13 terms

Bolt Action Rifle Study Guide

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Butt
The part of the stock that you hold against your shoulder when shooting
Stock
The part of a gun which is held, or braced, against the shooter's body
Trigger Guard
Piece that surrounds the trigger to protect it from being squeezed or bumped accidentally
Trigger
Small lever that is squeezed to start the firing process
Safety
Mechanical device that blocks the trigger or hammer to help prevent accidental firing
Bolt Handle
Handle used to open a bolt action
Bolt
Movable metal block that seals a cartridge into the chamber on some actions
Magazine
Container on a repeating firearm that holds ammunition before it's loaded into the chamber; usually tubes or boxes attached to the receiver
Chamber
Base of the barrel used to hold the cartridge or shotshell ready for shooting
Forestock
Front portion of the stock extending under the barrel in front of the receiver; usually held by the non-trigger hand to help support the firearm
Barrel
Metal tube through which the projectile travels
Sight
Device used for aiming by aligning a front and rear sight
Muzzle
The end of the barrel through which the projectile (bullet or shot) exits