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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: Soldering steel FYI

    Started by goodsteel, 10-12-2012 11:17 AM
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  2. 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
  3. 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
  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
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 88
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    04-24-2019, 12:52 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cleaning lead from bores.

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

    Started by Bret4207, 09-04-2008 01:23 PM
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rifle barrel and action dimensions list, info needed.

    Started by lar45, 05-11-2007 10:01 PM
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    08-18-2018, 10:00 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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  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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    12-10-2017, 11:50 AM Go to last post
  14. Sticky Thread Sticky: Firearms manuals

    Started by Boz330, 01-04-2013 11:21 AM
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  1. Savage 110 LA conversion to .223

    Started by Red Elk, Yesterday 04:40 PM
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  2. Loctite

    Started by nun2kute, 07-05-2019 05:49 PM
    • Replies: 10
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  3. Colt Elliason rear sight repair question

    Started by gnoahhh, 07-10-2019 12:30 PM
    • Replies: 4
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  4. Homemade sight dovetail filler blank tips.

    Started by Elroy, 07-08-2019 03:59 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 390
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  5. Winchester 1902 .22LR Bolt Falls out.

    Started by Kev18, 07-12-2019 11:19 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    07-13-2019, 11:53 PM Go to last post
  6. Where to get Ruger security six parts?

    Started by TheDoctor, 07-10-2019 12:10 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-13-2019, 11:16 PM Go to last post
  7. Encore action

    Started by bigted, 08-07-2016 02:33 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-13-2019, 05:24 PM Go to last post
  8. New front sight fits loose in dovetail slot..

    Started by Elroy, 07-11-2019 06:39 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    07-13-2019, 08:54 AM Go to last post
  9. New barrel for an Arisaka 38?

    Started by frkelly74, 06-22-2019 07:30 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    07-13-2019, 06:09 AM Go to last post
  10. 4-36 NC thread. What are its dimensions?

    Started by Tokarev, 07-11-2019 12:07 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-11-2019, 09:44 PM Go to last post
  11. HELP RF Firing pin Barely Hits Rim!

    Started by Kev18, 07-04-2019 12:29 AM
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    07-11-2019, 06:37 PM Go to last post
  12. Birchwood Casey Tru-Oil ... What is this stuff??

    Started by pertnear, 06-09-2019 11:22 AM
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    07-11-2019, 03:10 PM Go to last post
  13. Reworking a Ruger #3 front stock.

    Started by Cheshire Dave, 07-09-2019 08:17 PM
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    07-11-2019, 08:34 AM Go to last post
  14. Making reamer, no. of flutes?

    Started by oldred, 07-02-2019 03:48 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    07-10-2019, 08:10 AM Go to last post
  15. Dutch beaumomt 1877

    Started by Billyspetz, 07-09-2019 04:27 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-09-2019, 08:21 PM Go to last post
  16. Help needed

    Started by Bob in Revelstoke, 07-05-2019 01:25 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-05-2019, 02:52 PM Go to last post
  17. ar15 in 450 bushmaster, having problems

    Started by bigdog454, 06-23-2019 02:12 PM
    • Replies: 14
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    07-04-2019, 09:01 PM Go to last post
  18. Where to buy dbl bbl 22 mag derringer kit gun?

    Started by labradigger1, 01-19-2017 10:35 PM
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    07-04-2019, 08:45 PM Go to last post
  19. My Krag Sporter

    Started by Texas by God, 02-28-2019 08:03 PM
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    07-04-2019, 05:42 PM Go to last post
  20. Bluing vs paint vs powdercoat

    Started by Ozark mike, 04-21-2019 02:30 PM
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    07-02-2019, 11:22 PM Go to last post
  21. Old world sight removal

    Started by Ajohns, 07-01-2019 10:27 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    07-02-2019, 12:56 AM Go to last post
  22. mark x 30 o6 mauser

    Started by cub45, 06-25-2019 07:50 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-01-2019, 09:13 AM Go to last post
  23. Gunsmithing Tips and Projects, 2nd Edition

    Started by Steven66, 05-01-2019 08:03 AM
    • Replies: 14
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    06-30-2019, 05:07 PM Go to last post
  24. Barrel twist

    Started by GregLaROCHE, 06-30-2019 12:27 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-30-2019, 05:52 AM Go to last post
  25. 338 federal twist rate?

    Started by hithard, 09-26-2011 11:59 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,775
    06-29-2019, 07:01 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