1A substance which primes something for use or action, in particular:
1.2Gunpowder placed in the pan of a firearm to ignite a charge: he checked the priming of his gun
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- All our .30 Carbine ammunition of the time had non-corrosive priming.
- The priming of the Colibri drives its bullet at 375 fps and the Super Colibri clocks a bit faster at 500 fps.
- CCI and Speer's Clean-Fire ammunition combines a TMJ bullet and a lead core completely encased in copper with a priming mixture that contains no lead, barium or other toxic elements.
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