Frangible Ammo: What is it, and when should you use it?

Frangible Ammo: What is it, and when should you use it?

Frangible ammo is a specialty type of rifle and pistol ammunition. The bullets are designed to disintegrate when they impact a hard target. Ammo that uses these types of bullets has both pluses and minuses over traditional ammo. Frangible ammo uses bullets made of compressed metal powder. Generally, frangible ammo is for shooting at very…

7 Most Popular and Versatile Rifle Reloading Powders

7 Most Popular and Versatile Rifle Reloading Powders

Reloading ammunition is a popular pastime, both to save money and tailor ammunition to a shooter’s specific needs. For rifle cartridges, it’s generally very easy to produce ammunition that is both better and cheaper than the factory offerings. There are dozens of gun powders available for the reloader to choose from. None of them are…

Best Hunting Rifle Under $750: We bought 7 rifles for testing

Best Hunting Rifle Under $750: We bought 7 rifles for testing

Here at Backfire, we bought seven different rifles and spent over 100 man-hours testings them in seven different categories. After way too much time in the sun, the results are in on these various rifle models. While no rifle was best at everything, we were still able to pick two winners. The best overall rifles…

Cast Bullets: What they are, and why they are so powerful

Cast Bullets: What they are, and why they are so powerful

Lead bullets are the original bullet. Cast bullets come from molten lead that is poured into a mold and then allowed to cool. This soft metal has always been a desirable material for projectiles, being dense, abundant, and easy to work with. Even in modern times, cast lead bullets have certain advantages. A cast bullet…