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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: Common Cartridge/Rifle Twist Rate Reference List

    Started by pietro, 03-20-2014 10:57 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: Cleaning lead from bores.

    Started by Hang Fire, 12-22-2011 05:39 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: The how to's of gunstock work

    Started by Gunfreak25, 06-10-2009 06:38 PM
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  5. 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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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: I need a..... Sources for parts + services

    Started by Bret4207, 09-04-2008 01:23 PM
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rifle barrel and action dimensions list, info needed.

    Started by lar45, 05-11-2007 10:01 PM
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Joni Lynn's Mauser

    Started by waksupi, 04-06-2011 08:09 PM
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  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cutting Dovetails by KSCO

    Started by Gunload Master, 07-13-2008 12:21 AM
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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: Shop tips

    Started by Bret4207, 10-19-2005 09:08 AM
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  12. Sticky Thread Sticky: bluing tank

    Started by gnoahhh, 11-06-2011 07:28 PM
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  13. Sticky Thread Sticky: Soldering steel FYI

    Started by goodsteel, 10-12-2012 11:17 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. Max FPS in old rifle barrels?

    Started by Kev18, 05-24-2019 11:27 PM
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  2. Liquid metal filler takes bluing

    Started by nekshot, Yesterday 07:41 AM
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  3. stuck case removal

    Started by andrew375, 05-15-2019 03:55 PM
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  4. Tang sight question.

    Started by Kev18, 05-23-2019 11:43 PM
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    05-24-2019, 01:23 PM Go to last post
  5. My Krag Sporter

    Started by Texas by God, 02-28-2019 08:03 PM
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    05-22-2019, 06:35 PM Go to last post
  6. Dove tail rings for CZ , Ruger, Sako Tikka?

    Started by ronniet, 05-19-2019 09:21 AM
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    05-21-2019, 07:45 AM Go to last post
  7. Gunsmithing Tips and Projects, 2nd Edition

    Started by Steven66, 05-01-2019 08:03 AM
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  8. Snake penetrating oil tests

    Started by EDG, 05-01-2019 03:19 AM
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    05-18-2019, 12:42 PM Go to last post
  9. Soft Jaws

    Started by GregLaROCHE, 05-11-2019 07:51 AM
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    05-18-2019, 02:19 AM Go to last post
  10. Need help with a custom throat

    Started by dtknowles, 05-16-2019 09:20 PM
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    05-17-2019, 06:40 PM Go to last post
  11. Numrich barrel twist

    Started by burch, 05-14-2019 02:26 PM
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    05-16-2019, 07:45 PM Go to last post
  12. 218 Bee Reamer

    Started by 3leggedturtle, 05-12-2019 01:22 PM
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    05-14-2019, 01:11 PM Go to last post
  13. Newbe - first time cold rust blue

    Started by Chill Wills, 04-17-2019 11:49 PM
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  14. Remington Roller

    Started by burch, 05-12-2019 09:35 AM
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  15. Cleaning patches

    Started by abunaitoo, 04-22-2019 08:47 PM
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    05-12-2019, 10:14 AM Go to last post
  16. 50 Beowulf chamber damaging brass/bullet

    Started by Al_Bundy, 05-09-2019 05:50 PM
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    05-10-2019, 10:17 PM Go to last post
  17. Has anyone gotten a rifle engraved?

    Started by Kev18, 05-08-2019 12:14 AM
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    05-09-2019, 08:28 PM Go to last post
  18. Polishing Compound Grades vs Colors

    Started by GregLaROCHE, 05-07-2019 03:58 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    05-09-2019, 12:05 PM Go to last post
  19. Springfield headspace

    Started by roysha, 05-04-2019 01:58 PM
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  20. Jewelry Files and 600gt Paper.

    Started by GregLaROCHE, 05-06-2019 10:14 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 293
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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