Meaning of your handle!

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RustyZipper posted this 06 December 2023

Any special meaning to your handle or just a way to be distinguished from all the other bullet casting nuts? I stole it from a club name. An elder friend called his dinner group by that name. They all graduated from high school around the same year. All would get together along with their wives at an agreed location on Saturday night to swap lies. I started doing the same for several years. Be Well Brothers, the one, the only, the infamous RustyZipper!

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delmarskid posted this 06 December 2023

Dad’s name was Delmar. Not a lot of Delmars in Wisconsin.

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M1fuzz posted this 07 December 2023

M1. The Garand one of my favorite rifles. Fuzz. An old 60’s-70’s street name for my chosen profession.

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cbshtr posted this 07 December 2023

cbshtr - Cast bullet shooter

Robert Homan

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fa38 posted this 07 December 2023

Was trying to register for a forum and kept getting rejected I think 4 times because of the various handles I was trying to register. I had a ,38 special cylinder for my Freedom Arms that had just come back after being repaired sitting next to my computer.. Therefore fa38.

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Eutectic posted this 07 December 2023

A eutectic is an alloy which acts like an element having a sharp melting point.

I have used hundreds of pounds of linotype, my favorite eutectic.

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RicinYakima posted this 07 December 2023

who I am and where I'm from.

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Bud Hyett posted this 07 December 2023

My popular nickname and last name. 

Farm boy from Illinois, living in the magical Pacific Northwest

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oscarflytyer posted this 07 December 2023

lol - these threads always tickle me.  My last name is Myers.  As a kid, I got teased with oscarmeyer.  I am also/have been a very long time fly tyer (nearly 50 yrs).  When it came time to pick an internet/chat handle eons ago, like fa38 - I kept getting rejected with the std name/# crap.  Ala - oscarflytyer was 'born.'  Used it for prob 25 yrs?!?  And I use it on all forums.  I have never been rejected anywhere once I adopted it.  It seems to be very unique - and all mine!

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Ken Campbell Iowa posted this 07 December 2023

ken campbell iowa ... i used this avatar as my real name is Finetippett B. Allwender ... and it is easy to see that using my birth name would not distinguish me from all the other Finetippett posters here  ...

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9.3X62AL posted this 07 December 2023

I needed a new online name and chose my most recently-purchased hunting rifle--a CZ 550 Lux in 9.3 x 62 Mauser, and contracted the name a bit--c. 2002.  This is my firearms and ammo site ID on a couple forums.  

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Fiddler posted this 07 December 2023

 Because I am one.

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Wm Cook posted this 07 December 2023

Wm Cook as an alias for Bill Cook.  Side note, never could figure out the need for knobs.  When responding to a thread I hate to start it with “Thanks fleaflem02 that answered my question!”  

ken campbell iowa ... i used this avatar as my real name is Finetippett B. Allwender ... and it is easy to see that using my birth name would not distinguish me from all the other Finetippett posters here  ...

😂😂😂

Patience isn’t a virtue, it’s a delay tactic.

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alphabrass posted this 07 December 2023

alphabrass for the alpha phase of brass.  Standard cartridge brass (.7 Cu - .3 Zn) is mostly if not all alpha phase.  Kind of amazing stuff.  With annealing it can be drawn into cylinders of very high length to diameter ratios.  By selectively annealing the finished case the base will be hard and strong while the neck is soft enough for bullet seating and obturation.

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John Alexander posted this 07 December 2023

John Alexander is the name  a pretty US Marshal working in the witness protection program suggested as they were relocating me to the desert in Oregon in a van with no windows. I probably shouldn't say anything more.

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Urny posted this 07 December 2023

Phonetic spelling of short form first name. It has been my online name for most of my online time. I was not an early computer adopter.

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sluggo posted this 07 December 2023

Sluggo = cast and shoot.

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lkydvl posted this 07 December 2023

phonetic for my LEO license number 7666

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MarkinEllensburg posted this 07 December 2023

RicinYakima was inspiration, what can I say. Just a cheap copy, figured it could be a central Washington thing.

Elsewhere on line I am known by Black walnut or Blackwallnut

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loco posted this 07 December 2023

Not so much from being crazy, ok a little crazy. It comes from operating one for 18 years. 

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beagle6 posted this 07 December 2023

I've been hunting rabbits with beagles for 66 years. In the military the suffix 6 after a call sign meant commander.

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gnoahhh posted this 07 December 2023

Mine is a variation of my old Hashing nickname from decades ago when I was a lot younger and dumber. (Hashing: a drinking club with a running problem.) In the early Innerwebs time I kept having screen names based on my real name rejected too, so out of frustration I tried "Noahhh" (nicknamed such in the Hash because I was an "old guy" to the young bucks and I built wooden sailboats for a living). Dammit, somebody already had taken that one too so I simply added a "g" that alludes to my first name Gary and it took. Kinda dumb and God knows I've thought of a whole lot of other catchy screen names since then but.....

