subcaliber


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subcaliber

[¦səb′kal·ə·bər]
(ordnance)
Smaller than the standard caliber for a gun, generally used in practice firing.
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For me personally, I consider this subcaliber to be an effective varmint cartridge out to 300.
The students participate in both classroom and hands-on training, including firing subcaliber trainers with realistic backblast and noise to emphasize safety.
Table III is a newly designed table in BFV gunnery in which subcaliber ammunition is replaced with 7.
Fortunately, there are still some subcaliber guns and conversion unite made to fill what is now a niche market.
If you do decide to work on reloads with the subcaliber rifle, it would be smart to set up to practice on soft dirt, or over a mat, as the .
Tables become resource intensive when mixing subcaliber and MILES, as two sets of targets must be emplaced.
Yes, I know, it's a subcaliber, half-powered cartridge that no true man would carry.
This kind of weight gives a similar heft to a 1911, making a real case for itself as a subcaliber trainer or for target shooting.
By using this method, a slightly subcaliber projectile could be easily loaded without the time-consuming patching or hammering.
Developed by Frenchman Claude Etienne Minie in the 1840s, this was an ingenious, revolutionary invention consisting of a subcaliber lead bullet with a hollow base that could easily be rammed down a muzzle, but would expand to take the rifling when the gun was fired.