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Another word for "round," or the combination of bullet (the projectile point), the gunpowder, and the shell that holds the round together. When a firearm is discharged, the shell of the cartidge is expelled and discarded in the process.

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"Four jacketed, hollow-point rounds (cartridges) made by Federal," by Ken, January 26, 2008 is licensed under CC BY.