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internal ballistics

The study of projectiles (whilst they are in the firearm’s barrel), after the charge has exploded, but before the bullet has left the muzzle.
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Granted, the Boxer primer itself is more complex than the Berdan design.
For those unsure of the difference between the Berdan and Boxer primer systems, both are constructed on broadly similar lines.
Switching over to the Boxer primer for the American market was a first for Norma--and as important--Norma was able to supply the American handloading market with unprimed brass with the added touch of drilled, not punched, primer holes.
The legs of the 3-legged anvil of a Boxer primer rest just inside the walls of the primer pocket, and must firmly contact the bottom of the pocket for sure ignition.
The Ruger is set up for optimum performance with more sensitive (likely softer) cupped boxer primers, so misfires with the Russian surplus and similar rounds are common.
Standard primers are fine, magnums are not necessary, and any brand of case works okay as long as they're set up for Boxer primers.
WOLF boxer primers for reloaders are now available.
All are loaded with Boxer primers and are readily reloadable.
To the best of my knowledge Winchester's cartridges always used Boxer primers.
This ammunition, while, most often Berdan-primed, can sometimes be encountered with Boxer primers.
The boxer primers are nickel-plated brass as well, and lead styphnate is the primary explosive to ensure positive ignition.