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Five Reasons Why:

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Barrel Length and Velocity–Let’s Cut to the Chase

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Dear Labby Explains Standard Deviation

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Understanding Standard Deviation is tricky. Luckily we have just the guy to help. Ask Dear Labby.

Suppressor Cleaning: Three Options for your Rimfire Suppressor

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The lab guys got ahold of our suppressor and looked for ways to make cleaning easier. What we ended up with was the super-secret scientific way, one that involved a bit of soaking and scrubbing and one simple option that many handloaders may already have around their homes.

Favorite Loads for a Pair of Ruger 6.5s Part II, The Ruger Precision Rifle

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Ruger's Precision Rifle has taken the shooting world by storm and helped establish the 6.5 Creedmoor as the most successful new cartridge of the last twenty years. Take a look and see what all the fuss is about.