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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: Shop tips

    Started by Bret4207, 10-19-2005 09:08 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cleaning lead from bores.

    Started by Hang Fire, 12-22-2011 05:39 PM
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  3. 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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    12-04-2018, 08:14 PM Go to last post
  4. 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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    04-24-2019, 12:52 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Soldering steel FYI

    Started by MBTcustom, 10-12-2012 11:17 AM
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    08-15-2019, 02:20 PM Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rifle barrel and action dimensions list, info needed.

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

    Started by Ben, 01-20-2012 12:58 PM
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  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: Fixing Gooned Screws.

    Started by W.R.Buchanan, 09-28-2019 03:49 PM
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  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: bluing tank

    Started by gnoahhh, 11-06-2011 07:28 PM
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  11. Sticky Thread Sticky: The how to's of gunstock work

    Started by Gunfreak25, 06-10-2009 06:38 PM
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  12. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cutting Dovetails by KSCO

    Started by Gunload Master, 07-13-2008 12:21 AM
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  13. Sticky Thread Sticky: I need a..... Sources for parts + services

    Started by Bret4207, 09-04-2008 01:23 PM
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  14. Sticky Thread Sticky: Common Cartridge/Rifle Twist Rate Reference List

    Started by pietro, 03-20-2014 10:57 PM
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  15. Sticky Thread Sticky: Firearms manuals

    Started by Boz330, 01-04-2013 11:21 AM
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  1. Question gonna buy a lathe

    Started by skimmerhead, 10-02-2010 01:34 PM
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  2. Making the most of a good rifle

    Started by btroj, 04-17-2014 11:34 PM
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    04-22-2014, 09:07 PM Go to last post
  3. Ideal twist rates for cast boolits vs. jacketed. Different? Why?

    Started by MBTcustom, 04-16-2014 12:50 PM
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    04-21-2014, 11:18 PM Go to last post
  4. 22 Magnum Center Fire feasibility?

    Started by oldred, 12-25-2015 04:41 PM
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    04-20-2018, 10:20 PM Go to last post
  5. 35 Rem Small Ring Mauser

    Started by bstarling, 01-03-2010 08:13 PM
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    01-23-2017, 01:00 AM Go to last post
  6. Question Rocket Hub

    Started by Casper29, 05-31-2013 05:28 AM
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    03-07-2014, 02:57 PM Go to last post
  7. Would Remington warranty this barrel?

    Started by flybyjohn, 11-18-2017 03:13 PM
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  8. Hobby machinist - Is it worth starting?

    Started by cs86, 05-29-2015 12:52 PM
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  9. Different homemade dies from 7/8 x 14 bolts ?

    Started by littlejack, 01-02-2013 04:39 AM
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  10. Best guns you've made up?

    Started by Blackwater, 08-13-2015 10:02 AM
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    10-16-2015, 07:08 PM Go to last post
  11. ???? Small ring mauser questions

    Started by toallmy, 04-01-2018 09:07 AM
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    01-19-2019, 09:56 AM Go to last post
  12. Adams & Bennet bbls

    Started by Frank46, 08-10-2005 11:15 AM
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    02-03-2006, 07:37 AM Go to last post
  13. Planned gunsmithing shop purchase: what are the most common jobs?

    Started by Andy, 07-14-2016 12:51 AM
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    08-11-2016, 11:31 AM Go to last post
  14. 458 vz-24

    Started by tek4260, 10-14-2013 07:59 PM
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    03-07-2015, 10:50 AM Go to last post
  15. Ballistol?

    Started by Hi-Speed, 03-07-2019 11:22 PM
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    05-05-2019, 07:26 PM Go to last post
  16. what is the safest depth to drill scope mounting screws

    Started by corey012778, 07-09-2015 05:52 PM
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    07-29-2015, 12:19 AM Go to last post
  17. Why do my cleaning patches always come out dirty!?

    Started by Kev18, 04-21-2019 10:03 PM
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    05-03-2019, 10:59 AM Go to last post
  18. My Krag Sporter

    Started by Texas by God, 02-28-2019 08:03 PM
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    09-21-2019, 03:32 AM Go to last post
  19. 22 single six to centerfire?

    Started by frankenfab, 06-08-2010 06:49 PM
    4 Pages
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    06-18-2010, 02:59 PM Go to last post
  20. Difficult Barrel Removal on Mauser

    Started by bruce drake, 12-25-2008 06:27 PM
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    09-14-2017, 10:31 AM Go to last post
  21. Stippling vs Checkering

    Started by Tnfalconer, 08-15-2016 10:42 PM
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    09-04-2016, 03:48 PM Go to last post
  22. Do you have a favorite rifle/pistol that no one would understand?

    Started by AbitNutz, 11-07-2016 02:04 AM
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    12-15-2016, 07:38 PM Go to last post
  23. AR 15 problem

    Started by Lever-man, 10-19-2015 12:33 AM
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    10-21-2015, 05:29 PM Go to last post
  24. Ideas for a 22 air rifle pellet centre-fire?

    Started by 303Guy, 01-13-2012 04:29 PM
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    02-27-2012, 02:50 PM Go to last post
  25. How to package a rifle cheap and safe for shipment

    Started by MBTcustom, 03-22-2014 03:52 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 71
    • Views: 17,123
    07-01-2015, 01:30 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