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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: Cleaning lead from bores.

    Started by Hang Fire, 12-22-2011 05:39 PM
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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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    04-08-2017, 08:28 PM Go to last post
  3. 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
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Common Cartridge/Rifle Twist Rate Reference List

    Started by pietro, 03-20-2014 10:57 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    10-22-2016, 04:51 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recoil Pad " 101"

    Started by Ben, 01-20-2012 12:58 PM
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    09-29-2016, 11:07 AM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Shop tips

    Started by Bret4207, 10-19-2005 09:08 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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    02-02-2016, 10:42 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: I need a..... Sources for parts + services

    Started by Bret4207, 09-04-2008 01:23 PM
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  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Soldering steel FYI

    Started by goodsteel, 10-12-2012 11:17 AM
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  11. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cutting Dovetails by KSCO

    Started by Gunload Master, 07-13-2008 12:21 AM
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    04-01-2015, 11:37 PM Go to last post
  12. Sticky Thread Sticky: Joni Lynn's Mauser

    Started by waksupi, 04-06-2011 08:09 PM
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  13. Sticky Thread Sticky: bluing tank

    Started by gnoahhh, 11-06-2011 07:28 PM
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  14. Sticky Thread Sticky: Firearms manuals

    Started by Boz330, 01-04-2013 11:21 AM
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    04-05-2013, 08:12 PM Go to last post
  1. Need Suggestions for a Drill Press

    Started by RG1911, 05-06-2017 09:30 PM
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    Today, 06:46 PM Go to last post
  2. Wrist Brace for Handguns

    Started by jimkim, Today 12:15 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    Today, 05:17 PM Go to last post
  3. Working with real ivory questions

    Started by M-Tecs, 06-10-2017 12:40 AM
    • Replies: 16
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  4. Restore Columbian Gyro Versa Vise

    Started by daboone, Today 11:31 AM
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  5. Rehash a heat treat question

    Started by CALNNC, Today 10:11 AM
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  6. ER32 tooling for a mini lathe

    Started by Tokarev, Yesterday 06:33 PM
    • Replies: 7
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  7. Checkering cradles

    Started by beezapilot, 06-22-2017 04:40 PM
    • Replies: 3
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  8. Question Brownells Rem 870 tool question

    Started by Steven Dzupin, Today 07:57 AM
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  9. Trying to make a bolt knob for Savage 11

    Started by Clark, Yesterday 08:33 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    Yesterday, 10:56 PM Go to last post
  10. Thinking about getting a gunsmithing degree/certificate/???

    Started by zymguy, 06-05-2017 08:32 PM
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    Yesterday, 07:29 PM Go to last post
  11. A physicist's look at rusted bolts

    Started by RG1911, 04-28-2017 05:57 PM
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    06-22-2017, 11:18 PM Go to last post
  12. Headspace gauge

    Started by abunaitoo, 04-10-2017 06:02 PM
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    06-22-2017, 07:25 PM Go to last post
  13. Best way to clean ridge from revolver chambers?

    Started by Bmi48219, 06-17-2017 07:53 PM
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    06-22-2017, 03:00 PM Go to last post
  14. Sweat box

    Started by Tenbender, 06-20-2017 03:47 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-20-2017, 09:37 PM Go to last post
  15. Shotgun help needed

    Started by Jim Flinchbaugh, 06-17-2017 02:35 PM
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    06-20-2017, 07:58 PM Go to last post
  16. Bending Ruger #3 Lever

    Started by Rich/WIS, 06-12-2017 09:31 PM
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    06-19-2017, 05:05 PM Go to last post
  17. martini henry accessories

    Started by fg-machine, 04-30-2016 08:33 PM
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    06-19-2017, 06:26 AM Go to last post
  18. Polishing A Chamber

    Started by TXCOONDOG, 06-16-2017 09:28 AM
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    06-18-2017, 02:54 PM Go to last post
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    06-18-2017, 02:37 PM Go to last post
  19. Looking for a 65-80% lower with a twist

    Started by Tokarev, 06-17-2017 09:59 AM
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    06-18-2017, 08:47 AM Go to last post
  20. Norinco 320 (Uzi clone) shoots hard left

    Started by Kilroy08, 05-21-2017 01:12 PM
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    06-15-2017, 09:19 AM Go to last post
  21. Remington 40x bore cleaner...WOW!

    Started by LAKEMASTER, 04-14-2017 10:27 PM
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    06-13-2017, 06:08 PM Go to last post
  22. Fun with Frank dehaas

    Started by redneck1, 04-26-2017 10:21 PM
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    06-13-2017, 12:37 AM Go to last post
  23. Ever Checked?

    Started by joatmon, 06-11-2017 12:33 AM
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    06-12-2017, 02:48 AM Go to last post
  24. Grinding reamers

    Started by bearcove, 12-08-2016 03:23 PM
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    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 4,493
    06-11-2017, 11:48 AM 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