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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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    01-18-2018, 05:15 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recoil Pad " 101"

    Started by Ben, 01-20-2012 12:58 PM
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    01-15-2018, 01:44 AM Go to last post
  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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    12-14-2017, 02:55 PM Go to last post
  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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    04-02-2017, 08:34 PM Go to last post
  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. Making choke tubes out of D2 tool steel?

    Started by roverboy, 05-18-2018 10:41 AM
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  2. which would be the easiest?

    Started by kbstenberg, 05-16-2018 07:53 AM
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  3. Kimber solo light primer strikes?

    Started by TaylorS, Yesterday 12:15 AM
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  4. Boyd’s Hardwood Stocks Review

    Started by StuBach, 05-22-2018 11:55 PM
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  5. Experimenting with a Peepsight for my 39a

    Started by ghh3rd, 04-24-2018 04:55 PM
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    05-26-2018, 04:37 PM Go to last post
  6. M-Carbo T/C Compass trigger spring kit

    Started by Loudenboomer, 05-26-2018 11:26 AM
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  7. Grips for Freedom Arms

    Started by evoevil, 05-19-2018 09:12 AM
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    05-26-2018, 09:26 AM Go to last post
  8. Stevens 44 vs 414

    Started by Danth, 05-19-2018 07:13 AM
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    05-26-2018, 01:36 AM Go to last post
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    05-25-2018, 07:31 PM Go to last post
  9. Ed's red storage

    Started by slugflinger, 04-27-2018 09:48 AM
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  10. Base pin removal

    Started by ajjohns, 05-25-2018 07:54 AM
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    05-24-2018, 11:19 AM Go to last post
  11. M1 Carbine bolt sticking

    Started by abunaitoo, 05-21-2018 06:12 PM
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    05-23-2018, 04:06 AM Go to last post
  12. Buying files, making file handles

    Started by Clark, 04-17-2018 11:40 PM
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    05-22-2018, 04:49 PM Go to last post
  13. CZ 527 info needed

    Started by buggybuilder, 05-19-2018 09:42 PM
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    05-20-2018, 07:23 AM Go to last post
  14. After 2 years, very happy with P3 gun vise

    Started by Clark, 05-20-2018 12:34 AM
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    05-20-2018, 07:17 AM Go to last post
  15. ???? Small ring mauser questions

    Started by toallmy, 04-01-2018 09:07 AM
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    05-20-2018, 07:15 AM Go to last post
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  16. Carl Gustav 1867 roller firing pin

    Started by corbinace, 05-19-2018 03:52 AM
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    05-19-2018, 09:01 PM Go to last post
  17. 1911 Aluminum Buffers

    Started by Josh Smith, 05-18-2018 07:35 PM
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    05-17-2018, 08:53 PM Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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

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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