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Old 11-11-2010, 09:38 AM   #1
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I know I'm pretty new here, so I might've overlooked a thread like this that's already been posted, but I couldn't find one in the sections I checked. It's possible that no one has ever needed one, but I know it'd help me.


Basically what I'm suggesting is that an experienced and knowledgeable person make a thread with all the different acronyms, abbreviations, and etc defined for those of us who want to learn it all or who get help from someone but can't completely understand what the other person was saying.

For instance, what MOA means. Or LEO. Those are two acronyms that I don't know anything about that would be good for this list.

Anyways, was just a suggestion. I may not be the only lazy bastard having to look up all the terms.


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LEO - Law Enforcement Officer

Firearm Barrel - A cylindrical piece (normally consisting of metal) that has a version of imbedded twists (polygonal, or lands and grooves) internally to initiate a projectile spin as the projectile travels the length of the cylinder assisting the projectile to have a predetermined path to arrive at its expected point of impact.

SHTF- sh_t hit the fan

OP - original post

Mils - Milliradians (see) http://www.snipercountry.com/articles/mildot_moa.asp

BBL - Bull Barrel (Rifle barrel that is thicker then the normal hunting rifle barrel)

opaww - Hard core Ass Hole, commenly known as a hate monger, Radical right wing gun nut, Pro-American/pro-Constitution/pro-Bill of Rights.

TEOTWAWKI - The End Of The World As We Know It

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Minute Of Angle -

Along with MOA you may also encounter the term "clicks" which refers to the sound that SOME iron sight adjustments or scope adjustments make when you turn them to correct the "zero" on your sights.

Many target shooters will use the term "clicks" in place of MOA since it is a way to fine tune your sight adjustments. If the sight or scope has "1/2 MOA" adjustments (each line marking or click) it will adjust the bullets impact by approx 1/2" @ 100 yards. So turning the adjustment two lines or clicks on the sight will move the impact by 1 inch @ 100 yards. The same sight or scope with 1/4 MOA adjustments will require you to turn the adjustment four lines or clicks to get the same 1 inch change in your bullet impact @ 100 yards.

It's just easier to remember to adjust your sights by 14 "clicks" vs. 3.7 MOA when you are doing a lot of distance / wind adjustments.....

The idea of course is to get your sights adjusted to where the bullet strikes exactly where you line up your sight(s) on the intended target, which would be your POA. (Point of Aim.)

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Very good idea. I am fairly new and have been mulling over these acronyms, too. I did figure out LEO mean Law Enforcement Officer. I'm not sure about MOA. When I don't know, I just ask someone. Everyone has been very kind and helpful to me here.

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MOA = minute of angle. Deals with rifle accuracy (not a rifle guy myself).

LEO = law enforcement officer - a cop.

Fire away and somebody will jump in to help...

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Minute Of Angle

Along with MOA you may also encounter the term "clicks" which refers to the sound that SOME iron sight adjustments or scope adjustments make when you turn them to correct the "zero" on your sights.

Many target shooters will use the term "clicks" in place of MOA since it is a way to fine tune your sight adjustments. If the sight or scope has "1/2 MOA" adjustments (each line marking or click) it will adjust the bullets impact by approx 1/2" @ 100 yards. So turning the adjustment two lines or clicks on the sight will move the impact by 1 inch @ 100 yards. The same sight or scope with 1/4 MOA adjustments will require you to turn the adjustment four lines or clicks to get the same 1 inch change in your bullet impact @ 100 yards.

It's just easier to remember to adjust your sights by 14 "clicks" vs. 3.7 MOA when you are doing a lot of distance / wind adjustments.....

The idea of course is to get your sights adjusted to where the bullet strikes exactly where you line up your sight(s) on the intended target, which would be your POA. (Point of Aim.)

Now -- see what you've started.......
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I just put the abbreviation into a web search engine when I find one I don't understand. I use Dogpile and usually have the answer without even opening the suggested sites.

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Well I'm not opposed to searching, of course. It's just the initial times I searched MOA I got things about Mall of America and a few other random links. After a bit of looking through them I found the gun related one, which is when I stopped searching. But I figured having a thread full of them already defined would be a great idea and prevent confusion for those of us noobs

@Highpower: That's exactly what I was hoping to get with this thread. A great explanation! Thank you very much! I hope we can get more acronyms and phrases defined like that in this thread.

@NGIB and winds-of-change: Thanks for the LEO definition. You'd think I'd know that one already having a real dad as a cop and a step-dad as a cop... haha.

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Most "lingo" will be picked up as you go along. I do not have any problem answering a serious question (I was new myself at one time).

Firearm Barrel: A cylindrical piece (normally consisting of metal) that has a version of imbedded twists (polygonal, or lands and grooves) internally to initiate a projectile spin as the projectile travels the length of the cylinder assisting the projectile to have a predetermined path to arrive at its expected point of impact.

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SHTF= sh_t hit the fan

OP = original post

Mils = Milliradians (see) http://www.snipercountry.com/articles/mildot_moa.asp

BBL = Bull Barrel (Rifle barrel that is thicker then the normal hunting rifle barrel)

opaww = Hard core Ass Hole, commenly known as a hate monger, Radical right wing gun nut, Pro-American/pro-Constitution/pro-Bill of Rights.

All I can think of right now

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