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    Default Re: Term "shell casings" bugs me

    I prefer Mack Bolan's term....tumblers.
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    Default Re: Term "shell casings" bugs me

    Quote Originally Posted by Krichardson View Post
    I prefer Mack Bolan's term....tumblers.
    It has been *years* since I've read Pendleton. I don't recall this one...

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    Default Re: Term "shell casings" bugs me

    Quote Originally Posted by spandexlurch View Post
    I started reading Rogue Warrior last night. In the first two chapters they keep referring to magazines as clips! This is supposedly from the guy who started Seal Team Six.
    Clips hold ammo. Magazines are what you read at the barber shop. Perhaps it's because I trained with both the M1 and M14, but clip/magazine are interchangeable as far as I'm concerned. Pistachio shells are just shells, but brass that once held powder and a projectile is a shell casing.
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    Default Re: Term "shell casings" bugs me

    Please post an illustration of a shell casing. I do not know what an encased shell looks like.
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    Default Re: Term "shell casings" bugs me

    Quote Originally Posted by Bang View Post
    Please post an illustration of a shell casing. I do not know what an encased shell looks like.
    Here ya go.

    https://proxy.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=h...2135.1.jpg&f=1
    Sorry but I'm all out of pity right now, please try later.

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    Default Re: Term "shell casings" bugs me

    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye Hunter View Post
    2135.1.jpg
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    Default Re: Term "shell casings" bugs me

    Quote Originally Posted by buxbandit View Post
    but brass that once held powder and a projectile is a shell casing.
    Class dismissed.
    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Term "shell casings" bugs me

    Quote Originally Posted by PaleDriver View Post
    I never cared for battles over semantics. If the meaning is clear than it distracts from the meat of the conversation
    Don't come in here spewing forth logic.

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    Default Re: Term "shell casings" bugs me

    I see a photo of a spent shell. Where's the casing?

    I know what a shell looks like (many variations of them, BTW). But have never seen a casing. Is it the box they come in?
    Legislating to prevent people's acts is fantasy

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    Default Re: Term "shell casings" bugs me

    Quote Originally Posted by Bang View Post
    I see a photo of a spent shell. Where's the casing?

    I know what a shell looks like (many variations of them, BTW). But have never seen a casing. Is it the box they come in?
    Some rounds have a recessed bullet, so one can't say if the picture is an empty shell or not. Due to the tarnish or dirt it is likely expended.

    To me, a clip can hold rounds, but not in an enclosed state (normally) and they are used to "strip" the rounds into a fixed or detachable magazine. A magazine was a place powder, any casings and shells are stored until ready for use. Then, the round is moved "into battery" to be fired. A lot is borrowed from artillery or did arty borrow from ancient firearms?
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