Ammunition is a shortened form of saying ammunition, that is, bullets, gunpowder, and other combat supplies. A war movie could include a scene of soldiers without ammunition.
ammunitiongenerally refers to a supply of live ammunition, or explosive substances and projectiles that are placed in guns, cannons and other weapons. Have you ever wondered why ammunition can have different names even when some cartridges appear to have the same bullet size? The caliber of the bullet refers to the diameter of the projectile, but it often does not represent the caliber of the barrel accurately.
Now you're probably wondering: So how do you determine the caliber of a rifle or pistol? The real question is, why are caliber names so crazy? We're going down the rabbit hole, this is really Wylde*. Just because ammunition fits in a gun does not mean that it should be fired with it, as this can damage the firearm and result in serious injury or death. For reference, we've created a weapons glossary that you can use to quickly search for specific information, and a glossary for ammunition and reloading. Most of the time you'll get away with calling ammunition bullets, but people will scoff behind your back.