Buying Surplus Military Rifles and Ammunition Online
Bullets are, by far, the most common type of ammunition. Small arms calibers range from .17 up to .50. Airguns and BB guns use a .177 caliber bullet. 38 Special Ammo is one of the most popular in use in the United States. Despite its name, it’s actually a .357 caliber bullet (the .38″ refers .38 special ammo to the approximate diameter of the loaded brass case). Because this ammunition works in 357 revolvers, more shooters are opting for it due to the cost savings and reduced recoil (in Europe it is known by its metric designation 9×29mmR).
You might be surprised to learn that people from different walks in life are interested in ammunition – from bear hunters to full-time experts in ballistics, forensics, metallurgy, chemistry, and manufacturing disciplines. Obviously, there’s the current and former law enforcement and military professionals. Those not engaged in the active use of firearms include historians (particularly of the Civil War) and hobbyists interested in the evolution of ammunition, and the amazing variety of creative designs that have been tried.
Building a collection of militaria and weaponry is some people’s hobby, rather than being active hunters or shooters. Since the end of the Second World War a great many surplus military rifles have been imported and sold in the United States. A few models are still being imported as various militaries around the world, particularly in the smaller nations, clean out their reserve stocks of obsolete rifles.
Hunters favor a range of rifles with the New England Firearms Handi-Rifle being one of the most popular (though it can be hard to source due to that popularity). New rifles can be quite expensive and it’s worth your time to check if there are used firearms for sale either online of in your local gun stores.
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