Talk:Gun barrel

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Removed content[edit]

I'm not really knowledgable enough to decide on this, but for what it's worth, this content was removed from the Smallbore section [1] without a comment explaining why. --Interiot 04:02, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

Specifically it refers to the 0.22" caliber as used in the Olympic rifle and pistol target shooting disciplines (Airguns of 0.277" and Shotguns of a larger bore are also have Olympic events). Although the projectile is relatively small and usually (for target shooting purposes) subsonic, it can travel up to one mile and although not accurate over 200m is still dangerous up to its maximum range.
I'm not sure why small-bore is listed here. But if we're going to list it, why not list what big-bore is? And how about the fact that small-bore has different definitions? We should describe that here. The traditional definition of small bore was less than about .50 caliber. In the USA, the modern definition is much smaller than that. The NRA/competition definition is typically rimfires. AliveFreeHappy (talk) 23:47, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Weakest article on Wikipedia[edit]

Where is the history of gun barrel manufacturing and steel alloys used?--69.149.222.132 (talk) 07:36, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

Or- What they're made with today ^.^ Gaunticus (talk) 04:52, 27 September 2013 (UTC)