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Cartridge and Caliber
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claviger
2018-08-09 15:54:01 UTC
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Parts of a Cartridge and Caliber
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Sometimes you will hear people on a rifle range say, “I’m out of bullets.
Please get me some more bullets.” Usually, these people don’t know
that they are asking for the wrong thing. Cartridges go into the chamber
of a firearm, while bullets go out the muzzle. A bullet is only one part of
a cartridge.

The ammunition used in a rifle or handgun is called a cartridge
(or a metallic cartridge).

There are two general types of cartridges available today: centerfire and
rimfire.

Many years ago people used a larger number of different rimfire cartridges.
The rimfire cartridge gets its name because the primer is in the rim. Rimfire
cartridges cannot be reloaded. The most common rimfire cartridge used
today is the .22 Long Rifle.

The centerfire cartridge is the most common type of metallic cartridge.
The primer is in the (bottom) center of the ammunition. That’s why this
cartridge is called centerfire. Centerfire cases can be reloaded.

All cartridges—both rimfire and centerfire—have four main parts.

Case: The case holds the primer, powder, and bullet.
Primer: The primer compound explodes when struck by the firing pin
and ignites the powder.
Powder: The powder burns and creates gas to push the bullet through
the bore and out the muzzle.
Bullet: The bullet is the part of the cartridge that strikes the target.


Glossary

bullet A single projectile fired from a handgun or rifle. It is one part
of a cartridge
centerfire One type of cartridge; holds primer in the center of the
cartridge head
ignite To set on fire
metallic Made of metal
primer An explosive compound located in small metal cup and used
to ignite powder;
sometimes called a cap
rimfire One type of cartridge; contains the priming compound in the
rim; typically a .22-caliber
claviger
2018-08-10 20:25:37 UTC
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Specialized Handguns
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claviger
2018-08-10 20:25:45 UTC
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A Rifle's Caliber
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Bolt-Action Rifles
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Break (or Hinge) -Action Rifles
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Rifling in the Rifle or Handgun Bore
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Lands and Grooves
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Bill Clarke
2018-08-11 04:15:50 UTC
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In article <e63b1312-1b1c-4066-8390-***@googlegroups.com>, claviger
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Post by claviger
Parts of a Cartridge and Caliber
https://www.hunter-ed.com/washington/studyGuide/Parts-of-a-Cartridge-and-Ca=
liber/20105001_700046700/
https://www.hunter-ed.com/images/drawings/ammo_rifle_handgun_cartridges.jpg
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Post by claviger
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Case: The case holds the primer, powder, and bullet.
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and ignites the powder.
Powder: The powder burns and creates gas to push the bullet through=20
the bore and out the muzzle.
Bullet: The bullet is the part of the cartridge that strikes the target.
Glossary
bullet A single projectile fired from a handgun or rifle. It is one part=
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of a cartridge
centerfire One type of cartridge; holds primer in the center of the=20
cartridge head
ignite To set on fire
metallic Made of metal
primer An explosive compound located in small metal cup and used=20
to ignite powder;=20
sometimes called a cap
rimfire One type of cartridge; contains the priming compound in the=20
rim; typically a .22-caliber
claviger
2018-08-11 22:06:47 UTC
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The military refers to the cartridge as a "round".
Yes they do. Thank you for calling attention to the difference
between military and civilian nomenclature when discussing
military rifles, like the Carcano 6.5 Fucile Corto (Short Rifle).
The Italians never called it a "Mannlicher-Carcano", and not
pronounced kar-kon-o. In Italian it is pronounced kark-a-no.

