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Spend enough time on the Internet and you'll see terminology used incorrectly. Two examples are; cartridge vs. caliber and magazine vs. clip. Do those, or other, misnomers bother you?
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If somebody wants to call their magazine a clip it doesn't bother me at all. I know what they are talking about.
The only thing that irritates me is when people refer to all firearms as "weapons".

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bullet is my pet peeve......

You know, the guy that says I only had 6 bullets left in my box, instead of cartridges or shells.....

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kind of depends on what it is though. I agree with buckshot bullet bugs me and so does assault rifle or weapon. It isn't a weapon it is a tool.

If an inline is just like a flintlock why don't you get a flintlock so you can hunt more seasons?
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When I was in the service they called the firearm a weapon.If the services label it that then it,s good enough for me.
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Re: Terminology

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Do those, or other, misnomers bother you?
It doesn't bother me, but why do some refer to their firearms as "The old girl", "She" and "My baby"?

All my firearms to the best of my knowledge are gender neutral, none of them poop in diapers and the only old girl around this place is usually glued to the TV watching QVC with a telephone in one hand and a credit card in the other!
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When I was in the service they called the firearm a weapon.If the services label it that then it,s good enough for me.
Weapon- noun- 1. any instrument or device for use in attack or defense in combat, fighting, or war, as a sword, rifle, or cannon.

In the military a firearm is a weapon. In the woods it's not. Unless, of course you consider yourself to be at war with deer and squirrels.

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Weapon is a turn off for me when applied to sporting arms for the reason stated above....

Boolits is another attempt at a cute form of expression that I find curious...
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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
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Hornady- here are a couple "revolver clips". 45 acp half moon clips. Cutting edge 1917 technology.

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