Ammunition comes in many different forms and sizes. It may be purchased retail or loaded at home. The type of ammunition used in the same firearm can vary greatly depending on the purpose.

4,632 Questions

What bullet does a standard AK-47 fire?

The AK fires the 7.62x39mm cartridge, which uses a 7.85mm (.311 caliber) jacketed bullet weighting 123 grains (8 grams). Original bullets were made of steel wrapped in lead with a copper-plated steel jacket.


Can a bullet fire from body heat?

No, it cannot. The maximum amount of heat that a human body can generate at the skin level is around 110 degrees fahrenheit. This is far below the temperature range which would cause spontaneous ignition of the propellant in a modern bullet. Even black powder won't ignite at that low a temperature.

It is possible for a bullet to discharge by the force of a body falling on it, but that is extremely unlikely.

(and remember, when you say "bullet", what you really should say is "cartridge" - the "bullet" is only the lead/steel portion being expelled out the front, while "cartridge" includes the brass body and propellant as well).

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Can normal shotguns fire blank shotgun shells?

Yes, but beware that many blank shells contain corrosive gun powder. Clean your shotgun after firing blanks to avoid pitting your barrel.


How do you fire a bullet without a gun?

If you have a bullet not assembled into a cartridge you can throw it by hand or use a slingshot.

A throwing sling is used to launch a projectile called a "sling bullet." They date back to before recorded history.

If you have a bullet in a cartridge, your best bet is to pull it out with pliers or a special bullet puller and use one of the methods above. Anything else is lkely to cause serious injury and should not be seriously considered.


Can you reuse bullets in guns or rifles?

Reuse? Probably not. Recycle? Definitely. The bullet is squeezed down as it is pushed through the barrel, and would not be a good fit even if not deformed by the impact. However, lead bullets can be melted, and cast into new bullets. It does require a large heat source, tools, and a bullet mold.


Are hollow point bullets illegal in Arizona?

No, they are not.


What do cannonballs look like?

They can have several different appearances. The first cannonballs were round balls of stone. Later they wear made of iron. They came in different sizes, from as small as 2 inches up to about 36 inches. Later the cannon ball (shot) was replaced by cannon shell, which looked a bit large a large can of food with a pointy end. While cannon balls (or shot) wwere usually solid, shells were hollow, filled with gunpowder, and exploded after being fired.


What was the biggest bullet ever made?

The US Battleship Iowa's 16" diameter barrel guns fired shells upwards of 2,700 pounds.

The WW2 German Schwerer Gustav railway cannon fired shells upwards of 15,000 pounds.

The Japanese battleship Yamamoto had 18 in guns and fired a 3300 lb shell.


How much small arms ammunition is produced each year in the US?

No exact number. About 39% of the small arms ammo in the world is made in the US. Annual production of the world is about 14 BILLION rounds of ammunition.


Where can you get ammo for ortgies 7.65mm pistol?

7.65mm is the European desination for the .32 Auto, or .32ACP cartridge. It is a common cartridge, and most sporting goods stores shoud have it in stock.


Can a Taurus PT709 Slim handle plus p ammo?

The manual does not say either way, but most modern 9 mm pistols can handle +P ammo unless it is specifically prohibited. Best thing to do is to email the company.


What handgun holds the most bullets?

Lakeside Razorback belt-fed .22 long rifle pistol, 200 round capacity belts.

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What is 115 grain ammo mean?

115 grains is the weight of the bullet.


How will future ammunition be different?

The problem has always been how to get the cartridge to load better, load faster, shoot flatter, have more energy, conserve space, conserve weight, or be more reliable. It is very rare to achieve more than a few of these at once. So far, the big advancements in cartridges have been a self contained cartridge, smokeless powder, and necked cartridges. So what of the future?

There has been continuous incremental improvement in conventional ammunition. Better propellant formulations and advances in gun metallurgy have allowed for the creation of cartriges operating at high pressures and producing high velocities from a smaller case. This is likely to continue.

For a while there was a trend to decrease the caliber in order to make shooting more comfortable and to allow more ammunition to be carried. This results in smaller and lighter bullets, which in turn decreases the actual performance of the bullet in the target and the effective range.

