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Small Caliber Ammunition

What Is Small Caliber Ammunition?

Caliber is generally the measure of a bullet's diameter; the higher the caliber, the bigger the bullet, and generally the larger the game it can be used for, it is also called small caliber ammunition. The first consideration when buying ammunition is the caliber. Obviously the caliber has to match that of the rifle that you plan to use. Always make sure that you use only the exact same caliber that is stamped on the barrel or receiver of your rifle; using any other caliber may result in serious or even fatal injury to you. The second consideration should be the material, to protect the environment, and also to have a good performance, tungsten material is more and more popular for both national defense and civilian areas.

Tungsten Small Caliber Ammunition Sizes

The caliber of small caliber ammunition could usually rages from 4.6 mm to 12,7 mm, which includes combat and premium projectiles, cartridge technology and commercial brands, etc. The small caliber ammunition is usually available in the following sizes:

4.6 mm-Ball shape
5.56 mm-Ball shape
7.62 mm-Ball shape
.308-as per design
.338 cal- as per design
9 mm- as per design
12,7 mm-Ball shape

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Because of the good machinability of tungsten material, tungsten small caliber ammunition could be machined as per various with high properties different from other material such as lead.

Tungsten Small Caliber Ammunition Types

The types and construction of the ammunition are also important considerations.

Varmint hunting requires a bullet with a thin jacket and soft core, for rapid expansion and fragmentation inside these tiny targets. At the other end of the spectrum, bullets designed for the largest for game feature a thicker or tapered jacket, often bonded to the bullet's core, in order to provide for deep penetration and controlled expansion while retaining most of the bullet's weight. For deer-sized game, bullets are generally constructed with a softer point, as these animals lack the thicker hides and tougher bones of moose and bears.

Varmint hunting requires a bullet with a thin jacket and soft core, for rapid expansion and fragmentation inside these tiny targets. At the other end of the spectrum, bullets designed for the largest for game feature a thicker or tapered jacket, often bonded to the bullet's core, in order to provide for deep penetration and controlled expansion while retaining most of the bullet's weight. For deer-sized game, bullets are generally constructed with a softer point, as these animals lack the thicker hides and tougher bones of moose and bears.

If you shoot a lever action rifle with a tubular magazine, your bullet style will usually be limited to bullets that have a round or flat nose to prevent a chain reaction detonation of the rounds that are lined up tip-to-primer in the magazine. However, most bullets feature a pointed or "spitzer" tip, for increased ballistic efficiency. The main exception to this is large-for-caliber bullets, such as the 220 grain bullet for a .30-06 Springfield mentioned. Such bullets often feature a round nose as well, as they are generally designed for use at short ranges or heavy cover. Therefore, if much denser, then short range would be better.

Tungsten Smaller Caliber Ammunition Advantages

High density almost 18g.cm3
High hardness at 40 HRC min.
Excellent ultimate tensile strength at 1050 MPa min.
Good machinability
Reducing manufacturing stages
Reducing floor space
Fully-integrated system from one source

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