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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
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 94
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: The how to's of gunstock work

    Started by Gunfreak25, 06-10-2009 06:38 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 26
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    10-14-2018, 06:59 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: I need a..... Sources for parts + services

    Started by Bret4207, 09-04-2008 01:23 PM
    2 Pages
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  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Shop tips

    Started by Bret4207, 10-19-2005 09:08 AM
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  9. 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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  10. 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
  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. History of gun bluing

    Started by GregLaROCHE, 10-28-2018 04:59 AM
    • Replies: 15
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  2. grip safety 1911

    Started by johniv, Yesterday 05:25 PM
    • Replies: 7
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  3. DIY AR15 Adjustable Gas Block

    Started by petroid, 04-17-2017 02:41 PM
    • Replies: 8
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  4. Trouble chambering 7x57 Mauser

    Started by 7x57Mauser, 10-23-2018 07:25 PM
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    11-11-2018, 06:26 PM Go to last post
  5. Before I try this thread chasing gimmick, ??

    Started by PBSmith, 11-07-2018 12:44 PM
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    11-11-2018, 02:45 PM Go to last post
  6. Boring out a fixed choke with lathe?

    Started by Vettepilot, 11-04-2018 01:21 AM
    • Replies: 14
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    11-11-2018, 11:24 AM Go to last post
  7. Counterboring a barrel

    Started by fourarmed, 11-08-2018 06:40 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    11-11-2018, 10:02 AM Go to last post
  8. Shotgun slug barrels?

    Started by Naphtali, 10-30-2018 01:36 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    11-10-2018, 02:26 PM Go to last post
  9. Misfiring Marlin

    Started by Texas by God, 10-28-2018 02:47 PM
    • Replies: 18
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    11-10-2018, 10:57 AM Go to last post
  10. 357/38 Special crud rings

    Started by RedHawk357Mag, 09-10-2018 12:38 AM
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    11-09-2018, 10:00 AM Go to last post
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    11-09-2018, 01:33 AM Go to last post
  11. shotgun chokes

    Started by Texan74, 11-08-2018 01:33 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    11-08-2018, 10:19 PM Go to last post
  12. Smith and Wesson third model double action 38

    Started by ajjohns, 11-08-2018 11:18 AM
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    11-08-2018, 11:18 AM Go to last post
  13. Spiral Bolts

    Started by GregLaROCHE, 11-02-2018 10:13 AM
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    11-07-2018, 01:24 PM Go to last post
  14. little scout,falling block 22,help

    Started by Chad5005, 10-08-2018 12:25 PM
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    • Replies: 24
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    11-06-2018, 09:41 PM Go to last post
  15. 20 TPI threads on Rolling Block?

    Started by KenH, 05-05-2017 03:53 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 22
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    11-06-2018, 11:00 AM Go to last post
  16. Fire Lapped Swede

    Started by fourarmed, 05-31-2018 02:26 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    11-05-2018, 06:14 PM Go to last post
  17. Maintaining antique rifle stocks?

    Started by Kev18, 11-04-2018 11:18 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    11-05-2018, 01:11 PM Go to last post
  18. M95 extractor issues

    Started by Remiel, 11-02-2018 05:01 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    11-05-2018, 01:08 AM Go to last post
  19. Gunsmith Needed - PA

    Started by Jkrem, 11-04-2018 08:50 PM
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    11-04-2018, 08:50 PM Go to last post
  20. rethroating a Ruger #1 in 45/70

    Started by samari46, 11-02-2018 03:48 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    11-04-2018, 12:08 AM Go to last post
  21. Lyman sts mount repair

    Started by GOPHER SLAYER, 11-03-2018 05:06 PM
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    11-03-2018, 05:06 PM Go to last post
  22. How much extra height?

    Started by Krag1902, 10-31-2018 02:16 PM
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    11-02-2018, 04:49 PM Go to last post
  23. Bench Vise

    Started by Namerifrats, 10-18-2018 11:40 PM
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    11-01-2018, 04:09 PM Go to last post
  24. sw pa gunsmith

    Started by irishtoo, 10-31-2018 08:37 PM
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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