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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: Fixing Gooned Screws.

    Started by W.R.Buchanan, 09-28-2019 03:49 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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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Shop tips

    Started by Bret4207, 10-19-2005 09:08 AM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cleaning lead from bores.

    Started by Hang Fire, 12-22-2011 05:39 PM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Firearms manuals

    Started by Boz330, 01-04-2013 11:21 AM
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rifle barrel and action dimensions list, info needed.

    Started by lar45, 05-11-2007 10:01 PM
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: I need a..... Sources for parts + services

    Started by Bret4207, 09-04-2008 01:23 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: Common Cartridge/Rifle Twist Rate Reference List

    Started by pietro, 03-20-2014 10:57 PM
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  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: bluing tank

    Started by gnoahhh, 11-06-2011 07:28 PM
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  11. Sticky Thread Sticky: Joni Lynn's Mauser

    Started by waksupi, 04-06-2011 08:09 PM
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  12. Sticky Thread Sticky: Soldering steel FYI

    Started by MBTcustom, 10-12-2012 11:17 AM
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recoil Pad " 101"

    Started by Ben, 01-20-2012 12:58 PM
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  1. Handi Rifle Scope Mounting

    Started by cwtebay, Yesterday 12:03 AM
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  2. Where to find a 50 cal 1x36" octagonal barrel

    Started by YippyKiYay, 02-26-2024 04:35 PM
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  3. Trigger action of Ruger SP101 needs adjustment

    Started by Naphtali, 04-21-2024 09:58 PM
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    04-22-2024, 11:12 AM Go to last post
  4. Rough Cut English Walnut Stock

    Started by Rapier, 02-04-2024 12:02 PM
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  5. Winchester 1873 help request

    Started by Texas by God, 04-06-2024 03:23 PM
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  6. Savage bolt head swap questions

    Started by 218bee, 04-18-2024 08:21 AM
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  7. Starrett lost a potential customer

    Started by MrWolf, 04-10-2024 06:30 PM
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  8. Trick for putting pillars in a stock

    Started by JDHasty, 04-13-2024 09:40 AM
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  9. Borescope recommendation

    Started by dverna, 04-10-2024 09:03 AM
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  10. What are your thoughts on this Rem 58 Sportsman?

    Started by pertnear, 04-01-2024 08:58 AM
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  11. Table top lathe recommendations??

    Started by trails4u, 12-11-2023 12:44 PM
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  12. Simple green removed color case hardened finish

    Started by poppy42, 02-23-2024 04:22 AM
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  13. Easy $10 (3.5lb) AR15 Trigger

    Started by steve urquell, 04-03-2024 08:19 PM
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    04-05-2024, 08:09 PM Go to last post
  14. Cartridges stored in the gun stock?

    Started by ShadowMax, 03-21-2024 11:49 AM
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    04-05-2024, 12:26 PM Go to last post
  15. Martini 12/15 conversion

    Started by buggybuilder, 04-02-2024 07:55 PM
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    04-04-2024, 09:16 PM Go to last post
  16. Use adhesive for peep sight on lever rifle?

    Started by cabezaverde, 06-12-2021 11:08 AM
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  17. Glock 47 Trigger Problem

    Started by deltaenterprizes, 04-01-2024 06:31 PM
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    04-01-2024, 10:37 PM Go to last post
  18. Homebrew parkerizing actually worked!

    Started by cheese1566, 11-27-2009 09:12 PM
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  19. CNC 3 Axis Machine

    Started by Lostinidaho, 03-29-2024 10:56 PM
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  20. Need help tuning AR15 gas system for 358 Wildcat please :)

    Started by lar45, 03-10-2024 08:56 PM
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    03-28-2024, 06:46 PM Go to last post
  21. Frustrating (Amusing) Moments

    Started by TheAbe, 03-20-2024 08:03 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