Need help with naming another new bullet -


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MissouriBullet
September 3, 2009, 09:37 AM
Hi Guys -

Ok, we have a new rifle bullet that needs naming. Thanks to all of you who made the helpful suggestions for getting our .38 158 grain 18 BHN rifle bullet tagged as "#1 Ranger". That was great fun!

Same rules apply - whomever comes up with the name that I like best gets a box of that bullet - or (in an expansion of the rules!) - a box of any other bullet we make, shipped immediately and with our gratitude.

The bullet is a .38-55 rifle bullet, 246 grain RNFP, bevel base. We prefix all rifle bullet products with a numeral, such as the #1 Whitetail, #2 Whitetail, #1 Buffalo, etc. So, this would be the #1 NewWhateverBullet.

Grafs wants a batch of these as soon as we get them labeled up, so time is of the essence. I would like to have some good names to pick from by, say, 1800 Friday (tomorrow.)

Help me out, please?

Thank you!

Brad

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RugerBob
September 3, 2009, 09:45 AM
.38-55 Slugger
.38-55 HH (Hard Hitter)
.38-55 LR (Long Range)
I'm a 45-70 shooter here. Good idea on having the users pick a name tho.

floydster
September 3, 2009, 09:59 AM
38-55 Range Finder
38-55 Rhino
38-55 Tagger

Six
September 3, 2009, 10:05 AM
#1 Black bear
#1 Beartooth
#1 Crazy Horse

Jim Watson
September 3, 2009, 10:09 AM
The standard bullet weight for .38-55 was 255 grains so a 246 is hardly a long range or extra big game projectile. I like the Black Bear.

czarjl
September 3, 2009, 10:12 AM
#1 Ballard
#1 Target
#1 Lever

floydster
September 3, 2009, 10:15 AM
38-55 Big Boss
38-55 Duster
38-55 Terminator

GP100man
September 3, 2009, 10:17 AM
#1 Slammer

Owen
September 3, 2009, 10:19 AM
:evil: #1 Owen?

Rich219
September 3, 2009, 10:32 AM
#1 Tomahawk
#1 McBullet - right here's the money shot. Who wouldn't want to order their bullets like they order fast food.

floydster
September 3, 2009, 10:38 AM
Here it is:
38-55 #1 Bradley

pbearperry
September 3, 2009, 10:42 AM
#1 Frontier

mgkdrgn
September 3, 2009, 10:44 AM
#1 Thumper

outlander0129
September 3, 2009, 11:41 AM
#1 Westerner

bullseye308
September 3, 2009, 01:07 PM
Name it for the sound it will make. #1 Whapper.

Hutch
September 3, 2009, 02:21 PM
#1 Hammer of Thor, scourge of the Western Plains

Cosmoline
September 3, 2009, 02:45 PM
This is the .38-55 of Ballard fame, correct? Why not:

No. 1 Creedmoor
No. 1 Schuetzen

ckgdrums
September 3, 2009, 02:56 PM
How about:
#1 Bandito
#1 Hawk
#1 Cheetah

juk
September 3, 2009, 03:13 PM
Conquistador
Commander
Hellion
Minion
Knight
Spartan
Pacifier

lgbloader
September 3, 2009, 03:31 PM
#1 38-55 / 375 win big dog

Guinny_Ire
September 3, 2009, 03:34 PM
38-55 Ballard (after the Charles Ballard, the guy who created the 38-55).

looks like I got beat out by czarjl on ballard.

How 'bout 38-55 target master as it was designed for target shooting.

EGlidden
September 3, 2009, 03:51 PM
#1 Deer Slayer

Seedtick
September 3, 2009, 04:22 PM
#1 Stopper
#1 Dead Eye
#1 Cyclone
#1 Meat Hook
#1 X-Ring
#1 Bacon Getter

:rolleyes:

ST

Quoheleth
September 3, 2009, 04:42 PM
#1 HighRoad

Q

lgbloader
September 3, 2009, 04:50 PM
#1 38-55 Blitz Krieg
#1 38-55 / 375 WIN Blitz Krieg
#1 38-55 Tomahawk
#1 38-55 / 375 WIN Tomahawk

Dont forget: #1 38-55 / 375 WIN Big Dogg

ljnowell
September 3, 2009, 04:56 PM
Gamehunter
Levergun

fireman 9731
September 3, 2009, 04:58 PM
#1 Mini-buffalo

stonecoldy
September 3, 2009, 11:31 PM
My former father-in-law was given a Marlin-Ballard single shot rifle in the 60's by an old German guy who lived on his father's neighboring property in a refurbished chicken coop. I think he used it for dispatching "varmints" on the property. I have enjoyed shooting it several times.
My offering: As a lighter than 255 grain load, the "#1 Game Keeper"

