Glossary

Reloading Glossary of Terms

There are 4 names in this directory beginning with the letter B.
Ballistic Coefficient (BC)
The ballistic coefficient (BC) of a bullet, is the method of indexing projectiles according to their ability to overcome air resistance during flight, the higher the BC the more aerodynamic the projectile, and the less of an impact wind will have on it.

Barrel
The tube through which the bullet or projectile in a rifle or gun travels when shot.

Base to ogive.
The length of a cartridge when measured from the base of the case to the ogive of the bullet.

Bedding
Bedding a rifle involves filling the gun stock with an epoxy resin (plastic), often reinforced with powder steel particles. The action is then placed into the resin which when dry, creates an exact imprint of the action. The imprint of the action is a precise bedding platform which allows the action to return to the same exact position after recoil with each shot.


Submit a name