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cartridge (shotgun) click to hear : cartridge (shotgun)

Piece of ammunition made up of multiple projectiles (pellets), an explosive charge and a primer, all packed inside a case.
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crimping click to hear : crimping

Ridged edges of the case that are used to close the cartridge and keep the pellets inside.

pellets click to hear : pellets

Small round shotgun projectiles that are sprayed out under pressure from the wad; they are made of lead, copper or nickel.

base click to hear : base

Metal base of the case that contains the primer.

primer click to hear : primer

Metal part filled with a chemical detonating substance that ignites the powder charge.

charge click to hear : charge

Explosive substance used to drive the projectile.

wad click to hear : wad

Piece of felt or plastic that separates the pellets from the charge; when moved by the explosion, it drives the pellets forward at high speed.

plastic case click to hear : plastic case

Plastic cover containing the explosive charge and the cartridge’s projectiles (pellets).