Why do some reloaders like to spell bullets incorrectly


PDA






InkEd
July 7, 2011, 07:43 PM
Why do some reloaders like to spell bullets incorrectly?

(I know there is somekind of old timer story about it but I can't recall it.)

If you enjoyed reading about "Why do some reloaders like to spell bullets incorrectly" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
GIJOEL
July 7, 2011, 08:05 PM
Hmmmm you mean "boolits", that drives me nuts. I have no answer for you, just venting.

Hondo 60
July 7, 2011, 08:07 PM
That's a casting thing.
boolits are hand made projectiles (to differentiate when people incorrectly call loaded ammunition bullets)

Uniquedot
July 7, 2011, 08:08 PM
http://castboolits.gunloads.com/index.php

mortomr
July 7, 2011, 08:19 PM
(plagiarized from castboolits.com) "Boolits= as God laid it into the soil, grand old Galena, The Silver Stream graciously hand poured into molds for our consumption. . . Bullets= Machine made utilizing Full Length Gas Checks as to provide projectiles for the masses"


EDIT - Uniquedot beat me to it!

moonpie
July 7, 2011, 08:35 PM
dont werrie uhbowt it

Sunray
July 7, 2011, 08:47 PM
No nun around to whack their fingers with a pointer. snicker.

MMCSRET
July 7, 2011, 08:58 PM
Sunray: are you referring to Sister Diesel Locomotive? By any chance?

BCRider
July 7, 2011, 09:01 PM
Bullets= Machine made utilizing Full Length Gas Checks ....

Oh man.... once I realized what that said I bust a gut laughing.... :D

Sunray
July 7, 2011, 09:05 PM
"...are you referring to..." We called her The Warden. Grade school's initials were OLP as in Our Local Prison. Ferocious Bit..., I mean, female dog she was.

bds
July 7, 2011, 09:07 PM
I too thought "boolit" was a slang term and/or some reloaders were misspelling the word "bullet". After learning that it was an endearing term for lead bullets you cast yourself, now I like it. Among reloading/casting discussions, it helps clarify commercial vs hand-poured "projectiles".

Of course, many reloaders not familiar with this will misuse the term "boolit" for commercially produced "bullet" and cause confusion.

oldreloader
July 7, 2011, 09:22 PM
Boolit isn't any worse than casing..LOL.

PO2Hammer
July 7, 2011, 10:10 PM
Well sonny, back in '42 during the second great disagreement with the Germans, we couldn't afford to spell bullets correctly, as we had given all our 'U's to the British to fight the German U boats.......

Oathkeeper1775
July 7, 2011, 10:22 PM
hand slapping with a ruler in grade school; same problems with billets, barrels, marshal, sheriffs, ugh........... cartridges, dies, carrying, curcuit....

did I misspel anything? :D

Jim Watson
July 7, 2011, 10:33 PM
You may call them "boolits" if you cast your own over a buffalo chip campfire.
Or regularly post on the above board of the name.

There is some usage of "bullet heads" which I think originated in England.

People will quickly correct you if you call a "magazine" a "clip" but they let a lot of other, possibly more important, terminology slide. My current pet peeve is the ".3085" 'bore of my .30-06 rifle."

Amb
July 7, 2011, 10:45 PM
Oh man.... once I realized what that said I bust a gut laughing.... :D

I don't get it :(

NVMM
July 7, 2011, 11:03 PM
".3085" 'bore of my .30-06 rifle."
I haven't seen that one.
Thanks, thats funny

jcwit
July 7, 2011, 11:07 PM
It's my understanding it's to keep internet blocks such as those in hosiptals, libraries, coffee shopes, ect that offer wifi from picking up a gun/firearm forum.

It's not a bullet it's a boolet.

I know there have been times when THR is blocked, so is Rimfire Central, and others but I can go on CastBoolets.

Romeo 33 Delta
July 7, 2011, 11:55 PM
Sister once wacked me so hard with that damned Hickory pointer that the rubber tip flew off ... then I got wacked again for that as well. Every time I think of a wooden ruler with a brass edge ... my hand trembles like I got the DT's! And I haven't been around a nun in 55 years ... feel like Pavlov's dog!

.338-06
July 8, 2011, 12:50 AM
You think that's bad? The Sisters at St. Francis de Chantal had 18" SOLID COPPER RULERS. And in the third grade I saw a Sister yank a classmate of mine out of his seat by his hair. Good times, good times.

Fishslayer
July 8, 2011, 01:17 AM
Of course, many reloaders not familiar with this will misuse the term "boolit" for commercially produced "bullet" and cause confusion.

That would be me I guess.:(
I generally use "boolit" when referring to any unjacketed projectile.

OTOH, most people refer to unjacketed as "cast lead" or just "cast." As in a Lead Semi Wadcutter.

Art Eatman
July 8, 2011, 01:51 AM
Enough. Folks are up way past bedtime. :D

If you enjoyed reading about "Why do some reloaders like to spell bullets incorrectly" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!