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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.

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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.

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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.

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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……

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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.

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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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