half-load

French translation: à demi-charge

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English term or phrase:half-load
French translation:à demi-charge
Entered by: Sylvia Rochonnat

10:50 Nov 30, 2009
English to French translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Military / Defense / balistique/arme à feu/munitions
English term or phrase: half-load
Un homme s'est fait tirer dessus, on ignore par qui, mais on apprend plus tard qu'il s'agit d'une balle perdue (tirée de loin).
Chez le légiste :
- When I see this type of injury, we're talking execution. But no stippling, no sooting, which means the shooter wasn't close.
- Hey, doc, what if the shooter stood like 20, 30 yards away, like, you know, from across the street?
- With a .32? That'd be a hell of a shot.
- What if the gun malfunctioned or the bullet was a half-load?
- Well, a bad primer could account for some of this. But, honestly, the bullet doesn't tell me much.
Sylvia Rochonnat
France
Local time: 15:12
à demi-charge
Explanation:
Il peut arriver (surtout si les cartouches sont chargées à la main) qu'il n'y ait pas une mesure de poudre complète, ce qui diminue la portée et la force de pénétration!
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irat56
France
Local time: 15:12
Grading comment
merci beaucoup pour ces explications !
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à demi-charge


Explanation:
Il peut arriver (surtout si les cartouches sont chargées à la main) qu'il n'y ait pas une mesure de poudre complète, ce qui diminue la portée et la force de pénétration!

irat56
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merci beaucoup pour ces explications !

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