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    • #23610
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      How about a page of explanations for the abbreviations we use every day. Yeah, it would be a joke to some of us but to a new person it’s like trying to read Chinese.
      For example ACP BBL RBH OAL GR SWC FPS PP FTLB2RANGE. I chose these because they all are in just one post here now.

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      ACP Automatic Colts Pistol often used to identify Automatic pistol cartridges from revolver cartridge
      BBL barrel
      RBH Ruger Blackhawk
      SRH Ruger Super RedHawk
      OAL Overall Length ,sometimes as COL or COAL .
      Gr grains
      RN round nose
      RNFP
      Round nose Flat point
      SWC semi wad cutter
      WC wad cutter
      HP hollow point
      FPS feet per second
      PP paper patch generally, occasionally as Power Pistol take in context.
      FTLB@RANGE foot pounds (in an energy statement at a particular distance generally calculated for a minimum legal requirement .)
      LC typically used for brass ID from the GI Lake City Ammunition Plant too often used to identify 45 Colts as long Colts due to a hangover from Schofield S&W and Colts cartridges used in context.
      WIN WCC Winchester brass
      FC Federal Cartridge or Ammunition by brand not source
      UMC R-P Rem Remington Ammunition headstamp
      RA Radford Arsenal found as both brass and rifles context
      SP generallysoft point typically used as a spire or Spitzer point in cast .
      LRP large rifle primer
      SMP small rifle primer
      LPP large pistol primer
      SMP small pistol primer
      BB bevel base
      PB 1 of my faves plain base but also the atomic letter for lead. Context
      BT boat tail rare in cast but used .
      RC RCBS Rock Chucker press seen as RC RCII RCIV.
      LM Lee load master
      PC powder coat new term generically being used for many baked color coatings used in place of jackets and often lube.

      This is a good start if it were to be pinned it may be helpful for the very new.

    • #23665
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      This could be a long list
      COWW-clip on wheel weights
      SOWW stick on wheel weights
      moa–minute of angle
      rf–rimfire
      psi–pounds per square inch
      poa–point of aim
      poi–point if impact

      br–bench rest
      CUP–copper units of pressure
      bp–black powder
      BC–ballistic coefficient
      BNN–Brinell Hardness Number
      bpcr–black powder cartridge rifle
      gc–gas check
      bpml–black powder muzzle loader
      Pb–symbol for lead
      Sn–symbol for Tin
      Zn–symbol for Zinc

      My brain is tired, so someone else needs to add to list. My darling wife says we men use too many abbreviations anyway.

    • #23675
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      For the record, I still can’t stand “BBL”. That’s the most ignorant abbreviation in firearms history. I read “bubble” every time I see it.

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      It’s a wine makers fault. Standard measures of 33 gallons. Slang origins for cannon ,rifle, and side arms probably about 1200 AD. I feel the same way about “long Colt”
      Don’t even get me started on the 4 V carburetor.

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      WW: Wheel Weights
      AC: Air Cooled, as in ACWW
      WQ: Water Quenched, as in WQWW

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      Three slang abbreviations that I really dislike.

      Remmy=Remington
      Whinny=Winchester
      Lemmy=Lemon Shine

      Don’t know why but I get a little P.Oed.=pissed off when I see them.

    • #25155
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      VANN;n3480 wrote: Three slang abbreviations that I really dislike.

      Remmy=Remington
      Whinny=Winchester
      Lemmy=Lemon Shine

      Don’t know why but I get a little P.Oed.=pissed off when I see them.

      Could be worse.
      A friend of mine recently got his first shotgun. Not only did he replace the butt stock for a pistol grip, but he took to calling it his “shotty”.
      Sometimes there are no words……

    • #25308
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      I thought shotty was a descriptive term for worn out furniture covering.

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      Shoddy refers to poor quality. ….. if the shoe fits.

    • #25324
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      Sorry, poor play on words on my part.

      I work on my sense of humor. LOL

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      I need more of these 😉 🙂 myself.

      Ms has a fused wrist and a pistol grip is the only sound option for shared guns .

    • #25438
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      H&G: Hensley & Gibbs (Bullet Molds)

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      “H&I” is a Lyman sizer die, but if anyone knows what “H&I” actually means, please chime in…

      Thanks.

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