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What does the term K,D before the cal mean

Discussion in 'For Sale- Members only' started by chipking, Nov 1, 2009.

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  1. chipking

    chipking TS Member

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    Jan 29, 1998
    Not sure what caliber you are looking at. If it is a 22 K-Hornet the K stands for Kilborn who was the person credited for creating an "improved" 22 Hornet. This was normally done by reducing the taper of the case and sharpening the angle of the case shoulder and/or moving it forward. This allowed the round to hold more powder and made it more efficient with the newer smokeless powders. So the velocity was more than the original round was capable of (thus improved)

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