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Air-Rifles:
Gamo Whisper Rifle.
Muzzleloaders:
Longrifle
Hawken
Magnum
45 Cal.
CVA Accura.
Black Powder:
Sharps.
Bolt Action Rifles:
Barrett Model 95 & 99
Remington Model 700
Ruger M77
Winchester Model 70.
Autoloading Rifles:
AK-47
AR-15
Barrett
M16
M4
M-14
M-1 Carbine
M-1 Garand
Ruger 10/22
Ruger Mini 14
SKS.
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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:
Rimfire:
.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.
Centerfire:
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 WSSM
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
338 Win. Mag.
340 Wby. Mag.
357 Magnum
44 Magnum
444 Marlin
45-70 Government

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