teach me!

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by moneymaker17, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. moneymaker17

    moneymaker17 New Member

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    can someone please explain to me caliber sizes
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    a .300 bullet?????
    444??????


    teach me about this!!!! :confused::confused::confused::confused:
     
  2. Greebo

    Greebo New Member

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  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Wiki DOES have a good intro. However, remember that cartridges get named by people that want to sell them, so names can get screwy. The.38 Special and the .357 Magnum BOTH use a bullet that is .357 inches in diameter. There is the 9mm Makarov and the 9mm Parabellum that do NOT share a common bullet size. Shotguns have shells measured in GAUGE, not caliber (except for the .410 shotgun, which IS a caliber) Gauge is based on the number of round lead balls that just fit the barrel that total up to one pound. So a 10 g would have a ball weighing 1/10th of a pound, a 12 g 1/12th, a 20 g 1/20th, and so on.

    A name may be added to the numbers to designate a different cartridge of a similar size, different shape, such as the .300 Whisper, the .505 Jeffries, etc.
     
  4. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    And then there is that bastard Ackerly that everyone likes so much. :p
     
  5. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger Active Member

    I know, I keep hearing "my Ackley Improved this, my .280 Ackley that."

    Who has experience with this cartridge and why is it so revered?
     
  6. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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