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.Ammunition, often informally referred to as ammo, is a generic term derived from the French language la munition which embraced all material used for war (from the Latin munire, to provide), but which in time came to refer specifically to gunpowder and artillery.^ Your comments will be used as ammunition against all segments of the shooting sports community.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ By the time you've reached this post, you are no doubt concerned about the long term effects your post has generated.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ The term "assualt rifle" is a bunch of Sh$t that term is used by people who know nothing about them and are against guns all together.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

The collective term for all types of ammunition is munitions. .In the widest sense of the word it covers anything that can be used in combat that includes bombs, missiles, warheads, and mines (landmines, naval mines, and anti-personnel mines) – that munitions factories manufacture.^ You have given talking points to the anti gun crowd and used their own words.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ I can assure you, the anti-gun crowd will be using your words with glee.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

The purpose of ammunition is predominantly to project force against a selected target. .However, the nature of ammunition use also includes delivery or combat supporting munitions such as pyrotechnic or incendiary compounds.^ And it becomes natural that they will be used as such.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ So are you to say that Mauser and Mosin shooters are supporting terrorists by using such rifles?
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ What I can not make piece with however is your use of resources made available by the support of so many people who are avid supporters of the very rifle you call a "terrorist rifle".
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

Since the design of the cartridge, the meaning has been transferred to the assembly of a projectile and its propellant in a single package.
.The subject of ammunition is a complex one which covers application of fire to targets, general use of weapons by personnel, explosives and propellants, cartridge systems, high explosive projectiles (HE), warheads, shaped charge forms of attack on armour and aircraft, carrier projectiles, fuzes, mortar ammunition, small arms ammunition, grenades, mines, pyrotechnics, improved conventional munitions, and terminally guided munition.^ The "assault weapons" ban was a total misnomer(lie) on semi-automatic weapons, not one automatic fire rifle was on the list.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ The AR-15 platform is a proven weapons system, and a proven hunting rifle that has been in use by American hunters and law enforcement officers for decades.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ Does that mean you consider accurate scoped bolt actions chambered for high power centerfire cartridges "sniper weapons"?
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

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Glossary

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  • A cartridge, is a single unit of ammunition; for a modern small arms cartridge this is the combination of bullet, propellant, primer and cartridge case in a single unit.
  • A "round" is term synonymous with a fully loaded cartridge containing a projectile, propellant, primer and casing.
  • Large caliber cannon often fire explosive-filled projectiles known as shells, non-explosive projectiles may be used for practice (see artillery).
  • A cannon is a gun with a minimum 6-inch (152.4 mm) nominal bore diameter.
  • Large numbers of small projectiles intended to be fired all at once in a single discharge are also called shot; hand-held guns designed for this type of ammunition are generally known as shotguns.
  • Duds are fully loaded ordnance that fail to function as intended.^ AR-15 type guns are useful too!
    • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

    ^ All guns should be single shots.
    • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Regardless of the type of gun being singled out here, the fact is that referring to any gun that can be legally purchased in this country as a "terrorist" weapon is a major disservice to all law abiding gun owners everywhere.
    • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

    A cartridge that fails to fire in the weapon is known as a misfire. A partially functioning round is named a hang fire. .Dud ammunition is regarded as highly dangerous and also known as UXO, and most safety officials inform civilians to report finding of any large-bore duds to the local police or military.
  • Dum-dum rounds are early attempts to cause contact-initiated expansion.^ The endless aray of weapons available as well as the competition provided by the support of civilian customers ensures the quality of arms utilized by our military and police departments.
    • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

    Many were exposed Leadnose bullets with hashmarks cut across the nose in an "X" configuration.

Historical (circa World War I)

These general conditions apply to the storage of ammunition in fortresses. .Here the positions for the magazine and ammunition stores are so chosen as to afford the best means of protection from an enemy's fire.^ DETACHABLE MAGAZINE.—The term ‘detachable magazine’ means an ammunition feeding device can readily be inserted into a firearm.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ FIXED MAGAZINE.—The term ‘fixed magazine’ means an ammunition feeding device contained in, or permanently attached to, a firearm.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

Huge earth parapets cover these buildings, which are further strengthened, where possible, by traverses protecting the entrances. For the purpose of filling, emptying, and examining cannon cartridges and shell, a laboratory is generally provided at some distance from the magazine. .The various stores for explosives are classified into those under magazine conditions (such as magazines, laboratories, and cartridge stores) and those with which these restrictions need not be observed (such as ammunition and shell stores).^ "Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms [of government] those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny" .
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ DETACHABLE MAGAZINE.—The term ‘detachable magazine’ means an ammunition feeding device can readily be inserted into a firearm.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ While he should be allowed to have his opinion, the airing of such a divisive editorial plays right into the hands of those who would like to confiscate ALL firearms.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

