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Sometimes I get lost in acronyms so here is a list if anyone else does too.
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Bullet Acronyms

BBWC Bevel Base Wadcutter
BT Boat Tail, but when discussing handguns can be Black Talon
BTHP Boat Tail Hollow Point
FMJ Full Metal Jacket
FP Flat Point
GD Gold Dot HP (Speer)
GS Golden Saber HP (Remington)
HP Hollow Point
HBWC Hollow Base Wadcutter
HS Hydra Shok HP (Federal)
J Jacketed
JFP Jacketed Flat Point
JHC Jacketed Hollow Cavity, Sierra jacketed hollow point
JHP Jacketed Hollow Point
Keith Keith designed LSWC
L Lead
LBT Lead Bullet Technology
LFN Long Flat Nose (LBT design)
LFP Lead Flat Point
LRN Lead Round Nose
LSWC Lead Semi-Wadcutter
LSWC-GC Lead Semi-Wadcutter Gas Checked
LWC Lead WadCutter
LTC Lead Truncated Cone
RN Round Nose
RNFP Round Nose Flat Point
SJ Semi Jacketed
SJHP Semi Jacketed Hollow Point
SP Soft Point
ST Silver Tip HP (Winchester)
SWC Semi Wadcutter
TC Truncated Cone
TMJ Total Metal Jacket
WC WadCutter
WLN Wide Long Nose (LBT design)
XTP Extreme Terminal Performance, Hornady jackated hollow point
 

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Thanks! Looks like I have some google-fu to do since I haven't heard of/seen a few of those. :scratchchin:
 

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I can usually stumble my way through pistal bullets, but I get lost when talking about rifles rounds.
 

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New to the firearms world here - fascinating stuff!

Thanks for this thread, now I know what words the letters stand for. Must I google them individually, or is there a shortcut to where some kind and knowledgeable soul explains what ideas the words stand for? Some I can infer, but draw a blank on many. For example, wads of what, and why would I want to cut them?

Thanks.
 

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New to the firearms world here - fascinating stuff!

Thanks for this thread, now I know what words the letters stand for. Must I google them individually, or is there a shortcut to where some kind and knowledgeable soul explains what ideas the words stand for? Some I can infer, but draw a blank on many. For example, wads of what, and why would I want to cut them?

Thanks.
Maybe they can make this a STICKY for quick reference??
 

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I like how this is an informal reference. You may want some of the standard loads on there, though. Example:
.45 ACP = Automatic Colt Pistol
.45 GAP = Glock Automatic Pistol
Ect.
 
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