Fucile = rifle
Corto = short
claviger
2018-08-12 20:34:51 UTC
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Post by claviger
The military refers to the cartridge as a "round".
Yes they do. Thank you for calling attention to the difference
between military and civilian nomenclature when discussing
military rifles, like the Carcano 6.5 Fucile Corto (Short Rifle).
The Italians never called it a "Mannlicher-Carcano", and not
pronounced kar-kon-o. In Italian it is pronounced kark-a-no.
Fucile = rifle
Corto = short
Not pronounced kar-kan-o. The Italians pronounce it karka-no.
Bill Clarke
2018-08-13 05:49:23 UTC
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In article <1be82a8d-d504-4058-b6d7-***@googlegroups.com>, claviger
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Post by claviger
The military refers to the cartridge as a "round".
Yes they do. Thank you for calling attention to the difference
between military and civilian nomenclature when discussing
military rifles, like the Carcano 6.5 Fucile Corto (Short Rifle).
The Italians never called it a "Mannlicher-Carcano", and not
pronounced kar-kon-o. In Italian it is pronounced kark-a-no.
Fucile = rifle
Corto = short
I didn't know about "kark-a-no" so thanks.
Anthony Marsh
2018-08-12 16:10:17 UTC
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Post by claviger
Parts of a Cartridge and Caliber
https://www.hunter-ed.com/washington/studyGuide/Parts-of-a-Cartridge-and-Caliber/20105001_700046700/
https://www.hunter-ed.com/images/drawings/ammo_rifle_handgun_cartridges.jpg
Sometimes you will hear people on a rifle range say, “I’m out of bullets.
Please get me some more bullets.” Usually, these people don’t know
that they are asking for the wrong thing. Cartridges go into the chamber
of a firearm, while bullets go out the muzzle. A bullet is only one part of
a cartridge.
Wow, you figured that out all by yourself? How many times do they for
more "rounds"? Only at your local bar.
Post by claviger
The ammunition used in a rifle or handgun is called a cartridge
(or a metallic cartridge).
It's called a ROUND.
Post by claviger
There are two general types of cartridges available today: centerfire and
rimfire.
A cartridge doesn't do you much good until you load it with powder and a
bullet.
Post by claviger
Many years ago people used a larger number of different rimfire cartridges.
The rimfire cartridge gets its name because the primer is in the rim. Rimfire
cartridges cannot be reloaded. The most common rimfire cartridge used
today is the .22 Long Rifle.
The centerfire cartridge is the most common type of metallic cartridge.
The primer is in the (bottom) center of the ammunition. That’s why this
cartridge is called centerfire. Centerfire cases can be reloaded.
All cartridges—both rimfire and centerfire—have four main parts.
Case: The case holds the primer, powder, and bullet.
Primer: The primer compound explodes when struck by the firing pin
and ignites the powder.
Powder: The powder burns and creates gas to push the bullet through
the bore and out the muzzle.
Bullet: The bullet is the part of the cartridge that strikes the target.
Glossary
bullet A single projectile fired from a handgun or rifle. It is one part
of a cartridge
centerfire One type of cartridge; holds primer in the center of the
cartridge head
ignite To set on fire
metallic Made of metal
primer An explosive compound located in small metal cup and used
to ignite powder;
sometimes called a cap
rimfire One type of cartridge; contains the priming compound in the
rim; typically a .22-caliber
claviger
2018-08-14 01:10:26 UTC
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Post by Anthony Marsh
Post by claviger
Parts of a Cartridge and Caliber
https://www.hunter-ed.com/washington/studyGuide/Parts-of-a-Cartridge-and-Caliber/20105001_700046700/
https://www.hunter-ed.com/images/drawings/ammo_rifle_handgun_cartridges.jpg
Sometimes you will hear people on a rifle range say, “I’m out of bullets.
Please get me some more bullets.” Usually, these people don’t know
that they are asking for the wrong thing. Cartridges go into the chamber
of a firearm, while bullets go out the muzzle. A bullet is only one part of
a cartridge.
Wow, you figured that out all by yourself? How many times do they
for more "rounds"? Only at your local bar.
Barking at the TV yet again!
Post by Anthony Marsh
Post by claviger
The ammunition used in a rifle or handgun is called a cartridge
(or a metallic cartridge).
It's called a ROUND.
Post by claviger
There are two general types of cartridges available today: centerfire and
rimfire.
A cartridge doesn't do you much good until you load it with powder and a
bullet.
Thanks for the advice.

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