About the Study Guide

You are looking at the Massachusetts Hunter’s Ed Study Guide. At the present time, you cannot obtain hunter education certification from Hunter Ed. However, you can use this Study Guide as a resource to learn more about hunter safety.

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Video Transcript

On screen: CARTRIDGE FIRING

Let’s take a look at what happens when a cartridge fires. First, if we take a cross-section of this, you’ll notice that the cartridge is full of gunpowder. When the firing pin hits the primer, it ignites the gunpowder, which propels the bullet out the barrel. Barrels that have rifling cause the bullet to spin. Let’s watch that one more time.