What cartridge has the coolest name?

38 Special, 9mm Parabellum, 45 Automatic Colt Pistol, 6.5 Grendel, 224 Valkyrie, 360 Buckhammer, 221 Remington Fireball, 22 Hornet, 50 Beowulf, 50 Browning Machine Gun, 50 Action Express, 500 Nitro Express, etc to name a few.

What cartridge's name inspires the most confidence, fear, and general badassery in those that hear it?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Grendel.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      But Grendel was the bad guy and he got his ass kicked by Beowulf along with his mom

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      the guy who jobbed and ran home to his mommy?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Top zozzle magapede

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's called the "right to bear arms" not the "right to bear arm."

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Fricking Beowulf over there bearing his three arms.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        CARLOS!

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      But Grendel was the bad guy and he got his ass kicked by Beowulf along with his mom

      6.5 Grendel vs .50 Beowulf who wins?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        We've known the answer to that for 1000 years

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      But Grendel was the bad guy and he got his ass kicked by Beowulf along with his mom

      [...]
      6.5 Grendel vs .50 Beowulf who wins?

      We've known the answer to that for 1000 years

      What would the GM (Grendel's Mom) cartridge be?

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >50 Action Express
    it has a different, much cooler name

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The famed African Eliminator

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    475 wildey magnum, sounds just as crazy as the round is. 45 win mag sounds pretty cool too

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    458 Bushmaster
    300 Winchester Magnum

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Saw an actual bushmaster yesterday, disappointed it was just a venomous snake and not an AR placed in a zoo. Still, pretty snake, probably the 5th best reptile they had

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        nobody asked, nobody cares, this post has nothing to do with anything, take meds schizo

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          No, I love reptiles and I will take every opportunity to talk about them

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Which is better, snussy or alligussy?

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Of the two, alligussy but ghariussy blows it out of the water

              Based reptile enjoyer.

              I love tegus, they're basically dogs that don't bark at everything

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Snussy has two clits in the form of a hemiclitoris. It also has two spooge reservoirs and the snake can use the spooge from one to get pregnant without further male involvement at any time of its choosing. (The other reservoir is for immediate use) Some snakes can even choose which father they'll give their offspring from a collection of spooge they keep inside themselves.
              Alligussy only has 1 clit as far as I know but male alligators are permanently erect.

              Also Parabellum is the best cartridge name.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                A furry/scalie artist that did his research, I see.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                NTA but fug I forgot about that. There's a GIF somewhere of a person pressing on the belly of a (dead) alligator and the thing just fricking shoots out lol. Yes I'm aware this is a croc:

                ?t=7756

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Based reptile enjoyer.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >anon talks about the name origin of Bushmaster
          >somehow he has schizophrenia now

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >schizo pretends to be another anon coming to his own defense
            yeah definitely

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Liking reptiles is a sign of schizophrenia, dontcha know? People who proclaim everyone else a schizo are perfectly sane and reasonable, just ask the fellow that keeps sniffing out warriortard

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I care, you dumb frick b***h

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Wtf are you talking about dude, bushmasters are fricking massive snakes. The most impressive viperid imo, other than maybe a fatass Crotalus Basillicus

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Oh don't get me wrong the bushmaster was cool, easily the coolest snake they had on display but it pales in comparison to the multiple Gharials, Komodo Dragon, Fiji Crested Iguana, and Saltwater Crodile they had. I just generally prefer lizards to snakes but of what they had, and mind you they had some fine specimens, the Bushmaster was easily top of the list followed by their Burmese Python

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        nobody asked, nobody cares, this post has nothing to do with anything, take meds schizo

        No, I love reptiles and I will take every opportunity to talk about them

        >anon talks about the name origin of Bushmaster
        >somehow he has schizophrenia now

        >schizo pretends to be another anon coming to his own defense
        yeah definitely

        I care, you dumb frick b***h

        all me btw

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        What are your top 5 reptiles from your visit?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          1) Komodo Dragon, always found them adorable
          2) Gharial, multiple specimens in an enclosure plus they've always looked cool to me
          3) Fiji Crested Iguana, quite possibly the prettiest reptile I've ever seen. Been fascinated with them since I was little
          4) Saltwater Crodile, in awe of the size of that lad
          5) Bushmaster, just a nice looking viper. The platonic ideal of a snake if you ask me

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        what were the other 4? pics?

