gun barrel

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Noun1.Gun barrel - a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is firedgun barrel - a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired
gun - a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
tube, tubing - conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
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Suddenly those close forests would bristle with rifle barrels.
Then, with a sudden shivering of glass, a bristle of glistening rifle barrels broke through each window, while the curtains were torn from their hangings.
That's because it comes in a kit with two end caps--a muzzle brake for target shooting and a closed cap for hunting--and two interchangeable rear cap/thread options to be used either with the included quick-detach system for your AR-15 or screwed directly onto your threaded hunting rifle barrel.
In most cases, the same firearm can be used for birds and big game in the same minute, and of course, there's always driven boar hunting, where the upper barrels might be loaded with buckshot or slugs and the rifle barrel used for longer shots.
In this somewhat unusual gunsmithing endeavor, the rifle barrel chamber will have been downsized from 6.
In 1982 I had Bart Obermyer build me a cut rifle barrel and chamber it so that I could seat the Nosier 175-grain Partition bullet out to an overall length of 3.
The real-world retail price of a new Encore Pro Hunter rifle barrel starts around $300, while the price of a new T/C Venture rifle (one of those affordable, accurate modern bolt-actions) can run less than $450.
For hundreds of years, gun users have been unable to focus on the iron sight aiming reference at the end of a rifle barrel and their target at the same time.
A metal tube that fits over the rifle barrel reduces the signature blast and eliminates the cloud of dust kicked up by the gases emitted through the barrel.
That includes your fingers, a rifle barrel, and anything else accidentally stuck in the locks.
The Krieghoff Drilling is a double-barrelled 12-bore shotgun with a rifle barrel underneath.
designed to operate extraordinarily smoothly" and rifle barrels "heavier and fatter than the usual sporting rifle barrel.