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The Social Media Reload: October 2, 2015

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Social Media Reload

Social Media Reload

Gone are the days of newspapers, magazines and network television. Social media is today’s top source for news, entertainment and information. But with the quick pace of trending topics and 140-character updates, unless you live online, you’re bound to miss something. Luckily for you, that’s my job. The Social Media Reload features the most popular, interesting, entertaining and controversial content in the firearms and outdoors industry from the past week and repackages it into a quick list with a bang. Read on and see what you missed this week.

[youtube] THE DRY ICE TEST
We’ve seen torture tests melt guns, but it’s not often we see videos that test the other side of the temperature spectrum. Matt and Adam of LFD Research (also of Geeks Gadgets and Guns) have released a video series testing frozen firearms using dry ice. Packing a crate with dry ice, the guys shoot, freeze and attempt to shoot again a number of guns, including a Yugoslavian SKS M59/66, Ruger Mini-14, AK-47, IWI Tavor, AR-15 and Glock 17. They even froze the ammunition. As you can probably predict, shooting and handling the frozen guns was no easy task. It should be noted that dry ice itself can be dangerous, let alone flash freezing guns with it. For their sake, we’re just glad the worst thing that happens is a gun not firing. (via Outdoor Hub)

Here’s a story that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Recently, Richard Montague of Lee Township, Michigan received a visit from the Calhoun County Sheriff Department who surprised him with his Remington Nylon 66 .22 caliber rifle that had been stolen 33 years ago. Stolen during a home burglary on Sept. 1, 1982, the gun was recently recovered more than 600 miles away in Covington, Tennessee. Police said the gun was purchased at an estate sale years ago, but when the new owner attempted to sell it recently the serial number was checked and it was recorded as stolen in Michigan. Montague was understandably dumbfounded, telling the Battle Creek Enquirer “I hadn’t thought about it in years and we never expected to get it back.” More good news for Montague, the rifle still fires and is in great condition. (via

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably seen or heard that Browning has partnered with Winchester to introduce Browning Ammunition, a new line of “superior performance ammunition for hunting, personal defense and target shooting.” Winchester will be responsible for product development, manufacturing, marketing and sales, according to a press release from Browning. In what seems like an obvious move for Browning, its initial offerings will including 12 gauge, .380 Auto, .270 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield, rimfire and more. And while we can expect to see these in action and on display at SHOT Show in a few months, the public will have to wait until February 1, 2016 to find out if they truly are “The Best There Is.”

Did we miss something interesting, entertaining or controversial? Shoot us a link in a comment below and stay up to date with our Social Media Reload archive.