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What is a "Magnum"

As far as I can find there is no standard that makes a magnum. Seems like the manufacturers just add the "magnum" label to boost sales. It also seems like some people see the word and think its the ultimate killing machine, others think its overkill.

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Re: What is a "Magnum"

The word "magnum" is used to describe ammunition that has more power than other ammunition of the same caliber.
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Re: What is a "Magnum"

A magnum is usually 2 x's the size of a normal bottle. For example: a fifth of Jack Daniels would be a Magnum if it were twice the size of a fifth. I could be more detailed but I am on mey thurd drunke of JD....

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Re: What is a "Magnum"

Just a word used to make a cartridge stand out. A marketing ploy...

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Re: What is a "Magnum"

back in old days italian wine makers made two size bottles; regular and what they called "magnum". meaning much bigger. so magnum first came from italian wine making terms
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Re: What is a "Magnum"

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back in old days italian wine makers made two size bottles; regular and what they called "magnum". meaning much bigger. so magnum first came from italian wine making terms
I was too late. What he said. A magnum held more. In the case of guns it held more powder.

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Re: What is a "Magnum"

What they said. Some shake their head when someone mentions they use a magnum in PA as too much gun....maybe, but dead is dead. I don't think the "below 30 caliber magnum" is too much for PA, and anything above 30 is just preference. I mostly use std rounds but pull out a magnum every now and then just because.
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Re: What is a "Magnum"

Magnum: Bigger bullet, smaller _ _ _ _.

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Re: What is a "Magnum"

H&H began the use of 'belted magnums', but that no longer is a requirement
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