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Synonyms for calibre

Synonyms for calibre

a degree or grade of excellence or worth

diameter of a tube or gun barrel

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As further evidence of growth from 2008 to 2017, three of four pistol calibers experienced mammoth percentage gains over their 2008 totals: .22 (108.9%), .380 (204.2%) and 9mm (316.5%).
Armed with a search warrant, Isabela police officers arrested Hope and seized at least nine guns of various calibers, 17 magazines, 345 assorted bullets and 27 empty shells.
There wasn't much of a variation between calibers. Between the most common defensive calibers (.38, 9mm, .40 and .45) there was a spread of only eight percentage points.
pellets is that they use far less lead than the other larger calibers. The average target pistol pellet weighs 7.5 grains, and a 10.5-grain.
"kilo joules," rather than simply listing the .375 H&H as the "legal minimum cartridge." The reason this is important relative to this discussion is two excellent additional calibers just qualify as legal in these countries with the proper load with the heavy-for-caliber bullets.
UK pricing of all Calibers has yet to be confirmed.
So where does that leave the other calibers? The signs are not good for the .54.
The four main handgun calibers used by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies today include 9 millimeter (2) and .40, .357, and .45 automatic.
Over the past 20 or so years, there has been an increase in the number of individuals hunting big game as deer, pronghorn, elk and bear with various types and calibers of handguns.
As I see it, two factors are serious obstacles to the implementation of the 6mm concept in the near future: First, although they are not the best possible calibers, 5.56mm and 7.62mm weapons do deliver usable performance, so it may not be cost effective to replace them while they are still serviceable; and, second, the objective individual combat weapon (OICW),--if its very challenging design goals can be achieved--will render rifles of any caliber obsolete.
The MDR is also offered in three other calibers: .308 Win., .223 Wylde and .300 BLK direct from Desert Tech, and numerous other calibers available via aftermarket
Investigators found more than 20 bullet casings of three different calibers of guns that were apparently used in killing Merdegia inside his home on San Bartolome Street in Barangay (village) Commonwealth as he was preparing for work.
To be able to humanely make such shots on a consistent basis, not all handguns and calibers will cut it.