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What to Do with Firearms and Ammunition Affected by Flood Waters

Advice for the Shooter Firearms & Ammo Damaged By Water

What to Do with Firearms and Ammunition Affected by Flood Waters

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Firearms owners who have seen their guns and stored ammunition submerged by flood waters in storm-wracked areas are probably wondering if their firearms and ammunition can be salvaged and safely used. The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute® (SAAMI®) and National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) point to two helpful documents containing guidelines to assist gun owners in making sound decisions related to safely handling and treating or disposing of these items, emphasizing to always err on the side of caution and safety. SAAMI, founded in 1926, is an organization that creates and publishes industry standards on firearms...

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Muzzle Velocity of Shotgun Shells

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Muzzle Velocity of Shotgun Shells

What is the muzzle velocity of that shell? That question, of something very much like it, is raised quite often on Internet forums. Invariably, someone will respond about chronograph testing of one load or another and then a discussion will ensue and sometimes those discussions become a bit heated.   Exactly how are shells tested for muzzle velocity and what industry standards are used? To set the stage just a bit, it must be understood that there must always be standards or baselines for any evaluation. Without those standards or baselines, there would be no way to scientifically compare anything....

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World Shooting & Recreation Complex - How Did It Go So Wrong

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World Shooting & Recreation Complex - How Did It Go So Wrong

"The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 received a letter from Illinois Department of Central Management Services, dated Jan. 11, stating that union workers will receive layoff notices in the near future. The letter, addressed to Roberta Lynch, AFSCME’s executive director, states, "Due to the recent court decision, we are now implementing the Sept. 2015 layoff. The proposed effective date of the layoff is at the close of business on Jan. 31, 2017." The layoffs will affect the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Department of Transportation, Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Department of Commerce and Economic...

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Mossberg® Announces Grand Opening of New Online Store Mobile-Friendly, Easily-Navigated and Fully-Integrated Experience

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Mossberg® Announces Grand Opening of New Online Store Mobile-Friendly, Easily-Navigated and Fully-Integrated Experience

  North Haven, CT – O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc, America’s oldest family-owned and operated firearms manufacturer, has launched its redesigned, mobile-optimized online store with the announcement of “Grand Opening” specials for visitors who join the Mossberg community. Now through November 20, 2016, sign up as a Mossberg community member and receive 20% off of your next purchase of gear, apparel, parts and all things Mossberg at www.mossberg.com/grand-20 or simply browse through the latest offerings at www.mossberg.com. For further savings, look for Black Friday specials during 11/21 – 11/25/2016, with Mossberg Community members receiving a 10-hour advanced notice on all...

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Winchester Long Beard Shotshells

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Winchester Long Beard Shotshells

We as turkey hunters are very fortunate to live in this "modern era of turkey hunting". Over the last 20 years we have enjoyed not only the restoration of the wild turkey to huntable populations in 49 states but also the most robust innovative period in turkey hunting products in history. A couple of years ago, Winchester introduced its 12 gauge Long Beard (WLB) turkey load. That shell was quite different from any that most of us had shot. The difference is the shot capsule that is composed of the shot charge, encased in a resin with a cap that...

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