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W - 27 matching terms

WAD COLUMN
The wads between propellant and shot pellets in a specific shotshell.

WAD CUTTER
A device for cutting wads from sheet stock.

WAD PRESSURE
The force applied to a wad column as it is seated firmly against the propellant.

WAD, BASE
A cylindrical component that is assembled into the head end of a shotshell.

WAD, CARD
A thin card-like disc placed over a shot load or powder. See also, Wad, Overpowder.

WAD, CUP
A powder and shot separator of a shallow cup design which when loaded with lips down acts to help seal powder gases and so protect the rear of the shot column.

WAD, FILLER
Discs of various shapes and thicknesses used to adjust the volume of the contents of a shotshell.

WAD, INTEGRAL BASE
A misnomer. See Shotshell, One Piece.

WAD, NITRO
An unlubricated, overpowder wad made of cardboard or felt. It is used with smokeless powder. Also called Nitro Card Wad.

WAD, OVERPOWDER
Various designs of separators, made of various materials and used between the propellant powder and the shot pellets.

WAD, SHOT-PROTECTOR
Various designs of shot cups made of plastic and designed to reduce pellet deformation during barrel travel.

WAD, TOP
The closure disc over the top of the shot column held in place by a rolled crimp.

WADCUTTER
See Bullet, Wadcutter.

WADCUTTER, SEMI
See Bullet, Semi-Wad Cutter.

WALKING BARREL
See Barrel, Walking.

WARMING SHOTS
See Shots, Warming.

WATER TABLE
The flat portion of the frame on break-open firearms which extends forward from and is approximately at right angles to the standing breech face. It is the surface on which the barrel flats rest when the gun is closed.

WEAPON
An instrument used in anti-personnel combat. The term is never used when referring to target or sporting firearms.

WEB
1. The solid portion of a brass centerfire cartridge case between the inside of the case at the head and the bottom of the primer pocket.
2. The smallest dimension of a smokeless powder kernel.

WILDCAT CARTRIDGE
See Cartridge, Wildcat.

WINDAGE ADJUSTMENT
The transverse movement of a sight to compensate for the horizontal displacement of a bullet or bullets from the aiming point.

WINDAGE KNOB
The knob on some iron and telescopic sights which is turned in either direction to adjust the horizontal setting of the notch, aperture or reticle of the sight.

WINDAGE MICROMETER
A micrometer type device found on some iron and telescopic sights which allows the shooter to make precision adjustments to the horizontal setting.

WING SAFETY
See Safety, Wing.

WITNESS MARK
A line on each of two mating parts used to indicate proper alignment. Also known as Draw-line or Index Mark.

WRIST
See Stock, Small of the.

WUNDHAMMER SWELL (BULGE)
A bulge or swelling in the pistol grip of a stock to fit the palm of the trigger hand. Named after inventor Louis Wundhammer.

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