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How a bullet is being shot out of the barrel?

Updated: 9/20/2023
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A cartridge consists of a casing (shell) with a built-in primer, a propellant (gun powder) and a projectile/bullet. When the trigger on a gun is pulled, it releases the hammer which strikes the high-explosive primer. The tiny explosion ignites the low-explosive propellant. If the low-explosive propellant was made of the same high-explosive stuff as the primer, the gun would blow apart. As the propellant expands inside the casing, the pressure builds to a point where the projectile/bullet can no longer hold on to the casing. The bullet goes the only way that it can which is down the barrel of the gun. As the bullet moves down the barrel, tiny spiral grooves in the barrel cause the bullet to spin like a spiral pass thrown in Rugby or America football in order to make the bullet fly true.

When you see the flash of sparks come out of the barrel, that is the remnant of the propellant being burnt after the bullet has left the barrel and is on its way to the target.

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