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A bullet is a kinetic projectile, a component of firearm ammunition that is shot from a gun barrel. The term is from Middle French, originating as the diminutive of the word boulle (boullet), which means "small ball". Bullets are made of a variety of materials, such as copper, lead, steel, polymer, rubber and even wax. Bullets are made in various shapes and constructions (depending on the intended applications), including specialized functions such as hunting, target shooting, training and combat. Bullets are often tapered, making them more aerodynamic. Bullet sizes are expressed by their weights and diameters (referred to as "calibers") in both imperial and metric measurement systems. For example: 55 grain .223 caliber bullets are of the same weight and caliber as 3.56 gram 5.56mm caliber bullets. Bullets do not normally contain explosives (see Incendiary ammunition and Exploding bullet), but strike or damage the intended target by transferring kinetic energy upon impact and penetration (see terminal ballistics).
Bullets are available singly (as in muzzle-loading and cap and ball firearms), but are more often packaged with propellant as cartridges ("rounds" of ammunition). Bullets are components of paper cartridges, or (much more commonly) in the form of metallic cartridges. Although the word bullet is often used in colloquial language to refer to a cartridge round, a bullet is not a cartridge but rather a component of one. A cartridge is a combination package of the bullet (i.e., the projectile), the case (which holds everything together), the propellant (which provides the majority of the energy to launch the projectile) and the primer (which ignites the propellant). This use of the term bullet (when intending to describe a cartridge) often leads to confusion when a cartridge, and all its components, are specifically referred to. The cartridges, in turn, may be held in a magazine or a belt (for rapid-fire weapons).
The bullets used in many cartridges are fired at muzzle velocities faster than the speed of sound—about 343 metres per second (1,130 ft/s) in dry air at 20 °C (68 °F)—and thus can travel a substantial distance to a target before a nearby observer hears the sound of the shot. The sound of gunfire (i.e. the "muzzle report") is often accompanied with a loud bullwhip-like crack as the supersonic bullet pierces through the air creating a sonic boom. Bullet speeds at various stages of flight depend on intrinsic factors such as sectional density, aerodynamic profile and ballistic coefficient, and extrinsic factors such as barometric pressure, humidity, air temperature and wind speed. Subsonic cartridges fire bullets slower than the speed of sound, so there are no sonic booms. This means that a subsonic cartridge, such as .45 ACP, can be substantially quieter than a supersonic cartridge, such as the .223 Remington, even without the use of a suppressor.Bullets shot by firearms can be used for target practice or to injure or kill animals, or people. Death can be by blood loss or damage to vital organs, or even asphyxiation if blood enters the lungs. Bullets are not the only projectiles shot from firearm-like equipment: BBs are shot from BB guns, airsoft pellets are shot by airsoft guns, paintballs are shot by paintball markers, and small rocks can be hurtled from slingshots. There are also flare guns, potato guns (and spud guns), rubber bullets, tasers, bean bag rounds, grenade launchers, flash bangs, tear gas, RPGs, and missile launchers.
I am still working on plans for super low velocity pistol round recipes (possibly primer only loads). In another thread somebody suggested chopping up heat gun glue sticks for projectiles. Has anybody here tried 3D printing bullets?
(100 per box) Winchester 175gr SP $35/bx
(100 per box) Hornady 100gr HP $30/bx
(100 per box) Sierra 168gr HPBT Match $45/bx
(50 per box) Nosler 150gr Ballistic Tip $25/bx
(100 per box) Remington 140gr PSP $35/bx
buy all for $200
shipping at current rates but prefer to meet Vancouver/PDX area
9MM Rocky Mountain Reloading 124 grain FMJ Round Nose Bullets for Reloading
$95 for 1,000
$55 for 5oo
$185 for 2,ooo
Face to Face FTF Fishers Landing Fred Meyer on se 164th Av East Vancouver ///// Or if we can meet up when I'm out and about I like to make easy if I can.
Will ship at cost...
9MM Rocky Mountain Reloading 124 grain Full Metal Jacket Round Nose Component Bullets for Reloading
$95 per 1,ooo
$55 per 5oo
$185 for 2,ooo
Face to Face FTF Fishers Landing Fred Meyer on se 164th Av East Vancouver ///// Or if we can meet up when I'm out and about I like to make easy if I...
I have many boxes of Nosler 270 WSM 140grain factory ammo, same lot. $89.00 a box. There're plenty. Part 60030
I have many boxes of Nosler 270 WSM 140 grain factory bullets, same lot. $49. a box. There're plenty. Part 54765
If ad is up then I still have some. P.M. me would be best for...
I have decided to part with a bunch of reloading stuff I have accumulated over time. I’m not really a handloader so it’s just sitting around. I have:
1,000 Remington No. 5 1/2 Small Pistol Primers
1,000 Servicios Small Pistol Primers
A box of vintage Speer 38 caliber 148 grain...
I have a .22 Remington Golden Bullet Bucket of Bullets (1400 round), 38 grain hollow point for grabs
(This would be $0.08 per round )
No trades on this sale
Local (FTF) sale, no shipping
I have the following hunting and target rifle bullets for sale. I would prefer to not split up the lots.
These are cash only and local pickup in Hillsboro off Hwy 26. Thanks but I'm not interested in a trade.
These are the bullets for reloading with and not loaded ammunition.
198 grain, .30/7.62mm caliber full metal jacket boat tail bullets perfect for reloading to subsonic velocities. In excellent condition, with only slightest age tarnish. Also known as "200 grain bullets".
The plastic container holds 500 bullets.
Bullets were pulled from live ammo. There are no...
.308" diameter, 200 grain, full metal jacket boat tail (FMJBT) target bullets.
In excellent condition, no collet or bullet puller marks. I weighed a sample to ensure no significant variation, and they are 198 grains actual weight. Generally known as "200 grain bullets". Sold as a bulk lot...
Selling everything for $25, priced for moving. First come first served, will not hold, you have to pick it up. Located by the Delphi Golf Course in Olympia
Traditions Load it/shoot it/clean it kit
Traditions Plinker sight in bullets .50 Cal 240 gr
Hornady .50 ball 100 ct
Hogdon Pyrodex 50/50...