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Old 11-14-2010, 12:25 PM   #21
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Yep. FMJ you can usually look at the rear of the bullet, see the lead core. TMJ, safely wrapped 360 degrees for your protection.

There are also the military abbreviations- like APIT (armor piercing incediary tracer- the GOOD stuff if a burglar is hiding inside your refrigerator- or you really want to piss off Smokey the Bear)

By the way, i work with explosives- and they have all kinds of abbreviations- TNT for tri-nitro-tolulene, NG for nitroglycerin, PETN for Pentaerythritol tetranitrate, etc. Was going nuts trying to find proper name for one developed ages ago in Britain- HMX. Hmmm- Hexamethyl... ahhhh? Damn! Finally find it. Stands for High Melting Point Explosive. Duhhhhh!
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Hmm....I'll have to look closer at my FMJ's.
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WP, sometimes called Wooly Pete, = White phosphorus

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gr./ grain = weight measurement forumla

Since 1958, the grain or troy grain (Symbol: gr) measure has been defined in terms of units of mass in the International System of Units as precisely

64.79891 milligrams.[1][2] However, the measure for pearls and diamonds - the pearl grain and the metric grain - are equal to 1⁄4 of a (metric) carat, i.e. 50 mg (0.77 gr).

There are precisely 7,000 grains per avoirdupois pound in the Imperial and U.S. customary units, and 5,760 grains in the Troy pound

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I believe you mean "Willy Pete". That comes from the Cannon Cockers in the Army prior to going to the NATO brevity codes... In the day they would have asked for "William Peter" or on the vernacular, Willy Pete. Sounds alot better than Whiskey Papa...
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kma=kiss my arse

hp=hollow point or home protection

sd=self defense

imho=in my honest or humble opinon

iyao=in your assinine opinion

db=douche bag

fu=self explanitory

wwb=Winchester White Box

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Texting has its own language- I am being tutored by a couple of the grandkids.

IIRC If I recall correctly
AFAIK As far as I know
GTG BRB Go to go Be right back

But my favorite? POS- Parent Over Shouder!
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What, exactly, is plinking?


By the way, I love this thread.
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What, exactly, is plinking?
Target shooting at non-traditional targets, such as cans, beer bottles, milk jugs, pumpkins, watermelons, paint filled balloons, assorted trash, abandoned appliances, tree trunks, etc. Anything other than a traditional target, paper, silhouette or steel.
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Casual target shooting with sharply defined rules or scoring. Taditionally using an empty metal food or beverage can as target, which, when struck by a .22 bullet, makes the sound- PLINK.

Or the light red color of a medium rare steak or salmon filet as pronounced by someone from China?
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