Ammunition Aspects

It may seem counter-intuitive, but the selection of a firearm should begin with the selection of the ammunition.

Bullet Aspects

The shape and optional jacketing of the bullet affects the performance of the ammunition.

Caliber

Technically, the caliber of the ammunition refers solely to its diameter, and it can be measured in either standard (inches) or metric (millimeter).

Casing Material

The performance of the ammunition in the firearm is affected by the casing material. Some of the ammunition casing metals are:

Pressure

Each ammunition caliber has a typical pressure. Some ammunition is created as overpressure.