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calibre

The diameter of a tube or cylinder.
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The diameter of a bullet measured in hundredths of an inch—in the US and in English-speaking countries.
Common bullet calibres  .22, .25, .30, .32, .38, and .45; in metric countries, calibres are measured in millimetres—e.g., .38 calibre corresponds to 9 mm
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In pistols, it will come as no surprise to industry observers to see 9mm's dominance over other calibers--the top handgun caliber every year since 2009.
The "mouse gun" calibers (.22, .25 and .32), while easy to carry, have a very high failure rate as compared to the larger caliber cartridges.
Twenty caliber has never been as popular as .22, and the .25 hangs on to life by the narrowest margin.
From a practical standpoint, both of these calibers are suitable for regular North American game with lighter-for-caliber bullets, but can make the stretch with heavier, properly constructed bullets for African dangerous game.
Chrysler has just announced that a more powerful, V8-engined Caliber, the SRT-4, will be joining the line-up early in 2007.
The "smallbore" guys, the wimps who couldn't handle the recoil, shot .50 caliber rifles, while .45 caliber guns were not even on the serious deer hunter's radar.
Then, they selected a weapon system that offered a basic design from a particular manufacturer with a variety of grip and magazine sizes and calibers, allowing options for the officers in the department.
In big bore revolvers, Taurus, Ruger and Magnum Research all have a .454 Casull chambering along with additional calibers. The latest of these is the Ruger Super Redhawk chambered for the .480 Ruger with Taurus also chambering their Raging Bull in this new caliber.
I am writing in response to the excellent article titled "Is 6mm the Optimum Caliber?" by Stanley C.
According to Faysal Tay, VP of Sales and Marketing for Caliber Public Safety, For those who have experienced equipment failure, there is a sense of urgency to get the system back as quickly as possible.
Case investigator Police Officer 2 Louie Serbito said the attackers apparently used guns of caliber .45 magnum caliber .22 and caliber .380, based on the casings and slugs fired and live bullets left behind.
A few years ago my friend JD Jones, architect of all of those JDJ wildcat calibers, stated to me during a varmint caliber discussion that to be practical, anything that will kill a varmint is a varmint caliber.