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    .30-06 Asperger Accelerator

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Parabellum
    Cool for edgy 16 yo
    >Grendel,Beowulf,Valkyrie
    Cool for edgy 14 yo
    >The rest
    Cool for edgy 12 yo

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    .577 Tyrannosaur

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    20mm Vulcan

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >do not live long and/or prosper

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    .224 Lard Arse
    7.62mm Obese (rebated)
    .338 Mr Creosote
    .44 Mud Guts
    .45 Cholesterol, Ackley Improved

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    For me, it's .454 Casull. Mostly because it evokes this meme.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I don't know what the best is, but I certainly know the worst one is a tie between .30 Super Carry (should've been called .32 Super) and .350 ''Legend''. Marketing wank bullshit.

      Casull isn't just a fun sounding word, it's a man who dedicated his life to making badass revolvers that were, at the time, the biggest and baddest hand cannons you could buy. Even though .44 Magnum was practically invented by Keith, it wasn't called .44 Keith. Well, the .454 is called Casull, and rightfully so.

      I always liked .38 special but .300 blackout sounds cooler.

      .300 BLACKED sounds significantly worse than the OG .300 Whisper.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >300 BLACKED
        Mind broken. I feel sorry for you...

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    7mm Remington Short Action Ultra Magnum

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Eargesplitten loudenboomer

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Came to post this. It's also the most aptly named.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    .745 Big Titty GF

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    .577 Tyrannosaur
    A-Square Hannibal bolt action
    Pretty good name for the rifle as well.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    .17 Flintstone Super Eyebunger
    .577 Boxer
    5.7mm Spitfire
    .300 Sherwood
    .375-.50 BMG Mach 5

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >.577 Boxer
      Also known as .577 Manstopper.

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    45-70 gvn't

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The only government you can trust. Fricking love that.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nobody has posted Eagersplitten by Ackley yet?
    fuqqqq

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >coolest name
      .22 ESLB is a silly German name for a silly concept.

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    .17-50 Incinerator Improved

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The PENETRATION CUM BLAST.

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    300 Remington Ultra Magnum
    the only one of it's kind. none of the other magnums are ultra.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      There are many others. In addition to the .300, Remington also made 7mm, .338, and .375 Ultra Magnums. The 7mm and .300 also exist as "Remington Short Action Ultra Magnum".

      And just to add confusion, there are also the various Super Magnum cartridges, both pistol and rifle.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        My local store had a Model 700 in 300 RUM on the used-gun rack that came with two boxes of ammo. One of them had two rounds missing.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Lol, there are a lot of people who buy some big ass gun (or super lightweight one), take it to the range once, wonder why it kicks so hard and then sell it with barely half a box of ammo through it.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Get rum
          >Kill unfaithful wife
          >Pawn it
          Well done 47.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Get rum
          >Kill unfaithful wife
          >Pawn it
          Well done 47.

          Based?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Also the acronym is 300 RUM so everyone knows you're an alcoholic.

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    For me, it's the .700 Nitro Express.

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    2mm Kolibri
    .360 Buckhammer

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >buck status: hammered

      https://i.imgur.com/vWihiWP.jpg

      .45-70 Government
      Get fricked

      Only government worth trusting.

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Valkyrie
    >Grendel
    >Beowulf
    Can't wait for these to hit the stg44.

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >.221 Fireball
    >doesn't shoot fireballs
    Smh my head

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Especially when you consider it was designed specifically for the ~10" barrel of the XP-100. I think Remington was trying to use their 222 Remington cartridge, but found contained too much powder to efficiently burn in that short of a barrel and produced an unacceptable muzzle blast. Put the 221 "Fireball" in a 24" barreled rifle and it's far tamer than 99% of centerfire cartridges.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I think the reasoning is different but it's also curious that the .17 Rem Fireball is weaker than the .17 Rem.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          The 17 Remington is a necked down 223 Remington, and the 17 Remington Fireball is a necked down 221 Remington Fireball.

