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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: Joni Lynn's Mauser

    Started by waksupi, 04-06-2011 08:09 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cutting Dovetails by KSCO

    Started by Gunload Master, 07-13-2008 12:21 AM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recoil Pad " 101"

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

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

    Started by Gunfreak25, 06-10-2009 06:38 PM
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: bluing tank

    Started by gnoahhh, 11-06-2011 07:28 PM
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: I need a..... Sources for parts + services

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

    Started by lar45, 05-11-2007 10:01 PM
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  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cleaning lead from bores.

    Started by Hang Fire, 12-22-2011 05:39 PM
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  11. 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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  12. 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
  13. Sticky Thread Sticky: Soldering steel FYI

    Started by goodsteel, 10-12-2012 11:17 AM
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  14. Sticky Thread Sticky: Firearms manuals

    Started by Boz330, 01-04-2013 11:21 AM
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  1. After 2 years, very happy with P3 gun vise

    Started by Clark, Today 12:34 AM
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  2. Making choke tubes out of D2 tool steel?

    Started by roverboy, 05-18-2018 10:41 AM
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  3. CZ 527 info needed

    Started by buggybuilder, Yesterday 09:42 PM
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  4. Carl Gustav 1867 roller firing pin

    Started by corbinace, Yesterday 03:52 AM
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  5. Ed's red storage

    Started by slugflinger, 04-27-2018 09:48 AM
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  6. Experimenting with a Peepsight for my 39a

    Started by ghh3rd, 04-24-2018 04:55 PM
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  7. Stevens 44 vs 414

    Started by Danth, Yesterday 07:13 AM
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  8. Grips for Freedom Arms

    Started by evoevil, Yesterday 09:12 AM
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  9. 1911 Aluminum Buffers

    Started by Josh Smith, 05-18-2018 07:35 PM
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  10. Buying files, making file handles

    Started by Clark, 04-17-2018 11:40 PM
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    05-18-2018, 05:30 AM Go to last post
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  11. Info on H&R 088 shotgun barrel?

    Started by roverboy, 05-12-2018 11:33 AM
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    05-17-2018, 06:18 PM Go to last post
  12. which would be the easiest?

    Started by kbstenberg, 05-16-2018 07:53 AM
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    05-16-2018, 10:13 PM Go to last post
  13. The acme firing pin company

    Started by 55fairlane, 05-04-2018 05:21 PM
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    05-16-2018, 07:08 PM Go to last post
  14. Hobby machinist - Is it worth starting?

    Started by cs86, 05-29-2015 12:52 PM
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    05-16-2018, 01:29 AM Go to last post
  15. cylinder reaming

    Started by pahermit, 04-29-2017 12:06 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    05-15-2018, 08:38 PM Go to last post
  16. Steel for Action?

    Started by shell70634, 05-13-2018 11:18 PM
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    05-14-2018, 08:04 PM Go to last post
  17. frizzen help

    Started by KenH, 04-09-2018 12:25 PM
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    05-10-2018, 04:54 PM Go to last post
  18. SP101 KA-not-so-boom.

    Started by Sean357, 04-07-2018 09:57 AM
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    05-10-2018, 08:14 AM Go to last post
  19. your best High Standard gunsmith?

    Started by justashooter, 05-01-2018 01:52 PM
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    05-09-2018, 02:44 PM Go to last post
  20. Steyr model "M" trigger guard

    Started by abunaitoo, 09-21-2015 08:32 PM
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    05-07-2018, 10:48 PM Go to last post
  21. Tom Menck tools gone?

    Started by Thin Man, 04-30-2018 08:42 AM
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    05-06-2018, 07:00 PM Go to last post
  22. Browning HP questions??

    Started by slips73, 05-04-2018 05:16 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    05-05-2018, 06:32 PM Go to last post
  23. Hiding file marks

    Started by megasupermagnum, 05-03-2018 10:43 PM
    • Replies: 11
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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