Landric
September 3, 2009, 11:43 PM
Since I would imagine that most of these rifles are now used for Cowboy Action Shooting, how about something like:

#1 Buckhorn
#1 Outlaw
#1 Marshall
#1 Western
#2 Ranger (in keeping with the theme for levergun CAS bullets)

Fat_46
September 3, 2009, 11:51 PM
#1 BrushBuster

Country_boy_88
September 3, 2009, 11:52 PM
#1 Go Getter
#1 Show Stopper
#1 Baracudda

tango2echo
September 4, 2009, 12:52 AM
#1 Accurate
#1 Willard

The .38-55 has been renowned for its acccuracy since the late 1800's. I'm pretty sure H.L. Willard shot the first perfect 10 at 200 with one in 1885.

t2e

Cosmoline
September 4, 2009, 12:58 AM
I second #1 Willard!

That's an outstanding idea and a good way to revive a bit of forgotten shooting sport history:

In June 1895, H.L. Willard used a Ballard rifle chambered in .38-55 to shoot the first perfect 10-shot score on the American Rest Target at 200 yards.

http://www.rifleshootermag.com/ammunition/rs_3855Winchester_200811/

juk
September 4, 2009, 02:25 AM
Cowboy
Ecks
Hi-Score
Bull
Demo
Raider
Deadplate
Reamer
Champ

BossHaug
September 4, 2009, 02:38 AM
#1 Condor :p

jpwilly
September 4, 2009, 02:39 AM
#1 38-55 1884

GW Staar
September 4, 2009, 03:27 AM
#1 Grizz

paralaska
September 4, 2009, 04:12 AM
#1 Missouri target
#1 Varmint
#1 Show Me
#1 Osage
#1 Prarie

lykoris
September 4, 2009, 06:25 AM
#1 Merlin

Bula
September 4, 2009, 01:44 PM
How about "The #1 Harvester"

Dreaded
September 4, 2009, 03:05 PM
#1 Legend

MAGGUNS44
September 4, 2009, 04:15 PM
#1 DRT (dead right there)

#1 HEEEE Daddy

cougar1717
September 4, 2009, 04:27 PM
#1 Yukon

rfwobbly
September 4, 2009, 04:52 PM
Oh, go ahead. Name it after your mother-in-law. You know you want to.

Quoheleth
September 4, 2009, 05:12 PM
^
No, if naming a bullet/cartridge after a woman, it needs to be a more shapely number like .32-20 or, at worst, .30-30. A 246 grain .38-55 Martha (or any woman's name) is a good way to get slapped, spend the Labor Day weekend in the doghouse, and miss lots of good morning/night kisses.

Tim the student
September 4, 2009, 06:02 PM
#1 Hammer

longdayjake
September 4, 2009, 07:04 PM
#1 Crow
#1 Stone
#1 Horse Medicine
#1 On the run
#1 HSLP High Speed Lead Poison
#1 Rider
#1 Zoned
#1 Whump

hydraulicman
September 4, 2009, 07:46 PM
#1 Leverage
#1 Rancher

MAGGUNS44
September 4, 2009, 07:55 PM
#1 38-55 banger

dwave
September 4, 2009, 08:27 PM
#1 Shenandoah
#1 Chance

MissouriBullet
September 4, 2009, 08:33 PM
You guys are great!! I'm thinking now that my first mistake in starting this business was to not have you all come up with product names.

Many wonderful and very artful names were proposed for this bullet and I like a lot of them. A lot. But the one that I like the very best was picked by czarjl.

Our new bullet is the #1 Ballard.

Mr. czarjl, what kind of bullets would you like for us to ship out tomorrow?

Now I'm wanting to buy another mould set from Magma so that we can do this again!

Thank you all very much. You guys are amazing.

Brad

outlander0129
September 5, 2009, 04:36 PM
Congradulations czarjl,,,,,,,,,job well done.

john44402
September 5, 2009, 07:51 PM
#1 Hammer of Thor, scourge of the Western Plains


Bwahahaha!!

Made my day.

mesinge2
September 5, 2009, 08:14 PM
Congrats, czarjl

czarjl
September 8, 2009, 02:16 PM
I’m glad I was able to help in naming your newest bullet the #1 Ballard

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