Calibers first…My black powder space in my gun closet is getting clogged with boxes of different balls of multiple calibers whose diameters for calibers seem to make no sense. For example, I have .44 caliber balls of 0.454 diameter for my cap 'n ball revolvers, and .45 caliber balls of 0.445 diameter for my flintlock rifles. Not to mention I have .36 caliber balls of 0.375 diameter for my 1962 Colt revolver and today got a box of .36 caliber balls of 0.350 diameter for my Le Page pistol. Confusing, to say the least, and doesn't seem logical. If anyone has a link to a good article or video that explains how this all came about and reasons for it, I'm all for some climbing the learning curve. Thanks!!
Ball calibers and diameters make no sense.
A few more of those come onto the market down here every time we get another big storm, and we're PROUDLY about as free a state as exists anymore!I don't do safes. They're not big enough. I have two whole closets that have been safed and securitized and used to safely and securely store just the firearms. The ammo is stored separately under like safe and secure conditions on a totally different floor. What I really need is a whoie new house located in a free state, not some friggin metal monster gun safes!! Sorry.
I agree, that makes the most sense, though they still tried to screw it up somewhat, adding a name, eg 9 mm parabellum, kurz, largo, luger, etc, etc ........The Europeans did it right by using the diameter of the bullet and the cartridge length in millimeters with R if it is rimmed. ....