Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login

Site Notices
Posted: 1/6/2005 5:01:56 PM EDT
Do you pronounce 5.56 like:

Five-five-six

Five-point-five-six

Five-fifty-six

How do you add the "x45mm?"

by four-five milimeters

by fourty-five

and fourty five

What about 6.8 SPC?

Six-point-eight

six-eight

six-and-eight

sixty-eight



Just wondering.


I pronounce it "five-five-six by fourty-five milimeter" and "six-point-eight S P C."

Link Posted: 1/6/2005 5:04:00 PM EDT
I say "five-five-six by forty-five". Anbody you're talking to about it will imply the decimal.
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 5:06:16 PM EDT
Five point five six by four five

Same with 7.62x51

Seven point six two by five one
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 5:07:31 PM EDT
5.56x45mm = five five six by forty five
.223 Remington = two twenty three
7.62x39mm = seven six two by thrity nine
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 5:07:35 PM EDT
If I'm talking to someone who's only vaguely familiar with guns, I add the "point". Otherwise, it's "five fifty-six millimeter". If I need the x45, it's "by forty-five". Same rules apply to 7.62x39mm.

6.8 is 6.8.

Here's a question: How do you pronounce Mauser?

Mowzer?

Mozzer?

­Mosser?

I've heard it all ways.
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 5:10:10 PM EDT
Five-five-six by fourty-five.

Seven-six-two NATO.
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 5:12:47 PM EDT
"them things that go boom in my AR"
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 5:13:13 PM EDT
Or the gun that the Russian uses in "Enemy at the Gates" Moisen Nagant. I am way to lazy to look up the right spelling. I was going to buy one ance, but I would feel dumb if I couldn't tell people what is is.
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 5:13:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By newbushmaster:
Five-five-six by fourty-five.

Seven-six-two NATO.



I've used that as well.
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 5:13:42 PM EDT
Or the Sauer of SIG Sauer.

It's Sour.

Like Sauerkraut.

Mauser is Mouser.



.223 - two twenty three
5.56x45 - five five six by fourty five
7.62x51 - "Seven point six two millimeter, full metal jacket."
.308 - three oh eight
.45 - forty five
9mm - "Uzi, nine millimeter"
9x19 - nine by nineteen
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 5:15:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Valkyre:
Or the Sauer of SIG Sauer.

It's Sour.

Like Sauerkraut.

Mauser is Mouser.

.223 - two twenty three
5.56x45 - five five six by fourty five
7.62x51 - "Seven point six two millimeter, full metal jacket."
.308 - three oh eight
.45 - forty five
9mm - "Uzi, nine millimeter millameetah"
9x19 - nine by nineteen



Link Posted: 1/6/2005 5:22:06 PM EDT
Five-five-six by four-five

Military pronounciation does not include twenty, thirty, etc, each digit is pronounced seperately. An M240 is M-two-four-zero, for example.

Kharn
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 5:24:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Kharn:
Five-five-six by four-five

Military pronounciation does not include twenty, thirty, etc, each digit is pronounced seperately. An M240 is M-two-four-zero, for example.

Kharn





Not when I was in. M-sixty, M-sixteen, M-two-fortynine...
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 5:30:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2005 5:31:24 PM EDT by Alien]
Five Point Five-Six by Four-Five (though I don't usually add the 4-5 part)

Two-Two-Three

Seven Point Six-Two by Three-Nine
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 5:30:17 PM EDT
Five five six. I dont add the 45.
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 5:40:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By enigma2y0u:
Moisen Nagant.



Mosin-Nagant

Mow(as in to mow your lawn)-sin Nag(nag, like you're "significant other"-ant(ant as in the insect)
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 5:42:17 PM EDT
five point five six by forty five
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 5:43:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:
If I'm talking to someone who's only vaguely familiar with guns, I add the "point". Otherwise, it's "five fifty-six millimeter". If I need the x45, it's "by forty-five". Same rules apply to 7.62x39mm.

6.8 is 6.8.

Here's a question: How do you pronounce Mauser?

Mowzer?

Mozzer?

­Mosser?

I've heard it all ways.

mao-zer

And I pronounce the calibers "five five six by forty-five" but usually call it "five five six NATO" or "two twenty-three" (and yes, I know there's a difference.)
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 5:48:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2005 5:48:37 PM EDT by JCKnife]
I'm pretty sure the russian one is

mo-seen nuh-gaunt
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 5:50:06 PM EDT
five point five six by fourty five mike mike
seven point sixty two nato
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 5:50:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sin_Bin:
Five point five six by four five

Same with 7.62x51

Seven point six two by five one


+1
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 5:58:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 6:00:37 PM EDT
Sin_Bin:
I got my ass reamed in December by a few drill sgts for saying "M-two-fourty-nine" and "M-two-fourty".

Kharn
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 8:08:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Troy:

Originally Posted By Valkyre:
[I pronounce it "five-five-six by fourty-five milimeter" and "six-point-eight S P C."



This is correct.

-Troy



Awesome, I win!
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 8:17:41 PM EDT
5.56x45mm = five point five six by forty five
.223 Remington = two two three
7.62x39mm = seven point six two by thirty nine
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 8:30:15 PM EDT
Five point five six by forty-five millimeter NATO.

That's it's full title, anyway.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 8:31:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Valkyre:

Originally Posted By Troy:

Originally Posted By Valkyre:
[I pronounce it "five-five-six by fourty-five milimeter" and "six-point-eight S P C."



This is correct.

-Troy



Awesome, I win!



Except that "fourty" is not a word.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 12:12:30 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 12:13:44 AM EDT
Five point five six by forty five milimeter.

Heckler and Coke!
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 12:50:55 AM EDT
five five six NATO
seven six two NATO

Heckler & Coe
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 1:22:31 AM EDT
I say "Five Five Six NATO" Huh? "you know, Two Twenty Three"
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 3:51:39 AM EDT
Five point five six by forty-five millimeter.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 4:15:59 AM EDT
five point five six by four five
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 4:23:52 AM EDT
Five point five six millimeter !!



Thats how the Corps teaches it...

LB
Top Top