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If your going by coolest name then it’s 450 SMC. If you don’t know the history behind the name then you can suck my wiener.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Only one has a b***hin' band named after it
    Just sayin'

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Ok boomer. Guess the retirement home has the oldies station on.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Imagine not liking .38 Special. What a homosexual. Bet you don't like the Marshall Tucker Band either.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          lol 38 special is who you hire when you need an opening act for an interesting band and don’t want to accidentally distract them with anything fun. Seriously im actually impressed that they’ve made an entire career out of 1 decent song.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            *6 decent songs

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              You get 3. Hold on loosely is a good song. Rocking into the night is ok, but the first reaction everyone has is remembering 38 special wrote it.. I was gonna give you 2 but looked up caught up in you and recognized it..

              Everything else in their discography only got any airtime because you had to buy the whole album back in the day and so it got drug along for the ride.

              They’re better than grand funk railroad… but that’s a low bar.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I'm not a 70 year old whose taste in music stopped developing 50 fricking years ago, so no.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      JUST HOLD ON LOOSELY
      BUT DON'T LET GO
      IF YOU CLING TOO TIGHTLY
      YOU'RE GONNA LOSE CONTROL

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    SNEEDMORE

  28. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    .30-06. To me it really sounds like it packs a serious punch.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I just love the sound of aught. That's why double aught buck sounds cool.

  29. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    .50 big motherfricking gun is a nice one
    .50 african eliminator is nice too
    but my vote goes to either .577 trex or 338 lapua magnum. lapua is just fun to say.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >338 lapua magnum. lapua is just fun to say.
      I used to think it must've have had some badass meaning or be some mythical figure (like some other cartridges), but it just turned out to be a name of a company and town in Finland. Kind of disappointed me. It is still fun to say tho.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >but it just turned out to be a name of a company and town in Finland
        That's what they said about Nokia too

  30. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    220 SWIFT
    All Day.

  31. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    magnum automatically makes a cartridge sound 30% cooler.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Don't you mean 20% cooler?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >super
      >+10% cool, stacks with magnum.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What about Ultra?

  32. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't think of 9mm Parabellum's name often but it does have a neat backstory IMO. It's pulled from the company DWM's motto, who made stuff like Lugers and ammo.
    >Si vis pacem, para bellum
    Translated:
    >If you want peace, prepare for war
    I have an old box of mixed DWM 9x21 and 9x23 kicking around somewhere near here.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      That is wrong, an example of folk etymology that is perpetuated by wikipedia. Parabellum is in reference to the parabolic curve of the original projectile shape. German word for parabola is parabel, the -lum suffix was added to create a latinate noum. The truth is far geekier and less cool than the fiction, so everyone picks the latter.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        FFS good thing wikipedia does as much research as I do. We need Fuddbusters but for gun history instead of gun law.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >We need Fuddbusters but for gun history instead of gun law.
          So C&Rsenal...

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I was thinking that but they focus more on specific guns in 1.5+ hour long videos than specific random bits of gun history like the 9mm cartridge development or correcting common "knowledge" that's just some weird telephoned fact that's gotten so far from reality it's crazy (like fuddbusters does with gun law, finding the origin of it). They might mention it in a Luger video, maybe, but I'd say there's probably enough on the 9mm cartridge that they could make a whole video on that and just mention bits and pieces of the story in early 9mm handgun videos until they'd get a full video out of the 9mm. Then again maybe that would just turn into hour plus videos of related topics lol.

            We also need people to not fall for trolls like [...]
            The 9mm was most defintely not named for the common parabola of the ogive. It was for use in the 9mm Pistole Parabellum and shared the name, which was also part of the name of the plant making it and it's intended use.

            fuggggg

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          We also need people to not fall for trolls like

          That is wrong, an example of folk etymology that is perpetuated by wikipedia. Parabellum is in reference to the parabolic curve of the original projectile shape. German word for parabola is parabel, the -lum suffix was added to create a latinate noum. The truth is far geekier and less cool than the fiction, so everyone picks the latter.

