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barrel arrangements


The position, in relationship to each other, in which multiple barrel systems are found in forearms. (e.g. over and under, side-by-side, etc.)
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bullet, frangible


A projectile designed to readily break up upon impact on a hard surface in order to minimize ricochet or spatter.
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bullet, semi-jacketed


A bullet with a partial jacket exposing a lead nose.
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chamber leade


The conical part of the bore between the chamber and the rifling. Also called Throat or Ball Seat.
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damascus barrel


See Barrel, Damascus.
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ear protection


A recommended safety practice utilizing approved earplugs or muffs.
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load


1. The combination of components used to assemble a cartridge or shotshell.2. The act of putting ammunition into a firearm.
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muzzle –break


An electrical or optical device which signals the passage of shot or a projectile at the muzzle of a firearm.
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mushroom


A descriptive term for a soft point, hollow point or special type of bullet point that is designed to expand to increased sectional diameter.
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primer, flattened


1. A condition where the normally rounded corners of a fired primer cup are squared due to internal pressures.2. A primer cup configuration in which the crown is flattened to alter sensitivity.
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