Things you didn't know about Ammo

Lock n' Load with R. Lee Ermey - Ammo
Ammunition involves the application of fire to targets, general use of weapons by personnel, explosives and propellants, cartridge systems, high explosive projectiles (HE), warheads, shaped charge forms of attack on armour and aircraft, carrier projectiles, fuzes, mortar ammunition, small arms ammunition, grenades, mines, pyrotechnics, improved conventional munitions, and terminally guided munition.

You might never have thought it, but every gun, rifle and pistol--no matter how well engineered, is useless without well-made, effective ammunition. Go on a journey through history with R. Lee Ermey to see the technology behind the very first rounds of ammunition. Then hit every important engineering development until Gunny fires the latest and greatest bullet every designed--the high-explosive, armor piercing .50 caliber round. Just wait till you see this round blow up an entire fuel dump! Ultra-slow motion footage will let you see just how a round of ammunition travels through the air and why ammunition is so destructive when it hits a target. Three-dimensional graphics will also take you inside the technology, as we open up and journey inside the ammunition and the weapons that fire them.


 

Smaller than 6mm

6mm–7mm

  • 6mm TCU
  • 6 mm PPC
  • 6mm-284
  • 6×45mm A.K.A. (6mm-223 Remington)
  • 6×47mm A.K.A. (6mm-222 Rem. Magnum)
  • 6.17×51mm (.243 Winchester)

7mm–8mm

8mm–9mm

9mm and larger