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ammunition

Ammunition (commonly shortened to ammo) is propellant and projectile, or broadly anything that can be used in combat including bombs, missiles, warheads, landmines, naval mines, and anti-personnel mines. The word comes from the French la munition which is all material used for war. The collective term for all types of ammunition is munitions.
The purpose of ammunition is 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. Since the design of the cartridge, the meaning has been transferred to the assembly of a projectile and its propellant in a single package.
Ammunition involves the 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.

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  1. bspidell

    Federal Brand .243 Winchester Ammo

    I have 184 rounds of .243 Winchester ammo, there are 33 Federal Fusion 95gr 57 Federal Powershok 100gr, and 94 Federal Powershok 80gr. I also have a little over 320 factory pulled Nosler ballistic tip bullets for reloading, the bullets are a mix of 55gr, 70gr, and 90gr. Ammo- $110 (just under...
  2. I

    Federal .22 Ammo CMMG .22 conversion kit. Smith and Wesson .22 Mags

    I bought this conversion kit to use with a AR pistol build last year. Ended up selling that shortly after i completed it. The conversion bolt saw one trip to the range and has been sitting in the package ever since. It worked great, but to be honest .22 just bored me a bit. Initially i...
  3. I

    CMMG .22 AR conversion Kit. (7 Smith and Wesson .22 Mags) 1950rds .22 Ammo

    I bought this conversion kit to use with a AR pistol build last year. Ended up selling that shortly after i completed it. The conversion bolt saw one trip to the range and has been sitting in the package ever since. It worked great, but to be honest .22 just bored me a bit. Initially i...
  4. Mav

    Norinco 7.62x39 Steel Core Copper Wash Ammo 180 rounds

    8 boxes of 20, plus 20 loose. Headstamp is 351, made in '92. $65 or 2:1 trade for cheap steel case 7.62 or .223 Thanks for lookin
  5. zluthi

    7mm STW ammo for cheap!

    Does anybody have or know of anybody that has a 7mm Shooting Times Westerner? I have a box of Hornady Precision Hunter 162 gr ELD-X in 7mm STW for cheap, i stupidly didnt look closely enough when grabbing my box of Precision Hunter 162 gr ELD-X 7mm Rem Mag ammo! Beyond irritating and...
  6. C

    20 ga Shotgun Ammo

    Federal Heavy Game 2 3/4"-1 oz shot-3 1/4 drams-#7 1/2 shot - 7 cases @ $50.00/case Rem Game 2 3/4"-7/8 oz shot-2 1/2 drams-#8 shot - 1 case @ $50.00 Active Magnum Nickle Plated 3"-1 1/8 oz shot-3 1/4 drams-#7 1/2 shot - 1 case @ $50.00 Federal Field 2 3/4"-1 oz shot-2 1/2 drams-#7 1/2 shot - 1...
  7. C

    SOLD 12 ga shotgun ammo

    Active Magnum Nickel Plated Shot 2 3/4"-1 1/2 oz shot-4 1/2 drams-#6 shot- One full case - $50.00 Remington Game 2 3/4"-1 oz shot-3 1/4 drams-#7 1/2 shot - one full case - $50.00 Winchester Dove & Quail 2 3/4"-1 oz shot-3 1/4 dram-#7 1/2 shot - 1 box - $5.00 Federal Game 2 3/4"-1oz shot-3 1/4...
  8. ar man

    Oath tango 12 gauge defensive ammo

    I have 10 rounds oath tango 12 gauge defensive ammo. This stuff sales for 30$ for 5 rounds. Have no use for it bc i dont own a pump states to only run with a pump not semi auto. I am asking 25$ for all 10 rounds. Located in the salem area.
  9. R

    PRICE CUT ON MISC CAL MATCHGRADE AND SUBSONIC AMMO FOR CHEAP!!!

    I am looking to sell off some extra premium Magtech ammo. Everything is only a few months old and is in mint condition. Prices are very fair and I expect this stuff to go fast. Cash only. Would trade for a 1000rds of brass case .45acp ammo! For sale is: X2 50rd boxes of Magtech Sniper .308...
  10. hondakilla98

    40S&W ammo 40sw

    I have 375 rounds of reman ammo from freedom munitions. And 20 rounds of hollow point. I sold my only 40 and no longer need this. $75
  11. F

    WTS: Tula and Wolf 7.62x39 AK Ammo

    I have some steel cased 7.62x39 ammo for sale. (5) Boxes of 100 rounds of Tula ammo- $26 each (10) Boxes of 20 rounds of Wolf ammo- $5 each (31) loose rounds of Hot Shot 7.62x39 ammo- $8 Not interested in trades unless you have 5.7 ammo. If interested please send me a message with your...
  12. 41mag

    WTB Aguila .22 pistol ammo

    Looking for the 'Pistol Match' or 'Extra Match' versions, lead 40 grain, standard velocity. Seeking great deal for seller AND buyer up to 5000ct case lot. Will pick up in Salem/Eugene corridor. Cash in fist awaiting negotiations.
  13. AndyinEverson

    .30-06 Ammo , various makes in .50 caliber ammo can

    I have 120 rounds of .30-06 ammo from various makers : Remington Hornady Winchester Federal In various weights 150 , 165 , 180 all boxed All factory non-reloads Also about 200 or so rounds of various .30-06 military mostly Greek or Danish...again non-reloads All of the above are in a .50...
  14. robertvarner

    Vintage 12 & 20-ga Shotgun Ammo (various manufacturers)

    Selling eight boxes of 12 & 20-ga shotgun ammo: Two full boxes of Montgomery Ward Reliance 20-ga (2-3/4", 1-oz, 7-1/2 shot) Partial box (23-load) of Remington Express 20-ga (2-3/4", 1-1/4-oz, 5-shot) Full box of Remington All American 20-ga (2-3/4", 1-oz, 8-shot) Full box of Peters "Blue Magic"...
  15. robertvarner

    Vintage Remington Kleanbore 20-ga Ammo

    Selling 3 vintage boxes of Remington Kleanbore NItro Express 20-ga (2-3/4", 1-oz, 7-shot) ammo. These boxes are completely full and in excellent condition with little to no corner or inside-tab wear (see pics). Asking $50, OBO.