The interior walls of a magazine are lined, and the floors laid so that there may be no exposed iron or steel. At the entrance, there is a lobby or barrier, inside which persons about to enter the magazine change their clothes for a special suit, and their boots for a pair made without nails. In an ammunition or shell store these precautions need not be taken except where the shell store and the adjacent cartridge store have a common entrance; persons entering may do so in their ordinary clothes. .A large work may have a main magazine and several subsidiary magazines, from which the stock of cartridges is renewed in the cartridge stores attached to each group of guns or in the expense cartridge stores and cartridge recesses.^ I grew up in Wyoming on a working ranch and I used a Mini-14 "with large magazines" for defense of my families property and myself.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

The same applies to main ammunition stores which supply the shell stores, expense stores, and recesses.
The supply of ammunition are either for guns forming the movable armament or for guns placed in permanent positions. .The movable armament will consist of guns and howitzers of small and medium caliber, and it is necessary to arrange suitable expense cartridge stores and shell stores close to the available positions.^ There are many different calibers available for this system ranging from the small .223 all the way through .308 and .50 Beowulf.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.They can generally be constructed to form part of the permanent work in the projected face of traverses or other strong formations, and should be arranged for a twenty-four hour supply of ammunition.^ There should be a boycot of all Remington and other products that has you on their payroll until they fire you.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ This man is no friend of ours and if he belong to the NRA or any other gun rights communities they should kick him out!
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ With talks of firearm bans in congress we should be working together to stop gun grabbers not stabbing each other in the back.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

These stores are refilled from the main magazine every night under cover of darkness. Light railways join the various positions. The guns mounted in permanent emplacements are divided into groups of two or three guns each, and usually each group will require but one calibre of ammunition. .A cartridge store, shell store and a general store, all well ventilated, are arranged for the especial service of such a group of guns.^ I'm not a hunter, but I've always argued that we should never support laws that screw with hunters because such laws ultimately screw with ALL gun owners.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ Now we are all safe from ther evil inanimate gun and the irresponsible and well meaning gun owner.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ To discard one group of rifles is a dis-service to all gun owners.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.In the cartridge store the cylinders containing the cartridges are so placed and labeled that the required charge, whether reduced or full, can be immediately selected.^ An Assault-Rifle is, by definition, a weapon that: A.) Shoots an intermediate cartridge, and B.) Has select-fire/full-auto capabilities.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

In the shell store the common shell are separated from the armour-piercing or shrapnel. Each nature of projectile is painted in a distinctive manner to render identification easy. The fuzes and tubes are placed in the general store with the tools and accessories belonging to the guns. .The gun group is distinguished by some letter and the guns of the group by numerals; thus A/1 is number one gun of group A. The magazine and shell stores are also indicated by the group letter, and so that mistakes, even by those unaccustomed to the fort, may be avoided, the passages are pointed out by finger posts and direction boards.^ It is attitudes like yours that are not needed in the gun world, much less published in a magazine such as this one.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ To discard one group of rifles is a dis-service to all gun owners.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ "As much as I oppose the average person's having a gun, I recognize that some people have a legitimate need to own one.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

For the immediate service of each gun, a few cartridges and projectiles are stored in small receptacles (called cartridge and shell recesses respectively) built in the parapet as near the gun position as practicable. .In some cases, a limited number of projectiles may be placed close underneath the parapet if this is conveniently situated near the breech of the gun and not exposed to hostile fire.^ You sir are anti gun,flaming the fire in an already unstable situation.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ This hostile attitude towards fellow shooters makes it possible for the gun banners to put their bans in place.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ If your wishes come true, you may not even be able to WRITE about guns and hunting in the near future.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.In order to supply the ammunition sufficiently rapidly for the efficient service of modern guns, hydraulic, electric, or hand-power, hoists are employed to raise the cartridges and shell from the cartridge store and shell store to the gun floor, whence they are transferred to a derrick or loading tray attached to the mounting for loading the gun.^ They start with hand guns.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ They are going to take your shotgun, 22 rifle, anything they deam as a weapon capable of shooting a modern cartridge projectile.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ A people can never be deprived of their liberties, while they retain in their own hands, a power sufficient to any other power in the state."
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.Projectiles for BL guns above 6 inch (152 mm) calibre are stored in shell stores ready filled and fuzed standing on their bases, except shrapnel and high-explosive shell, which are fuzed only when about to be used.^ I would not be the least concerned about the type of weapon they used to hunt with, only their acumen, skill and regard for their safety and the safety of others around them.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ I know, you only care about hunting, so do us all a favor and stay away from the tools that hunters use.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ I USED to think you were pretty sharp about guns and hunting in general.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.Smaller sizes of shells are laid on their sides in layers, each layer pointing in the opposite direction to the one below to prevent injury to the driving bands.^ We have enough opposition without one of our own joining any anti-gun band wagon.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

Cartridges are stored in brass corrugated cases or in zinc cylinders. .The corrugated cases are stacked in layers in the magazine with the mouth of the case towards a passage between the stacks, so that it can be opened and the cartridges removed and transferred to a leather case when required for transport to the gun.^ "Better to keep your mouth shut and let every one think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt".
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ I was always taught it is better to remain silent and thought a fool, than to open ones mouth and remove all doubt.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ Better a fool keep his mouth shut and we wonder than to open it and remove all doubt.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

