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I'm not really knowledgable enough to decide on this, but for what it's worth, this content was removed from the Smallbore section  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
As far as I am aware of the terminology, the propellant does not technically explode. That would destroy the gun. As fart as I'm aware, the propellant undergoes a a subsonic combustion termed deflagration. Explosion might be a better-known and more widely used expression; nevertheless I think it is incorrect even with the modifier 'controlled'--Cancun771 (talk) 22:43, 9 February 2015 (UTC). Comments?
- I believe you're right. Everything I read confirms it. I made the change to the first line. I think "explosion" is still probably correct when referring to a catastrophic barrel failure, but there may be a better word for that too. Rezin (talk) 23:39, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
The former was created in 2002, but has only a few dozen edits and NO source citations (unreferenced since December 2009). Fewer than 250 pages link to it.
The latter was created in 2004, but has many pages of edits and has (at least) a couple references, though not very good one (refimprove since December 2006). It has THOUSANDS of pages that link to it.