My wife has said that in speech and writing, I use too many words. As many of you know, she is correct. Recently on this Forum, and perhaps other times, I have used the term “flat meplat” or similar descriptions, such as “flat-nosed meplat.” “Flat meplat” is actually redundant, as “meplat” refers to a “flat” or “blunt” bullet tip.
AFTE Glossary, Third Edition, 1994, Page 69:
Meplat A term describing the blunt tip of a bullet, specifically the tip’s diameter.
While I suppose that a “blunt tip” could be slightly rounded, I think I have confused some people in my questionable use of the term, and for that I apologize. I think I will be better served in the future if I stick to the more common term such as “flat point.”