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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: Recoil Pad " 101"

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

    Started by Bret4207, 10-19-2005 09:08 AM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cutting Dovetails by KSCO

    Started by Gunload Master, 07-13-2008 12:21 AM
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    12-23-2017, 11:56 PM Go to last post
  4. 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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    • Replies: 85
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    12-14-2017, 02:55 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: The how to's of gunstock work

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

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

    Started by Boaz, 09-02-2017 09:46 AM
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: I need a..... Sources for parts + services

    Started by Bret4207, 09-04-2008 01:23 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    08-20-2017, 10:24 AM Go to last post
  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rifle barrel and action dimensions list, info needed.

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

    Started by Hang Fire, 12-22-2011 05:39 PM
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    04-18-2017, 05:03 PM Go to last post
  11. 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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  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  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. Looking for a FL gunsmithing outfit

    Started by TCLouis, 01-15-2018 12:13 AM
    • Replies: 3
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  2. Gummy Remington recoil pads

    Started by cabezaverde, Yesterday 05:14 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    Yesterday, 10:25 PM Go to last post
  3. Tikka T3 Bedding Questions

    Started by boatbum101, 01-15-2018 05:15 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    Yesterday, 05:05 PM Go to last post
  4. Ortgies 32acp barrel bulge.

    Started by bigdan420us, 01-11-2018 11:07 PM
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    Yesterday, 12:09 PM Go to last post
  5. Remington 783 firing pin assembly

    Started by Pumpkin, 01-15-2018 07:04 PM
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  6. Would Remington warranty this barrel?

    Started by flybyjohn, 11-18-2017 03:13 PM
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    01-14-2018, 08:14 PM Go to last post
  7. Customizing cap and ball revolvers

    Started by texassako, 12-12-2017 12:02 PM
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    01-14-2018, 04:22 PM Go to last post
  8. Am I AIMING wrong ???

    Started by LAKEMASTER, 01-13-2018 09:23 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    01-14-2018, 11:22 AM Go to last post
  9. Mannlicher-Schoenauer

    Started by map55b, 12-17-2017 05:08 PM
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    01-14-2018, 02:30 AM Go to last post
  10. How do i figure out the moa on my lyman 48

    Started by seabreeze133, 12-29-2017 03:42 PM
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    01-13-2018, 08:36 PM Go to last post
  11. Inletting synthetic stock

    Started by Danth, 01-13-2018 07:20 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-13-2018, 08:33 PM Go to last post
  12. Engraving service wanted

    Started by scarry scarney, 01-11-2018 11:02 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    01-13-2018, 12:11 PM Go to last post
  13. Stripping paint off of a triumph reciever

    Started by michael.birdsley, 12-10-2017 09:25 AM
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    01-13-2018, 08:16 AM Go to last post
  14. Scpoing the SMLE

    Started by Texas by God, 10-08-2017 10:48 PM
    3 Pages
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    01-12-2018, 08:37 AM Go to last post
  15. Sizing die for Wildcat

    Started by silverjay, 01-11-2018 01:02 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    01-12-2018, 12:57 AM Go to last post
  16. 30-06 re barrel 1 in 10 or 12 twist ?

    Started by Adk Mike, 10-27-2013 08:54 PM
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    01-10-2018, 11:25 PM Go to last post
  17. Rust Bluing Problems - Spots and streaks in finish after carding

    Started by JWalker, 12-30-2017 09:07 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 43
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    01-09-2018, 07:31 PM Go to last post
  18. V-Belt Size: How to Determine?

    Started by RG1911, 01-01-2018 02:30 PM
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    • Replies: 26
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    01-09-2018, 04:51 PM Go to last post
  19. Timed & trued Rem 700 actions

    Started by Hannibal, 01-01-2018 10:12 PM
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    01-09-2018, 11:03 AM Go to last post
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    01-07-2018, 11:05 PM Go to last post
  20. what steel for firingpins?

    Started by Swede 45, 12-26-2017 05:59 PM
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    01-04-2018, 07:50 PM Go to last post
  21. Adhesive: Looking for a specific one

    Started by RG1911, 01-04-2018 02:49 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    01-04-2018, 06:43 PM Go to last post
  22. Aluminum 1911 Receiver?

    Started by Green Frog, 12-26-2017 11:01 AM
    • Replies: 16
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    01-03-2018, 09:45 PM Go to last post
  23. Rebuilding mauser

    Started by Mike in TX, 01-03-2018 01:28 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-03-2018, 09:39 PM Go to last post
  24. Removing bedding

    Started by cowboybart, 12-30-2017 04:08 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 328
    12-31-2017, 07:39 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