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    I thought "lock and load" meant to lock in the magazine or clip (whichever is appropriate), then load.
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    My wife and her family calls a vacuum cleaner a "sweeper". Took me a while to figure out what they were talking about. Guess it is a yankee term, us southerners call it a "vacuum".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    I want to play too: The one that confounds me is using "BBL" as short for "barrel".
    "BBL" is the accepted abbreviation for barrel as in drum, keg, cask, hogshead, pipe, etc. Also can be used for a cylindrical part of an object; gun, pen, etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by frkelly74 View Post
    It is just an inclination toward more picturesque speech, or writing as it were. I know the trend is toward one word for all purposes or even acronyms and I find that boring. The worst case is using the word that begins with F for every adjective , noun, verb that a person wants to spew. I guess it saves having to think of what to say.
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    Here ya go.....

    "By the early 1870's, the 42-gallon barrel had been adopted as the standard for oil trade. This was 2 gallons per barrel more than the 40-gallon standard used by many other industries at the time. The extra 2 gallons was to allow for evaporation and leaking during tranport (most barrels were made of wood). Standard Oil began manufacturing 42 gallon barrels that were blue to be used for transporting petroleum. The use of a blue barrel, abbreviated "bbl," guaranteed a buyer that this was a 42-gallon"
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    ... and here's a definition for lock n' load from the 'net.

    This imperative phrase originally referred to the operation of the M1 Garand Rifle, the standard U.S. Army rifle of WWII. Its meaning is more general now, referring to preparation for any imminent event. To load a Garand, the bolt would be locked to the rear and a clip of ammunition loaded into the receiver.




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    Quote Originally Posted by scattershot View Post
    ... and here's a definition for lock n' load from the 'net.

    This imperative phrase originally referred to the operation of the M1 Garand Rifle, the standard U.S. Army rifle of WWII. Its meaning is more general now, referring to preparation for any imminent event. To load a Garand, the bolt would be locked to the rear and a clip of ammunition loaded into the receiver.




    Wow very cool to note that the Garand was responsible for that command!


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    Quote Originally Posted by scattershot View Post
    ... and here's a definition for lock n' load from the 'net.

    This imperative phrase originally referred to the operation of the M1 Garand Rifle, the standard U.S. Army rifle of WWII. Its meaning is more general now, referring to preparation for any imminent event. To load a Garand, the bolt would be locked to the rear and a clip of ammunition loaded into the receiver.






    They left out the part of getting your thumb out of the way quickly...
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    Yeah, you catch on pretty quickly to that little maneuver.
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    Thats why you keep your right hand braced against the handle while your right thumb pushes the clip in place. To prevent "M1 Thumb". Give them "the whole nine yards" stems from the 1919 Browning MG's belt being 27 ft long.
    And I can still roll a Bugler with one hand even though I quit smoking 15 yrs ago....
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
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LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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