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Old January 29, 2013, 10:57 PM   #1
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Bullet abbreviations

I am new to reloading and reading all the load data and see some designations/abbreviations/nomenclature that I just dont understand. Some are obvious JHP, LRN, etc
Others such as 335 GR. CPB WLN GC I cant find. The Powder manufacturer web site doesnt always have a index. At least not one I can find.
The above is from here--- http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp
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Old January 29, 2013, 11:47 PM   #2
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From Hodgdon's 2013 Annual Manual
BRANDS:
1. bar-Barnes 2. btb-Beartooth Bullets 3. Berb-Berry's bullets 4.BLX-Bull-X
5. CPB-Cast Performance Bullets 6. FA-Freedom Arms 7.HDY-Hornady
8.LY- Lyman SPM 9. MEI-Meister 10. NOS-Nosler 11. REM- Remington
12 SIE-Sierra 13. SPT- Swift 14.SPR-Speer 15.Wdlgh-Woodleigh
16 Win- Winchester 17. Spire-Sinterfire
PRIMERS:
LR-large rifle
LRM-large rifle magnum
SR-small rifle
SRM-small rifle magnum
LP-large pistol
LPM-large pistol magnum
SP-small pistol
SPM-small pistol magnum
DATA:
C-compressed powder charge
BULLETS-----BULLETS:
AB-Accubond | A-Max-Hornady match | BK-Blitz King | BR-bench rest |
BT-ballistic tip | BTSP-boat tail spire point | E-tip-Polymer tipped copper bullet | FMC-full metal case | FMJ-full metal jacket | fmjbt-full metal jacket boat tail | FN-flat nose | FP-flat point | FPJ-full plated jacket |
FS-fail safe | FTX-flex tip | GC-gas check | GDHP-Gold Dot Hollow point |
GDSP-Gold Dot Soft point | GMX-Guilding Metal Expanding bullet |
GS-Grand Slam | HB-hollow base | HC-hollow cavity | HP-hollow point |
HPBT-hollow point boat tail | HSP-hollow soft point | IB-Inter Bond |
JFP- jacketed flat point | JHC-jacketed hollow cavity | JRN-jacketed round nose | JSWC-jacketed semi-wadcutter | LBBWC-lead bevel base wadcutter|
LCN-lead conical nose | LF-lead free | LFN-lead flat nose |
LFNPB-lead flat nose plain base | LFP- lead flat point | LHBWC- lead hollow base wadcutter | LRN-lead round nose | LSWC-lead semi wadcutter |
MK-MatchKing | MT-SP-Mag Tip soft point | Part-Partition |
PSPCL-Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" | RN-round nose | SB-solid base |
SBT-spitzer boat tail | SCIR-Scirocco | SJ-short jacket | SMP-semi-pointed | SP- spire point | SPT-spitzer | SPBT-soft point boat tail |
SSP-single shot pistol | SST-Super Shock Tip | ST-silver tip |
SX-super explosive | TMJ-Totally Metal Jacket | TNT-varmint bullet |
TSX-Triple Shock X bullet | TTSX-Tipped Triple Shock X bullet |
V-Max-varmint express | WC-wadcutter | W/GCK-With Gas Check |
X-x bullet | XBT-x boat tail | XBTC-x boat tail coated | XFB-x flat base |
XPB-x pistol bullet | XTP-extreme terminal performance

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Old January 30, 2013, 12:05 AM   #3
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Didn't include the CPB which is bullets by Cast Performance Bullets and the WLN is wide long nose while WFN is wide flat nose.
http://www.grizzlycartridge.com/stor...atshow&ref=cpb
The Grizzly Cartridge company site has some reload data too.

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Old January 30, 2013, 06:36 AM   #4
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So what your saying is there is no one source for the abreviatons??? I was hoping to find a chart that was standardized. Like a ANSI standard for all manufacturers to follow.
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Old January 30, 2013, 01:46 PM   #5
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BoogieMan, SAAMI has the only "official" standard for firearms ammunition. They don't go into any detail for bullet types at all. And their standars are voluntary for companies to use; there's no laws preventing someone to do or name something different.

Best thing to do is browse through all the info form all the companies then do your best to figure out what each one's abbreviations mean. There may well be two or more meanings for the same one.

Yes, it's a nightmare. But sleep the best your can after reading all that somewhat confusing stuff.
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Old January 31, 2013, 01:55 PM   #6
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RG1 - Thanks for the post. Very helpful to a noob such as myself!
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Old January 31, 2013, 06:19 PM   #7
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Seeing as there is not list is it best to get your load data from bullet mfg and then check against poder or press manufacturers books or does not matter?
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