what does this mean

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by 1911_monster, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. 1911_monster

    1911_monster New Member

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    What dies NATO and LAPUA stand for??
     
  2. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
    Lapua, no idea except I know lapua manufacturers .22 ammo.
    Google is your friend good sir
     

  3. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    Lapua is the name of a town/city in Finland and it is also the name of an ammunition manufacturer in Finland that has developed the 6.5mm Lapua and .338 Lapua cartridges.
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Lapua is the name of a firm in Finnland that makes ammunition. REALLY good ammunition.
     
  5. Marlinman

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    Well worth the added cost ammo too. They are also ALOT hotter round in 338 than the win mag round in same caliber.

    God didnt make all men equal colonel sam colt did
     
  6. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    It is amazing to me how in this information age kids still ask rather than looking it up.

    Google is your friend. Is it too much to ask to simply type NATO in to a search engine? It would take less time than posting a question. When I was a kid, I had a set of World Book Encyclopedias and a dictionary. I had to "look it up". Getting the answer to your question on a silver platter is part of what is wrong with America now. One does not have to work for knowledge, food, transportation, clothes or flat panel televisions. Everything is handed to you.

    Life is going to kick you in the nads some day soon.
     
  7. tiberius10721

    tiberius10721 New Member

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    I think it's a matter of age when I was younger I asked more questions now that I'm almost 40 I just google everything or watch YouTube videos.
     
  8. TheOldMan

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    Often times I find myself wanting to say the same thing. Thanks for posting this Robo.. I'm seeing more and more threads basically asking the same things over and over.. There is already a wealth of info in the sticky threads that can answer a lot of the simple questions being asked ..
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2011
  9. Txhillbilly

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    x10 Robo.
    Todays technology has done nothing but contribute to stupidity when it comes to having some common sense.
     
  10. tiberius10721

    tiberius10721 New Member

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    Dumb questions may be annoying but by giving an answer you may be educating and saving a persons life. I would like to see someone here at this forum say they have never asked a dumb question.
     
  11. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    There's nothing wrong with asking a question,but if the person asking would just take the time to look it up themselves on a search engine,9 out of 10 times,they would find the answer themselves.
    But it seems like there are a lot of people that don't understand this concept!
     
  12. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    If someone does not have immediate access to reference materials or the interwebs AND they are asking me (stupid) questions to my face, I can judge whether they are truly stupid or just a noob wanting information.

    If someone is online HERE, they have access to the rest of the wonderful internet. Sometimes they just need a little prodding to be able to answer their own questions. Research = knowledge Asking questions = a brain full of mush and immediate gratification.

    When I first got into firearms, I read everything I could get my hands on to expand my knowledge. When I got into handloading, I read several manuals over and over. When I got into bullet casting, more manuals. Looking up the information leads to answers you never even knew had questions about. THAT is knowledge.
     
  13. MidnightExpress

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    Some of you should realize that not everyone is internet savvy despite the fact their on this or any other web site. They may have just stumbled on to this one or maybe someone sent them a link to this site. To us it does seem rather simple, type it into a g**-d*** search engine and hit "enter".

    Some people really don't know the web will answer those simple questions. They have no idea Dictionary.com exists, or Wikipedia or any of the other online reference sites. They don't know there's a Java program on a web site designed to help those new to reading micrometers and calipers learn to read them. They don't know you can log on to Sears Parts Direct and order parts for appliances, gym equipment, tools, lawn care equipment, etc. from most manufactures. With these people a polite suggestion will probably go a lot further in teaching them than demeaning sarcasm.

    Bare in mind that at some point in your lives you too were new to something and had to ask questions. Hopefully the people you asked were a little more understanding and treated you with some respect.

    And if the questions really bother some of you, you have other options.
     
  14. chlogeo

    chlogeo New Member

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    The worst question in the world is.........
    the question unanswered.

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  15. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Beg to differ but its the one not asked

    God didnt make all men equal colonel sam colt did
     
  16. chlogeo

    chlogeo New Member

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    I stand corrected and whole heartily agree.
    Thank you.

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  17. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Your welcome

    God didnt make all men equal colonel sam colt did
     
  18. trip286

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    Especially if the question could save a life. I don't think that's necessarily the case here, but it's been seen on the forum before.
     
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  19. hogrider

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    I've said this before and got stomped on for saying it, but I'll say it again, if a question just seems dumb to you, don't answer it. Someone else will that still thinks there are no dumb questions when it comes to guns and ammunition. Sure seems simple enough to me. I've only been on the www stuff a little over a year but I still don't know how to do a search on a phrase I can remember and not get hits on every word in that phrase instead. And when I first started, I didn't even know there was a search. And yep, I got yelled at too. I soon learned you have to have a thick hide, especially here. I just think that some of you forget that everyone isn't super quick at this stuff. So there ya go, yell at me again.:D:cool::D:rolleyes:
     
  20. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I'm yelling at you although I can't post in all caps. I'm screaming at the top of my lungs that this sounds like a totally sensible philosophy.