Recent experiences in various conflicts highlighted these shortcomings. This led to the development of new cartridges such as the 6.5 mm Grendel. It uses a slightly larger case than the 5.56 but retains an overall length that allows it to be fired out of AR15 platforms without completely redesigning the gun. The bullets fired are of the medium range weights. They have a very high ballistic coefficient so they retain more speed down range. This allows them to be highly adaptable and very effective up close and past the range of the 5.56 without a new gun, high recoil, etc. Other examples of this design philosophy are the 6.5 SPC and the 6.5 Creedmoor.

Caseless ammunition has been experimented with for many, many years. The two best known examples that made it closest to mass production was the Heckler & Koch G11 rifle using the 4.73x33 mm ammunition and the MetalStorm system.

The G11 used bullets encased in bricks of propellant that fed from a magazine. G11 suffered from poor reliability and problems with premature ignition of rounds in a hot chamber. This is caused by excess heat which in a traditional firearm is carried out of the gun by the ejected casing. There is research being done on this.

MetalStorm consists of a number of projectiles and charges in a barrel one behind the other. They are fired in sequence using electricity. MetalStorm is reloaded by replacing barrels. Using setups with multiple barrels it that has achieved a theoretical maximum rate of fire of over 1,000,000 rounds per minute. In a way it is a fancy electronic muzzleloader. It is very reliable, but cumbersome and expensive.

An interesting experiment in ammunition was the Gyrojet that was produced for a short time in the 1960's and 70's. It basically fired small rockets as bullets. Highly inaccurate and expensive and also with reliability issues it never became popular.

There is some development going on dealing with smart ammunition. This would include steerable bullets that could correct for wind or target motion and programmable explosive projectiles. The idea is to be able to shoot over walls and around corners. Nothing has been put into practical use. When it does get made it will be expensive.

Other possibilities for future development include use of liquid propellants, either encased in cartridges or injected from separate compartment and development of projectile materials other than lead. For now, aside from limited use of solid copper bullets for hunting there is nothing in the real world. Copper is unlikely to replace lead due to higher cost.

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Can you buy max ammo in der reise cod 5?

no only with cheats but when you improve your gun with packapunch you get double the ammo the max ammo you usually have


How big is the Barrett M82 sniper rifle bullet?

The M82 was made in 2 calibers. The original used the .50 BMG cartridge, which fires a bullet that is .510 inches in diameter. The weight of the bullet varies depending on WHICH bullet is used, but is in the area of 700 grains weight. The later version of the M82 was made in caliber .416 Barrett. This is, as the name suggests, a .416 inch bullet that weighs 400 grains.


Can I use 38 auto plus p ammo in a model 28 357 mag?

No. You can fire .38 Special (and .38 Special +P) in any .357 Magnum firearm, not .38 Auto. Do not attempt the reverse (firing .357 Magnum in a .38 Special firearm); the results will be disastrous.

The .38 Auto does not have a rim large enough to hold it in a revolver's chamber, and the bullet is most likely not the correct diameter.


Is it safe to use full metal jacket ammo in tubular magazines as in lever action rifles?


Not usually.

Most FMJ ammo is pointed, and in tubular magazines the possibility of the point of a bullet setting off the primer of the bullet in front of it makes it unwise to load them into a tube magazine.

Bullets for lever actions are usually round ended


How far does a bullet drop at 1000 yards?

There is no one answer, since there is no one bullet. The drop of a bullet is a function of the speed- how long it took to get to 1000 yards. Some bullets will not TRAVEL 1000 yards. All other things being equal, the faster bullet will drop less.


What is 22 caliber ammo made of?

lead, brass, priming compound, powder


Can you shoot 380 ammo in a 32 caliber handgun?

Absolutely not.


Where can you find coverage for a Retail Sporting Goods Store that sells Guns and Ammo and also has indoor archery?

Assuming you mean insurance coverage for a sporting goods store, most major insurance companies insure operation of this type. Find an independent insurance agent that represents several companies, and he or she can guide you. If your business is in the U.S., you can also contact the National Rifle Association for information on shooting-related business insurance. You will need property insurance for the building and contents, and liability insurance. If you have not done so, you should consult an attorney regarding incorporating as a business.


Can a hollow point bullet penetrate a bullet proof vest?

This depends on the particular caliber, weight, velocity, and construction of the bullet and the "Threat Level" of the body armor. No vest is bullet proof -- the preferred term is body armor.

Generally speaking hollow points are much lesslikely to penetrate body armor which will stop non-hollowpoints bullets of the same caliber, weight, and velocity.


What size ammo does the P90 airsoft gun take?

airsoft uses 6mm bbs. Perhaps you are talking about weight? .20 gram is good.


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