Ammo cam full of steel-cased .308 Winchester ammo
Sometimes you just want a bunch of cheap ammo for the range, like these steel-cased .308 rounds. Photo: Chase Fly

From detailed explanations about the anatomy of shotgun shells to in-depth guides on reloading and bullet types, Outdoor Empire dives deep into ammo. We even help you figure out which calibers or gauges offer the cheapest ammo options for rifles, shotguns, or handguns. We research rifle ammo for hunting extensively to deliver expert information to both beginner and experienced hunters and shooters.

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Ammo Guides and Tips

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The True Cost of Reloading 6.5 Creedmoor Ammo (Worth It?)

6.5 Creedmoor is an effective cartridge for a rifle that can touch targets hundreds of yards away, whether a deer or paper ...
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Best Coyote Calibers and Cartridges (Including Long Range)

Coyote hunting has become more popular in recent years for various reasons. Some hunters want to harvest them for their beautiful fur ...
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Non-Toxic Ammo for Old Shotguns: What You Need To Know

Hunters have often led conservation efforts in the United States. We love animals and the outdoors, so we want to preserve it ...
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What is the Cheapest Handgun Caliber to Shoot?

I’ve always found that becoming proficient with pistols takes more practice than doing so with a rifle or shotgun. This makes sense ...
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Can You Shoot 7.62×51 With a .308 Rifle? (And Vice Versa)

Firearm safety is important, and one aspect of firearm safety is to only load your rifle with compatible ammunition. Even guns chambered ...
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What’s the Cheapest Rifle Caliber to Shoot? (Most Bangs for Your Bucks)

My least favorite part of the shooting hobby has to be dealing with ever-inflating ammo prices. Unfortunately, unless you’re collecting vintage firearms, ...
Same Cost to Buy 20 Gauge Cheaper to Reload

What’s the Cheapest Shotgun Gauge to Shoot? (Most Bang per $)

It’d be wonderful to live in a world where your budget doesn’t matter when shooting. However, every time you pull the trigger, ...
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Simple Guide to Reloading Ammo (Beginner 101)

Shooting is fun, but it is also incredibly expensive. What if you could save over 50% on ammo and also fire high-quality ...
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Should You Reload Ammo? Pros, Cons & When It Makes Sense

Anyone who has an interest in firearms or shooting no doubt has at least considered the possibility of reloading their own ammo. ...
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10 Best Reloading Presses Reviewed (Beginner Kits to Advanced)

American gun owners have been reloading their own ammunition for generations. Currently, 5 million out of the 43 million hunters and sport ...
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Basic Bullet Sizes, Calibers, and Types, Explained!

There is a vast array of bullets out there, described with terminology such as “.30 cal” and “HPBT.” All of these fancy ...