Case is a firearms term that, according to gun writer Matthew Boyd, is "really a vessel that holds the powder inside, a primer in its bottom, and a bullet in its mouth. It is usually made of brass. Assembled, these components constitute a cartridge."
Bibliography - Further Reading
- Party, Boston T., Boston's Gun Bible. Wyoming: American Redoubt Javelin Press, 2009 revision to 2002 edition. Chapter 9: Combat rifle cartridges. Chapter 21: Bolt action rifle cartridges. Chapter 25: Handguns - Handgun cartridges. Chapter 26: My Shopping List - Ammo for your rifle. Chapter 29: Reloading.
- Boyd, Matthew J., "Basic Firearms Terminology Defined." Guns and Shooting Online - Chuck Hawks.com, 2012. Accessed February 19, 2015