A device to safely stop a bullet in flight. Usually found in indoor ranges behind the target area.
1. In Interior Ballistics: The change of bullet form due to chamber pressure. 2. In Exterior Ballistics: The expansion of a bullet upon impact with target.
A characteristic caused by the eccentricity or imbalance of the bullet to the axis of the bore. See Yaw.
The force required to shorten a cartridge by pushing on the bullet.
In target shooting, the aiming point.
1. Handguns: Bottom part of the grip. 2. Long Guns: Rear or shoulder end of the stock.
A split block of metal having one or more cavities into which molten lead is poured to form a bullet.
A metal, rubber or composition covering to reinforce and protect the shoulder end of a firearm stock.
That distance which a bullet travels into the target material.
The rear or butt end of the firearm which is normally placed against the shooter’s shoulder.