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  2. Rimfire ammunition - Wikipedia

    Rimfire ammunition. A rim-fire (or rimfire) is a type of metallic cartridge used in firearms, where the primer is located within a hollow circumferential rim protruding from the base of its casing. When fired, the gun's firing pin will strike and crush the rim against the edge of the barrel breech, sparking the primer compound within the rim ...

  3. 7.62×54mmR - Wikipedia×54mmR

    Cartridge dimensions. The 7.62×54mmR has 4.16 ml (64 grain H 2 O) cartridge case capacity. The exterior shape of the case was designed to promote reliable case feeding and extraction in bolt-action rifles and machine guns alike, under challenging conditions. 7.62×54mmR maximum C.I.P. cartridge dimensions.

  4. 6.5mm Creedmoor - Wikipedia

    6.5mm Creedmoor. The 6.5mm Creedmoor (6.5×48mm), [6] designated 6.5 Creedmoor by SAAMI, 6.5 Creedmoor by the C.I.P. or 6.5 CM or 6.5 CRDMR for short, is a centerfire rifle cartridge introduced by Hornady in 2007. [7] It was developed by Hornady senior ballistics scientist Dave Emary in partnership with Dennis DeMille, the vice-president of ...

  5. 7.62×39mm - Wikipedia×39mm

    The 7.62×39mm (aka 7.62 Soviet, formerly .30 Russian Short) [5] round is a rimless bottlenecked intermediate cartridge of Soviet origin. The cartridge is widely used due to the worldwide proliferation of Russian SKS and AK-47 pattern rifles, as well as RPD and RPK light machine guns . The AK-47 was designed shortly after WWII, later becoming ...

  6. .500 S&W Magnum - Wikipedia

    The .500 S&W Magnum or 12.7×41mmSR is a .50 caliber semi-rimmed revolver cartridge developed by Cor-Bon in partnership with the Smith & Wesson "X-Gun" engineering team for use in the Smith & Wesson Model 500 X-frame revolver and introduced in February 2003 at the SHOT Show. [4]

  7. .30-06 Springfield - Wikipedia

    The .30-06 Springfield cartridge (pronounced "thirty- aught -six" IPA [ˈθɝɾi ɔt sɪks] ), 7.62×63mm in metric notation, and called the .30 Gov't '06 by Winchester, [5] was introduced to the United States Army in 1906 and later standardized; it remained in military use until the late 1970s.

  8. Caseless ammunition - Wikipedia

    Caseless ammunition is an attempt to reduce the weight and cost of ammunition by dispensing with the case, which is typically precision made of brass or steel, as well as to simplify the operation of repeating guns by eliminating the need to extract and eject the empty case after firing. [2]

  9. .454 Casull - Wikipedia

    The .454 Casull ( / kəˈsuːl /) [4] is a firearm cartridge, developed as a wildcat cartridge in 1958 by Dick Casull, Duane Marsh and Jack Fullmer. [5] It was announced in November 1959 by Guns & Ammo magazine. The design is a lengthened and structurally improved .45 Colt case. [5]