I still get asked that question, and I'm 66 (but I don't look a day over 65!). And recently I did answer the question with a yes...it is to be used in a rifle or a handgun. The sales clerk insisted, very rudely asking if I didn't know what kind of firearm I had. I replied that I have about three .22 rifles and a couple of handguns, and have no idea which of them I will eventually use this particular box of ammunition in. The clerk said she just had to have an answer before she could sell the ammo, so I shrugged and walked off. Sportsman's Warehouse has the same stuff at $1 per 525 higher price, and no hassle.
It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong. Richard P. Feynman