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Join Date: May 2009
Location: pa, westmoreland
Funny how some terms get under one persons skin yet another something else.
Weapon is one of the terms that donít bother me. Growing up in a Military Family and serving myself over 45 years ago weapon was a very common term most of my life.
Magazine vs. clip these terms used improperly can be aggravating and confusing. Most all Military Rifles and civilian variants of Military rifles use a clip along with a magazine to aid in loading the magazine detectable or fixed box. I do not believe I have ever seen a clip for a pistol magazine.
Pistol vs revolver. This one I have only seen used wrong a couple times on the forums, however I have read post where guys get up set should someone refer to a revolver as a wheel gun.
Another that can be confusing is Cartridge vs. caliber. A Cartridge is one complete round of ammunition. Caliber is the diameter of the bullet used or rifle bore diameter. A .308 bullet can be loaded into 3030, 308, 30.06, or 300 brass. However none of these completed Cartridges are interchangeable all have a bore diameter of .308. I believe when talking about rifles the term chamber as in the Rifle is chambered in 30.06 as opposed to 30.06 caliber. The 30.06 shoot a .308 caliber or diameter bullet.
Another term some on the forums get very upset over is LTCF vs, CWP. As most of us know PA is a License to carry a firearm state and it is not a concealed weapon permit. Which some States do issue CWP just not PA. .
The one that truly annoys me and I donít know why is the term tip I reload and that may have something to do with it. However a Complete round of ammo consist of a bullet or projectile, a case or brass, powder or load, and a primer, no where in my 40 plus years of reloading have I read the term tip in any of my reloading manuals , I also never heard the term tip in the Military, It was Bullet or Projectile