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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: Common Cartridge/Rifle Twist Rate Reference List

    Started by pietro, 03-20-2014 10:57 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rifle barrel and action dimensions list, info needed.

    Started by lar45, 05-11-2007 10:01 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recoil Pad " 101"

    Started by Ben, 01-20-2012 12:58 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Shop tips

    Started by Bret4207, 10-19-2005 09:08 AM
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  5. 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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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: The how to's of gunstock work

    Started by Gunfreak25, 06-10-2009 06:38 PM
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  7. 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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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: I need a..... Sources for parts + services

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

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

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

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

    Started by gnoahhh, 11-06-2011 07:28 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. looking for a gunsmith

    Started by sghart3578, 01-14-2017 07:26 PM
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  2. Making your own mag release spring

    Started by silverback13, 01-11-2017 09:25 PM
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  3. Frankengun Project

    Started by map55b, 12-11-2016 02:37 AM
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  4. Cerakote vs Durakote

    Started by Markbo, 01-09-2017 08:54 PM
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  5. Chinese coach gun origin?

    Started by dualsport, Yesterday 04:08 PM
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  6. Rebarreling a Ruger 77 questions

    Started by Wolfer, 12-18-2016 01:00 PM
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  7. Vee block for measuring odd numberof lands and grooves

    Started by Mk42gunner, 04-23-2014 02:08 AM
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  8. Are there any good inexpensive bench drill presses

    Started by brstevns, 01-09-2017 12:31 PM
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  9. Help with 357 mag firing pin / primer issue

    Started by Blanco, 12-30-2016 08:54 PM
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    01-14-2017, 12:53 PM Go to last post
  10. Black powder clean up

    Started by wv109323, 12-29-2016 03:54 PM
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    01-14-2017, 12:57 AM Go to last post
  11. Grinding reamers

    Started by bearcove, 12-08-2016 03:23 PM
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    01-13-2017, 02:05 PM Go to last post
  12. Marlin 336 Firing Pin Repair

    Started by gzig5, 01-06-2017 01:34 AM
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    01-13-2017, 01:27 AM Go to last post
  13. Purple Loctite On Scope Mounts

    Started by jonp, 12-29-2016 10:24 PM
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  14. How difficult to rechamber a Ruger cylinder?

    Started by rockrat, 01-06-2017 12:27 PM
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  15. Another day, and I made another firing pin

    Started by Clark, 01-04-2017 03:05 AM
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    01-12-2017, 11:13 PM Go to last post
  16. AKM Sidefold?

    Started by DIY_2A, 01-08-2017 05:21 PM
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    01-12-2017, 09:13 PM Go to last post
  17. Value of Take-off Winchester Featherweight Barrel?

    Started by 5Shot, 01-11-2017 06:58 PM
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    01-12-2017, 10:15 AM Go to last post
  18. Center to Center on a Marlin 336 Front ramp

    Started by JWFilips, 01-11-2017 09:48 PM
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    01-11-2017, 10:39 PM Go to last post
  19. Best forend adhesion?

    Started by nekshot, 01-05-2017 10:38 AM
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    01-11-2017, 11:29 AM Go to last post
  20. Lone Wolf barrel freebore

    Started by camperkilgore, 01-10-2017 01:04 PM
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  21. Base Screws...

    Started by BCB, 01-08-2017 11:54 AM
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    01-08-2017, 07:08 PM Go to last post
  22. Verdigris

    Started by Der Gebirgsjager, 01-02-2017 05:22 PM
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    01-08-2017, 01:47 PM Go to last post
  23. t/c shot barrel front sight screw

    Started by ubetcha, 01-04-2017 02:30 PM
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    01-08-2017, 01:10 PM Go to last post
  24. bolt action 45 ACP kit

    Started by sghart3578, 12-27-2016 01:07 AM
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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