Wad Cutter - A bullet design which features a sharp shoulder.  Designed to cut a clean, round hole in a paper target.

Web - That portion of a cartridge case between the bottom of the primer pocket and the interior of the case.

Wildcat - A non-commercial cartridge; a cartridge designed and made by a handloader, by altering an existing case. See Cartridge conversion, Neck down/up.

Windage - The adjustment on the telescope or iron sights to compensate for horizontal deflection of the bullet.
The distance or amount of horizontal correction that a sniper must use to hit his target due to the effects of wind or drift.

Work-harden - Brass becomes harder as it is worked.  See anneal.

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