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Old July 22, 2010, 07:45 PM   #1
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What do these mean?

hello. I'm have a problem understanding some of these abrevations?
LCN = ?

spr gdhp = ?

LRN = lead round nose ?

LSWC = ?

Thanks for your time ...
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Old July 22, 2010, 07:48 PM   #2
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spr gdhp = ? Pretty sure that's "Speer Gold Dot Hollow Point"
LSWC = ? "Lead semi-wadcutter"

I'll let others fill in the rest because I'm not 100% sure.
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Old July 22, 2010, 07:49 PM   #3
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"LCN" - Lead Conical Nose
"spr gdhp" - Speer Gold Dot HollowPoint
"LRN" - Lead Round Nose
"LSWC" - Lead Semi-WadCutter
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Old July 22, 2010, 10:16 PM   #4
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Most initialisms and acronyms can be found in the TFL library, specifically under "Common Acronyms/Terms".
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Old July 22, 2010, 10:22 PM   #5
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Just for fun I thought I'd list the abbreviations I could find -


BAR - Barnes
BTB - Beartooth Bullets
BER - Berger
BLX - Bull-X
CPB - Cast Performance Bullets
FA - Freedom Arms
HDY - Hornady
LY - Lyman
NOS - Nosler
REM - Remington
SIE - Sierra
SFT - Swift
SPR - Speer
WIN - Winchester


A-MAX - Match
BK - Blitz King
BR - Bench Rest
BT - Ballistic Tip
BTSP - Boat Tail Spire Point
FMC - Full Metal Case
FMJ - Full Metal Jacket
FMTBT - Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail
FN - Flat Nose
FP - Flat Point
FPJ - Full Plated Jacket
FS - Fail Safe
GC - Gas Check
GDHP - Gold Dot Hollow Point
GDSP - Gold Dot Soft Point
GS - Grand Slam
HB - Hollow Base
HC - Hollow Cavity
HP - Hollow Point
HPBT - Hollow Point Boat Tail
HSP - Hollow Soft Point
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
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 - Match King
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 - Soft Point, Spitzer, Spire Point
SPT - Spitzer
SPBT - Soft Point Boat Tail
SSP - Single Shot Pistol
SST - Super Shock Tip
ST - Silver Tip
SX - Super Explosive
TMJ - Total Metal Jacket
TNT - Varmint bullet
V-MAX - Varmint Express
WC - Wadcutter
W/GCK - With Gas Check
WNFP - Wide Nose Flat Point
XTP - Extreme Terminal Performance

It should be noted that some of these are "paired", such as SPR GDHP and HDY A-MAX, as these are offered by one manufacturer. Others are generic, such as LRN or HP and are used by many manufacturers.

The manufacturers keep dreaming up new abbreviations, so attempts to compile an exhaustive list are somewhat futile...
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Old July 23, 2010, 06:47 AM   #6
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