How to speak ammo

Published: Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 02:30 PM.

If your list includes .44 ask him: Magnum or Special

If your list includes .32 ask him: long or short or .32 auto

If your list includes rifle ammo such as .223, 5.56, .308, 7.62 x 39 (AK ammo), or 7.62 x 54, ask if he wants bulk or individual boxes (20 rounds each) and if he has a brand preference.

If your list includes rifle ammo for hunting, ask him to print off the information from the manufacturer’s web site. Most hunters have an exact brand and weight they need for different guns.

If you list includes shotgun ammo, ask him: .410, .12 or .20 gauge? Buckshot, bird shot, game load, slugs (rifled or non-rifled) target rounds, or steel. What shot? ( 4 shot, 7 ½, 8 shot). Shotguns also come in 10, 16 and 28 gauge, which are less common.

There is nothing wrong with asking for help, but the more information you bring along, the smoother the process.

Remember knowledge is power and asking a few questions will only add to your internal library!

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