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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: bluing tank

    Started by gnoahhh, 11-06-2011 07:28 PM
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    12-12-2014, 12:48 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rifle barrel and action dimensions list, info needed.

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

    Started by pietro, 03-20-2014 10:57 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    11-05-2014, 12:16 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recoil Pad " 101"

    Started by Ben, 01-20-2012 12:58 PM
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    11-03-2014, 04:28 AM Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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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  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Joni Lynn's Mauser

    Started by waksupi, 04-06-2011 08:09 PM
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  11. Sticky Thread Sticky: I need a..... Sources for parts + services

    Started by Bret4207, 09-04-2008 01:23 PM
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  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. Crowning a barrel

    Started by timspawn, 12-17-2014 10:18 PM
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  2. .30-30 in Small Ring Mauser

    Started by wmitty, Yesterday 06:14 PM
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  3. Sculpy for Inserts

    Started by deltaenterprizes, Today 12:06 PM
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  4. 32LC to 32SW Long

    Started by John Allen, 12-17-2014 05:11 PM
    • Replies: 5
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  5. steel for screws

    Started by kokomokid, 12-14-2014 12:32 PM
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  6. Small ring M95 in .358

    Started by kens, 12-12-2014 09:51 AM
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  7. Rossi finish gone.

    Started by armednfree, 12-12-2014 12:07 PM
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  8. Rebuilding an old High Standard .22 auto

    Started by fatelk, 12-09-2014 02:12 AM
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  9. Triggers for Krags

    Started by LeRoy.Beans, 12-17-2014 10:47 AM
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    12-17-2014, 02:30 PM Go to last post
  10. Woo Hoo. New tools for the shop!

    Started by Any Cal., 12-09-2014 12:38 AM
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    12-16-2014, 10:04 PM Go to last post
  11. Can a Stevens 25 RF be converted to 25-20 WCF?

    Started by Suo Gan, 09-15-2009 04:56 PM
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    12-16-2014, 04:02 PM Go to last post
  12. In need of a tap

    Started by Rusty Goose, 05-07-2013 02:59 PM
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    12-16-2014, 03:35 PM Go to last post
  13. Astra A80 slide

    Started by merlin101, 12-16-2014 02:19 PM
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  14. 29-6 Classic Front Sight Heigth

    Started by timspawn, 12-15-2014 03:04 PM
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    12-16-2014, 11:23 AM Go to last post
  15. Reducing Smith N frame grip to K frame size

    Started by Ballard, 12-05-2014 04:28 AM
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    12-16-2014, 09:18 AM Go to last post
  16. Colt OMM .22LR

    Started by wv109323, 12-16-2014 12:19 AM
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    12-16-2014, 12:19 AM Go to last post
  17. Help on a Remington Model 25

    Started by Mikeybb, 12-12-2014 12:41 PM
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    12-15-2014, 01:41 PM Go to last post
  18. 1894 44 to 41 mag conversion questions.

    Started by Trapperscott, 03-23-2013 11:24 AM
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    12-15-2014, 02:04 AM Go to last post
  19. 1911 - How to work the slide with less force?

    Started by BNE, 12-06-2014 01:56 PM
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    12-13-2014, 07:58 PM Go to last post
  20. Different homemade dies from 7/8 x 14 bolts ?

    Started by littlejack, 01-02-2013 04:39 AM
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    12-13-2014, 06:23 PM Go to last post
  21. the skinny on reciever sights ?? please

    Started by kens, 12-12-2014 11:22 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    12-12-2014, 05:53 PM Go to last post
  22. Jim Dubell, Clearwater reboring

    Started by Wolfer, 12-11-2014 06:51 PM
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    12-11-2014, 10:08 PM Go to last post
  23. keep white wood white?

    Started by nekshot, 12-06-2014 04:56 PM
    • Replies: 14
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    12-11-2014, 06:43 PM Go to last post
  24. A Stevens Barrel/cartridge Problem.

    Started by Chev. William, 09-28-2013 11:06 PM
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    • Replies: 64
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    12-11-2014, 05:29 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