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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: Rifle barrel and action dimensions list, info needed.

    Started by lar45, 05-11-2007 10:01 PM
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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: 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
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recoil Pad " 101"

    Started by Ben, 01-20-2012 12:58 PM
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    09-29-2016, 11:07 AM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Shop tips

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

    Started by Gunfreak25, 06-10-2009 06:38 PM
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    02-02-2016, 10:42 AM 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: Soldering steel FYI

    Started by goodsteel, 10-12-2012 11:17 AM
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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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    04-01-2015, 11:37 PM Go to last post
  12. Sticky Thread Sticky: Joni Lynn's Mauser

    Started by waksupi, 04-06-2011 08:09 PM
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  13. Sticky Thread Sticky: bluing tank

    Started by gnoahhh, 11-06-2011 07:28 PM
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  14. 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. Questions about Springs - recoil

    Started by gsdelong, 07-20-2017 09:16 AM
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  2. Stocking a Mauser

    Started by EGreis, 07-14-2017 02:27 PM
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  3. tube rifle magazines

    Started by Minuteshaver, Yesterday 09:04 PM
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  4. Smile Inexpensive borescope review

    Started by Markopolo, 07-04-2017 07:41 PM
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  5. Thinking about getting a gunsmithing degree/certificate/???

    Started by zymguy, 06-05-2017 08:32 PM
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  6. Removing a Smelly forend

    Started by Texas by God, 07-19-2017 11:20 PM
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  7. adjustable gas blck for mini 14

    Started by tenx, Yesterday 01:17 PM
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  8. Best way to clean ridge from revolver chambers?

    Started by Bmi48219, 06-17-2017 07:53 PM
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  9. 870 forend wrench

    Started by hawkenhunter50, 07-19-2017 11:36 PM
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    07-20-2017, 10:05 PM Go to last post
  10. '03A3 Heat treat ??

    Started by ascast, 07-15-2017 03:17 PM
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    07-20-2017, 07:20 PM Go to last post
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    07-20-2017, 06:45 PM Go to last post
  11. Polymer 80 "Glock" problem

    Started by Cowboy_Dan, 07-10-2017 10:25 PM
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    07-20-2017, 06:59 AM Go to last post
  12. Removing a Smelly forend

    Started by Texas by God, 07-19-2017 11:53 PM
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    07-19-2017, 11:53 PM Go to last post
  13. Recoil Pad Fitting Jig

    Started by hawkenhunter50, 05-25-2017 10:02 PM
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    07-19-2017, 11:17 PM Go to last post
  14. Want to change the front sight on a S&W 686-6

    Started by nonferrous, 07-18-2017 10:54 PM
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    07-19-2017, 10:11 PM Go to last post
  15. Looking for a chamber reamer

    Started by BigEyeBob, 07-18-2017 02:30 AM
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    07-19-2017, 05:20 PM Go to last post
  16. Marlin lever gun lever falling open how to fix

    Started by edadmartin, 07-18-2017 12:56 PM
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    07-18-2017, 08:15 PM Go to last post
  17. Trying to make a bolt knob for Savage 11

    Started by Clark, 06-23-2017 08:33 PM
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    07-18-2017, 12:41 AM Go to last post
  18. What to do to strip varnish off Walnut stock?

    Started by Clark, 05-31-2017 01:05 AM
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    07-17-2017, 02:19 PM Go to last post
  19. Rehash a heat treat question

    Started by CALNNC, 06-24-2017 10:11 AM
    • Replies: 16
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    07-17-2017, 01:34 PM Go to last post
  20. Thumbs up Ruger 44 Carbine help

    Started by Markopolo, 07-04-2017 02:26 PM
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    07-17-2017, 11:11 AM Go to last post
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    07-16-2017, 12:50 PM Go to last post
  21. Weaver K10 Parallax adjustment questions.

    Started by mikenbarb, 04-14-2009 11:25 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-14-2017, 10:58 AM Go to last post
  22. Reaming a S&W 586 cylinder to .357 Maximum?

    Started by btreanor, 07-11-2017 08:31 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 373
    07-14-2017, 10:48 AM 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