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All About Ammunition

Manufacturers of ammo and reloading equipment and components (bullets, cases, primers, powder), reloading information, and where to buy ammunition online.
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Definition of Shell Casing
What is a shell casing, and what does it do in a gun or firearm? Learn about it here.

Definition of Load
What is Load, and what does it do in a gun or firearm? Learn about it here.

Definition of Ballistics
What is ballistics, and what does it do in a gun or firearm? Learn about it here.

Definition of Tracer
What is a tracer, and what does it do when used with a gun or firearm? Learn about it here.

Definition of Bottleneck Cartridge Case
Many rifle cartridges are bottleneck cartridges - but why? Read this short article to find out.

Definition of Ammo or Ammunition
You often hear folks talk about ammunition and ammo, but what does it mean? Find out here.

What Kind of Ammunition to Use in Ruger 44 Carbine Rifle
The Ruger 44 Magnum Carbine was designed for a certain kind of ammo, and that's what should be used in it. Read on to find out what you ought to be feeding this nice old shootin' iron.

How Ammunition and Firearms Cartridges are Named - What Makes a 30-06 a 30-06?
How is ammunition named? That is a fine question, and the answer isn't exactly cut-and-dried. Check out this article for some insight on how ammunition cartridges get their names.

Definition of Round (Ammunition, Ammo, Skeet)
What is a round, anyhow? Let's find out.

Definition of Misfire: Gun and Shooting Firearms Terminology
Misfires can be dangerous, and may sometimes become hangfires...

Definition of Misfire: Gun and Shooting Firearms Terminology
Glossary definition of misfire. Misfires can be dangerous, and may sometimes become hangfires.

Definition of Hang Fire: Gun and Shooting Firearms Terminology
Glossary definition of hang fire, or hangfire. While rare these days, hangfires still happen.

Definition of Centerfire: Gun and Shooting Firearms Terminology
Definition of centerfire. A centerfire cartridge is a round of ammunition which is fired when struck in the center of its base (or head) by a firing pin...

Should I Hunt With a Fouled Bore?
Why you should always hunt with a fouled bore on your rifle, whether it's a modern (cartridge) gun or a muzzleloader. It's important to keep your shots consistent, and the first shot or two from a clean barrel will almost always hit in a different location than those fired afterward.

Frankford Arsenal Ammo Vault RMD-20 Slip-Top Locking 20 Round Ammunition Box
Review of Frankford Arsenal Ammo Vault RMD-20 slip top locking 20 round ammunition box. This is a very tough box, which holds ammo well. It's great for reloaders, and even makes a good box for transporting factory ammo under rough conditions, when some factory ammo boxes just don't hold up.

Definition of Magnum as it Applies to Guns and Ammunition
Definition of the word "magnum," as it applies to guns and ammunition.

Choosing a Rifle Caliber for Home Defense and Hunting
Choosing the best rifle cartridge for home defense and hunting. Many rifles are available, and many cartridges are available for them. How do you decide on one? This discussion and comparison of cost, availability, and effectiveness should help you determine the best choice.

What's the Difference Between 9mm Luger and 9mm Parabellum?
What's the Difference Between 9mm Luger and 9mm Parabellum? And the 9x19mm and the 9mm NATO. What's the difference?

Hornady's New Ammo Loadings for 2007
Hornady's New Ammo Loadings for 2007 - a look at Hornady's latest and hopefully greatest cartridges.

Firearms chamber pressures - how they are measured, and how to use them.
Firearms chamber pressures - how they are measured, and how to use them. Chamber pressures are often listed in CUP, PSI, or even PSIA. What does this mean, and how do these readings relate to one another? That question is answered here.

Can I Use 45 Colt Ammunition in my 1917 Colt 45 Revolver?
Ever wonder about the various .45-caliber Colt revolvers, and whether they can all take the same ammo? Well, they can't. Do not use 45 Colt amo in your 1917 Colt revolver! This info might just keep you from making a mess of your gun, and yourself.

Definition of Charge (Guns and Firearms)
What does charge mean, when discussing a gun or firearm? Learn about it here.

Definition of Neck
What is a cartridge neck, and what does it do in a gun or firearm? Learn about it here.

Definition of Bullet Head
What is a bullet head, and what does it do in a gun or firearm? Learn about it here.

Definition of Cartridge Head
What is a cartridge head, and what does it do in a gun or firearm? Learn about it here.

Definition of Shoulder
What is a shoulder, and what does it do in a gun or firearm? Learn about it here.

Definition of Case Mouth
What is a case mouth, and what does it do in a gun or firearm? Learn about it here.

Definition of Semi-Wadcutter Bullet
What is a semi-wadcutter (SWC) bullet, and how does it relate to a gun or firearm? Learn about it here.

Definition of Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) or Hardball Bullet
What is a full metal jacket (FMJ) or hardball bullet, and how does it relate to a gun or firearm? Learn about it here.

Definition of Wadcutter or Full Wadcutter Bullet
What is a wadcutter (WC) or full wadcutter (FWC) bullet, and how does it relate to a gun or firearm? Learn about it here.

Definition of Round Nose Bullet
What is a round nose (RN) bullet, and how does it relate to a gun or firearm? Learn about it here.

Definition of Jacketed Hollow Point (JHP) Bullet
What is a jacketed hollow point (JHP) bullet, and how does it relate to a gun or firearm? Learn about it here.

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