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    I’d like to make a new thread.

    I have seen on a different type forum, a thread of definitions related to what we do and talk about. (The other forum was a Jeep forum). Anyway, we can list and share what some of the terms mean, what acronyms are, and abbreviations for confusing language.

    If there is already a thread that does this please forgive me as I have not found one.

    THIS IS NOT THE THREAD I WOULD LIKE TO SEE, but a precursor to get one started.

    For example:

    Smelting pot—a pot to melt large (20–400lbs) quantities of lead/alloy. Ie range lead, wheel weights, roof flashing....to make ingots with.

    Melting pot—a small pot to melt pre-made ingots for use in casting boolits.

    IIRC—I have no idea if this is a forum member or a term.

    “J” word boolits—a jacketed boolit. Kinda goes against why we cast boolits.

    Boolit—another term for bullet/projectile.

    COWW—clip on wheel weights for automotive type tires.

    SOWW—stick on wheel weights for automotive type tires.

    BRN—Brinell hardness rating???

    M/L—muzzleloader

    Pb—chemical element designation for lead.

    Sb—antimony

    Tn—tin

    Zn—zinc
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    .we all keep adding terms and definitions.

    Is this a dingbat idea? Please advise.
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    I like the idea...

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    IIRC= If I Remember Correctly.
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    How about this one?

    If the link does not work check Classics & Stickies go to the 15th post below the stickies section and you will find a post titled"Abbreviations - Acronyms - As Used on This Forum"

    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...-on-This-Forum
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    I cant help u find it, but I know it's already out there



    Edit: go to upper right hand corner of page to "search" box.
    type in "forum abbreviations"

    first one on list
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    Good idea but how are you going to organize it? If a person is looking for the definition of a term/initials/etc. - they certainly don't want to "wade through" a lot of posts hunting for it. If there were some way to have just one post with the terms listed in alphabet order for a quick "look up", then that would be great - if it was only a bunch of "posts" by members throwing their definitions in - then I think it would greatly defeat the good idea/intention. JMTCW (just my two cents worth)

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    I KNOW I'm not going to change common usage here, but smelting is reducing ore to extract the metal. What we do when we melt chunks of pipe, roof sheathing, wheel weights, range lead, or any other form of metal or alloy is melting, not smelting. This is me being a pendant. Feel free to ignore! With any luck, it will be the last one of the day, too. https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffab&q=pedant&ia=definition

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrounge View Post
    I KNOW I'm not going to change common usage here, but smelting is reducing ore to extract the metal. What we do when we melt chunks of pipe, roof sheathing, wheel weights, range lead, or any other form of metal or alloy is melting, not smelting. This is me being a pendant. Feel free to ignore! With any luck, it will be the last one of the day, too. https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffab&q=pedant&ia=definition
    This discussion has happened several times over the years. You can take solace that many members agree with you.
    The reason, I suspect, that some of us use the term "smelting", is to differentiate the actions of:
    Melting clean ingots in a Lead furnace/melter/pot for casting boolits now.
    AND
    Melting and fluxing/Cleaning scrap lead in a larger vessel to be poured into ingots, in prep for future casting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Echo View Post
    Tin - Sn, from Stannum, the latin word for tin...
    This is why I thought it was a good idea. I used Tn for tin. I stand corrected.
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