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  • #1712
    cygnus-x-d82
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    whats up with the term BBL are people tired of spelling out barrel, or does it mean something else ?

    saw it first a couple of weeks ago….and its not like barrel is hard to spell …

    do people mean bull barrel….and why call a regular AF barrel for bullbarrel….its hardly a bull barrel imho

    #35584
    saugus18
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    I just spell it.. barrel. What I wanna know is why is there 2 B’s in the abbreviation…. ?

    #35585
    chad-hauser
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    Bbl is the standard abreviation for the word barrel. But not generally in the context of gun barrels, rather in containers that hold liquid. Oil’s $103/bbl, etc. I’ve seen gun barrels referred casually at bbl ever since I was a little kid. It’s pretty standard practice, actually.

    #35604
    cygnus-x-d82
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    i spend alot of time on the airgun forums and its not until well lets just say 2008 i ever saw that abreviation of barrel

    #35605
    steveinla
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    I think that chad is correct about bbl being a standard abreviation for barrel. I have always seen it printed as bbl on firearm boxes, and manufacturer’s descriptions of their firearms. It certainly fits better on the boxes.

    #36007
    oeno
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    I now this is old but here is a little tid bit. Bbls is a brewing unit of measure. The British came up with it. I think it stands for British barrel unit. It is equal to 31 gallons. Ever wondered why kegs were 15.5 gallons 🙄 . Its because they are half a barrel. So next time your in your favorite brewery ask the Brewer how many bbls the kettle is. If he is worth his salt he will know. Oh this is the only industry that uses this measure. FYI a hogs head is a 27gal bbls. For those who were curious.

    cheers

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