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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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    • Replies: 83
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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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    • Replies: 36
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    01-13-2016, 11:38 AM Go to last post
  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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    12-29-2015, 11:36 AM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: I need a..... Sources for parts + services

    Started by Bret4207, 09-04-2008 01:23 PM
    • Replies: 16
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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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    04-01-2015, 11:37 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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  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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    11-05-2014, 12:16 PM Go to last post
  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. What options on Bridgeport are worth anything?

    Started by AbitNutz, 05-06-2016 06:03 PM
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  2. 1873 Winchester clones' toggle link system

    Started by Naphtali, 05-28-2016 02:34 AM
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  3. Savage-Stevens 311

    Started by 44man, 05-21-2016 08:59 AM
    • Replies: 12
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  4. American Enfield trigger pull

    Started by Shooter6br, 05-26-2016 04:18 PM
    • Replies: 6
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  5. Taurus .380 jams

    Started by fatelk, 05-12-2016 12:02 AM
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    05-28-2016, 08:52 PM Go to last post
  6. Question Can This Be Straightened?

    Started by Ricochet, 05-12-2016 02:44 PM
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    05-28-2016, 05:58 PM Go to last post
  7. heart break on my 300blk

    Started by corey012778, 04-27-2016 02:14 PM
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    05-28-2016, 05:38 PM Go to last post
  8. K frame Smith revolving carbine idea

    Started by justashooter, 05-23-2016 12:45 AM
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    05-28-2016, 11:59 AM Go to last post
  9. Bridgeport Mill head rebuild?

    Started by nvreloader, 05-05-2016 12:01 PM
    • Replies: 16
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    05-27-2016, 04:58 PM Go to last post
  10. Rust Blue Action/Barrel Prep

    Started by gliebegott, 09-26-2015 05:32 PM
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    05-26-2016, 10:05 PM Go to last post
  11. ? staining an old CVA ML stock ?

    Started by 725, 05-21-2016 09:42 PM
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    05-26-2016, 03:04 PM Go to last post
  12. Suppressors yay

    Started by brettb75, 04-17-2016 07:56 PM
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    05-26-2016, 01:32 PM Go to last post
  13. Vaseline and preventing rust

    Started by lightload, 05-22-2016 07:20 PM
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    05-25-2016, 05:54 PM Go to last post
  14. .540X36 TPI die?

    Started by justashooter, 05-23-2016 12:20 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    05-24-2016, 11:09 PM Go to last post
  15. Modify SP101 - sights, trigger action, hammer?

    Started by Naphtali, 05-22-2016 02:49 PM
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    05-24-2016, 12:55 PM Go to last post
  16. gun oil and jammed rem 582 trigger

    Started by chevyiron420, 04-16-2016 05:06 PM
    • Replies: 19
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    05-24-2016, 12:41 PM Go to last post
  17. lead lapping really voo-doo magic?

    Started by shawnba67, 05-18-2016 02:26 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    05-21-2016, 08:46 PM Go to last post
  18. Removing Duracoat

    Started by blixen, 05-21-2016 06:07 PM
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    05-21-2016, 06:07 PM Go to last post
  19. Cutting a shotgun barrel to shorter length

    Started by flashhole, 05-20-2016 08:18 AM
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    05-21-2016, 09:58 AM Go to last post
  20. My First 1911 Build

    Started by kc2gvs, 03-29-2016 06:30 AM
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    05-18-2016, 11:28 PM Go to last post
  21. 22 Magnum Center Fire feasibility?

    Started by oldred, 12-25-2015 04:41 PM
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    05-18-2016, 11:12 PM Go to last post
  22. How many bullets can you get in a barrel?

    Started by John Taylor, 04-21-2016 03:25 PM
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    05-18-2016, 02:55 PM Go to last post
  23. 45-70 Hart barrel rolling block project

    Started by Bigbore66, 05-16-2016 11:24 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-18-2016, 10:07 AM Go to last post
  24. cleaning tarnished color case hardening

    Started by roundgun, 05-05-2016 10:21 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 803
    05-17-2016, 06:36 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