Heads have ben discussed several times but another one that is frequently abused is calibre.
Is the 243 Winchester a calibre or a cartridge?
I have a Parker Hale 1200 deluxe, its 243 Winchester calibre, therefore it requires 243 cartridges, they can be manufactured by winchester,remington,ppu,lapua,norma,sako,federal, ect,ect, or me using any of the aforementioned brass in addition to a wide selection of powders,[at the moment anyway]
whats your opinion?? you seem to have avoided stating it in your question.
and who is ben??
I might be wrong, but the way I have always used the terminology...
Calibre - is the bore size of the barrel. .243, .264, .284, .308 etc. Calibre is not specific to any design of cartridge.
Chambering - a 6.5mm/264 barrel can be chambered for 6.5 Swede, 6.5 Lapua, 6.5 Creedmoor etc.
Cartridge - the loaded brass that fits the chamber in your barrel.
So I have a .308 calibre barrel, chambered in 300 Win Mag which shoots 300 Win Mag cartridges.
The problem with 243 is it is both the name for a commercial cartridge and a calibre, hence the confusion, bullet diametre is a genuine 0,243" or 6,17mm.
It's just us being lazy Ian. Rules still apply, the calibre is .243", the chambering is in 243 Winchester. You wouldn't want to get it confused with a 243 Win AI or a 243 WSM would you.
The difference is hole in a piece of paper can be measured, but not the one taking the foxes shoulder off....
What say you Nigel?
When your birds comming? How's you cover strip?
It's terminology Tim, not the real world but important to get right to avoid confusion.
Birds coming end July I hope, all really for them now but it's a bit early. We don't shoot until November so plenty of time. Maize is looking surprisingly good but the rest of the covers are desperate for a drink. Fingers crossed this high will bu**er off very shortly or the mustard will have to come out.
Historically you are quite correct.To be pedantic, not quite spot on.
A cartridge is a metal, paper or plastic container without a projectile.
A round consists of the propelling charge, primer, cartridge case and projectile(s).
Historically you are quite correct.
However, being even more pedantic the terms 'cartridge' and 'round' have been regarded as interchangeable for many decades since the evolution of self contained ammunition. The container part is now usually referred to as a 'cartridge case'. Thankfully though a bullet has remained a bullet as opposed to a 'head'