Reply to post: Ball?

Penetration tech: BAE Systems' new ammo for Our Boys and Girls

Arthur the cat Silver badge

Ball?

(Serious question for those who know this sort of thing.)

I'm mildly amused that what is basically a pointy cylinder is still referred to as a "ball". When was the last time spherical ammunition was the norm in the developed world? Late 18th century? Early 19th?

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