The spark from the primer ignites the gunpowder.
Gas converted from the burning powder rapidly expands in the cartridge.
The expanding gas forces the bullet out of the cartridge and down the barrel with great speed.
The rifling in the barrel causes the bullet to spin as it travels out of the barrel.
What is the most important thing to remember if you happen to stumble or fall while carrying a firearm?
If you do stumble or fall, make every effort to control the firearm and maintain muzzle control so that it is pointing away from you and your hunting companions. After a fall, point the firearm in a safe direction, open the action, unload the firearm, and check for any barrel obstructions.
Why would a hunter choose to use a shotgun with slugs instead of a rifle?
Why would a hunter choose to use a shotgun with slugs instead of a rifle? If you hunt in an area with a lot of brush, a slug will travel through brush much better than a rifle bullet. Similarly, due to the stopping power, if you’re shooting within 100 yards, a shotgun is a better choice.
Why is it important for a hunter to know their firearm’s range?
Know Your Firearm’s Range. Knowing your firearm’s “maximum projectile range” is critical to being a safe and responsible hunter. The maximum projectile range tells you at what distances your firearm’s projectile could cause injury or damage to persons, animals, or objects.
What information is usually stamped on the side of a rifle’s barrel?
Like rifles, shotguns have a data stamp usually located on the right or left side of the barrel. It indicates the gauge and maximum length of the shotshell that can be fired safely. Gauge and shell length are also shown on the shell base and box.