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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
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Soldering steel FYI

    Started by MBTcustom, 10-12-2012 11:17 AM
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  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
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rifle barrel and action dimensions list, info needed.

    Started by lar45, 05-11-2007 10:01 PM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Fixing Gooned Screws.

    Started by W.R.Buchanan, 09-28-2019 03:49 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: Common Cartridge/Rifle Twist Rate Reference List

    Started by pietro, 03-20-2014 10:57 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    05-03-2019, 12:28 PM 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
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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: Joni Lynn's Mauser

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

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

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

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

    Started by gnoahhh, 11-06-2011 07:28 PM
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  15. 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. Broken thumbhole stock

    Started by fiberoptik, 06-08-2020 02:01 AM
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  2. Ruger 77 30mm rings

    Started by roysha, 07-08-2020 02:58 AM
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  3. My Krag Sporter

    Started by Texas by God, 02-28-2019 08:03 PM
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  4. inletting where to remove material

    Started by farmbif, 07-08-2020 01:51 PM
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  5. Well, this was a first for me!

    Started by cwtebay, 07-06-2020 01:21 AM
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  6. Steel type for body of Win 1885 firing pin

    Started by Chill Wills, 06-19-2020 11:27 AM
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  7. Can you convert a 2 3/4" to 3" chamber?

    Started by Bazoo, 06-22-2020 04:49 AM
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  8. Belt spindle head lathe help

    Started by barrabruce, 06-27-2020 01:42 AM
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  9. high power front sight

    Started by cub45, 07-03-2020 05:07 PM
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  10. Beartooth Bullets Contact Info

    Started by hunter966, 07-02-2020 09:06 PM
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  11. Bedding a small ring Mauser

    Started by DonHowe, 06-17-2020 12:24 PM
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    07-01-2020, 12:05 PM Go to last post
  12. Ballistol?

    Started by Hi-Speed, 03-07-2019 11:22 PM
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    06-29-2020, 02:21 PM Go to last post
  13. 1886 Loading Gate

    Started by Ninety Caliber, 06-28-2020 02:55 PM
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  14. Parkerizing solution

    Started by abunaitoo, 06-24-2020 03:08 AM
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    06-28-2020, 05:02 PM Go to last post
  15. AR15 gas port burr removal?

    Started by Vettepilot, 05-20-2020 07:00 PM
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    06-22-2020, 04:48 PM Go to last post
  16. Question How resistant is a browned receiver?

    Started by Kev18, 06-19-2020 08:04 PM
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  17. Forcing cone reamer rental.

    Started by Cosmic_Charlie, 06-22-2020 07:56 AM
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  18. Savage 219/220

    Started by Danth, 06-22-2020 09:51 AM
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  19. Stripping Paint?

    Started by centershot, 06-20-2020 11:01 AM
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  20. Custom gun builders

    Started by Bigbore.729, 08-05-2019 10:45 AM
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  21. Electrolytic Bore Rust Removal

    Started by pcmacd, 05-14-2020 11:43 PM
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    06-21-2020, 01:03 PM Go to last post
  22. Best Way To Paint Camouflage Barrel Black

    Started by jonp, 06-14-2020 08:14 PM
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    06-21-2020, 09:54 AM Go to last post
  23. converting 1873 lever to 44 russian

    Started by mickbr, 06-08-2020 09:09 PM
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    06-20-2020, 12:15 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