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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: Soldering steel FYI

    Started by goodsteel, 10-12-2012 11:17 AM
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  2. 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
  3. 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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    06-28-2014, 01:54 PM Go to last post
  4. 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
  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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    05-10-2014, 01:52 PM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cleaning lead from bores.

    Started by Hang Fire, 12-22-2011 05:39 PM
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Common Cartridge/Rifle Twist Rate Reference List

    Started by pietro, 03-20-2014 10:57 PM
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: bluing tank

    Started by gnoahhh, 11-06-2011 07:28 PM
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  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: I need a..... Sources for parts + services

    Started by Bret4207, 09-04-2008 01:23 PM
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  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recoil Pad " 101"

    Started by Ben, 01-20-2012 12:58 PM
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  11. Sticky Thread Sticky: The how to's of gunstock work

    Started by Gunfreak25, 06-10-2009 06:38 PM
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  12. 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
  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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  1. Pedersoli Rolling Block Won't Cock

    Started by DEDHEAD, Today 05:28 AM
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  2. Colt GM

    Started by Tom W., 07-17-2014 09:02 PM
    • Replies: 6
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  3. Just got my own set of pin gauges!

    Started by Fergie, 07-23-2014 09:07 PM
    • Replies: 7
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  4. Color Case Hardening Ruger frame

    Started by webradbury, Yesterday 04:54 PM
    • Replies: 1
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  5. Cerakote

    Started by DeputyDog25, 07-18-2014 05:07 PM
    • Replies: 3
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  6. Cold Blue an entire rifle

    Started by cheese1566, 02-22-2010 03:25 PM
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  7. How to package a rifle cheap and safe for shipment

    Started by goodsteel, 03-22-2014 03:52 PM
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    07-23-2014, 10:34 AM Go to last post
  8. Sarco 1911 Frame Gunsmith Specials

    Started by Kilroy08, 07-08-2014 06:23 PM
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    07-23-2014, 12:28 AM Go to last post
  9. encore extractor / ejector

    Started by bigted, 07-19-2014 02:52 PM
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    07-22-2014, 10:40 PM Go to last post
  10. Post Lyman Supertargetspot adjustments

    Started by ohland, 07-21-2014 01:48 PM
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    07-22-2014, 10:14 PM Go to last post
  11. .45 ACP chamber reamer

    Started by MtGun44, 07-22-2014 01:15 AM
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    07-22-2014, 08:37 PM Go to last post
  12. Recieved gunsmithing books

    Started by Hardcast416taylor, 07-22-2014 01:58 PM
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    07-22-2014, 04:42 PM Go to last post
  13. enlarge 460 wby to 512?

    Started by nekshot, 07-25-2012 04:19 PM
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    07-22-2014, 04:25 PM Go to last post
  14. Q how much to open .308 to .45acp muzzle brake?

    Started by 3006mv, 07-21-2014 11:21 PM
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    07-22-2014, 02:04 PM Go to last post
  15. 50-90 sharps reamer info needed

    Started by nekshot, 07-21-2014 11:03 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-22-2014, 01:35 PM Go to last post
  16. Question about 870 stocks

    Started by multigunner76, 07-19-2014 10:14 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    07-21-2014, 07:13 PM Go to last post
  17. Bedding a 1874 Sharps forend

    Started by mdavis78102, 07-15-2014 07:00 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-20-2014, 10:53 PM Go to last post
  18. Scope Shimming

    Started by Pirate69, 07-12-2014 10:07 PM
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    07-20-2014, 10:08 AM Go to last post
  19. Custom Gun Projects

    Started by Tedly, 07-14-2014 07:19 PM
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    07-18-2014, 03:05 PM Go to last post
  20. where can I get a 17/32-32 tap?

    Started by lancem, 07-16-2014 11:20 PM
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    07-17-2014, 12:11 PM Go to last post
  21. 416 Taylor

    Started by webradbury, 07-07-2014 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    07-16-2014, 12:48 PM Go to last post
  22. Slow Rust Bluing...interrupting the process

    Started by webradbury, 06-19-2014 03:47 PM
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    07-16-2014, 12:25 PM Go to last post
  23. Spring length

    Started by Hooker53, 07-09-2014 10:48 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    07-15-2014, 08:32 PM Go to last post
  24. anyone clean up a 760 Remington trigger?

    Started by nekshot, 07-08-2014 12:38 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 370
    07-15-2014, 07:29 PM Go to last post
  25. Remington 597 trigger issue

    Started by buckwheatpaul, 07-06-2014 06:33 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-15-2014, 07:13 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