Cartridge names.


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Archie
March 9, 2003, 02:54 AM
My son just brought up a point to me I thought I would share:

Many cartridges are named for something fearsome; .577 Tyranosaur, .349 Warbird, .41 Avenger, and so on.

How come there's never a .286 Lambykins?

I personally think WW would have avoided a great deal of angry publicity if, instead of Black Talon, they had anodized the jackets pink and called the ammo "Daisy Petal".

And on the subject, why do all the new rounds have three significant numbers? For instance, I would have called the ".300 Whisper" the ".3 whisper" (lower case intentional.) I mean, it is a little dinky round, right?

Just some rambling and light-hearted thoughts at about midnight.

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pbman
March 9, 2003, 03:22 AM
.286 Lambykins

It wount sell.

Justin
March 9, 2003, 03:22 AM
lol
Because no mall-ninja would be caught dead toting something chambered in .286 Lambykins!

There was a thread over on TFL on this topic where someone said In fact, if I win the lottery I'm going to come out with a line of the most devastating defense ammo technology can create, and I'm going to call it... "Soft White Fuzzy Bunny Puffs"!!!

cratz2
March 9, 2003, 04:25 AM
If I ever design a cartridge larger than 6.5mm, it's going to be a nearly straightwalled version of the 350 Rem Mag and I'm going to call it the .500 Pussycat. I'm completely serious! It'll fire a 750 Gr bullet at about 1,200 fps or a 450 Gr bullet at about 1,600 fps. The 750 grainer should do at 300 or 400 yards what the 50 BMG can do at 2,500 yards but with one fifth the recoil and the 450 Gr load would be fine for any NA game out to 100 yards easy. Plus if could be made in about a 9 lb rifle... I'l probably have to use dense wood for the stocj because there won't be much metal in the barrel. ;)

Quantrill
March 9, 2003, 11:08 AM
There are the insect calibers. .218Bee, 219Wasp, .22Hornet and the .22rimfire yellowjackets and stingers. While they have names of things that are painful, they are not of the caliber (pun intended) of the .510magnum Mauler. Quantrill

hubel458
March 9, 2003, 01:55 PM
Here is a 45 that lives up to the name., 458 Hubel Express.
It moves out.500 gr bullet over 2800fps.350 gr 3500fps.Ed.

http://www.gunownerstv.com/feb04-01.jpg

Mike Irwin
March 9, 2003, 03:25 PM
Would YOU want to show up at the shooting range with a gun that fires the ".25 Pussywillow"?

You'd be laughed off the range in a heart beat.

And for good reason. :D

Kharn
March 9, 2003, 03:51 PM
Here is a 45 that lives up to the name., 458 Hubel Express.
It moves out.500 gr bullet over 2800fps.350 gr 3500fps.Ed.

:what: :what: :what:
[little whiny voice] I want my mommy! [/little whiny voice]
:what: :what: :what:

Kharn

hksw
March 9, 2003, 04:30 PM
Well there is the Whisper name for a few calibers, the 6 mm Thermos Bottle, .243 Catbird, 6.71 mm Blackbird, and the Peabody calibers.

Every time I read/hear Peabody, I always think of Mr. Peabody, you know, the one with the Wayback machine and has a boy named Sherman.
http://www.orbitnet.com/waybackwhen/wayback.jpg

J Miller
March 9, 2003, 06:26 PM
I'm glad this thread wasn't abo DELETED.
I would have had to post a diatribe about incorrect nomenclature.
Which would have gotten me banned I'm sure. :uhoh:
Boy am I lucky.:D

MarineTech
March 9, 2003, 07:50 PM
Soft White Fuzzy Bunny Puffs

I WANT SOME!!!!

Autolite
March 9, 2003, 09:20 PM
it's all marketing. Seriously, no one would buy a round called 'Soft White Fuzzy Bunny Puffs'. Now to make sales, you would need an aggressive sounding name. Something like 'Soft White Fuzzy Bunny Puffs Super X Magnum'. See the difference?

JohnKSa
March 9, 2003, 09:27 PM
.357 Minimum
.50 Couch Potato
.458 Snail
.264 Micro
.300 Shopping Cart
.224 Bedbug
.257 Trolley
.45 Regular
.350 Pantywaist
.270 Minivan
.218 Tick
.577 Angina Pectoris
.38 Common
.233 Wal-Mart

Standing Wolf
March 9, 2003, 09:31 PM
Soft White Fuzzy Bunny Puffs

No, thanks. I'm waiting for the Nice Soft Easy Cute .501 Magnum Cream Puff.

Billll
March 9, 2003, 09:36 PM
Oh yes!

I'll take a box of Bunny Magnums.

And a box of Gerbil Express, please.

Do you have cleaning patches in a floral print? How 'bout lemon scent?



Not likely, but are YOU gonna laugh at a guy that just bought a box of .50 Bunny Mags?


There's a Monty Python skit here, I just know it.

JohnKSa
March 9, 2003, 09:45 PM
Lemon Scent gun cleaning supplies!!!!

What a great idea. My wife hates the smell of gun oil and solvent...




.338 Banana Slug
.284 Baby Buggy
.220 Cricket Frog
.300 Beer Belly
.460 Tape Worm

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