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Gamo Whisper Rifle.
45 Cal.
CVA Accura.
Black Powder:
Bolt Action Rifles:
Barrett Model 95 & 99
Remington Model 700
Ruger M77
Winchester Model 70.
Autoloading Rifles:
M-1 Carbine
M-1 Garand
Ruger 10/22
Ruger Mini 14
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Rifle Guide:

 Here you will find various articles and technical information on rifles including; rifle cartridges ballistics and practical uses, reloading, gunsmithing, shooting and rifle hunting information.

 Below you will find pictures, detailed drawings along with a list of common terms and or terminology associated with rifles defining what a rifle is and the different aspects thereof.

Rifle Terms;
 Rifle - U.S.A. legal description and definition - A shoulder fired gun having a barrel length of at least 16 inches with rifling in the barrels bore, or a barrel having a rifled bore.

Rifled Barrel Terms;
 Barrel - The part of the rifle through which projectiles pass in their travel from the chamber or breech to the muzzle.
 Bore - The interior of a rifle's barrel excluding the chamber.
 Breech - In modern firearms, that portion of the rifle barrel through which the cartridge is inserted.
 Caliber - The nominal diameter of a projectile of a rifled firearm or the diameter between lands in a rifled barrel.
 Chamber - The rear part of the rifle barrel that is formed to accept the cartridge to be fired.
 Muzzle - The forward end of a rifle barrel; the point from which the projectile leaves the barrel.
 Rifling - Spiral grooves in a gun's bore that consist of lands and grooves which spin the projectile in flight and impart accuracy. Rifling is present in all true rifles.
 Throat - The unrifled forward portion of the chamber, tapered to meet the rifle barrel bore.

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Types Of Rifles;
 1. Breech Loader - Any rifle in which the loading is accomplished from the breech.
 2. Muzzle loader - Any rifle with a solid breech, thereby necessitating loading through the muzzle of the rifle.

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1. Breech Loader Rifle Types;
 Air-Rifle - A rifle that propels a projectile by compressed air.
 Center-Fire Rifle - A rifle cartridge which has a centrally located primer in the base of the case, which is for the most part removable. (Reloadable)
 Rim-Fire Rifle - A rifle cartridge which contains the priming mixture within the rim of the base of the cartridge. (Not Reloadable)

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2. Modern Muzzle Loader Rifle Types;
 Flint Ignition - Where flint strikes a piece of steel making sparks to ignite a powder charge.
 Percussion Cap Ignition (Rim-Fire) - Where a percussion cap is placed over a nipple and a hammer must strike the rim of the cap to ignite a powder charge in the barrel.
 Primer Ignition (Center-Fire) - Where a modern design center-fire primer must be struck in the center by a hammer or firing pin to ignite a powder charge in the barrel.

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Rifle Action;
 Action - The working mechanism of a rifle of which there are several types that may mechanically load and or fire ammunition.

Rifle Action Types;
 Automatic Action - A rifle mechanism designed to feed cartridges, fire them, eject their empty cases and repeat this cycle as long as the trigger is depressed.
 Bolt Action - A rifle mechanism activated by manual operation of the breech block that resembles a common door bolt.
 Break Action - A rifle mechanism lacking a magazine where separately carried ammunition must be manually placed in the rifles chamber or chambers for each firing.
 Lever Action - A rifle mechanism activated by manual operation of a lever.
 Semi-Automatic Action - A rifle mechanism designed to fire a single cartridge, eject the empty case and reload the chamber each time the trigger is pulled.
 Sidelock - A type of action, where the moving parts are located on the side lock plates inletted in the stock.
 Slide Action - A rifle mechanism activated by manual operation of a horizontally sliding handle almost always located under the barrel. "Pump action" is a synonym for "slide action".

Rifle Cartridges:
.17 HM2
.17 HMR
.17 WSM
5mm RRM
.22 BB Cap
.22 CB Cap
.22 Short
.22 Long
.22 Long Rifle
.22 WRF
.22 WMR.
17 Remington
204 Ruger
22 Hornet
222 Remington
223 Remington
22-250 Remington
220 Swift
223 WSSM
243 Winchester
6mm Remington
243 WSSM
240 Wby. Mag.
250 Savage
257 Roberts
25-06 Remington
257 Wby. Mag.
6.5 x 55mm Mauser
260 Remington
6.5mm Rem. Mag.
264 Win. Mag.
6.8mm Remington
270 Winchester
270 WSM
270 Wby. Mag.
280 Remington
7mm Rem. Mag.
7mm WSM
30-30 Winchester
308 Winchester
30-06 Springfield
300 Win. Mag.
300 WSM
300 Wby. Mag.
325 WSM
340 Wby. Mag.
357 Magnum
44 Magnum
45-70 Government

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