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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: 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: Cleaning lead from bores.

    Started by Hang Fire, 12-22-2011 05:39 PM
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  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: 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
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Soldering steel FYI

    Started by goodsteel, 10-12-2012 11:17 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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    06-12-2019, 11:24 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: 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
  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: bluing tank

    Started by gnoahhh, 11-06-2011 07:28 PM
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  11. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recoil Pad " 101"

    Started by Ben, 01-20-2012 12:58 PM
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  12. Sticky Thread Sticky: I need a..... Sources for parts + services

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

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

    Started by Boz330, 01-04-2013 11:21 AM
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  15. Sticky Thread Sticky: Fixing Gooned Screws.

    Started by W.R.Buchanan, 09-28-2019 03:49 PM
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  1. Question gonna buy a lathe

    Started by skimmerhead, 10-02-2010 01:34 PM
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    06-16-2012, 06:58 PM Go to last post
  2. Homemade Blueing Salts

    Started by birch, 11-27-2012 01:16 PM
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  3. Different homemade dies from 7/8 x 14 bolts ?

    Started by littlejack, 01-02-2013 04:39 AM
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  4. 35 Rem Small Ring Mauser

    Started by bstarling, 01-03-2010 08:13 PM
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  5. Best gloss finish for a rifle stock

    Started by moptop, 07-29-2011 11:03 PM
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    08-21-2011, 12:01 PM Go to last post
  6. Building a Barrel Rifling Machine

    Started by 303Guy, 03-17-2012 03:07 PM
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    03-20-2012, 08:34 PM Go to last post
  7. Tips for taking rust off of gun barrel

    Started by Northface37, 09-27-2011 07:21 PM
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    01-27-2012, 08:43 PM Go to last post
  8. Who knows how to make box magazines from scratch?

    Started by goodsteel, 09-22-2012 07:32 AM
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  9. Shilen vs Mcgowen Barrels

    Started by Chief, 04-08-2013 06:32 PM
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    02-05-2015, 12:51 AM Go to last post
  10. 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
  11. Why did they use octagon barrels so much?

    Started by goodsteel, 06-17-2012 09:51 AM
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    12-27-2014, 12:12 PM Go to last post
  12. Is the Savage barrel switch really that easy?

    Started by rtracy2001, 10-15-2012 11:17 PM
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    11-03-2012, 10:04 PM Go to last post
  13. Can a Stevens 25 RF be converted to 25-20 WCF?

    Started by Suo Gan, 09-15-2009 04:56 PM
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    10-22-2016, 01:08 AM Go to last post
  14. TJ'S Barrel liners

    Started by Marvin S, 12-16-2010 09:52 PM
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    09-11-2015, 08:42 PM Go to last post
  15. Does anyone own A Norinco JW-15?

    Started by housedad, 06-18-2009 11:55 AM
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    10-08-2011, 11:20 AM Go to last post
  16. How do i buff a linseed finish to a shine?

    Started by sheepdog, 04-19-2010 10:52 AM
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    07-26-2010, 08:02 PM Go to last post
  17. Poll Poll: Mauser 98 low profile safety

    Started by rtracy2001, 11-11-2010 12:55 AM
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    02-23-2019, 12:10 PM Go to last post
  18. Ideal twist rates for cast boolits vs. jacketed. Different? Why?

    Started by goodsteel, 04-16-2014 12:50 PM
    7 Pages
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    04-21-2014, 11:18 PM Go to last post
  19. Modifying the Marlin 1894 for a longer cartridge OAL

    Started by imashooter2, 06-24-2006 05:00 PM
    3 Pages
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    02-24-2014, 08:15 PM Go to last post
  20. A Stevens Barrel/cartridge Problem.

    Started by Chev. William, 09-28-2013 11:06 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 67
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    02-08-2015, 06:42 PM Go to last post
  21. Single shot .22 plan's

    Started by zuke, 10-10-2010 11:45 AM
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    02-21-2012, 10:32 PM Go to last post
  22. Remington 11-48 help needed

    Started by 218bee, 07-13-2010 10:49 PM
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    04-09-2016, 03:20 PM Go to last post
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. glass bedding the Mauser 98

    Started by rtracy2001, 12-21-2011 10:59 AM
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    • Replies: 22
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    01-02-2012, 01:45 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