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    Reloader's Language Glossary

    Reloader's Language Glossary

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    Reloader's Language
    Reloading has it's own “Language”. Here are some words to familiarize yourself with. See the Nosler reloading manual for more reloading information.



    BELL
    To flare a case mouth to receive a bullet easily.

    BULLET
    A piece of metal formed into a projectile. Available in a variety of shapes and weights.

    BULLET SWAGING
    The forming of a bullet using pressure in a die instead of casting molten lead in a mould.

    CALIBER
    The approximate diameter of a bullet or gun bore.

    CANNELURE
    One or more grooves cut around the circumference of a bullet where the crimped case can grip the bullet.

    CARTRIDGE
    A completely loaded, ready-to-fire round of ammunition.

    CASE
    A metal cylindrical container which holds the primer, powder and bullet. Also called brass.

    CASE FORMING
    To form cases of one caliber into a different caliber.

    CHAMFER
    To bevel the inside of a case mouth. The bevel allows rifle bullets to start into the case mouth without crushing the case.

    CHRONOGRAPH
    An instrument used to measure the velocity of a bullet.

    COMPONENTS
    The parts that make up a cartridge. The case, primer, powder and bullet.

    CRIMP
    To bend inward the mouth of a case to grip the bullet. Used only with bullets having a cannelure or crimping groove.

    DEBURR
    To remove the small metal burrs from inside and outside of a case mouth.

    DECAPPING
    Removal of the spent primer from a fired case.

    DECAPPING PIN
    The slim needle-like rod in the sizer die which pushes out the spent primer.

    EXPANDER
    The part of a die that expands the case mouth to receive the bullet.

    FLASH HOLE
    The hole through which the primer ignites the powder charge in a case.

    HANDLOADING
    Another term for reloading.

    HANGFIRE
    Slang term for any detectable delay in cartridge ignition.

    IGNITION
    The action of setting a powder charge on fire.

    JACKET
    The cover or “skin” of a bullet.

    MISFIRE
    The failure of a cartridge to fire after the firing pin strikes the primer.

    NECK
    That portion of a case which grips the bullet. In a bottlenecked case, that portion of the case in front of the shoulder.

    NECK SIZER DIE
    A die used to resize only the neck portion of the fired case back to approximately its original dimensions.

    PRIMER POCKET SWAGING
    The “smoothing out” of the crimped primer pocket found in military cases.

    PRIMING
    Installing a new primer into a case.

    PROGRESSIVE PRESS
    Allows the user to achieve multiple steps of the reloading process simultaneously. RCBS Progressive Presses are fully customizable and allow the user to reload up to 600 rounds per hour.

    RAM
    The steel rod running through the center of a press that holds the shell holder and drives the case into the die.

    RELOADING PRESS
    The tool which performs the major tasks of reloading.

    RESIZE
    To restore a fired case to approximately its original size.

    ROUND
    A military term for one complete cartridge.

    SEATER DIE
    The die that seats the bullet into the mouth of the powder charged and primed case.

    SEATING DEPTH
    The depth to which a bullet is seated in the case mouth.

    SHELL HOLDER
    The part that holds the case in proper alignment while the case is being run into the die.

    SIZER DIE
    A die used to resize a fired case back to approximately its original dimensions.

    SPENT PRIMER
    A primer that has been fired.

    ULTRASONIC (CASE CLEANER)
    Very high vibrations generated by an ultrasonic case cleaner that are used to clean brass cases. The ultrasonic case cleaner warms and vibrates ultrasonic case cleaning solution, removing buildup and restoring luster to brass cases.
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    You forgot all the 4 letter words for when you screw up
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    Quote Originally Posted by greywolf67nt View Post
    You forgot all the 4 letter words for when you screw up
    FUBAR?

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    That's a six letter word and not very effective at expressing my mood and feelings when things go bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greywolf67nt View Post
    You forgot all the 4 letter words for when you screw up

    I was gonna do;

    they forgot:
    sh*t
    f*ck
    etc

    but I laffed when I saw the first reply right in line with what I was thinking lol
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    "...See the Nosler reloading manual..." Any manual will have buckets of info. Sometimes written in plain English too.
    "...To flare a case mouth to receive a bullet easily...." On a straight walled case only.
    "...FUBAR?..." Military term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justice View Post
    "...See the Nosler reloading manual..." Any manual will have buckets of info. Sometimes written in plain English too.
    "...To flare a case mouth to receive a bullet easily...." On a straight walled case only.
    "...FUBAR?..." Military term.


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