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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: I need a..... Sources for parts + services

    Started by Bret4207, 09-04-2008 01:23 PM
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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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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Shop tips

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

    Started by waksupi, 04-06-2011 08:09 PM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: bluing tank

    Started by gnoahhh, 11-06-2011 07:28 PM
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rifle barrel and action dimensions list, info needed.

    Started by lar45, 05-11-2007 10:01 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: Recoil Pad " 101"

    Started by Ben, 01-20-2012 12:58 PM
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  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cleaning lead from bores.

    Started by Hang Fire, 12-22-2011 05:39 PM
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  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Soldering steel FYI

    Started by goodsteel, 10-12-2012 11:17 AM
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  11. 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. Sticky Thread Sticky: The how to's of gunstock work

    Started by Gunfreak25, 06-10-2009 06:38 PM
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  13. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cutting Dovetails by KSCO

    Started by Gunload Master, 07-13-2008 12:21 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. Question Question on leather care/maintenance

    Started by mtnman31, 03-19-2015 08:49 AM
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  2. What to do

    Started by truck driver, 03-22-2015 01:59 PM
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  3. USB Endoscope Microscope Camera Borescope

    Started by RACWIN375, 05-18-2012 03:57 AM
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  4. Pressure signs in rifle cases.

    Started by littlejack, 03-20-2015 08:23 PM
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  5. How to checker a hammer spur

    Started by BrentD, 03-20-2015 10:55 PM
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  6. Gun Vice

    Started by Gliden07, 03-25-2015 11:58 PM
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  7. .270 winchester

    Started by fast ronnie, 03-25-2015 11:52 PM
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  8. Vice jaws

    Started by aarolar, 03-22-2015 05:08 PM
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  9. Crown cutter

    Started by Skipper, 03-12-2015 12:41 AM
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  10. Barrel Crowning

    Started by Virginia John, 03-17-2015 06:32 PM
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  11. Winchester 54 extractor problem

    Started by Cmm_3940, 03-23-2015 01:06 AM
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  12. Who knows H&R top break revolvers?

    Started by Wayne Smith, 03-18-2015 01:59 PM
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  13. Rust Bluing a Win Model 67A

    Started by aarolar, 03-13-2015 06:30 AM
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  14. Rem 700 Grind to fit Limb Saver butt pad project

    Started by duckey, 02-26-2015 09:36 AM
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  15. Lyman 57 screw size?

    Started by RU shooter, 02-13-2015 10:20 AM
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  16. Finsihed my new hunting rifle today, 6.5x284 Savage!

    Started by koger, 03-21-2015 10:10 PM
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  17. armor-all and tru oil

    Started by fast ronnie, 03-18-2015 12:34 AM
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  18. Cylinder Gap ?

    Started by hylander, 03-01-2015 08:21 PM
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  19. Old Taurus Model 66 Timing Issue

    Started by texaswoodworker, 03-22-2015 01:51 AM
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  20. Colt new army timing issue

    Started by troyboy, 03-16-2015 05:00 PM
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  21. Checkering cradle

    Started by Coffeecup, 03-15-2015 04:57 AM
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  22. New Stock Arrived Today from Richards

    Started by Jim_P, 02-03-2015 10:20 PM
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    03-19-2015, 08:32 PM Go to last post
  23. Home Made Range Rod Anyone?

    Started by HollowPoint, 01-25-2015 08:24 PM
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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