I wish I could convince him, and other brilliant writers and thinkers on the topic that bullets are only the projectile, and "rounds" or "cartridges" are the completed component of ammunition.
It takes away from an otherwise flawless piece.
You may have to “bite the bullet” on that word issue.
My own pet peeve is “the bully pulpit.”
In fact, Teddy Roosevelt said the presidency was “a” bully pulpit.
In Teddy's time “bully” meant “splendid” or “outstanding.”
Yeah, and these aren’t guns, either. (My dad’s ROTC instructor said, “That ain’t a gun; THAT’s a gun” - sorry no pix, my PC is dead and using iPad. Guns have ammo of at least 2 lbs.) Semantics. We know what the point is.