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Silver Bullets: Myth, Reality, and Practicality

Some time ago I began doing background research for a future youtube video on silver bullets (I swear I’ll get around to it eventually – early 2017 hopefully). More than anything, I was curious about where the myth of silver bullets being werewolf killers originated, so I started digging around the internet looking for origin stories. Apparently, this all dates back to 18th century Southern France to the small rural region of Gévaudan, which was suffering from a wave of anthropophagous animal attacks so frequent and severe that they were unusual even for France at the time. Continue reading Silver Bullets: Myth, Reality, and Practicality

Lehigh Defense 300 Blackout 78 grain “Close Quarters” Review

Going back to my previous post on 300 Blackout, Terminal Effect has been keeping a close eye on Lehigh Defense and their ever-changing product line. Their new 78 grain “Close Quarters” bullet boasts impressive performance that would appeal to anyone operating in a constrained indoor environment. We decided to put their claims to the test. Continue reading Lehigh Defense 300 Blackout 78 grain “Close Quarters” Review

Nickel Electroplating: Giving Handloads a High End Factory Feel

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Well, now that we have that out of the way:

I’ve always wanted my handloads to have that high end factory ammo feel, and there’s just something about nickel cases that conveys a sense of quality compared to bare brass. In addition, nickel cases won’t corrode like their brass counterparts will after handling, providing an extra layer of protection. Electroplating allows for the disposition of a thin layer of nickel onto reloading brass, just like the high end rounds from manufacturers like Hornaydy or Federal, and is easy enough to perform with the right setup and proper safety practices. Continue reading Nickel Electroplating: Giving Handloads a High End Factory Feel