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Need to find diagram of rifle cartridge & bullet

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by JRW, Aug 11, 2007.

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  1. JRW

    JRW Member

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    I have to find a list of all the different parts of a rifle cartridge, but haven't been able to find anything on the internet after searching for a few hours. I know about the basic parts like bullet, case, primer and gun powder/propellant, but I need to get a lot more specific than that. Does anybody know if there is a web site where I can find the names of all the specific parts of the cartridge? Also I need to know the technical terms for the different parts/areas of the bullet as well. A big THANKS to anyone that can help.
     
  2. CommanderPoopyduX

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    What other terms are you looking for? There is neck, shoulder, and rim on a rifle...how much more specific are you needing?
     
  3. JRW

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    Keep 'em coming Commander. Those are the other terms I need. The diagram I have to fill in has 10 fill-in-the-blank spaces for the cartridge and 8 fill-in-the-blank spaces for the bullet. 3 down, 15 to go!
     
  4. Vern Humphrey

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    Can you scan the diagrams and blanks? And it may do better in the reloading section.
     
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    Case:

    Flash Hole
    Primer Pocket
    Head
    Extraction Groove
    Web
    Body
    Shoulder
    Neck
    Mouth
     
  7. Dave P

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    Speaking of names: why is the HEAD at the opposite end from the NECK???

    Inquiring minds want to know --- it should be called the foot.
     
  8. JRW

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    Commander and redranger: I don't have a way to scan the picture, but you guys got mail!
     
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    It is more usually called the BASE now. But the term HEADSTAMP still survives for the ID numbers/letters!
     
  10. Tony Williams

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    Some suggestions for the bullet (they don't all apply to every bullet):

    meplat (flattened point)
    ogive (shape of curve of nose)
    cannelure (knurled ring around jacket)
    heel (base)
    boat tail (tapered base)
    jacket
    core
    hollow point
     
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    FIG 7.17

    A. Mouth or Bullet
    B. Shoulder
    C. Neck
    D. Mouth? (Assuming that A is Bullet)
    E. Body(Sidewall)
    F. Flash Hole
    G. Head
    H. Rim
    I. Extraction Groove
    J. Primer Pocket

    FIG 7.18
    A. Point (Unless it is a Hollow Point bullet and then i would say that B would be the Point)
    B. Ogive or Meplat (Not 100% certain where the arrow is pointing bu i would guess thet are looking for Ogive)
    C. Head Hieght
    D.Cannelure
    E. Bearing Surface
    F. Boat Tail
    G. Heel
    H. Base
     
  12. JRW

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    Thanks a lot Nathan! I wish I would have asked earlier because I literally spent about 3 hours looking for the answers.
     
  13. CommanderPoopyduX

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    What was this for?
     
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    Yea, what was this for? And dont thank me, thank Hornady and Lee.;)
     
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  16. JRW

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    A test. We are allowed to look in books and on the internet for answers, so I figured I'd use the internet :)
     
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    A test for what class? That is getting down right nit picky!
     
  18. JRW

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    "A test for what class? That is getting down right nit picky!"

    LOL, I hear ya. Sniper test.
     
  19. GRIZ22

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    All of this info can be found in any decent reloading manual.
     
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    Where do get tested on a subject you didn`t learn about 1st?

    Sounds more like a questionaire then a test..................
     
  21. Vern Humphrey

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    It was called the head because that was the part you saw when you looked in the breech when the cartridge was chambered. The early metalic cartridges tended to be straight cases, without necks.

    It's still called the head -- the head technically is the flat back of the case. The "base" is the rear portion of the case.

    Examples of the proper use of these terms include "head space" and "bolt-over-base stoppage."
     
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