27 August 2011

Words Mean Something

You'd think with all the acrimony about the whole clip vs magazine issue that gun rags would be a little more careful about terms.

Mr David Bahoe of Special Weapons for Military and Police: .338 Lapua is not an intermediate round because it's roughly halfway between 7.62x51 and .50 BMG.

Intermediate rounds are halfway between battle rifle ammo and pistol cartridges.

.338 is a lot more sporty than bog standard 7.62 NATO thus going the wrong direction to be called intermediate.

Another possibility is the author is unaware of the term.  In that case he should not be paid to write for a gun magazine.

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