Cylinders are stacked, when possible, vertically one above the other. .The charges are sent to the gun in these cylinders, and provision is made for the rapid removal of the empty cylinders.^ Interesting....Remington manufactures most of the ammunition made for these black guns.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.The number and nature of rounds allotted to any fortress depends on questions of policy and location, the degrees of resistance the nature of the works and personnel could reasonably be expected to give, and finally on the nature of the armament.^ It is difficult to believe that any professional gun journalist could write an article such as this and not expect his credentials to be called into question.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.That is to say, for guns of large calibre three hundred to four hundred rounds per gun might be sufficient, while for light QF guns it might amount to one thousand or more rounds per gun.^ They may not use the same operating system, but they are identical in that they fire only one round per pull of the trigger.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ I have never had so much as a single round that might remotely be called close from anyone with one of your "terror" weapons.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ He did not say as far as i can tell that you couldn't or shouldn't own one, just that it was not as usefull as other types of guns for hunting.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

Modern era

Women ordnance workers inspecting cartridge cases in Los Angeles, 1943
Modern ammunition includes not only shells for tube artillery and mortars, but increasingly aircraft-delivered bombs, smart bombs, rockets and other explosive-bearing projectiles. .The destructive power and lethality of these systems may be difficult to appreciate; but forces in the fight see the accuracy as just another survival tool against the enemy.^ You have just given them another tool to use against us.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ There may be another thing you didn't notice: the people who want to ban guns don't limit themselves to just one kind.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ You have just given our enemies one more piece of ammunition in their fight to render us unable to defend ourselves.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.A single cluster bomb, deliverable by any of the above systems, can sow softball-sized bomblets across a 100-yard (90-m) American football-sized field in sufficient density to kill any personnel, even penetrating sandbagged trenches and body armour.^ Even though they have never been involved in a single killing in the US they sure are scary!!!
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ Not that is is difficult to outshoot someone who rarely shoots more than a box of ammo per 2 years even then barely hitting paper at 100 yards.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ Mr Zumbo, You couldn't possibly need a high power sniper rifle capable of killing from 100's of yards away.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.Operation Desert Storm saw widespread usage of cluster bombs—the Iraqi forces called them "steel rain". There is little doubt that their usage is also seen as a psychological tool.^ TOOLS are no more "terrorist rifles" than shoes that may be seen as "bomb holders" because of richard reid.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ The fact that little jimmy zumbo still works for outdoor life calls into question your patriotism, or lack there of sir.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ Zumbo, I served in Desert Storm I, Somalia, got called back up for DS II, and Operation Enduring Freedom(Afghanistan).
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

The aforementioned bomblets are armed upon dispersal by the spinning action which is hastened by a design resembling a "softball with small wings".

Design of the ammunition

.The design of the ammunition is determined by its purpose; anti-personnel ammunition is often designed to break up or tumble inside the target,in order to maximize the damage done.^ This ammunition is designed to maximize damage to its victim.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ Wake up, Mr.Zumbo--for soon even your "hunting" rifle will be the target of another anti's agenda.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

Anti-personnel shells contain shrapnel and are designed to explode in mid-air, so its fragments will spread over a large area. Armor-piercing ammunition tends to be hard, sharp, and narrow, often with lubrication. Incendiary projectiles include a material such as white phosphorus which burns fiercely. .Tracer ammunition emits light as it travels, allowing the gunner to see the path of bullets in flight while using a machine gun.^ I must agree with Mr. Zumbo on the fact that I don't really see any need for machine guns in hunting.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ I often hear the term used as if it means something like a machine gun, both in media and on the street.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ As a hunter and competitive shooter, I see many gun owners that do not mind the idea of banning guns that they do not use.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.Popular types of military rifle and machine gun ammunition include the 5.45 mm, 5.56 mm, and 7.62 mm.^ Technically, they are not assault rifles as ALL assault rifles are machine guns.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ If that 7.62 or 5.56 was fired from a Ruger bolt-action would you still consider it an assault rifle?
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ As a matter of fact, most of the uneducated public is 'terrorized" by any type of gun, to include BB and pellet guns.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.Main battle tanks use KE-penetrators to combat other MBTs and armoured fighting vehicles, and HE-Frag (High Explosive-Fragmentation) for soft targets such as infantry.^ Not only are most of these guns NEVER used in any type of 'combat' even defined in the most open of ways, but the majority of rounds fired in America are used for target shooting.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ And yes both can be used to slay soft targets.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ We on the other hand are fighting for our Second Amendment Rights which have nothing to do with "so called" sporting use firearms and your statements appear to be ignorant of that fact.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

Components of ammunition

The components of ammunition intended for rifles and munitions may be divided into these categories:

