General

The M14 rifle fires several types of ammunition. The rifleman should be able to recognise them and know which type is beat for certain target*. He flhould also know how to care for the ammunition.

h. Figure 48 shows the parts of a typical cartridge.

b. The term "bullet" refers only to a small arms projectile; the term "ball" was originally used to describe the ball-shaped bullet of very early small arms ammunition. The term "ball ammunition'* now refers to a cartridge with a general purpose solid-rore bullet intended for use against personnel and materiel targets.

27. Description

The types of ammunition can be identified by their individual markings (fig 49).

when it is subject to nuclear« biological, or chemical contamination can be found in TM 3*220 and FM 21-40.

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