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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: 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: 89
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    02-19-2020, 11:29 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rifle barrel and action dimensions list, info needed.

    Started by lar45, 05-11-2007 10:01 PM
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    10-12-2019, 04:09 PM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Fixing Gooned Screws.

    Started by W.R.Buchanan, 09-28-2019 03:49 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 32
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    10-09-2019, 11:55 AM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Soldering steel FYI

    Started by MBTcustom, 10-12-2012 11:17 AM
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    • Replies: 88
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    08-15-2019, 02:20 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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    • Replies: 30
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    06-12-2019, 11:24 AM Go to last post
  7. 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
  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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    • Replies: 89
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    12-04-2018, 08:14 PM Go to last post
  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: I need a..... Sources for parts + services

    Started by Bret4207, 09-04-2008 01:23 PM
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    09-03-2018, 09:55 PM Go to last post
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Sticky Thread Sticky: Shop tips

    Started by Bret4207, 10-19-2005 09:08 AM
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  14. 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
  15. Sticky Thread Sticky: Firearms manuals

    Started by Boz330, 01-04-2013 11:21 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    04-05-2013, 08:12 PM Go to last post
  1. Helpful info for those learning to use a lathe

    Started by Hdskip, Yesterday 03:58 PM
    • Replies: 5
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  2. Electrolytic Bore Rust Removal

    Started by pcmacd, 05-14-2020 11:43 PM
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  3. carbide checkering cutters

    Started by porthos, Yesterday 02:00 PM
    • Replies: 6
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  4. 38-45 ACP chambered 1911 barrels

    Started by bruce drake, 12-05-2018 05:31 PM
    • Replies: 16
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  5. Winchester Model 70 trigger spring kits

    Started by richhodg66, Yesterday 12:06 PM
    • Replies: 3
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  6. FR8 (Mauser) feeding issue - the continuing saga

    Started by HumptyDumpty, 04-03-2020 05:07 PM
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  7. H&R (old!) Model 48 firing pin compatibility

    Started by ab_hobo, Yesterday 03:50 PM
    • Replies: 4
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  8. Measuring Revolver Throat Diameter

    Started by Jkrem, 05-19-2020 06:54 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    Yesterday, 02:54 PM Go to last post
  9. Re- nickel????

    Started by cwtebay, 05-21-2020 10:58 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    05-24-2020, 09:20 PM Go to last post
  10. S&W 686 issues after cylinder assembly repair

    Started by Chuck Perry, 05-23-2020 11:47 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    05-24-2020, 07:35 PM Go to last post
  11. Midway did it again!

    Started by ACC, 05-23-2020 06:19 PM
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    05-24-2020, 07:12 AM Go to last post
  12. Butt Plate Material

    Started by centershot, 05-19-2020 10:01 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    05-23-2020, 01:40 PM Go to last post
  13. AR15 gas port burr removal?

    Started by Vettepilot, 05-20-2020 07:00 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    05-22-2020, 08:37 AM Go to last post
  14. What release agent does one use for JBweld?.

    Started by samari46, 05-20-2020 03:10 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    05-21-2020, 01:41 AM Go to last post
  15. Cylinder reaming services.

    Started by DanWalker, 01-07-2019 08:14 PM
    • Replies: 19
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    05-20-2020, 09:58 PM Go to last post
  16. Solder stainless steel??

    Started by Junior1942, 04-07-2013 12:18 PM
    • Replies: 14
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    05-20-2020, 06:56 PM Go to last post
  17. Question on possible build on ML action?

    Started by koger, 05-18-2020 02:54 PM
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    05-18-2020, 05:26 PM Go to last post
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    05-18-2020, 02:08 PM Go to last post
  18. 700 Adl convert to Bdl?

    Started by izzyjoe, 05-10-2020 09:26 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    05-17-2020, 07:14 PM Go to last post
  19. Mossberg Model 183KC .410

    Started by sonoransixgun, 05-08-2020 03:07 PM
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    05-16-2020, 11:25 PM Go to last post
  20. metric screws for scope base

    Started by porthos, 05-13-2020 10:19 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-16-2020, 08:28 PM Go to last post
  21. What use do mops have?

    Started by Bazoo, 05-10-2020 08:43 PM
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    05-16-2020, 01:16 AM Go to last post
  22. Stuck screw removal ??

    Started by Denver, 05-20-2009 04:32 PM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 8,095
    05-15-2020, 08:24 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