Fuzes

The spelling fuze is used for artillery ammunition by militaries which use the English language, to differentiate it from fuses, which are circuit breakers or explosive detonators.
.Common artillery fuzes include point detonating, delay, time, and proximity (variable time).^ What they also share in common is a clear point in time that the public can point to and say "this was where he blew it."
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

Point detonating fuzes detonate upon contact with the ground. Delay fuzes are designed to penetrate a short distance before detonating. Time fuzes, as the name implies, detonate a certain time after being fired in order to achieve an air burst above the target. Time fuzes are set to the tenth of a second. Proximity or variable time fuzes contain a simple radio transceiver activated a set time after firing to detonate the projectile when the signal reflected from the ground reaches a certain strength, designed to be 7 meters above the ground. .Fuzes are usually armed by the rotation of the projectile imparted by the rifling in the tube, and usually arm after a few hundred rotations.^ I have a few military surplus rifles in the arms locker,and to me, they pose no threat, they aren't rearing and ready to spread terror amongst the populance.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ Is your knowage of history so poor that you forgot that from 1939-1945, the entire world was terrorized, by a few nations that armed it's people with bolt action rifles?
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

Storage of ammunition

See ammunition dump for discussion of modern ammunition storage facilities.

Firearms ammunition

Ammunition for infantry refers to the ammunition carried by a typical foot (infantry) soldier. .Someone serving in the infantry generally carries, in pouches, bandoliers, etc., one hundred rounds of small-arms ammunition (S.A.A.), and it is usual to supplement this, when an action is imminent, from the regimental reserve (see below).^ In fact, one week ago I bought a new pistol and 250 rounds of ammunition, Remington's UMC, and it was gone within 1.5 hours at the range.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ Perhaps one day someone will decide all rounds over a particular caliber size or weight in grains is too large or too heavy for civilains to own.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ I once had someone show me a HK 91 with a 30 round magazine and ask "what would you think if you saw someone deer hunting with one of these?"
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.Like any trade, the proper tools are necessary for the task at hand.^ The short of it is, it was selected as the best tool for my use for a few reasons after many hours of applying different rifles to the tasks at hand.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ Sorry to disagree; while the AR's have a certain image they are, like all other firearms, ultimately a tool in the hands of a person...
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.Infantry need to be provided with the weapons and ammunition to deal with the expected threat, be it another foot soldier, a mounted combatant, armoured vehicle or aircraft.^ Today's terrorists use any and everything available as a weapon, box cutters, cell phones, aircraft, vehicles, fertilzer and diesel fuel...etc.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.Every reduction in the caliber (size) of the rifle's ammunition means an increase in the number of rounds carried.^ This company makes ammunition in calibers that fit those evil assault rifles that you badmouth.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ Perhaps one day someone will decide all rounds over a particular caliber size or weight in grains is too large or too heavy for civilains to own.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ It carries an intermediate, non full powered rifle round.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.One hundred rounds of the Martini-Henry ammunition weighed 10 pounds 10 ounces (4.8 kg); the same weight gives 155 rounds of 0.303 in (7.7 mm) ammunition and at 0.256 in (6.5 mm) the number of rounds is still greater.^ In fact, one week ago I bought a new pistol and 250 rounds of ammunition, Remington's UMC, and it was gone within 1.5 hours at the range.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ I will make sure that the 10,000 rounds of ammunition i shoot every year does not have remington written anywhere on it.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ Perhaps one day someone will decide all rounds over a particular caliber size or weight in grains is too large or too heavy for civilains to own.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

The regimental reserves were historically carried in six S.A.A. carts and on eight pack animals. .The six carts are distributed, one as reserve to the machine gun, three as reserve to the battalion itself, and two as part of the brigade reserve, which consists therefore of eight carts.^ I own three Remington products, all shotguns; two of which are in riotgun configuration and see much use in 3-Gun competition.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ And shame on me if I ever again spend one red cent to buy a publication that would print, and therefore promote your gun-grabbibg mentality.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ If the hunter does his part you only need one shot so the fact that the gun "Looks scary" means nothing.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

The brigade reserve communicates directly with the brigade ammunition columns of the artillery (see below). The eight pack animals follow the eight companies of their battalion. These, with two out of the three battalion carts, endeavour to keep close to the firing line, the remaining cart being with the reserve companies. .Men also are employed as carriers, and this duty is so onerous that picked men only are detailed.^ IF I FALL WITH MY RIFLE IN MY HANDS, AND I CANNOT PREFORM MY DUTY, SOMEONE WILL PICK UP MY RIFLE, AND CARRY ON, KNOWING THAT I SERVED MY COUNTRY...
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

