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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: Cleaning lead from bores.

    Started by Hang Fire, 12-22-2011 05:39 PM
    5 Pages
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    04-18-2017, 05:03 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rifle barrel and action dimensions list, info needed.

    Started by lar45, 05-11-2007 10:01 PM
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    • Replies: 42
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    04-08-2017, 08:28 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
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 87
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    04-02-2017, 08:34 PM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Common Cartridge/Rifle Twist Rate Reference List

    Started by pietro, 03-20-2014 10:57 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 11,076
    10-22-2016, 04:51 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recoil Pad " 101"

    Started by Ben, 01-20-2012 12:58 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 37
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    09-29-2016, 11:07 AM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Shop tips

    Started by Bret4207, 10-19-2005 09:08 AM
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    • Replies: 187
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    08-04-2016, 09:06 PM Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: The how to's of gunstock work

    Started by Gunfreak25, 06-10-2009 06:38 PM
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    • Replies: 23
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    02-02-2016, 10:42 AM Go to last post
  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: GunStock Re-Finishing, The Roger Method explained with Pics

    Started by AlaskanGuy, 01-17-2014 06:44 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 78
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    12-29-2015, 11:36 AM Go to last post
  9. 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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    09-20-2015, 04:32 PM Go to last post
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Sticky Thread Sticky: Firearms manuals

    Started by Boz330, 01-04-2013 11:21 AM
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    04-05-2013, 08:12 PM Go to last post
  1. Shortening vintage receivers

    Started by Minuteshaver, 05-18-2017 02:29 AM
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    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 713
    Today, 01:24 PM Go to last post
  2. Rifle Design

    Started by Minuteshaver, 05-18-2017 02:31 AM
    • Replies: 17
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  3. Any Canjar experts here?

    Started by mckenziedrums, Yesterday 09:31 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    Today, 02:25 AM Go to last post
  4. Norinco 320 (Uzi clone) shoots hard left

    Started by Kilroy08, Yesterday 01:12 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 51
    Yesterday, 01:12 PM Go to last post
  5. Converting a Short Rifle to S, L, LR

    Started by fourarmed, 05-17-2017 02:02 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    Yesterday, 07:23 AM Go to last post
  6. 1911 Winchester worth fixing?

    Started by Texas by God, 05-17-2017 01:55 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    05-20-2017, 09:00 AM Go to last post
  7. Remington Pederson Designed Pump Rifle

    Started by Char-Gar, 12-02-2016 07:07 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    05-20-2017, 08:53 AM Go to last post
  8. Removing Carbon Ring 308

    Started by silverjay, 01-20-2017 06:53 PM
    • Replies: 16
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    05-20-2017, 07:19 AM Go to last post
  9. Uberti Lightening

    Started by Wayne Smith, 05-05-2017 07:58 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    05-18-2017, 04:24 PM Go to last post
  10. Remington 40x bore cleaner...WOW!

    Started by LAKEMASTER, 04-14-2017 10:27 PM
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    05-18-2017, 01:51 AM Go to last post
  11. Cutting a pistol bolt face?

    Started by merlin101, 05-13-2017 09:26 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-17-2017, 01:33 PM Go to last post
  12. A physicist's look at rusted bolts

    Started by RG1911, 04-28-2017 05:57 PM
    2 Pages
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    05-15-2017, 09:18 PM Go to last post
  13. Need Suggestions for a Drill Press

    Started by RG1911, 05-06-2017 09:30 PM
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    05-15-2017, 01:22 PM Go to last post
  14. 1911 grip safety problem

    Started by Bmi48219, 05-13-2017 12:21 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    05-14-2017, 09:29 PM Go to last post
  15. Diy checkering

    Started by Any Cal., 04-30-2017 07:43 PM
    • Replies: 14
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    05-13-2017, 03:50 PM Go to last post
  16. A Custom Replacement Cylinder???

    Started by klcarroll, 08-12-2011 07:05 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 20
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    05-13-2017, 03:31 PM Go to last post
  17. Fun with Frank dehaas

    Started by redneck1, 04-26-2017 10:21 PM
    2 Pages
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    05-11-2017, 11:29 PM Go to last post
  18. shotgun barrel

    Started by Taylor, 05-01-2017 09:35 AM
    • Replies: 17
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    05-11-2017, 09:23 PM Go to last post
  19. 1917 screw size and thread

    Started by flounderman, 05-10-2017 11:40 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    05-11-2017, 12:20 PM Go to last post
  20. Just another "God Job DougGuy" Post.

    Started by BNE, 03-12-2017 11:38 AM
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    05-10-2017, 09:59 AM Go to last post
  21. Bending SxS barrels(

    Started by webradbury, 05-01-2017 08:41 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    05-09-2017, 07:26 PM Go to last post
  22. Help needed - sight elevation screw nut

    Started by Norbrat, 03-09-2017 02:50 AM
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    05-08-2017, 11:02 PM Go to last post
  23. 20 TPI threads on Rolling Block?

    Started by KenH, 05-05-2017 03:53 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    05-06-2017, 09:58 PM Go to last post
  24. Enlarging hole in sight disk, . . . Non Bubba

    Started by Jeff R, 05-01-2017 09:38 AM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 793
    05-06-2017, 05:36 PM Go to last post
  25. 1911 extractor issue

    Started by Bmi48219, 04-17-2017 10:14 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 1,080
    05-06-2017, 10:38 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