• RANGE DESIGN
  • MODULAR SHOOTING SOLUTIONS
  • BULLET TRAPS
  • SHOOTING STALLS
  • CEILING GUARDS
  • TARGET RETRIEVAL SYSTEMS
  • METAL FABRICATION & DESIGN
  • HVAC

Firearm & Shooting Nomenclature from Bolt Action & Semi Auto Rifles to Bullets & Cartridges

As with almost every endeavor the shooting world has its own vocabulary. Sometimes this is confusing. Take cartridge firing and breech loading (loading from the rear not the muzzle) weapons. There are the single shots. Break open have tilting barrels that allow for loading. Others like the Martini-Henry us a tilting block operated by a…

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Internal Ballistics; Propellant Burn Rates, Matching Powder to Expansion Ratio & More

As we explore shooting sports we are introduced to various propellants. Propellants, smokeless powder is a nitrated cellulose. Early propellants were heavily based on nitrated cotton, or ‘gun cotton’ used mainly in artillery. Modern powders are single based nitrocellulose while double based powders have a dash of nitroglycerine to up the potential chemical energy. Most…

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