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Millelacs posted this 07 December 2023

Millelacs (Thousand Lakes in French) is the name of a walleye fishing lake in Central Minnesota.  We had a cabin just off the lake.  While working overseas for 22 years, it was our touchstone to the US.  Now back in the US, but still identify with it.

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Millelacs posted this 07 December 2023

gnoahhh Hashing brings back memories.  We never seemed to have any problems with drinking, but running was often a problem.

My Hash Name was Your Honor.  It was decided I was as honest and trustworthy as a judge.  Of course there were those who were able to massage the sound of my name to mean something else.  Use a little imagination.

Of course, being I was given the name in Moscow, I later wondered if it could have been a back handed complement.  After all, the Russian judges did whatever Putin told them to do…

While TDY in Baghdad, we needed "sweepers".  The last person running had a broom, and it was his responsibility to "sweep" away all the flour marking the trail.  We weren't going to leave a trail for someone to follow us and do evil things...

We also didn't want the Regional Security Officer to know where we were running (even though we were in the "safe" Green zone ...   The RSO would NOT have been happy.

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GWarden posted this 08 December 2023

GWarden, I was a Game Warden for the State of Iowa for 31 1/2yrs.

Bob

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Tom Acheson posted this 08 December 2023

Don't have or need one!

Tom

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Qc Pistolero posted this 08 December 2023

Qc from Quebec province,Canada.I guess Pistolero doesn't need explaining!

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Bryan Austin posted this 08 December 2023

It is the name my mother gave me. 

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Rich/WIS posted this 08 December 2023

My name and where I was living when I joined.

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Shuz posted this 08 December 2023

Shuz, prounced shoes, is a moniker given me back in the late 70's by the young scouts in our troop. My last name is Schueler, but some of the boys had a hard time pronouncing it so they called me Mr. Shuz. My son, who was in the troop, was called Little Shuz.

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TRKakaCatWhisperer posted this 08 December 2023

TRK - my initials.

Cat Whisperer.    My neighbors were panicking as their inside-cat got loose.  It was raining.  I found it shivering under the garage.  The next day when I came over "Kitty" (it's name) came up to me - never done to others.  SO, my neighbor (American Indian from a local tribe here in Virginia) called me Cat Whisperer -  therefore it is MY Indian name.

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Boschloper posted this 09 December 2023

Dates back to when New York was a Dutch colony. Boschloper is what they called the Daniel Boon types. Same thing as frontiersman. 

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Rum River posted this 09 December 2023

Our river bottom and the western border of our property. My great grandfather moved here in 1911. I've lived here all my life and was the fourth generation to farm it.

"Well hell boys. I'd damn sight rather be hung by my friends than by a bunch'a damn strangers."

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longhunter posted this 09 December 2023

Thats what I do.

And I did French and Indian War reenactments

Jon

Jon Welda CW5 USA Ret.

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Brodie posted this 09 December 2023

Brodie is my first name, also a long broadside slide in a vehicle.  

B.E.Brickey

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Sevenfan posted this 10 December 2023

Shuz, prounced shoes, is a moniker given me back in the late 70's by the young scouts in our troop. My last name is Schueler, but some of the boys had a hard time pronouncing it so they called me Mr. Shuz. My son, who was in the troop, was called Little Shuz.

Pronounced it "Shuz" (like "cuz") since I didn't know better, now I do! Mine is my favorite caliber, anything 7mm. wink

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Eddie Southgate posted this 15 December 2023

It's my name.

Grumpy Old Man With A Gun......Do Not Touch .

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Buttersdad posted this 16 December 2023

I actually have different handles on different forums, and after trying to be creative so many times I just used the name of our most recent pet rescue, Butters, and I'm his adoptive dad.

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JimmyDee posted this 23 December 2023

That's me.

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Lloyd Smale posted this 28 December 2023

pretty simple. its my name. 

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beemer posted this 29 December 2023

Handle is from riding old BMW bikes. Tried to wear out two R/90s but I wore out first, Don't feel safe riding anymore but do miss it. Bikes are gone, the handle and memories remain.

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cfp4570 posted this 30 December 2023

My initials and my dad's favorite rifle caliber. 

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Glaciers posted this 29 January 2024

Because I live in Alaska

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Pentz posted this 29 January 2024

Pentz -  the remnant of a gold-rush town in Butte county, California. where I went to elementary school in a one-room schoolhouse,

Mike Boynton

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drone posted this 08 February 2024

My handle was as a result of PG Wodehouse's books Jeeves and Wooster, where Wooster belongs to one of those archetypal English clubs that happens to be called drones, a drone is the male bee and it does sweet fa around the hive except please itself.

Hence drone for me since about 2001 

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