Best Suppressors for Hunting Rifles (After reviewing dozens of models)

Best Suppressors for Hunting Rifles (After reviewing dozens of models)

Choosing a suppressor for a hunting rifle can be an agonizing choice, because there are hundreds of models available, but very few people own more than one or two, so it’s hard to find good information on which one is best. If you don’t want to read this whole blog post, I’ll give it to…

8.6 Blackout: A complete ballistics profile (with pros and cons)

8.6 Blackout: A complete ballistics profile (with pros and cons)

When considering the 8.6 Blackout, the wrong question to ask is “Is it better than what we already have?” The right question to ask is “Is this the coolest cartridge design on the market?” The answer to the first question is “only for specific use cases.” The answer to the second question is, unquestionably, “YES!”…

The 9 Most Accurate Hunting Rifles I’ve Ever Reviewed

The 9 Most Accurate Hunting Rifles I’ve Ever Reviewed

Over the last few years as I’ve run the popular Backfire Youtube channel, I’ve reviewed dozens of guns and tested them for accuracy. There are some gun models that have produced horrible accuracy, and others that have done quite well. Accuracy is difficult to test, because one copy of a rifle may do well with…

Best Reloading Powder Dispenser Under $500 (RCBS vs Hornady vs Frankford Arsenal vs Lyman)

Best Reloading Powder Dispenser Under $500 (RCBS vs Hornady vs Frankford Arsenal vs Lyman)

Over the last year, I’ve noticed that the slowest step in my reloading process is dispensing powder. Also, I’ve been working to reduce the spread in my velocities by getting a more precise powder charge. I’ve struggled with many of the reloading scales on the market, so I dedicated the last two weeks to investigating…

Cheapest Rifle Cartridges to Shoot (In a handy table)

Cheapest Rifle Cartridges to Shoot (In a handy table)

It’s no secret to anyone that the price of factory ammunition has skyrocketed over the last few years–like most everything else in life due to inflation and lockdowns. Selecting a rifle cartridge that has cheaper ammunition means you can train more and shoot more. Right now, ammo price is one of the first things I…

6.5 PRC vs 7 PRC vs 300 PRC: A ballistics comparison (plus hands-on experience)

6.5 PRC vs 7 PRC vs 300 PRC: A ballistics comparison (plus hands-on experience)

The “PRC” line of rifle cartridges has been incredibly popular over the last few years. Lately, it feels like half of the rifles in the store are one of the PRC cartridges, but which one should you pick? Let’s take a deep dive. All three of the PRC rifle cartridges are based off the .375…

Chart of All Rifle Cartridges by Case Capacity

Chart of All Rifle Cartridges by Case Capacity

Knowing the internal volume of a rifle cartridge, or its water capacity, is a valuable metric for understanding the cartridge’s potential for velocity because of increase space for powder; however, water capacity numbers are all over the map as everyone seems to measure somewhat differently. The following chart shows the usable case volume of all…