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Match the data stamp for correct caliber

Match the data stamp for correct caliber

All firearm manufacturers use a data stamp on their rifles and ammunition. For rifles the data stamp is often located on the left or right side of the barrel. The caliber is also stamped on the cartridge base. The cartridge box also indicates the caliber of the ammunition.

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How a centerfire cartridge is fired

How a centerfire cartridge is fired

Rifle bores have grooves and lands that spiral down the entire length of the barrel. These are what gives the bullet or projectile a spin. The spin stabilizes the bullet as it travels down the barrel, much like the way that a football spirals when thrown by a quarterback....

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Handgun actions

Handgun actions

Just like shotguns and rifles, handguns are known by their action types. There are four different actions for handguns. Here’s a look at each kind of action in detail to help you decide which type from break-action to semi-automatic suits your needs best.

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Handguns

Handguns

Handguns are challenging and quite effective firearms for hunting. Handguns have a much shorter barrel than rifles, though both types of firearms have similar parts. This shorter barrel length makes proper shot placement much more difficult; you’ll definitely need some...

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Rifle and shotgun actions

Rifle and shotgun actions

With the many kinds of firearm styles available, it can be difficult to choose the right one for your hunting needs. Speed, weight, and accuracy are all key factors to consider, no matter your level of hunting expertise. To help sort out what firearm makes the most sense...

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