Gallantry displayed in bringing up ammunition is considered indeed to justify special rewards. .The amount of S.A.A. in regimental charge is 100 rounds in the possession of each soldier, 2000 to 2200 on each pack animal, and 16,000 to 17,600 in each of four carts, with, in addition, about 4000 rounds with the machine gun and 16,000 more in the fifth cart.^ Open note to any company that has paid for a full page ad in Outdoor Life: I spend about $5,000 annually on guns and gear.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ The first fielded machine gun was carried by Lewis and Clarke, an Italian made automatic capable of firing 22 rounds in 20 seconds.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ Additionally there are millions of other people out there that don't own guns and currently don't have an opinion one way or another about them.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.Currently, every army of an internationally recognized country (except those who rely on others for defense, such as Andorra) has adopted assault rifles as the main infantry weapon.^ I am currently carrying an "Assault Rifle".
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ The very rifle Zumbo carries with him is more than likely deadlier at longer range than any of the so-called assault weapons he condemns.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ What would you say to someone who can only afford one rifle, and it has to do double duty as a meat getter, and a defensive weapon?
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.In western (NATO) forces, the 7.62 mm NATO round has been mostly replaced by the lighter 5.56 mm NATO round, which is better suited for automatic fire than the larger round and allows each soldier to carry more ammunition.^ The very rifle Zumbo carries with him is more than likely deadlier at longer range than any of the so-called assault weapons he condemns.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ When hunting in MA you must have a magazine no larger than five rounds.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ If a hunter wants a weapon that carries more than just a couple of rounds in the mag., so what?
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.The larger caliber ammunition is still retained where range and weight of shot is important, e.g.^ There are plenty of those out there, many in larger calibers, and with greater range.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

machine guns and sniper rifles.
.Other nations, especially forces with former ties to the Soviet Union tend to use rifles related to or developed from the AK-47 with similar sized rounds to the NATO ones.^ I have also used one of these rifles for hunting.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ Rifles that shoot more potent rounds than an AK-47.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ The bolt rifle was developed for use by the military.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.In 7.62x39mm and 5.45x39mm for assault rifles and 7.62x54mmR for sniper rifles and light machine guns.^ Technically, they are not assault rifles as ALL assault rifles are machine guns.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ I have buddies that shoot machine guns and 'assault rifles' just to do it.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ That "Sniper Rifle" is not immune from the gun grabbers.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

Ordnance ammunition

Modern 120 mm tank gun shells
Modern artillery ordnance ammunition is generally of two types: separate loading and semi-fixed. .Semi-fixed ammunition (rounds) appear in the form of a projectile mated with a cartridge case which contains the propellant and they resemble small arms rounds.^ They are going to take your shotgun, 22 rifle, anything they deam as a weapon capable of shooting a modern cartridge projectile.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ FIXED MAGAZINE.—The term ‘fixed magazine’ means an ammunition feeding device contained in, or permanently attached to, a firearm.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ They both shoot the same round, they are both semi-automatic, they both have detachable magazines.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

The canister is outfitted with a primer on its base which fires upon contact from the firing pin. Gunpowder, precision machined to burn evenly, is contained inside of cloth bags that are numbered. .US/NATO 105 mm howitzers use semi-fixed ammunition, containing seven powder bags referred to as increments or charges.^ I hope you realize those of us who own "terrorist" weapons USED to buy a lot of ammunition from your sponsor.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ FIXED MAGAZINE.—The term ‘fixed magazine’ means an ammunition feeding device contained in, or permanently attached to, a firearm.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.Putting the powder in bags allows the howitzer crew to remove the increments when firing at closer targets.^ The inline bore design of the AR allows for excellent recoil characteristics and puts me back on target quickly.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

The unused increments are disposed of by analysing burning in a powder pit at a safe distance from the guns.
.Above a certain size, semi-fixed rounds are impracticable; the weight of the whole assembly is too much to be carried effectively.^ Additionally, Zumbo has clearly never seen how effective the 5.56 / .223 round can be on medium sized game.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ Perhaps one day someone will decide all rounds over a particular caliber size or weight in grains is too large or too heavy for civilains to own.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

In this case separate loading ammunition is used: the projectile and propelling charge are supplied and loaded separately. The projectile is rammed home in the chamber, the powder charge(s) are loaded (usually by hand), then the breech is closed and the primer is inserted into the primer holder on the back the breech. Separate loading ammunition is typically used on 155 mm and larger howitzers. Several propellant types are available for 155 mm howitzer.
All normal projectiles arrive at the weapon with a plug in the fuze well on the nose of the projectile. Using a special fuze wrench, the plug is unscrewed and a fuze is screwed in. .The decision as to which type of fuze to use is made by the fire direction center and carried out by the gun crew.^ AR-15 type guns are useful too!
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ Zumbo, Your decision to use inflammatory rhetoric to depict particular types of firearms is shortsighted, ignorant and abominable.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ The first fielded machine gun was carried by Lewis and Clarke, an Italian made automatic capable of firing 22 rounds in 20 seconds.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

