About the Study Guide

This study guide is for Green Mountain Conservation Camp students or anyone who wants to review their hunter education. If you need a Hunter Education Certificate, you must pass the online course and the Homestudy Class.

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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.