          The 9mm was most defintely not named for the common parabola of the ogive. It was for use in the 9mm Pistole Parabellum and shared the name, which was also part of the name of the plant making it and it's intended use.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      That is wrong, an example of folk etymology that is perpetuated by wikipedia. Parabellum is in reference to the parabolic curve of the original projectile shape. German word for parabola is parabel, the -lum suffix was added to create a latinate noum. The truth is far geekier and less cool than the fiction, so everyone picks the latter.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm just gonna keep saying the first one anyhow

  33. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    .357 Magnum

  34. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I always liked .38 special but .300 blackout sounds cooler.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >300 blackout
      Totally forgot about that one

  35. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    .45 AARP

  36. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    .458 SOCOM and 6.8 SPC are pretty high on my list for whatever reason

  37. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    .45-70 Government
    Get fricked

  38. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    .500 Magnum not only sounds hard but the cartridge being frickheug helps too.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I like the 500 special concept.

  39. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    .338 Lapua Magnum is the coolest sounding round for me.

  40. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    My Magnum Dong

  41. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    5.75mm Velo-Dog.
    >cartridge and revolver marketed for bicyclists being attacked by dogs
    >named after bicycles and dogs

    Europe must have been something else a century ago.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >folding trigger
        People had some truly dreadful ideas before someone invented the trigger guard

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The folding trigger comes after the trigger guard. It was a safety/concealment idea that didn't really work out. You could argue it laid the groundwork for the idea of Glock style trigger safeties.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/NDC2hbH.jpg

      >"Princess" did not expect the cyclist pulling out the Pitty Punisher and sending her straight to the doggy boiler room

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'd want a little more to protect myself from "princess" or "cupcake"

  42. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    .577 tyrannosaur

  43. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Classy and understated, like an iron fist in a velvet glove.

  44. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >.22 long rifle

    It gives me nice cozy outdoorsy vibes.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I remember talking guns with some girl who had only shot shotguns and her dad's 9mm, she was confused why I would put 'a rifle cartridge in a pistol'.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        We laugh about that but it's a reasonable question for someone who doesn't know the history of the cartridge or guns in general.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >talking
        >some girl
        I'll take things that never happened for 500, Alex.

  45. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    6.57mm Lazzaroni Scramjet
    7.82mm Lazzaroni Warbird
    .361 Reeder Falcon
    .19 Calhoon Hornet
    6mm Dasher
    .220 Rook
    13.2×92mmSR Tank und Flieger
    .300 Sherwood
    .277 Wolverine
    .585 Nyati
    .337 Fragarach
    6.7mm Swanmaiden
    .500 Bushwhacker
    9.3mm/.416 Barrett's Privateer
    .375 Beefeater Express
    .224-.45 WM Greased Grizz
    .338 Xtreme
    .25 Swedish Fireball
    7.5mm-3000 FIG Newton
    .17 Bunnybuster
    .243 Super Rock Chucker
    .25-72 Irishman
    .357 Maximum
    .45-160 Howdooyoodoo
    7mm Shooting Times Westerner
    .20 Ratatat
    .35 SuperMann
    .22 Prairie Dog Killer
    6mm SMACK
    .22 Wampus Kitty
    .500 Blastodon
    8mm Gagnon Mooser

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >243 Super Spear Chucker
      Does this indicate who should be using it, or it should be used against?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        *.243 Super Rock Chucker

        It was made for shooting rockchucks, which are like a kind of woodchuck that live in the mountains. Works great on all varmints as well as pronghorn.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >9.3mm/.416 Barrett's Privateer
      based and Halifaxpierpilled

  46. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Always liked 357 Magnum and 38 Long Colt

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >38 Long Colt
      But not 45 Long Colt?
      And yes, I know there is no 45 Short Colt and it's an anachronism, but that's become the accepted name for the cartridge.

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