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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: Joni Lynn's Mauser

    Started by waksupi, 04-06-2011 08:09 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Common Cartridge/Rifle Twist Rate Reference List

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

    Started by Hang Fire, 12-22-2011 05:39 PM
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  4. 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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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: bluing tank

    Started by gnoahhh, 11-06-2011 07:28 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: Recoil Pad " 101"

    Started by Ben, 01-20-2012 12:58 PM
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    02-12-2014, 12:06 AM Go to last post
  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Soldering steel FYI

    Started by goodsteel, 10-12-2012 11:17 AM
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  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: The how to's of gunstock work

    Started by Gunfreak25, 06-10-2009 06:38 PM
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  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rifle barrel and action dimensions list, info needed.

    Started by lar45, 05-11-2007 10:01 PM
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  11. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cutting Dovetails by KSCO

    Started by Gunload Master, 07-13-2008 12:21 AM
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    11-30-2013, 01:38 PM Go to last post
  12. 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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    08-23-2013, 09:41 AM Go to last post
  13. Sticky Thread Sticky: Shop tips

    Started by Bret4207, 10-19-2005 09:08 AM
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  14. Sticky Thread Sticky: Firearms manuals

    Started by Boz330, 01-04-2013 11:21 AM
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    04-05-2013, 08:12 PM Go to last post
  1. Rossi 92 feeding issue

    Started by Bradd_D, Yesterday 11:17 PM
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  2. Making the most of a good rifle

    Started by btroj, 04-17-2014 11:34 PM
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  3. Ideal twist rates for cast boolits vs. jacketed. Different? Why?

    Started by goodsteel, 04-16-2014 12:50 PM
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  4. Knurling a pin?

    Started by MT Gianni, 04-17-2014 12:43 AM
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  5. Thinking on a .400 Whelan Improved

    Started by FrankG, 03-30-2014 10:15 PM
    • Replies: 15
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  6. Glass bed the recoil lug Sav. 111

    Started by Ben, 04-18-2014 08:43 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-18-2014, 08:25 PM Go to last post
  7. Loading gate modification on Marlin 1895

    Started by RG1911, 04-17-2014 03:50 PM
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    04-18-2014, 12:16 PM Go to last post
  8. need help with drilling out a CVA breech plug

    Started by gunshot98, 04-06-2014 11:14 PM
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    04-18-2014, 09:02 AM Go to last post
  9. Remington 30-06 not cycling the brass out of the chamber

    Started by loaded303, 03-27-2014 12:24 AM
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    04-17-2014, 11:42 PM Go to last post
  10. D&T Browning/Miroku Low Wall receiver

    Started by NSB, 04-06-2014 09:42 AM
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    04-17-2014, 04:00 PM Go to last post
  11. AK-47 Magazine Modification

    Started by slughammer, 04-16-2014 10:46 AM
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    04-16-2014, 01:37 PM Go to last post
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    04-16-2014, 12:40 AM Go to last post
  12. Barrel reline on win 94

    Started by Rifle 57, 04-14-2014 11:40 PM
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    04-15-2014, 11:36 PM Go to last post
  13. Browning Auto 5 frame

    Started by ilcop22, 04-14-2014 08:46 PM
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    04-15-2014, 10:36 AM Go to last post
  14. question on spring making

    Started by nekshot, 04-12-2014 11:00 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    04-15-2014, 12:51 AM Go to last post
  15. 5.56 throat reamer

    Started by freebullet, 04-12-2014 03:12 PM
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    04-14-2014, 08:01 AM Go to last post
  16. Harbor Freights Mini 2 inch bench cut saw

    Started by brstevns, 03-23-2013 09:41 PM
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    04-13-2014, 08:13 PM Go to last post
  17. A couple questions about re-lining

    Started by srf, 04-03-2014 09:36 PM
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    04-10-2014, 10:45 PM Go to last post
  18. A Stevens Barrel/cartridge Problem.

    Started by Chev. William, 09-28-2013 11:06 PM
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    04-10-2014, 03:56 PM Go to last post
  19. Using Pin Gages

    Started by ashlyngr, 03-04-2014 02:03 PM
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    04-10-2014, 12:14 PM Go to last post
  20. Help! Matchmaster 513t

    Started by carbine86, 04-05-2014 04:21 PM
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    04-09-2014, 02:34 PM Go to last post
  21. Adding a Belt Mountain #5 to an OMSBH

    Started by tek4260, 04-08-2014 10:01 AM
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    04-09-2014, 11:37 AM Go to last post
  22. Unhappy Bullet AND wood dowel stuck

    Started by zidave, 04-03-2014 05:08 PM
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    • Replies: 35
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    04-09-2014, 10:28 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