope vs LPVO

When it comes to selecting a close- to moderate-range optical sight for your carbine there are essentially three options. There is a wide selection of red dot sights and LPVO (low power variable optics) and there are a few scout scopes to choose from. Which is best for you and your carbine? It will depend. Here’s a look at the strengths and weaknesses of each, and where they might best serve you.

Guide To .223 Ammunition: M193, M855, Match and Varmint Loads
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Guide To .223 Ammunition: M193, M855, Match and Varmint Loads

No cartridge has more ammunition produced for it that the .223 Remington, largely due to the popularity and the voracious appetite of the AR-15. The most popular bullet weights vary from 50 grains up to 77 grains. Here’s a look at the most common bullet weights and types and where each serves best. 

.308 Winchester: How To Pick The Right Bullet Weight
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.308 Winchester: How To Pick The Right Bullet Weight

Few cartridges can claim the number of commercial ammunition offerings like the .308 Winchester. Bullet weights can vary from 110 grains all the way up to 185 grains, but the most relevant loads sit between 147 grains and 175 grains. Even in that smaller weight range, there are still numerous different bullet types. Here’s how to pick the right one for you.

Chassis vs Stock: Hunting Rifle Upgrades
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Chassis vs Stock: Hunting Rifle Upgrades

Chassis stocks are no longer an oddity on hunting rifles. They use advanced materials and have lots of shooter-friend features and are easy to install. Any of these three picks can be a smart upgrade to your favorite deer gun. 

AR 15 Upgrades – Single Stage vs Two Stage Trigger
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AR 15 Upgrades – Single Stage vs Two Stage Trigger

Looking to upgrade your AR 15 with a new trigger? Don’t worry, you’re not alone - whether you’re a new or experienced AR 15 owner, chances are you are not very impressed with the rifle’s stock trigger. With so many options available, we've made it simple by breaking down the difference in Single Stage vs Two Stage Triggers.

.327 Magnum vs .357 Magnum - Caliber Comparison
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.327 Magnum vs .357 Magnum - Caliber Comparison

The .357 Magnum is a power round for self defence and hunting, but the .327 Federal Magnum can be a better choice for personal protection because it has much more managable recoil and you're able to get 6 rounds in a small revolver vs. five rounds from a .357 Magnum.