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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: I need a..... Sources for parts + services

    Started by Bret4207, 09-04-2008 01:23 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Joni Lynn's Mauser

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

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

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

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

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

    Started by gnoahhh, 11-06-2011 07:28 PM
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  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rifle barrel and action dimensions list, info needed.

    Started by lar45, 05-11-2007 10:01 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. 93 Mauser extractor prob

    Started by sixgunner452, 07-17-2018 10:48 PM
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  2. Glock slide refinishing. Help

    Started by 43PU, 07-19-2018 05:18 PM
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  3. Do modern Gunsmiths really 'smith, or, do they just 'assemble AR's'

    Started by kens, 06-16-2018 10:20 PM
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  4. Which sandblasting tool to get?

    Started by Steven66, 07-20-2018 05:57 PM
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  5. Need smith in Southern WIsconsin or Northern ILL.

    Started by PB234, 07-21-2018 04:50 PM
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  6. Stock refinishing

    Started by Lefty SRH, 07-19-2018 08:55 AM
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  7. Need Barrel for Marlin 336-44.

    Started by John 242, 07-17-2018 04:25 PM
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    07-20-2018, 11:38 PM Go to last post
  8. can't seem to find a barrel re-liner nearby,,

    Started by gavlan, 06-19-2018 07:11 PM
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    07-20-2018, 10:07 AM Go to last post
  9. .50 cent ar15 trigger job diy

    Started by nouseforaname1246, 04-21-2013 07:15 PM
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    07-19-2018, 10:36 PM Go to last post
  10. Front sight help

    Started by Sweetpea, 07-07-2018 10:42 PM
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    07-19-2018, 10:21 AM Go to last post
  11. Buying files, making file handles

    Started by Clark, 04-17-2018 11:40 PM
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    07-19-2018, 08:29 AM Go to last post
  12. Trijicon instal

    Started by doc1876, 07-18-2018 06:07 PM
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    07-18-2018, 06:55 PM Go to last post
  13. Mauser 95 223 Bolt Face Pics

    Started by deltaenterprizes, 07-11-2018 01:45 PM
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    07-17-2018, 08:46 PM Go to last post
  14. Twist Rate?

    Started by joatmon, 07-09-2018 11:28 PM
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    07-16-2018, 11:46 PM Go to last post
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  15. Dexron

    Started by shtur, 07-14-2018 04:05 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-15-2018, 03:56 PM Go to last post
  16. Shimming to Raise Scope

    Started by deltaenterprizes, 07-13-2018 11:22 AM
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    07-15-2018, 11:12 AM Go to last post
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    07-14-2018, 11:04 AM Go to last post
  17. Anybody reamed and tapped for choke tubes?

    Started by roverboy, 07-10-2018 06:35 PM
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    07-13-2018, 09:34 PM Go to last post
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    07-13-2018, 05:05 PM Go to last post
  18. 1873 build

    Started by bigted, 06-25-2018 08:26 PM
    • Replies: 19
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    07-13-2018, 03:04 PM Go to last post
  19. Another Stupid Question, well mabe

    Started by brstevns, 07-04-2018 10:15 AM
    • Replies: 12
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    07-11-2018, 09:30 AM Go to last post
  20. Vernier Tang Sight - Advice Required

    Started by Andrewm28, 07-10-2018 10:05 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 169
    07-10-2018, 02:42 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