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Cartridge names.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Archie, Mar 9, 2003.

  1. Archie

    Archie Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. pbman

    pbman Well-Known Member

    It wount sell.
  3. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    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
  4. cratz2

    cratz2 Well-Known Member

    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. ;)
  5. Quantrill

    Quantrill Well-Known Member


    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
  6. hubel458

    hubel458 Well-Known Member

    I think anything less than 416 is a Lambykins.

    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.

  7. Mike Irwin

    Mike Irwin Well-Known Member

    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
  8. Kharn

    Kharn Well-Known Member

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

  9. hksw

    hksw Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. J Miller

    J Miller Well-Known Member

    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
  11. MarineTech

    MarineTech Well-Known Member

    I WANT SOME!!!!
  12. Autolite

    Autolite Well-Known Member

    Like everyone is saying,

    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?
  13. JohnKSa

    JohnKSa Well-Known Member

    .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
  14. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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

    Billll Well-Known Member

    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.
  16. JohnKSa

    JohnKSa Well-Known Member

    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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