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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: 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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    10-22-2014, 12:19 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recoil Pad " 101"

    Started by Ben, 01-20-2012 12:58 PM
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    09-16-2014, 10:38 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Shop tips

    Started by Bret4207, 10-19-2005 09:08 AM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cleaning lead from bores.

    Started by Hang Fire, 12-22-2011 05:39 PM
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    09-12-2014, 01:25 AM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rifle barrel and action dimensions list, info needed.

    Started by lar45, 05-11-2007 10:01 PM
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    08-24-2014, 10:59 AM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Soldering steel FYI

    Started by goodsteel, 10-12-2012 11:17 AM
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    08-09-2014, 01:30 PM Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: bluing tank

    Started by gnoahhh, 11-06-2011 07:28 PM
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    08-02-2014, 09:43 AM Go to last post
  8. 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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    07-04-2014, 01:10 PM Go to last post
  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: Joni Lynn's Mauser

    Started by waksupi, 04-06-2011 08:09 PM
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    06-26-2014, 03:54 PM Go to last post
  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Common Cartridge/Rifle Twist Rate Reference List

    Started by pietro, 03-20-2014 10:57 PM
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    04-03-2014, 11:54 AM Go to last post
  11. Sticky Thread Sticky: I need a..... Sources for parts + services

    Started by Bret4207, 09-04-2008 01:23 PM
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    02-18-2014, 01:28 PM Go to last post
  12. Sticky Thread Sticky: The how to's of gunstock work

    Started by Gunfreak25, 06-10-2009 06:38 PM
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    12-08-2013, 08:54 PM Go to last post
  13. 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
  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. Lapping powder charge

    Started by Tn Jim, Yesterday 10:47 AM
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  2. Wipe-Out

    Started by tdoyka, 10-29-2014 03:38 PM
    • Replies: 5
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  3. Which action to use...

    Started by Deep Six, 10-24-2014 04:36 PM
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    10-30-2014, 09:24 PM Go to last post
  4. anyone clean up a sks trigger?

    Started by nekshot, 10-25-2014 07:32 PM
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    10-30-2014, 08:48 PM Go to last post
  5. Just got my own set of pin gauges!

    Started by Fergie, 07-23-2014 09:07 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    10-30-2014, 02:36 AM Go to last post
  6. Over due lathe improvement

    Started by BKB, 09-18-2014 11:22 PM
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    10-30-2014, 02:27 AM Go to last post
  7. Scotch Brite to tone down stainless?

    Started by Silvercreek Farmer, 10-20-2014 09:12 PM
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    10-29-2014, 10:49 PM Go to last post
  8. Remington 870 question

    Started by lead-1, 10-28-2014 11:29 PM
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    10-29-2014, 03:02 PM Go to last post
  9. I need aSmith and Wesson revolversmith

    Started by Wayne Smith, 10-20-2014 07:36 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    10-28-2014, 07:41 PM Go to last post
  10. What is a gunsmith???

    Started by GRUMPA, 10-23-2014 06:18 PM
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    10-28-2014, 07:37 PM Go to last post
  11. reload die modofocation

    Started by shawnba67, 10-28-2014 12:15 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-28-2014, 01:34 PM Go to last post
  12. Ruger SBH trigger help

    Started by taco650, 10-26-2014 09:48 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    10-28-2014, 08:05 AM Go to last post
  13. Who knows how to make box magazines from scratch?

    Started by goodsteel, 09-22-2012 07:32 AM
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    10-26-2014, 09:09 PM Go to last post
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    10-25-2014, 07:49 PM Go to last post
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    10-25-2014, 07:40 PM Go to last post
  14. Williamsburg Gunsmith!

    Started by seagiant, 10-23-2014 09:58 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    10-25-2014, 01:47 PM Go to last post
  15. Question Using lead to measure barrel volume

    Started by dbooksta, 09-30-2014 03:16 PM
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    10-20-2014, 10:51 PM Go to last post
  16. Ruger SP 101 help

    Started by 454gene, 10-14-2014 06:51 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    10-20-2014, 09:11 PM Go to last post
  17. How hard is it?

    Started by Freightman, 10-20-2014 07:11 PM
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    10-20-2014, 08:12 PM Go to last post
  18. Savage 110 bolt face replacement

    Started by roverboy, 10-18-2014 05:35 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    10-19-2014, 11:01 PM Go to last post
  19. Neat Rust Bluing trick

    Started by oldred, 09-29-2014 09:02 AM
    • Replies: 15
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    10-17-2014, 02:55 PM Go to last post
  20. Bad Cut chamber 5.56 /223

    Started by Ford SD, 10-15-2014 03:04 AM
    • Replies: 13
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    10-16-2014, 11:14 AM Go to last post
  21. Any pine tar finish experience?

    Started by Merick, 10-14-2014 07:54 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 309
    10-15-2014, 12:31 PM 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