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    Default How did MSM come up with "shell casings"?

    Seems to me shells would do it. Or spent cases. Shell casings sounds like something that once held a shell and is now discarded. Maybe the thing that goes up is what separates them?

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    Default Re: How did MSM come up with "shell casings"?

    Shell Casings is from the same dictionary that provides the term Fully Semiautomatic.

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    Default Re: How did MSM come up with "shell casings"?

    I grew up with the term. You want bad? Try heads. I got some heads for 357. The bottom of a cartridge case has the head stamp and the primer hole. How can the bullet be a head? Cannons use shells, they call them guns, but guns use cartridges except for shotguns they use shells sometimes called hulls but often called shot shells or shell casings.

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    Default Re: How did MSM come up with "shell casings"?

    Aren't shell casings shotgun terms?

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    Default Re: How did MSM come up with "shell casings"?

    Because cartridge is to long of a word for a liberal to spell.

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    Default Re: How did MSM come up with "shell casings"?

    Quote Originally Posted by bogey1 View Post
    Aren't shell casings shotgun terms?
    As far as I know.....its a shotgun shell. But its interesting that once a shotgun is fired they become hulls.


    Maybe they were talking about artillery shells?

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    Default Re: How did MSM come up with "shell casings"?

    Words like "shell casings" are nothing more than word fluff. Fluff is really bullshit!
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    Default Re: How did MSM come up with "shell casings"?

    Quote Originally Posted by bogey1 View Post
    Aren't shell casings shotgun terms?
    Ammo for shotgun before firing: shell. After firing the portion ejected from the gun is called a hull. The only casing I am aware of in shotgunning is what I do with the gun after shooting and before it goes in the car.

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    Default Re: How did MSM come up with "shell casings"?

    I think the original term "shell casing" comes from around the time of early cartridge ammo. Might be a British term from late 1800's. Didn't early artillery crews also have a coat/jacket called a "casing" jacket? Dunno.....still working on first cup o coffee....

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    Default Re: How did MSM come up with "shell casings"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daycrawler View Post
    Words like "shell casings" are nothing more than word fluff. Fluff is really bullshit!
    Word fluff.....good one,never heard of that before.
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