Testing The Army’s M855A1 Standard Ball Cartridge by John Plaster

The U.S. Army replaced its green-tipped 5.56×45 mm NATO, M855 standard ball cartridge in June 2010 with the lead-free, or “green,” M855A1 cartridge. Like its predecessor, the new bullet weighs 62 grains, but since its copper core is one-third lighter than lead, it is approximately 1/8 inch longer. As such, the bullet is seated deeper … Continue reading “Testing The Army’s M855A1 Standard Ball Cartridge by John Plaster”

A LEVER-GUN WITH A HISTORY Savage Model 99 .22 Hi-power Take-down Carbine #203802 by Marrakai a .416 member

THE SAVAGE MODEL 99 REPEATER Arthur W. Savage was born in Kingston, Jamaica, on May 13, 1857, and was formally educated in England and the United States. After returning to the US from cattle ranching and raising a family in Australia, he designed a military musket, based on a rotary magazine, hammerless rifle in 1892, … Continue reading “A LEVER-GUN WITH A HISTORY Savage Model 99 .22 Hi-power Take-down Carbine #203802 by Marrakai a .416 member”