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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: Joni Lynn's Mauser

    Started by waksupi, 04-06-2011 08:09 PM
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  2. 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
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cleaning lead from bores.

    Started by Hang Fire, 12-22-2011 05:39 PM
    5 Pages
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    03-23-2014, 08:43 PM Go to last post
  4. 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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    03-04-2014, 12:22 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: bluing tank

    Started by gnoahhh, 11-06-2011 07:28 PM
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    03-03-2014, 12:46 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: 13
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    02-18-2014, 01:28 PM Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recoil Pad " 101"

    Started by Ben, 01-20-2012 12:58 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 28
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    02-12-2014, 12:06 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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    12-13-2013, 10:25 PM Go to last post
  9. 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
  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rifle barrel and action dimensions list, info needed.

    Started by lar45, 05-11-2007 10:01 PM
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    12-03-2013, 05:18 AM Go to last post
  11. 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
  12. 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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    08-23-2013, 09:41 AM Go to last post
  13. Sticky Thread Sticky: Shop tips

    Started by Bret4207, 10-19-2005 09:08 AM
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    08-17-2013, 02:16 PM Go to last post
  14. Sticky Thread Sticky: Firearms manuals

    Started by Boz330, 01-04-2013 11:21 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    04-05-2013, 08:12 PM Go to last post
  1. Thinking on a .400 Whelan Improved

    Started by FrankG, 03-30-2014 10:15 PM
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  2. Indexing barrel on a Mauser

    Started by Deep Six, Yesterday 01:01 PM
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  3. Glass bed the recoil lug Sav. 111

    Started by Ben, 04-18-2014 08:43 AM
    • Replies: 10
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  4. A Stevens Barrel/cartridge Problem.

    Started by Chev. William, 09-28-2013 11:06 PM
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  5. Need a 1911 rear sight install

    Started by cheese1566, Yesterday 12:03 AM
    • Replies: 1
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  6. model 92 miroku parts

    Started by bigted, 04-21-2014 01:24 AM
    • Replies: 4
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  7. Unhappy Bullet AND wood dowel stuck

    Started by zidave, 04-03-2014 05:08 PM
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  8. Measuring favor

    Started by mattd, 04-22-2014 09:40 PM
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    04-22-2014, 09:57 PM Go to last post
  9. Keep moose happy thread

    Started by btroj, 04-21-2014 11:12 PM
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    04-22-2014, 09:50 PM Go to last post
  10. Making the most of a good rifle

    Started by btroj, 04-17-2014 11:34 PM
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    04-22-2014, 09:07 PM Go to last post
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    04-22-2014, 08:10 PM Go to last post
  11. Tools

    Started by ncbearman, 03-10-2014 05:08 PM
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    04-22-2014, 08:04 PM Go to last post
  12. Source for Win 62 extractor?

    Started by TheDoctor, 03-18-2014 11:05 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    04-22-2014, 08:01 PM Go to last post
  13. Rossi 92 feeding issue

    Started by Bradd_D, 04-19-2014 11:17 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    04-22-2014, 05:42 AM Go to last post
  14. Ideal twist rates for cast boolits vs. jacketed. Different? Why?

    Started by goodsteel, 04-16-2014 12:50 PM
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    04-21-2014, 11:18 PM Go to last post
  15. Knurling a pin?

    Started by MT Gianni, 04-17-2014 12:43 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    04-21-2014, 08:12 PM Go to last post
  16. Loading gate modification on Marlin 1895

    Started by RG1911, 04-17-2014 03:50 PM
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    04-21-2014, 01:37 PM Go to last post
  17. H&R 629 problem

    Started by roysha, 04-21-2014 11:09 AM
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    04-21-2014, 11:09 AM Go to last post
  18. Browning Auto 5 frame

    Started by ilcop22, 04-14-2014 08:46 PM
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    04-20-2014, 11:37 PM Go to last post
  19. Ruger M77-22 fussy ejector

    Started by Loudenboomer, 04-20-2014 07:43 PM
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    04-19-2014, 06:30 PM Go to last post
  20. need help with drilling out a CVA breech plug

    Started by gunshot98, 04-06-2014 11:14 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 439
    04-18-2014, 09:02 AM 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