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What is a round?

Asked by creepypastagirl (234 points ) March 14th, 2014

In relation to guns, what is a round? In shopping for ammo, under quantity it says ”(insert number) rounds”. Is a round one bullet or is it a full clip?

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rojo's avatar

Here is a fairly easy to understand definition.

herculies's avatar

This one is easy for me… round is the absence of corners! Did I get it?

kritiper's avatar

A round (singular) is one bullet. Rounds means multiple. A clip is a clip, or magazine. Rounds are loaded into the magazine. My rifle holds 14 rounds in the magazine. The clip for my old rifle held 8 rounds.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

A round is one piece of ammunition..

zenvelo's avatar

Same as a troop. A troop is one soldier. A round is one bullet. An army needs one round for every enemy troop.

echotech10's avatar

a round is one unit of firearm ammunition

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Brian1946's avatar

A round can also be one order of drinks for everyone who holsters their shootin’ arns! ;-D

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dappled_leaves's avatar

@echotech10 is right – it’s a single unit of ammunition, that includes one bullet and its casing, etc.

@zenvelo A troop is not one soldier. Sometime in the last decade, I started to hear Americans using the term in this way, but it is not correct. A troop is a military unit made up of several soldiers.

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