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NIST Reference Material (RM) 8240/2350 Project-Standard Bullets and Casings



Jun-Feng Song, Theodore V. Vorburger, Robert A. Clary, Li Ma, M Ols, Eric P. Whitenton


Standard bullets and casings are currently under development to support the National Integrated Ballistics Information System (NIBIN) in the U.S. Based on a numerically controlled diamond turning technique, 20 RM 8240 standard bullets were fabricated in 2002. Test results show high repeatability and reproducibility for the bullet signatures on these RM bullets. Prototype standard casings were also manufactured using an electro-forming technique, and are currently under test. These RM bullets and casings are intended for measurement traceability and quality control for ballistics laboratories nationwide.
Conference Dates
June 22-27, 2003
Conference Location
Dubrovnik, US
Conference Title
IMEKO World Congress


bullet signature, standard bullet, standard bullet, standard casing


Song, J. , Vorburger, T. , Clary, R. , Ma, L. , Ols, M. and Whitenton, E. (2003), NIST Reference Material (RM) 8240/2350 Project-Standard Bullets and Casings, IMEKO World Congress, Dubrovnik, US (Accessed July 17, 2024)


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Created December 31, 2002, Updated October 12, 2021