A bullet is the projectile that is expelled from a firearm (the “missile” only). The term is often incorrectly applied to a cartridge. A cartridge is a complete unit of assembled ammunition, including the case, propellant powder, primer, and bullet.
Standard Projectile Types:
- G1: also known as Ingalls, G1 projectiles are flatbase with 2 caliber nose ogive and are the most common.
- G2: Aberdeen J projectiles
- G5: short 7.5 degree boat-tails, with 6.19 caliber long tangent ogive
- G6: flatbase projectiles with a 6 cailber secant ogive
- G7: long 7.5 degree boat-tails, with 10 caliber tangent ogive, and are very popular with manufacturers for extremely low-drag bullets.
- G8: flatbase projectiles with a 10 caliber secant ogive
- GL: blunt lead nose projectiles