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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: The how to's of gunstock work

    Started by Gunfreak25, 06-10-2009 06:38 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recoil Pad " 101"

    Started by Ben, 01-20-2012 12:58 PM
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    01-13-2016, 11:38 AM Go to last post
  3. 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
  4. 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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    11-21-2015, 09:40 AM Go to last post
  5. 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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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Soldering steel FYI

    Started by goodsteel, 10-12-2012 11:17 AM
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    06-27-2015, 07:52 PM Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cutting Dovetails by KSCO

    Started by Gunload Master, 07-13-2008 12:21 AM
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Shop tips

    Started by Bret4207, 10-19-2005 09:08 AM
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  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: Joni Lynn's Mauser

    Started by waksupi, 04-06-2011 08:09 PM
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    01-25-2015, 01:56 PM Go to last post
  10. 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
  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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  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. Tapping a 1911 frame, looking for wisdom

    Started by David2011, 02-08-2016 04:40 PM
    • Replies: 9
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  2. Need two hole plug screws

    Started by duckey, 02-03-2016 12:58 PM
    • Replies: 8
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  3. Crimson trace adjustment

    Started by bigted, 02-07-2016 08:05 AM
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  4. Sand blasting a 500 Smith & Wesson

    Started by Lead Freak, Yesterday 05:37 PM
    • Replies: 6
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  5. Rear sight threading in unsupported area

    Started by wonderwolf, 02-06-2016 02:18 PM
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  6. Rolling Block Carbine Barrel Dimensions?

    Started by Fishoot, Yesterday 11:24 AM
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  7. why so few custom made firearms?

    Started by PerpetualStudent, 01-22-2016 10:36 AM
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  8. Guide rod

    Started by bigted, 02-06-2016 01:03 PM
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    02-08-2016, 09:08 AM Go to last post
  9. Oxpho cold bluing.

    Started by Mica_Hiebert, 02-03-2016 12:26 AM
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    02-07-2016, 10:27 AM Go to last post
  10. Bubba makes me grumpy...

    Started by Mica_Hiebert, 01-19-2016 05:50 PM
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    02-07-2016, 10:17 AM Go to last post
  11. Barrel suitability for Winchester 1892?

    Started by andym79, 02-06-2016 07:58 AM
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    02-06-2016, 11:39 PM Go to last post
  12. Weaver Mount for Antique Gun

    Started by Washington1331, 02-06-2016 03:16 PM
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  13. Bedding

    Started by Taylor, 01-26-2016 06:45 PM
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    02-04-2016, 06:26 PM Go to last post
  14. marlin xl7 rebarrel

    Started by cub45, 01-26-2016 05:56 PM
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    02-03-2016, 07:02 PM Go to last post
  15. Mark II Safety for 03A3 bolt

    Started by sundog, 02-02-2016 06:09 PM
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    02-03-2016, 01:08 PM Go to last post
  16. Torque screwdriver

    Started by abunaitoo, 02-01-2016 07:12 PM
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    02-02-2016, 11:16 PM Go to last post
  17. Go No Go gauge brand?

    Started by AbitNutz, 01-30-2016 12:45 PM
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    02-02-2016, 04:49 PM Go to last post
  18. cold bluing?

    Started by Mica_Hiebert, 01-12-2016 09:24 PM
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    02-02-2016, 12:47 AM Go to last post
  19. 260 Remington reamer

    Started by Hannibal, 01-23-2016 11:40 PM
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    02-01-2016, 11:40 AM Go to last post
  20. Finer bead front sights?

    Started by Patrick L, 01-28-2016 12:06 PM
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    01-28-2016, 10:02 PM Go to last post
  21. Pin Gauges

    Started by John Allen, 01-12-2016 06:53 PM
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    01-27-2016, 04:58 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