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  1. , defined as anything having to do with a barrel. Fire lapping Hand lapping Fire polishing Throats (& bullet fit) Chambers Crowns and Crowning Cut Rifleing Swaged Rifleing Button Rifleing Exterior grind & polish Exterior finishing Caustic Niter Cold blues Browning Barrel mounted sights

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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Shop tips

    Started by Bret4207, 10-19-2005 09:08 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Removing Stuck Wooden Dowel and Soft Lead Sinker from a barrel

    Started by Fire_stick, 01-04-2011 03:36 AM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: The how to's of gunstock work

    Started by Gunfreak25, 06-10-2009 06:38 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recoil Pad " 101"

    Started by Ben, 01-20-2012 12:58 PM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: GunStock Re-Finishing, The Roger Method explained with Pics

    Started by AlaskanGuy, 01-17-2014 06:44 PM
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: I need a..... Sources for parts + services

    Started by Bret4207, 09-04-2008 01:23 PM
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Soldering steel FYI

    Started by goodsteel, 10-12-2012 11:17 AM
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cutting Dovetails by KSCO

    Started by Gunload Master, 07-13-2008 12:21 AM
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  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: Joni Lynn's Mauser

    Started by waksupi, 04-06-2011 08:09 PM
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  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: bluing tank

    Started by gnoahhh, 11-06-2011 07:28 PM
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  11. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rifle barrel and action dimensions list, info needed.

    Started by lar45, 05-11-2007 10:01 PM
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  12. Sticky Thread Sticky: Common Cartridge/Rifle Twist Rate Reference List

    Started by pietro, 03-20-2014 10:57 PM
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  13. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cleaning lead from bores.

    Started by Hang Fire, 12-22-2011 05:39 PM
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  14. Sticky Thread Sticky: Firearms manuals

    Started by Boz330, 01-04-2013 11:21 AM
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  1. Vertical Mill as Drill Press?

    Started by RG1911, Yesterday 01:28 PM
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  2. Bluing Removal - Safe, Quick, and Easy

    Started by Phineas Bluster, 11-10-2015 09:41 PM
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  3. Lathe Purchase Dilemma

    Started by dsbock, 07-15-2016 02:58 PM
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  4. Peep windage adjustment/mod?

    Started by hgonc2, Yesterday 09:45 AM
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  5. Gunsmithing now under ITAR Peiition to the Whitehouse to remove

    Started by reed1911, 08-14-2016 09:28 AM
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  6. headspacing savage 110

    Started by porthos, 08-19-2016 08:59 AM
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  7. Stippling vs Checkering

    Started by Tnfalconer, 08-15-2016 10:42 PM
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    08-23-2016, 08:40 PM Go to last post
  8. Advice on restoring my M1969 22lr trainer

    Started by DeFacto, 08-10-2016 01:56 PM
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    08-23-2016, 12:09 AM Go to last post
  9. Which machine to buy.

    Started by Strtspdlx, 08-20-2016 12:51 PM
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    08-22-2016, 11:11 PM Go to last post
  10. Tips for refinishing Birch stocks?

    Started by zubrato, 06-12-2016 01:24 AM
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    08-22-2016, 05:58 PM Go to last post
  11. Hand tools?

    Started by Jim-Bibs, 08-11-2016 12:43 AM
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    08-22-2016, 05:55 PM Go to last post
  12. Ultrasonic machine and cleaner....your thoughts.

    Started by Jim-Bibs, 08-06-2016 11:29 PM
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    08-22-2016, 04:05 PM Go to last post
  13. Lathe followed me home

    Started by cheese1566, 06-25-2016 09:55 AM
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    08-22-2016, 03:56 PM Go to last post
  14. Question on a Ruger SP101 revolver problem....

    Started by Harry O, 08-19-2016 06:36 PM
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    08-21-2016, 04:17 PM Go to last post
  15. Unhappy P 64 fail to fire

    Started by kbstenberg, 08-19-2016 08:41 AM
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    08-21-2016, 09:58 AM Go to last post
  16. Ruger No.1 Bedding block

    Started by Tnfalconer, 08-20-2016 01:21 PM
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    08-20-2016, 07:19 PM Go to last post
  17. Who to modify shotgun barrel??

    Started by Hogtamer, 08-16-2016 08:00 AM
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    08-19-2016, 05:05 PM Go to last post
  18. Exhibition finish on Bastogne Walnut stocks

    Started by Tnfalconer, 07-19-2016 12:25 PM
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    08-19-2016, 12:27 PM Go to last post
  19. An academic question

    Started by AbitNutz, 08-18-2016 12:41 PM
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    08-19-2016, 11:10 AM Go to last post
  20. 458 Socom on the axis

    Started by brstevns, 08-15-2016 04:27 PM
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    08-18-2016, 04:17 PM Go to last post
  21. Buldged barrel in Glock 36

    Started by DxieLandMan, 07-19-2016 04:12 PM
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    08-18-2016, 11:19 AM Go to last post

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check