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Bottleneck

In project management and other fields, a situation in which output is limited by the lowest capacity system in the project. For example, the output of book publishing is limited by how quickly writers write, regardless of how quickly books can be edited and printed. Bottlenecks have a wide variety of applications in business, technology and elsewhere.

bottleneck

a hold-up in some part of a PRODUCTION LINE which disrupts the smooth flow of work. See PRODUCTION-LINE BALANCING, OPTIMISED PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY.
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* 8mm Baile 1898 D--the Lebel and Berthier both used a rimmed, bottlenecked cartridge with a case 51mm long topped with a 198-grain solid brass spitzer bullet moving at 2380 fps.
The bottlenecked lines rebounded quickly after each bottleneck episode, so t can be directly equated to the number of bottleneck episodes (Nei et al.
Both used a rimmed bottlenecked case 54mm long, but the 0-Patrone utilized a round-nosed, FMJ bullet weighing 210 grains moving at 1990 fps.
Lines are identified by two subscripts, the first identifying their source population and the second denoting the block number (e.g., [B.sub.12] would be bottlenecked population 1 from block 2).
* Metak 7mm za pusku M.99--the Serbian version of this cartridge used a rimless, bottlenecked case topped with a 173-grain round nosed, full metal-jacketed (FMJ) bullet at a rated muzzle of 2290 fps.
6.5x54 Schonauer--the Y:1903 chambered a proprietary cartridge with a rimless, 54mm long bottlenecked case whose 159-grain round-nosed FMJ bullet had a muzzle velocity of 2225 fps.
* 8mm Balle 1898 "D"--the Lebel, Berthier and some Gras rifles fired a cartridge consisting of a 50mm, rimmed, bottlenecked case loaded with a solid brass, 198-grain pointed, boattail bullet moving 2380 fps.
6.5mm Vergueiro) with a rimless, bottlenecked case 58mm long that was topped with a 155-grain round-nosed, FMJ bullet moving at 2347 fps.
* 8mm Type 45--this cartridge consisted of a rimmed, bottlenecked case 50mm in length loaded with a 239-grain round-nosed.
90--the Vetterli's cartridge consisted of rimmed, bottlenecked case 47mm long loaded with a 313-grain round-nosed, lead bullet which 62-grains of blackpowder propelled to approximately 1400 fps.
* 7.65mm Kartus 1890 & 1903--Turkish Mausers used the 7.65x53 Mauser cartridge with a bottlenecked, rimless case whose 211-grain, round-nosed, full metal jacketed (FMJ) bullet attained a muzzle velocity of 2130 fps.
1874--the Gras cartridge has a rimmed, bottlenecked case measuring 59mm, loaded with a 387-grain lead bullet that an 81-grain charge of blackpowder propelled to a velocity of 1490 fps.