Call it what you want and to heck with what anyone else says. I think it becomes too much of an issue with some people.
Because using incorrect terminology makes us all look uneducated to those antis who read these forums, thus perpetuating the myth that gun owners are "ignorant rednecks"?
Because taking a moment to use the proper terminology is the right thing to do?
Because we have so many new folks coming to guns for the first time in their lives and we shouldn't be confusing them?
And let's NOT get into the caliber versus cartridge fiasco..............