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Different types of cannon balls recovered from the Vasa, sunk in 1628
Different types of cannon balls recovered from the Vasa, sunk in 1628

Round shot is a type of projectile fired from guns or cannons. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 1280 KB) selection of cannon balls recovered from the Vasa, sunk in 1628. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 1280 KB) selection of cannon balls recovered from the Vasa, sunk in 1628. ... Regalskeppet Vasa (also Wasa) is a Swedish 64-gun ship of the line built for King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden of the House of Vasa, between 1626 and 1628. ... Events March 1 - writs were issued in February 1628 by Charles I of England that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date. ... USS Iowa (BB-61) fires a full broadside of nine 16/50 and six 5/38 guns during a target exercise near Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, 1 July 1984. ... A small American Civil War-era cannon on a carriage A caun is any large tubular firearm designed to fire a heavy projectile over a considerable distance. ...


A solid projectile made, in early times, from dressed stone but, by the 17th century, from iron. The most accurate projectile that could be fired by a smooth-bore cannon, used to batter the wooden hulls of opposing ships, forts, or fixed emplacements, and as a long-range anti-personnel weapon. A small American Civil War-era cannon on a carriage A caun is any large tubular firearm designed to fire a heavy projectile over a considerable distance. ...


Along with pellet shot and grapeshot, round shot was one of the early projectiles used in firearms. As the name implies, round shot is spherical with a diameter slightly less than the bore of the firearm it is to be used in. From left to right, flat, round nose, hollow point and pointed pellets. ... Grapeshot was a kind of anti-personnel ammunition used in cannons. ... An assortment of modern handheld firearms using fixed ammunition, including military assault rifles, a sporting shotgun (fourth from bottom), and a tactical shotgun (third from bottom). ... A sphere (< Greek σφαίρα) is a perfectly symmetrical geometrical object. ... The word calibre (British English) or caliber (American English) designates the interior diameter of a tube or the exterior diameter of a wire or rod. ...


Round shot was popular during most of the age of sail, being replaced after the invention by Benjamin Robins of the extruded bullet at the end of the 1700s. The age of sail is the period in which international trade and naval warfare were both dominated by sailing ships. ... Benjamin Robins (1707–July 29, 1751), English man of science and engineer. ... Events and trends The Bonneville Slide blocks the Columbia River near the site of present-day Cascade Locks, Oregon with a land bridge 200 feet (60 m) high. ...


Round shot has the disadvantages of not being tightly fitted into the bore (to do so would cause jamming) - this causes the shot to 'rattle' down the gun barrel and leave the barrel at an angle without the use of a wadding or discarding Sabot


Round shot has been totally replaced by modern bullets in small arms and by shells in artillery. Round shot is used in historical recreations and historical replica weapons. .357 Magnum cartridges, containing bullets A bullet is a solid projectile propelled by a firearm and is normally made from metal (usually lead). ... A shell is a projectile, which, as opposed to a bullet, is not solid but contains an explosive or other filling, though modern usage includes large projectiles without a filling which are properly termed shot. ... A 155 mm artillery shell fired by a United States 11th Marine regiment M-198 howitzer Historically, artillery refers to any engine used for the discharge of projectiles during war. ...


Pellet shot (now simply called 'shot') is still used in shotguns. Grape shot is still occasionally used in artillery - usually with an explosive spreader - for antipersonnel operations. A pump-action and two semi-automatic action shotguns, 20 boxes of shotgun shells, a clay trap, and three boxes of clay pigeons. ...


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Round shot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (278 words)
Along with pellet shot and grapeshot, round shot was one of the early projectiles used in firearms.
As the name implies, round shot is spherical with a diameter slightly less than the bore of the firearm it is to be used in.
Round shot was popular during most of the age of sail, being replaced after the invention by Benjamin Robins of the extruded bullet at the end of the 1700s.
round: Definition, Synonyms and Much More from Answers.com (2222 words)
round, in music, a perpetual canon on a tune that returns to its beginning in which all the voices enter at the unison or the octave.
In a contest or tournament, a round is a certain level in the event.
In mathematics, to round (or round up or round down) is used to truncate the number of significant figures of a figure.
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