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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rifle barrel and action dimensions list, info needed.

    Started by lar45, 05-11-2007 10:01 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Soldering steel FYI

    Started by goodsteel, 10-12-2012 11:17 AM
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    • Replies: 88
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    08-15-2019, 02:20 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: The how to's of gunstock work

    Started by Gunfreak25, 06-10-2009 06:38 PM
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    • Replies: 30
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    06-12-2019, 11:24 AM Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Removing Stuck Wooden Dowel and Soft Lead Sinker from a barrel

    Started by Fire_stick, 01-04-2011 03:36 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 88
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    04-24-2019, 12:52 PM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cleaning lead from bores.

    Started by Hang Fire, 12-22-2011 05:39 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 101
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    02-09-2019, 03:32 PM Go to last post
  7. 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: 89
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    12-04-2018, 08:14 PM Go to last post
  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: I need a..... Sources for parts + services

    Started by Bret4207, 09-04-2008 01:23 PM
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    09-03-2018, 09:55 PM Go to last post
  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: Joni Lynn's Mauser

    Started by waksupi, 04-06-2011 08:09 PM
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    01-30-2018, 09:11 PM Go to last post
  10. 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
  11. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recoil Pad " 101"

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

    Started by Bret4207, 10-19-2005 09:08 AM
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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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  1. Beat to death 870 project

    Started by firebyprolong, Yesterday 01:20 PM
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  2. Is my 1897 pump a takedown model?

    Started by Kev18, 10-06-2019 04:40 PM
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  3. Anyone make a magazine?

    Started by 69daytona, 10-12-2019 12:02 AM
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    10-14-2019, 05:01 PM Go to last post
  4. Walther P38

    Started by TheGunsmith, 10-13-2019 08:00 PM
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    10-14-2019, 01:31 AM Go to last post
  5. Another Rhineland Conversion Question

    Started by brstevns, 10-13-2019 12:43 PM
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    10-13-2019, 02:29 PM Go to last post
  6. Gunsmith Lathe - do I need a DRO

    Started by GARD72977, 08-10-2019 06:52 PM
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    10-13-2019, 10:36 AM Go to last post
  7. 1777 Charleville tumbler

    Started by GregLaROCHE, 10-08-2019 09:46 AM
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    10-10-2019, 06:14 PM Go to last post
  8. Screwdriver bit sets

    Started by Bazoo, 08-11-2019 08:35 PM
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    10-10-2019, 02:00 PM Go to last post
  9. Unhappy I'm ashamed to ask

    Started by jednorris, 10-09-2019 04:00 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    10-10-2019, 09:06 AM Go to last post
  10. Fixing Gooned Screws.

    Started by W.R.Buchanan, 09-28-2019 03:49 PM
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  11. 80% AR lower tips?

    Started by Texas by God, 09-30-2019 10:40 PM
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    10-09-2019, 08:07 AM Go to last post
  12. c/z 22 hornet to 22 k hornet info

    Started by curdog, 08-30-2019 03:02 PM
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    10-09-2019, 07:17 AM Go to last post
  13. Sticky butt

    Started by abunaitoo, 10-04-2019 02:40 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    10-08-2019, 05:51 PM Go to last post
  14. Mossberg 351K .22 rifle

    Started by richhodg66, 10-06-2019 03:11 PM
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    10-07-2019, 09:39 PM Go to last post
  15. Vernier tang sight mounting

    Started by jednorris, 10-03-2019 07:22 PM
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    10-07-2019, 07:56 AM Go to last post
  16. Repro lever for my original 1886. Which brand?

    Started by Kev18, 09-29-2019 10:00 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    10-05-2019, 08:20 PM Go to last post
  17. 98 mauser new barrel reamer

    Started by cub45, 09-26-2019 04:46 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    09-29-2019, 09:50 PM Go to last post
  18. colt woodsman barrel reline

    Started by cub45, 09-09-2019 02:41 PM
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    09-28-2019, 07:17 PM Go to last post
  19. Remington 788 bolt

    Started by Wild Bill 7, 09-25-2019 07:29 PM
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    09-27-2019, 06:56 PM Go to last post
  20. J.C. Higgins Model 50

    Started by Danth, 09-22-2019 09:04 AM
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    09-23-2019, 07:11 PM Go to last post
  21. Good deal? You decide!

    Started by Der Gebirgsjager, 09-21-2019 01:40 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    09-23-2019, 12:16 PM Go to last post
  22. Rust at the muzzle

    Started by abunaitoo, 09-16-2019 04:41 AM
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    09-23-2019, 05:34 AM Go to last post
  23. My Krag Sporter

    Started by Texas by God, 02-28-2019 08:03 PM
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    • Replies: 78
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    09-21-2019, 03:32 AM Go to last post
  24. Bulged Barrel In A 1911

    Started by alamogunr, 08-27-2019 08:48 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 2,662
    09-19-2019, 01:41 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