The armaments fitted to early tanks were contemporary field or naval artillery pieces and used the same ammunition. .When tank versus tank combat became more important, and specific tank guns did not exist, it became common to adapt anti-aircraft guns (artillery) which fired shells of high velocity, which were needed for high altitude targets.^ In the least, you have a very common opinion with the anti-gun folks or urban political skirts.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ An assault rifle must be capable of firing more than one round per trigger squeeze, period, so Mr. Zumbo, you have bought into the anti-gun pukes definitions.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ That label would only give the anti-gun people of the country more fuel against all of us.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.As the armour applied to tanks increased, ammunition for tank use paralleled that of anti-tank guns.^ I read enough biased comments concerning types of firearms and how they should be used from the anti-hunting and anti-gun crowd.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ You have just given the anti-gun crowd a lot of ammunition.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ It wouldn't matter if I was right or wrong, my statements would be use completely out of context by the anti-gun left.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.Current tank gun ammunition is a single fixed round ("shell" and charge combined in a single piece) for quick loading, the propellant is in a combustible case, thus negating empty shell casings.^ I can see you now leading the charge to eliminate repeating rifles in the 1800's and keep only single shot percussion guns.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ Maybe you'll be happy with your fixed sight single shot 30-30 and .gov alloted ration of 10 rounds per year.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ Each election day, I celebrate by buying 1000 rounds of ammunition just to spite the gun grabbers that I voted against.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

The primary anti-armor (anti-tank) warhead is the sabot round, a shaped charge or sensor fuzed warhead.
.The tank made horse cavalry obsolete, and while an infantryman could deal with a horse-mounted enemy, new weapons were needed to defeat a tank or other armored fighting vehicle.^ A powerful ice blade, this weapon does extra damage when fighting a Dragon enemy!
  • AQ Weapon List 21 January 2010 19:26 UTC www.battleon.com [Source type: General]

^ This weapon is 'tuned' by Drakel technology to enemies that rely on armor, metal or robotics, and therefor has a large bonus to hit them!
  • AQ Weapon List 21 January 2010 19:26 UTC www.battleon.com [Source type: General]

^ A powerful darkness blade, this weapon does extra damage when fighting a Dragon enemy!
  • AQ Weapon List 21 January 2010 19:26 UTC www.battleon.com [Source type: General]

.The first anti-tank weapons given to the infantrymen were based upon small arms; for example the anti-tank rifle.^ I might remind you, sir, that the base for your "Sporting Rifle" was once an assault weapon.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ Dumb Ass is this not based on the weapon used by our armed forces?
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ I know this because I cerfend that right everyday I am given my "terrorist" weapon to defend this country as a member of it's armed forces.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.As even the later designs of tanks carried more armour, the limit of a man-portable rifle that could fire a round with sufficient kinetic energy to penetrate the armour was reached.^ The very rifle Zumbo carries with him is more than likely deadlier at longer range than any of the so-called assault weapons he condemns.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ Not only are most of these guns NEVER used in any type of 'combat' even defined in the most open of ways, but the majority of rounds fired in America are used for target shooting.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ What was this rifle and round designed for, oh, that is correct battle!
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

The introduction of the shaped charge warhead gave the infantryman a weapon that used chemical energy rather than kinetic to penetrate armour in a focused manner, which made them more effective than large grenades. When propelled by a rocket, the shaped charge gained range as well. .Weapons such as the US Bazooka and German Panzerfaust, although bulky, were suitable for infantry use - though they were designed to be short ranged weapons, which simplified accuracy for striking a vehicles weak points.^ And it becomes natural that they will be used as such.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ Are they suitable for militia or military use.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ What weapons they use is rather moot.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

M107 Shells
.Post World War 2, the advent of the missile delivered both great range and accuracy and provided infantry with a weapon that could reliably destroy the heaviest tanks at long distances.^ He brags about the long-range accuracy of his rifle, and justly so, but doesn't acknowledge that the M16 is currently being used by Designated Marksman in the military to engage targets at equal distances.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ Additionally; as a Curio and Relic Federal Firearms License holder; I collect many weapons from World War One and World War Two; as well as some from Korean War era.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ While most AKs aren't accurate enough for varmints at long range, they're fine for eastern whitetail hunting, both in accuracy and power.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

Today's infantryman can deploy sophisticated multi-spectral man-portable surface-to-air missiles equipped with the ability to reject decoys and defeat counter-measures.
.Since aircraft are relatively light in weight, and delicate in construction, this, combined with their highly flammable fuel, made aircraft more susceptible to fatal damage since their first mass usage in World War I; sometimes being brought down by single bullet, when striking something vital in the airplane.^ Provides a single high-damage blast (almost 3 times the listed damage), and does 20% more damage to enemies reliant on metal or armor.
  • AQ Weapon List 21 January 2010 19:26 UTC www.battleon.com [Source type: General]

^ I don't own a AR-15 or AK, but I do own a lot of historic battle rifles from the first and second world war era.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ N hunting have gone hand N hand since the Revolutionary war, since way before the first 30-40 Craig was modified for hunting.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

