What are the differences in ammo performance between short barreled and standard barreled rifles?

Using a short barreled rifle will have multiple effects on ammunition performance. Hornady Ballistics Engineering Technician Jayden Quinlan explains and demonstrates how SBR's affect muzzle velocity, bullet stability, terminal performance, and safety concerns as well as how twist rates and bullet length influence stability. Field tests include velocity difference through a chronograph and target impacts…

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What is the difference between Critical DUTY® & Critical DEFENSE®

Critical DUTY® handgun ammunition is built to meet the needs and requirements of LAW ENFORCEMENT and TACTICAL PROFESSIONALS, as well as those law abiding citizens who prefer a full-size handgun for their personal protection and demand superior barrier penetration and subsequent terminal performance.*Critical DEFENSE® handgun ammunition was developed to provide the best performance for DEFENSIVE or…

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Are there over-penetration risks when using 223 or 5.56 NATO ammunition?

In short, no. In fact, every Hornady® 223 Rem and 5.56 NATO load is designed to penetrate less than most service pistol cartridges. Total penetration varies from as little as 5.5 inches from the 40 grain load to 15 inches from the 62 grain barrier load. All of these are equal to or less than the FBI’s maximum recommended penetration of 15 inches. All Hornady® 223 and 5.56 loads are designed to expand…

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What can I expect when shooting through glass?

First, it is important to note that there are few absolutes and while these situations can be tested in a controlled laboratory setting there is no guarantee that bullets will perform exactly the same way everytime.The biggest factor in taking a shot through glass is the angle of obliquity, or basically, how perpendicular the bullet is to the glass. Shots that can be taken at an angle of obliquity…

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What is your warranty policy?

No-Risk, Lifetime Warranty All Hornady ammunition is warranted against material and workmanship defects. If the ammunition is found to be defective due to material or workmanship, Hornady will replace the defective ammunition at no charge to the customer. All ammunition warranty claims are handled on a case-by-case basis. In order to initiate a claim, please contact our Customer Service Technicians…

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