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Response to auntpurl (Reply #16)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 12:37 PM

19. Traditionally a clip held 5-10 rounds of ammo by the rear rim, and are used to

Recharge the magazine, often internal to the weapon, including bolt action repeating rifles.

The terms have become more interchangable lately but should be 2 different devices.


Semi auto refers to the action - the way the next round is introduced into the chamber; semi autos can have a fixed magazine, which may be clip-fed.

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