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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: Cutting Dovetails by KSCO

    Started by Gunload Master, 07-13-2008 12:21 AM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recoil Pad " 101"

    Started by Ben, 01-20-2012 12:58 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Shop tips

    Started by Bret4207, 10-19-2005 09:08 AM
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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: The how to's of gunstock work

    Started by Gunfreak25, 06-10-2009 06:38 PM
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: bluing tank

    Started by gnoahhh, 11-06-2011 07:28 PM
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Please help !

    Started by Boaz, 09-02-2017 09:46 AM
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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: Rifle barrel and action dimensions list, info needed.

    Started by lar45, 05-11-2007 10:01 PM
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  11. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cleaning lead from bores.

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

    Started by pietro, 03-20-2014 10:57 PM
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  14. Sticky Thread Sticky: Soldering steel FYI

    Started by goodsteel, 10-12-2012 11:17 AM
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  15. Sticky Thread Sticky: Firearms manuals

    Started by Boz330, 01-04-2013 11:21 AM
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  1. Buying files, making file handles

    Started by Clark, 04-17-2018 11:40 PM
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  2. Any flash holes about .096?

    Started by ghh3rd, Today 12:34 AM
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  3. Buffer weight % addition

    Started by Bama, 11-17-2016 01:25 AM
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  4. Arisaka 99 front site

    Started by ubetcha, 04-13-2018 08:59 AM
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  5. frizzen help

    Started by KenH, 04-09-2018 12:25 PM
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  6. Gold Cup Follow Down

    Started by Tatume, 04-15-2018 08:04 AM
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  7. Reaming a 357 to max

    Started by Wagnerwerks, 03-14-2018 12:59 PM
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  8. Screw shortening advice sought?

    Started by georgerkahn, 04-12-2018 06:03 PM
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  9. How to find the correct scope mount?

    Started by condorjohn, 04-11-2018 07:10 PM
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  10. Martini Cadet to .357

    Started by gthudspeth, 03-28-2015 03:47 PM
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  11. Does anyone know?

    Started by Blackwater, 04-06-2018 01:34 PM
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    04-10-2018, 09:31 PM Go to last post
  12. Who knows how to make box magazines from scratch?

    Started by goodsteel, 09-22-2012 07:32 AM
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  13. Winchester (Japan made) 1895 front sight blade

    Started by Wayne Smith, 03-26-2018 08:52 AM
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  14. Recoil pad for 1953 760 gamemaster

    Started by LAKEMASTER, 04-08-2018 07:00 PM
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    04-09-2018, 11:34 AM Go to last post
  15. ???? Small ring mauser questions

    Started by toallmy, 04-01-2018 09:07 AM
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    04-08-2018, 09:39 PM Go to last post
  16. 22 Magnum Center Fire feasibility?

    Started by oldred, 12-25-2015 04:41 PM
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  17. Who here can throat a 9mm

    Started by Nines&Twos, 03-30-2018 07:20 AM
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    04-08-2018, 03:17 PM Go to last post
  18. Colt Series 70 1911 sight options

    Started by Jeffrey, 03-25-2018 02:26 PM
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    04-08-2018, 02:43 PM Go to last post
  19. SP101 KA-not-so-boom.

    Started by Sean357, 04-07-2018 09:57 AM
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    04-07-2018, 10:49 PM Go to last post
  20. Question Screws To Nowhere...

    Started by BCB, 03-28-2018 06:33 PM
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    04-07-2018, 08:07 AM Go to last post
  21. Got a lathe, maybe this would do for a small first project?

    Started by HDS, 03-08-2018 02:53 AM
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    04-05-2018, 08:55 PM Go to last post
  22. Forcing cone measurements?

    Started by user55645, 04-03-2018 04:08 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    04-05-2018, 05:36 PM Go to last post
  23. Okie Gauges , are they still in business?

    Started by Texxut, 02-14-2018 05:43 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