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Getting tired of abb.

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by BBQJOE, Jun 18, 2007.

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  1. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Member

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    Since getting into reloading and joining THR, I think I must have been forced to learn a gajillion abbreviations. It really does have my brain somewhat overworked trying to find out what they all mean.

    I bought some bullets the other day for .38 special. Normally I find 124gr in cast or jacketed or what ever is on sale.

    Well I got a really good deal ($19 for 500) on some lead core copper plated bullets. The strange thing is they are one grain heavier. 125gr

    No big deal. Except for whats written on the box:FPWOCA
    Okay I got the flat point part, but what about the rest?
     
  2. Mal H

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    That's a new one on me also. Maybe Flat Point WithOut CAnnelure?
     
  3. ZeSpectre

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    hah, my head also just exploded. It's almost as bad as working at the original abbreviation factory (the pentagon).
     
  4. layusn1

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    Geeze, be glad ya didn't join the Navy...we would drive you insane.
     
  5. taliv

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    sure it's not a lot number?
     
  6. langenc

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    are not all cast bullets WOCA? without cannulure(sp)?
     
  7. Car Knocker

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    Since cannelures are essentially a crimp groove in jacketed bullets, they are analogous to the crimp grooves that are in some cast revolver bullets.
     
  8. wally

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    We have a pool going as to when NASA will introduce the first meta-acronym where each letter of the acronym is in fact another acronym. :)

    --wally.
     
  9. Odnar

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    That is a good deal, where'd you get them?

    (Sorry I don't know the answer to your question...)
     
  10. JoeHatley

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    Kinda like "BBQ" ? ;)

    Joe
     
  11. BBQJOE

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    On clearance from a local gun shop.
     
  12. pbonebright

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    Is there a list somewhere of all of the common abbreviations?
     
  13. Mal H

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    Yes, in the THR library (upper right corner link), select "Common Acronyms/Terms (local)" under "Acronyms...", and then Bullet Design on that page.
     
  14. pbonebright

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    Wow- sweet!
    Lots of good stuff there - I had picked up most of it by osmosis but there are tons of these things floating around.
    thanks
    PB
     
  15. Noxx

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    You should visit us at Disney, home of the acronym as an art form.
     
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