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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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    01-18-2018, 05:15 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recoil Pad " 101"

    Started by Ben, 01-20-2012 12:58 PM
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    01-15-2018, 01:44 AM Go to last post
  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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    12-14-2017, 02:55 PM Go to last post
  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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    10-22-2016, 04:51 PM Go to last post
  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. Competitor Single Shot Pistol

    Started by BPSharps, 02-20-2018 08:04 PM
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  2. Casings stick in my S&W 357 after firing.

    Started by JimSchneck, 02-21-2018 11:53 AM
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  3. stevens mod 44 bbl

    Started by bigdog454, 02-17-2018 08:57 PM
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  4. Swede: SPS Braun to Boyds "At One"

    Started by RPRNY, 02-09-2018 07:13 PM
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  5. 45 ACP GO & NoGO Guage Dimentions

    Started by map55b, Yesterday 11:30 AM
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  6. Rebarrel Ruger MKII

    Started by KenH, 02-22-2018 05:02 PM
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  7. Need to fix missing pins on 1849 Colt pocket revolver

    Started by Clark, 02-15-2018 11:09 AM
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  8. What uses a single stack 303 Brit or 30-40 Krag magazine?

    Started by map55b, 02-14-2018 05:21 PM
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    02-21-2018, 02:01 PM Go to last post
  9. Broken bolt release button on 721

    Started by fiberoptik, 02-04-2018 07:14 PM
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    02-21-2018, 12:35 AM Go to last post
  10. Front Sight that threads onto muzzle?

    Started by Solothurn, 02-20-2018 07:51 PM
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  11. Is It "Build" Or "Assemble" An AR15?

    Started by Atakawow, 01-31-2018 03:42 PM
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    02-20-2018, 01:29 PM Go to last post
  12. Chrome x39 barrel

    Started by nekshot, 02-19-2018 09:19 AM
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    02-19-2018, 10:59 AM Go to last post
  13. 1911 Front Sight

    Started by Uncle Grinch, 02-16-2018 09:11 PM
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    02-18-2018, 08:56 PM Go to last post
  14. Removing paint from a rifle

    Started by jeepvet, 02-16-2018 01:20 AM
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    02-18-2018, 12:29 AM Go to last post
  15. 1911 frame clamp fixture

    Started by JRLesan, 02-15-2018 08:35 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-17-2018, 11:17 AM Go to last post
  16. 80% question

    Started by 44Blam, 02-11-2018 12:09 AM
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    02-17-2018, 10:26 AM Go to last post
  17. Increasing OAL for Henry Big Boy

    Started by megasupermagnum, 02-16-2018 10:32 PM
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    02-16-2018, 11:37 PM Go to last post
  18. Arisaka front barrel band removal

    Started by 43PU, 02-16-2018 09:43 AM
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  19. Question Yugo M59-66 A1 (SKS) night sight refinish

    Started by Cowboy_Dan, 02-16-2018 06:42 AM
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  20. how short can a shotgun barrel be ?

    Started by ipopum, 02-11-2018 06:56 PM
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    02-16-2018, 06:23 AM Go to last post
  21. Would you consider this safe ?

    Started by vrh, 02-07-2018 11:25 AM
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    02-15-2018, 10:09 PM Go to last post
  22. Okie Gauges , are they still in business?

    Started by Texxut, 02-14-2018 05:43 PM
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    02-14-2018, 05:43 PM Go to last post
  23. Mark II low safety for Mauser

    Started by Danth, 02-12-2018 11:11 AM
    • Replies: 15
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    02-13-2018, 11:58 PM Go to last post
  24. Rust Bluing Problems - Spots and streaks in finish after carding

    Started by JWalker, 12-30-2017 09:07 PM
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    02-13-2018, 09:04 PM 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