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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. terdog

    MONARCH AMMO??? Anyone tried it?

    I just ordered a PCC AR9 and decided that I needed more ammo. I'd bought from ACADAMY SPORTS a couple times before. Good prices and FREE SHIPPING OVER $25. Last time, I ordered some Browning 124 GR, FMJ, BRASS CASE. It comes in a 150 rnd brick @ $25 + tx (no shipping charge)...
  2. B

    .22 Ammunition Lot: 6,861 Rounds

    I'm selling all of this .22 ammunition as a lot. 6,861 rounds for $400 1100 rounds of .22 long rifle Hi-Speed Thunderbolt Remington 1611 rounds of .22 long rifle Mini Mag CCI 50 rounds of .22 long rifle Stinger CCI 1500 rounds of .22 long rifle Tac-22 Norma USA, 40 grain 2075 rounds of .22 long...
  3. W

    Norma USA 338 Lapua Mag Ammo

    I have two factory boxes of Norma USA brand .338 Lapua Mag ammo (20 rounds per box) that are 300 grain HPBT. The price tag on the box is $103 each. I will sell both for $150 or one for $80. Please call or text me @ 541-821-0414. You will need to pay for shipping unless you live on the I-5...
  4. B

    Stockpiling ammo vs mags

    Seems to me you'd have to shoot A LOT of ammo out of magazines before they wear out and that ammo would be more important since without ammo, a gun is useless. Ammo being like fuel for a car and mags being like tires or other components. That said, mags can be lost, damaged during training...
  5. conditor22

    What Happens When Ammo Burns? - SAAMI

    What Happens When Ammo Burns? - SAAMI
  6. Mephistopheles

    BERSA Thunder 380 w/laser, holster and 100 + rds of ammo.

    BERSA Thunder 380 w/laser, holster and 100 + rds of ammo. Bought new. Wife doesn't have the strenght to rack it. I put 50 rounds through it flawlessly. Laser is a LASERLYTE that was made for Bersas. Holster is a Mitch Rosen leather (laser will not fit in holster). 100 rounds of Blazer Brass 380...
  7. gmerkt

    5.56mm and 7.62 NATO blank ammo

    WTB 5.56mm M200 and 7.62 NATO M82 US military blank ammunition. Don't want to pay an arm and an aorta for it, loose rounds okay. Don't need a train load, up to 100 rounds each would do. More if price is right. Linked ammo not necessary. Send PM. thanks.
  8. A

    WA Show up Jan 17th or else this BS train will keep chugging along. Senate Bill 6161 Ammo Tax

    2 cents per round for .22 caliber and under. 5 cents per round for larger. http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2019-20/Pdf/Bills/Senate%20Bills/6161.pdf Edit: Shotshells will not escape this tax.
  9. S

    MEN military west German ammo 30-06

    Got 140 rounds for 120$. Its German surplus and I can say it shoots great in my surplus bolt action (simi auto or commercial gun no idea). To my knowledge only 20k rounds got into the states so it is rare.
  10. The Heretic

    New Federal ammo - split shot 00 buck ammo, hard cast polymer coated bullet ammo, new HP ammo

    https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2020/01/02/federal-force-x2-shotgun-ammo-00-buckshot-that-splits-in-half/ https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2020/01/01/federal-solid-core-handgun-ammo-with-polymer-coated-hard-cast-lead-bullets/...
  11. R

    45 JHP and 44 special ammo

    Greetings! Ad Type: For Sale Price: $180 Manufacturer: Hornady, Remington, HSW Caliber: 45 auto, 44 special City: Beaverton State: Oregon Zip Code 97006 I have the following ammunition for sale. All sales are cash and in person. 9 - 20 round boxes Hornady Critical Duty 45 Auto +p - $20 per...
  12. A

    380 Auto Ammo 500 rounds total FMJ and a few JHP

    I am selling a batch of 380 Auto ammunition. 450 rounds are 95gr FMJ and 50 rounds JHP. Price is $110 cash. Face to face in Tigard, Tualatin or Wilsonville areas. No shipping or trades at this time.
  13. A

    44 mag ammo 200 rounds.

    200 rounds of 44 magnum ammo for sale. See pic for ammo brand and types. $110 cash face to face in Tigard, Tualatin and Wilsonville areas. Please PM with questions or to set up purchase meet up.
  14. meltdown79

    Federal Non-Typical 6.5 Creed $0.50 per round after rebate.

    Academy Sports selling at the cheapest I could find ($14.99), inc. free shipping. Federal offering $5 per box rebate through end-of-year (tomorrow), up to 10 boxes. https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/federal-premium-65mm-creedmoor-140-grain-nontypical-rifle-ammunition
  15. 2

    8mm Mauser Ammo / 1500 Rnds / Belts / $450

    ... approx. 1500 rounds (plus) of 8mm in stripper clips / some boxed / some in belts / some dummy display rnds ... All for $450.00 / trade possible ... thank you !
  16. Q

    30.06 blanks US 1967 Dated in Enblock clips, bandoliers and ammo can qty 432

    30.06 blanks US 1967 Dated in Enblock clips, bandoliers and ammo can qty 432 432 blanks, 54 enblock clips, 9 bandoliers and ammo can would prefer not to ship, can meet in central Oregon or Portland