what’s so special about magnums?

A look at cartridge naming conventions.

I guess because the 30 Ass Kicker, Name Taker isn’t a good marketing gimmick?

7 Responses to “what’s so special about magnums?”

  1. Phelps says:

    Hey, I was thinking of inventing the .44 Sodomizer, so don’t steal my idea.

  2. georgeh says:

    A 30 Name Taker would probably do well against a 5.56 Poodle Shooter.

  3. drstrangegun says:

    I still want a revolver in 555 Thumper.

    .500 caliber, 500 grains, 500 fps.

  4. Les says:

    “what’s so special about magnums?”

    Because Ackley Improved, P.I. just wouldn’t sound the same.

  5. Justthisguy says:

    .219 Improved Zipper is my favorite cartridge name, EVAR!

    Just stay away from those Austrian Mannlichers! Unless, of course, you like that kind of thing. Who am I to judge?

  6. Mikee says:

    Why stick with the bubbly names at all? A friend of mine used to name his computer programs after the fallen angels in Paradise Lost. I could shoot a .45 Lucifer and feel righteous doing it.

  7. Lyle says:

    I have a Glock 20. You know– That’s the one chambered in .40 Smith & Wesson Magnum.