ball cartridge

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Noun1.ball cartridge - a general purpose cartridge having a primer and a ball and a full charge of powder
cartridge - ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an explosive charge and a bullet; fired from a rifle or handgun
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"Your musketeers, at the first exercise with ball cartridges, would fire
'But--but--suppose some of the men should happen to have ball cartridges by mistake,' remonstrated Mr.
It used the M1906 150-grain, full-metal-jacket (FMJ), flat-base spitzer bullet that was used in the .30-'06 ball cartridge. This bullet would be the standard through 1919.
This new cartridge was named "Ball Cartridge, caliber .30, Model of 1906," nicknamed .30-06.
The lever action firearms they developed was designed around a caseless Rocket Ball cartridge consisting of a hollow base bullet containing a powder charge, reported by some sources as fulminate of mercury, and capped with a primer.
I must conclude the Remington UMC round is one of the 1943 steel bullets he writes of, while the RA 56 round is the 130 grain M41 ball cartridge introduced in 1956.
Rifle, .30 Caliber, Model 1901 and Caliber .30 Ball Cartridge Model 1903.
The M855A1 5.56mm EPR ball cartridge costs have been reduced by incorporating low-cost component manufacturing methods, improving production efficiency to the high-speed SCAMP (Small Caliber Ammunition Modernization Program) cartridge production line and enhancing purchasing strategies and competitive buying.
In mid 2009 Nammo decided to develop a Mk2 version, the Nammo 5.56 mm lead-free ball cartridge, to improve accuracy and in-target effect at the same time reduce barrel erosion and cartridge emissions.
When the Germans changed their cartridge in 1905, the Americans scrambled to introduce the "Ball Cartridge, Caliber .30, Model 1906." It launched a 150-grain bullet at 2,700 fps.
Another reads: "I went to Tynemouth Castle on Saturday evening and brought back with me 100 Horse Pistols, 300 rounds of ball cartridge and 150 flints which are deposited in the Moot Hall for the use of the Special Constables.