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Fun Friday Quiz: Challenge Your Friends

Fun Friday Quiz: Challenge Your Friends

1. A cartridge or shell that produces velocity and sound substantially lower than normal is called a:
a.) Misfire
b.) Hangfire
c.) Squib load
d.) Wildcat

2. Corollary: If the above happens to you while you are shooting, you should:
a.) Stop shooting immediately and leave the muzzle pointed in a safe direction
b.) Unload the gun completely
c.) Notify a range officer and ask them to help you inspect the bore via the breech
d.) All of the above

3. Fill in the blanks: _____ are formed by a sheath of fibrous material developing over a core of solid bone on an animal’s skull, while _______ are bone structures that grow up from short stubs on the top of the skull.

4. True or false: You should never pour powder directly into a muzzleloader barrel from its permanent container.

5. In competitive shooting, “offhand” is another name for the _______ position.

6. True or false: Armadillos have been known to carry Hansen’s disease—otherwise known as leprosy.

7. Fill in the blank: The difference between rimfire and centerfire ammunition is the location of the ______.

8. What do you call it when the rifling has been cut away from the throat of a rifle chamber?
a.) Free-bore
b.) Smoothbore
c.) Big-bore
d.) Open choke

9. True or False: A scope designed for rifles will perform well on an air gun.

10. How large does a centerfire cartridge need to be in order to be considered “big bore”?
a. .223 inches
b. .243 inches
c. .30 inches
d. .41 inches

Answer Key: 1. c; 2. d; 3. horns, antlers; 4. True—use a powder measure; 5. Standing; 6. True; 7. Primer; 8. a; 9. False; 10. c
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