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February 10th, 2023

Super Barrel V Giveaway — Win 14,000 Rds of Winchester Ammo

Brownells super bowl V barrel ammo ammunition winchester giveaway

Football fans get their chance to score big with Brownells Super Barrel V Giveaway, with a jumbo red Winchester barrel chock-full of 14,000 rounds of 5.56×45 (.223 Rem) ammo up for grabs. Brownells is once again offering fans the chance to win a barrel full of freedom with its Super Barrel V contest. In connection with the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 12, 2023, Brownells will give away one huge red barrel full of 14,000 rounds of Winchester 55-grain FMJ 5.56x45mm M193 NATO ammunition. Now through 11:59 pm CST on 2/15/2023, you can sign up online for a chance to win the big barrel of ammo.

One lucky Brownells fan will bring home the big barrel full of 14,000 rounds of ammo. Now through February 15th at midnight, contestants can enter their email addresses at the Brownells Super Barrel page for a shot at the 14,000-round barrel, valued at over $7,000.00.

Brownells super bowl V barrel ammo ammunition winchester giveaway

If you want a chance to win, sign up at the Brownells Super Barrel V webpage. One lucky winner, name drawn at random, will win the big red barrel full of Winchester ammo. The barrel contains enough ammo for the winner to take 100 people to the range to fire 100 rounds each — and still have 4,000 rounds of ammo left over. By itself, the ammo weighs as much as 484 12-ounce cans of America’s favorite macro brew, or the equivalent of more than 500 bags of tortilla chips.

Brownells super bowl V barrel ammo ammunition winchester giveaway

Entries will be accepted until 11:59 pm CST on February 15, 2023. Then one lucky winner will be chosen to receive the enormous barrel full of American freedom seeds. For more information, and a chance to win, visit the Brownells Super Barrel page.

Those 14,000 Rounds Could Stretch 870 Yards
Containing enough ammo to fill 70 standard-length belts for an M249, the Winchester barrel weighs more than even an NFL football lineman. If all 14,000 cartridges contained inside were laid to end-to-end, they would stretch over 870 yards — almost twice as far as the most passing yards ever in a modern pro football championship game.

The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States, excluding the following states and territories: Alaska, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, the District of Columbia, all U.S. territories and possessions, and all overseas military installations.
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February 10th, 2023

AR-Platform Rifle Cleaning Advice

AR15 cleaning procedure

AR-platform rifles run dirty — very dirty. The gas system blows carbon and powder residues back into the action and into the bolt carrier group. That’s why you need to clean your ARs regularly, and you have to pay special attention to the nooks and crannies in the bolt and bolt carrer. The majority of AR failures we’ve witnessed have been from a combination of lube, carbon, and tiny brass shavings that collected in the ejector recess and the extractor spring recess. After that, plain carbon build-up on the bolt can be a gun-stopper too. And you need to keep the barrel extension clean too.

If you’re new to the (dirty) world of ARs, here are two helpful videos from the folks who make Froglube. That line of cleaners/lubes is pretty good stuff, though not our first choice for all AR lubrication and cleaning chores. But these videos do provide many helpful tips. They show the disassembly process and highlight the problem areas to which you must pay special attention.

How to Clean Your AR-15 Bolt Carrier Assembly

How to Clean Your AR-15 Lower Receiver Assembly

NOTE: Froglube also makes a video showing AR upper, chamber, and barrel cleaning. There are practices shown there that we do NOT recommend. Nor do we recommend Froglube products for bore cleaning. We think there are more effective cleaning products.

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February 10th, 2023

FRAC and 25 States Challenge ATF Rule on Pistol Braces

BATFE ATF AR15 pistol brace rule ruling criminalize NFA

The Firearms Regulatory Accountability Coalition (FRAC), SB Tactical, B&T USA, Rick Cicero, and 25 States have filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) challenging the legality of a new ATF rule that reverses a decade of ATF agency precedent. That radical ATF rule would retroactively mandate the burdensome and costly registration of millions of pistols equipped with stabilizing braces, contrary to federal statutes enacted by Congress.

“The ATF has placed millions of law-abiding firearm owners in legal jeopardy”, notes Jeff Creamer, president and CEO of SB Tactical. “It’s a gross overreach of the Bureau’s authority and, if allowed to stand, will result in the largest gun registration scheme in U.S. history.”

The new ATF rule lacks a clear definition of what is actually being regulated. The language gives ATF the power to decide on a case-by-case basis which firearms are and are not regulated. READ NRA-ILA Analysis.

“The ATF’s new definition for stabilizing braces is arbitrary. The Bureau is declaring that they will effectively decide on a case-by-case basis whether a firearm is subject to the NFA. Every American gun owner is in danger of potentially facing felony charges at the whim of these bureaucrats and without any new statute in place. The NRA believes this rule will fail for the same reasons the bump stock rule failed — ATF can only apply federal statutes; it can’t rewrite them”, said Jason Ouimet, executive director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action.

“This rule demonstrates a clear abuse of power by the ATF”, Ouimet said. “They’re clearly carrying out the Biden Administration’s anti-gun agenda and it’s got to stop. The NRA is putting its full weight behind fighting this unlawful rule”.

About Stabilizing Braces
Stabilizing braces were designed to enable gun owners to operate certain firearms with one hand with more stability. The ATF’s new rule says, essentially, that using a stabilizing brace with a pistol turns the firearm into a short-barreled rifle and must now be regulated by the National Firearms Act (NFA) — which means they’d be subject to registration, additional taxation, and long wait times for approval due to ATF’s lengthy NFA processing times. Because of this rule, the millions of Americans who own a pistol and a stabilizing brace, regardless of style or caliber or type of brace, must either dispose of, alter, or register their firearms. If they don’t comply, they will become felons and face 10 years in prison and large fines.

According to the Congressional Research Service, there are currently between 10 and 40 million stabilizing braces in the United States.

BATFE ATF AR15 pistol brace rule ruling criminalize NFAFRAC is Lead Plaintiff with Coalition of 25 States
The lawsuit challenging the ATF policy is Firearms Regulatory Accountability Coalition, Inc (FRAC)., v. Merrick Garland and was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota.

Along with FRAC, other plaintiffs are: SB Tactical, B&T USA, Wounded Warrior Richard Cicero, and a coalition of 25 states led by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley, also including Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming.

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