The main weaknesses of ammunition provided to infantry to deal with aircraft were limited range and small warheads; both due to the necessity of maintaining man-portable weapons.
The premier SAM for infantry is the FIM-92 Stinger MANPADS (Man Portable Air Defence System), provided as an all-up round in a canister it is attached to a launcher unit and is ready to expend. Numerous other missiles in this class exist from different nations of origin. .Infantry machine guns and rifles may improve their ability against aircraft by utilising tracer ammunition, to allow the aimer to better gauge the lead aim necessary to strike his target.^ Technically, they are not assault rifles as ALL assault rifles are machine guns.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ So, It’s ok for you to own a “High Power Sniper Rifle” for killing an unarmed deer, but it’s wrong for me to own a rifle that would allow myself to defend my family better (much better than a bolt rifle) against armed attackers?
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ With the gun debate, you are either 100% with us or 100% against us, because believe me, they are coming after "sniper" rifles....oops, I meant scoped hunting rifles.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.Weapons developed primarily for anti-tank roles can add proximity fusing to increase the probability of a kill by having the warhead detonate nearby the target without having to make contact.^ They are used to hunt, compet in target practice or protect innocent life, among many other wholesome and useful purposes...and you say that makes them "TERRORIST WEAPONS"?
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ Your comments make me sick...It is folks like you that add wood to the fire of "Anti-gun" nuts all over this country.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

Naval ammunition

Battleship ammunition
.The ranges at which engagements are conducted by warships are typically much greater than that at which land warfare is observed.^ Hell, Bows and Arrows were used in warfare for much longer than guns have been.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

The targets are also generally machines, not men. .Naval ammunition is therefore optimized for great velocity (to reach those great ranges, to hit aircraft flying at altitude and also with the benefit of reducing the lead that has to be applied to hit a distant moving target) and to disable said machines, rather than rending human flesh.^ Yes, those are the ones that have telescopic sights and that can hit a target the size of a man's head at hundreds and hundreds of yards.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ Auto rifles (especially those with large magazines) tend to promote a "spray and pray" mentality, rather than a deliberative and carefully chosen humane harvest.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it" .
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.Naval gun ammunition of World War II vintage came in two main varieties, armor piercing shells to attack hardened warships or high explosive incendiary shells (with point detonating fuzes to start fires on ships, or mechanical time fuzes designed to fragment and create clouds of shrapnel to defeat aircraft).^ Additionally; as a Curio and Relic Federal Firearms License holder; I collect many weapons from World War One and World War Two; as well as some from Korean War era.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ I think it's time for you to go out in the real world and find out what's going on in the firearms industry or stop trying to be a gun writer.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ The Mauser designed action found on many modern bolt action rifles was use by both sides in World War 1 and 2.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.With the demise of the armored warship, contemporary naval gun ammunition is solely the high explosive variety, but new fuzing and guidance options are available to increase lethality, especially against high speed missile or aircraft threats.^ Dumbo, I have served as president of a large gun club, have presented the pro-hunting side against the PETA types in debates before high school students.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ We are outraged by the increase in gun violence in America, especially the recent high-profile shootings at a mall and in a workplace.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ Each election day, I celebrate by buying 1000 rounds of ammunition just to spite the gun grabbers that I voted against.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

Supply of ammunition in the field

With every successive improvement in military arms there has necessarily been a corresponding modification in the method of supplying ammunition and in the quantity required to be supplied. .When hand-to-hand weapons were the principal implements of battle, there was no such need.^ There's no need for that kind of firepower in civilian hands.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ There is no need for assault weapons in the hands of civilians.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ No body NEEDS an ASSault weapon???
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.But in the Middle Ages, the archers and crossbowmen had to replenish the shafts and bolts expended in action, and during a siege, stone bullets of great size, as well as heavy arrows, were freely used.^ What are you doing using a bolt action?
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ Please convert me by sending me free of charge the most expensive bolt action rifle made.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ I don't need to invest thousands of dollars into a "precision" bolt action, when a $300 AK or a $800 AR will do the job just as well.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.The missiles of those days were however interchangeable, and at the battle of Towton (1461), part of the Wars of the Roses, the commander of the Yorkist archers induced the enemy to loose arrows in order to obtain them for future use, similarly to a story in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms (孔明借箭).^ The antigue designs you use for hunting, were all "assault" or "battle" weapons of their day.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ In the day, that was a battle rifle with a ten-round magazine capable of putting thirty or more aimed rounds of .303 British in a foot square at three hundred meters.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ However, I am enraged that you, as a fellow gun owner, have chosen to use those opportunities to trash my own right to choose to hunt with whatever arm I so choose!!!
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.This interchangeability of war material was even possible for many centuries after the invention of firearms.^ Additionally; as a Curio and Relic Federal Firearms License holder; I collect many weapons from World War One and World War Two; as well as some from Korean War era.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ A sound moderator can be joined to a firearm by MANY means besides threads-some use lugs, others are integral, the possibilities are as endless as human creativity itself.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.At the battle of Liegnitz (1760) a general officer was specially commissioned by Frederick II of Prussia to pack up and send away, for Prussian use, all the muskets and ammunition left on the field of battle by the defeated Austrians.^ While we are at it lets burn all the useless publications like Field n Stream and outdoor life.....I would not use those pages to wipe my nether regions.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ As to you comments on having a wood stock...up until recently, the military sniper rifle AND ALL AUTOMATIC RIFLES used wood stocks.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ I know, you only care about hunting, so do us all a favor and stay away from the tools that hunters use.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

