Originally Posted by Ridder
I always use COL instead of OAL....
Cartridge Overall Length.....sounds logical to me.....
OAL doesn't make sense to me......
C.O.A.L., C.O.L, O.A.L, and C.L., with or without the periods are all the same thing: Cartridge Length
Here's a good read on the subject:
Navy Corpsman, 1971-1975; NRA Patron Life Member; The 10mm "...more energy at 100 yards than a .45 ACP at the muzzle." - Massad Ayoob quoting Col. Jeff Cooper