Projectile

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By AmDep
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Projectile

A fully assembled cartridge has a few key components: the casing or shell, the propellants and primer, and the bullet itself. Contrary to popular belief, the whole round cannot technically be referred to as a bullet. The bullet only references the tip or the projectile. A projectile is the very tip of the cartridge, and it is the thing that leaves the barrel of a weapon when a cartridge is fired. 


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Steven Crothers
1 year ago at 1:14 PM
I'm gonna' show my Ol' Dawg creds here; I'm lost in the current Shotgun Ammo spec. terms re: projectile. I'm familiar with "X" & "XX" [often spoken as "ought" & "Dbl. ought"] as regards the larger shot loads ~> not typically