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Pronounce "meplat" and "ogive"

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by JWM, Jun 30, 2008.

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  1. JWM

    JWM Member

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    How to you properly pronounce "ogive" and "meplat". I don't want to sound like a fool in front of an upcoming class when I discuss parts of a bullet. Thanks.
     
  2. Walkalong

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    "O" "Jive"

    Meplat, as far as I know, is just like it is spelled.
     
  3. svtruth

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    try

    cci-ammunition.com
    good luck.
     
  4. Canuck-IL

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    ok, now try "sabot."
    /Bryan
     
  5. Doug b

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    ok" say bow."
     
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    What's a 'meplat'? I couldn't find it in the dictionary????

    Mike
     
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    The diameter of the flat or blunt end of the nose of a bullet.
     
  9. MikeRz

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    Yea,
    I looked it up at CCI and they said:

    "The flat or blunt end of the nose of a bullet. The French pronunciation "meh-PLAY" is seldom used."

    Couldn't find it in my dictionary.....

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  10. Shoney

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    from the SAAMI Compendium
    MEPLAT - A term for the blunt tip of a bullet, specifically the tip’s diameter.

    And Sniper Country says
    Meplat - The truncated flat area on the leading end of certain projectiles.

    Meplat is the technical term for the tip or nose of a bullet. The shape of the meplat is important when determining how the bullet will move through the air. If uneven, the bullet will not have an ideal flight characteristic and will most likely not be of the expected weight for that type of round. Rounds that have the same shaped meplat will travel through the air in a nearly identical fashion, making it easier to group shots together or hit a target multiple times.

    Trimming the meplat also makes the bullet shorter. This makes the round more susceptible to wind drift. So even though the grouping will be better the range will be slightly less than before.

    Bullets of the same caliber but with different-shaped meplats sometimes cannot be loaded into the same firearm. The meplat plays an important role in the loading of a weapon whose ammunition is guided into the chamber by a mechanism (e.g. auto-loading, lever action or bolt action), though this usually is not important in weapons whose rounds are chambered by hand (e.g. single shots, double rifles, drillings and revolvers) and not by a mechanism.
     
  11. SSN Vet

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    "O.G." is how the carpenter's I know pronounce the term when refering to the curvature of moulding.....

    of course, that doesn't mean it's correct.
     
  12. Jim Watson

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    Well, there is ogive and ogee, somewhat related words.
     
  13. Walkalong

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    Is that anything like an Oger? :D
     
  14. ants

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    Ogive is to ogee, as oger is to ogle.
     
  15. W.E.G.

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    Mep-thplat and Oth-give!

    [​IMG]
     
  16. barman

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    It would be

    Meh - plah

    and

    o - jeeve
     
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