Captured material is utilized whenever possible at the present time. .In the First Sino-Japanese War, the Japanese went so far as to prepare beforehand spare parts for the Chinese guns they expected to capture.^ When the gun grabbers want to eliminate a firearm, they first deamonize it by giving it a scary name, like "assault rifle", or "sniper rifle".
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ All my guns happen to be machined steel and wood with bolt actions, but that's an aesthetic choice on my part; I think they're pretty and feel good.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ First they severely limited civillian owned machine guns(1934,1986).
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

It is rare to find a modern army trusting to captures for arms and ammunition; almost the only instance of the practice is that of the Chilean Civil War (1891) in which the army of one belligerent was almost totally dependent upon this means of replenishing stores of arms and cartridges. .What was possible with weapons of comparatively rough make is no longer to be thought of in the case of modern arms.^ Henceforth I will no longer support Outdoor Live, Remington Arms or the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ Zumbo, I have always considered you to be an exceptional champion of our 2nd Ammendment rights, but I am afraid that is no longer the case.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ Not only are you unaware of the accuracy and utility of what you refer to as assault weapons, you are also unaware that hunting is no longer a fraternity, nor has it been for many years.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.The Lee-Metford bullet of 0.303 inch (7.7 mm) diameter can scarcely be used in a rifle of smaller caliber, and in general the minute accuracy of parts in modern weapons makes interchangeability almost impossible.^ I find highly disconcerting that an avid hunter, which has NEVER used an AR-15, would call the rifle a "terrorist" weapon.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ The AR-15 platform is a proven weapons system, and a proven hunting rifle that has been in use by American hunters and law enforcement officers for decades.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ They are going to take your shotgun, 22 rifle, anything they deam as a weapon capable of shooting a modern cartridge projectile.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.Further, owing to the rapidity with which, in modern arms, ammunition is expended, and the fact that, as battles are fought at longer ranges than formerly, more shots have to be fired in order to inflict heavy losses, it is necessary that the reserves of ammunition should be as close as possible to the troops who have to use them.^ What is scarier than eight rapid-fire shots from a 12 gauge?
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ The very rifle Zumbo carries with him is more than likely deadlier at longer range than any of the so-called assault weapons he condemns.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ I hope that you will re-consider your words and your attitude towards the people who happen to own a different rifle than you use.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.This was always the case even with the older firearms, as, owing to the great weight of the ammunition, the soldier could only carry a few rounds.^ I even have a few 30 round magazines, (that's clips for you Fudds), somewhere in the bottom of my gun vault.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ I guess OUTDOOR life is only for a certain few individuals with certain firearms?
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ Not only are most of these guns NEVER used in any type of 'combat' even defined in the most open of ways, but the majority of rounds fired in America are used for target shooting.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

.Nevertheless it is only within the past seventy years that there has grown up the elaborate system of ammunition supply which now prevails in all regularly organized armies.^ However the only exposure these people are getting to guns is seeing an AK-47 leaning up against a rock when some terrorist leader speaks there garbage in their various videos released to news organizations.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ Keep up the good work (sarcasm), 2 generations from now our children will be hunting varmints with slingshots because all firearms are banned.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

^ For what it's worth, I have hunted for the past four years now exclusively with AR-15 pattern rifles.
  • Hunting With Jim Zumbo 20 September 2009 1:21 UTC razoreye.net [Source type: General]

That which is described in the present article is the British, as laid down in the official Combined Training (1905) and other manuals. The new system designed for stronger divisions, and others, vary only in details and nomenclature.

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Ammunition, often called ammo, comes from the French word la munition. At first it meant all items used for war. This was from the Latin word munire (to provide). It now is used only for gunpowder and artillery. The group word for all types of ammunition is munitions. This means anything that can be used in combat and includes bombs, missiles, warheads, and mines (landmines, naval mines, and claymore mines). These are made in munitions factories.

Ammunition is mainly used to send out force against a target. Ammunition can also include flares and incendaries - chemicals that start fires. Since the making of the cartridge, ammunition has come to mean the putting of a projectile - the item that is sent to hit the target, and its propellant - the chemical that creates the force, into a single package.

Ammmunition is a complex subject. It covers use of fire to a hit target, use of weapons by people, explosives and propellants, cartridges, high explosive projectiles (HE), warheads, special shells to attack armour and aircraft, carrier projectiles, fuses, mortar ammunition, small arms (revolver and pistol) ammunition, grenades, mines, flares, improved conventional munitions, and computer guided munition.

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