The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Handloading, Reloading, and Bullet Casting

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 20, 2012, 05:32 PM   #26
Senior Member
Join Date: June 4, 2006
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 2,258
Wow! Seems I must have offended you somehow.
I didn't take it that way. It sounded like Snuffy was also trying to educate you as it sounds like you are also new to reloading.
I don't ever remember being absent minded.
CrustyFN is offline  
Old May 20, 2012, 08:45 PM   #27
Senior Member
Join Date: January 16, 2011
Location: North Bend, OR
Posts: 741

I didn't take it that way. It sounded like Snuffy was also trying to educate you as it sounds like you are also new to reloading.
I did read Snuffy's participation in this thread. It sounded to me like he was offended.
Snuffy said:
ColdBore, you'd better get your terminology right before giving advice! A bullet is a projectile, or what leaves the barrel and goes to the target, not a completed cartridge! Some call it a shell, or round and ammunition is a proper term.
That sounded a bit to aggressive to me and denotes offense. A better way to have said it would be "Coldbore, the correct terminology is......". "You'd better get" denotes threat. You'd better get or else.

I'm sure snuffy knows his stuff, but choice of words can change how others perceive it.
Vance is offline  
Old May 20, 2012, 10:34 PM   #28
Senior Member
Join Date: May 20, 2001
Location: Oshkosh wi.
Posts: 3,051
If coldbore got offended, it was his own fault. Notice he has not posted since 01-11, so he must have got offended right on out of here.

People that can't stand to be corrected may not be good candidates for reloading. It's a very precise hobby. It depends on specific information with correct terminology. Taking a slang approach to names for items relating to reloading can get you into trouble.

I worked in a gunshop for 6 years. One time I took a phone call from somebody wanting 270 Hornady "BULLETS". I said what grain weight, he said 130 grain, we got them come on down. He got there about 25 minutes later. Said, "I'm the one that called for the 270 bullets." I handed him a 100 count box of bullets. He said, " how is there 20 bullets in this small box?" I said there' actually 100 in there. He said, wait a minute I meant loaded BULLETS. Oh you want ammunition, or rounds, or shells. Just happened we also carried loaded Hornady ammunition, and we had what he really wanted. It would have meant a wasted trip for him, an angry customer, even though he didn't use accepted terminology.
The more people I meet, the more I love my dog

They're going to get their butts kicked over there this election. How come people can't spell and use words correctly?
snuffy is offline  
Old May 21, 2012, 11:38 AM   #29
Don P
Senior Member
Join Date: December 17, 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,624
Why on earth would anyone want to trim pistol brass? Before the case needs triming the case will split or the primer will fail to stay seated in the case. Boy folks looking for all that extra work fo nada
NRA Life Member, NRA Range Safety Officer, NRA Certified Pistol Instructor,, USPSA NROI Range Officer,
ICORE Range Officer, ICORE Match Director
,MAG 40 Graduate
As you are, I once was, As I am, You will be.
Don P is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:15 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2016 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.04916 seconds with 7 queries