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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: Rifle barrel and action dimensions list, info needed.

    Started by lar45, 05-11-2007 10:01 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cutting Dovetails by KSCO

    Started by Gunload Master, 07-13-2008 12:21 AM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Shop tips

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

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

    Started by Boz330, 01-04-2013 11:21 AM
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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. Refinishing stock help.

    Started by littlejack, 06-13-2024 03:47 PM
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  2. Rifled Hastings barrel with horrible fouling.

    Started by Barry54, 05-22-2024 02:48 PM
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  3. Muzzle Brake

    Started by murf205, 06-12-2024 02:33 PM
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  4. Winchester Model 73 Gunsmith?

    Started by Babbott213, 06-10-2024 10:20 AM
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    06-12-2024, 07:08 AM Go to last post
  5. Fixed it

    Started by Texas by God, 06-10-2024 12:10 AM
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  6. Copying a Spanish Destroyer Bolt

    Started by deltaenterprizes, 07-24-2021 04:10 PM
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  7. daisy CO2 200

    Started by schutzen-jager, 06-10-2024 07:40 AM
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  8. Pietta 1858 Remington repair question

    Started by crashguy, 05-21-2024 10:34 AM
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  9. Broken extractor on Mauser Model 71.

    Started by mkj4him, 07-26-2022 10:25 PM
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  10. Help to ID a tool

    Started by Joe504, 05-30-2024 04:40 PM
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    06-05-2024, 11:07 AM Go to last post
  11. Never fails, every bloody time

    Started by JDHasty, 06-04-2024 11:46 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    06-05-2024, 10:14 AM Go to last post
  12. Bluing/ blackening stainless steel?

    Started by willy, 05-28-2024 08:20 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    05-29-2024, 11:53 AM Go to last post
  13. Scope mounts

    Started by GregLaROCHE, 05-24-2024 05:23 AM
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    05-29-2024, 04:02 AM Go to last post
  14. mixing lubricants

    Started by farmbif, 05-25-2024 12:12 PM
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    05-27-2024, 10:03 AM Go to last post
  15. Bottoming files - finally found a source

    Started by JDHasty, 05-18-2024 09:24 PM
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    05-21-2024, 07:49 PM Go to last post
  16. Calculating scope base angle

    Started by roysha, 05-11-2024 11:04 AM
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    05-20-2024, 08:33 AM Go to last post
  17. What should I get to get started checkering stocks?

    Started by JDHasty, 04-05-2024 02:34 PM
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  18. Chinesesieum

    Started by Rockindaddy, 05-01-2024 10:43 PM
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  19. One more time with a stub

    Started by Texas by God, 03-14-2024 11:52 AM
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  20. Bobís Your Uncle

    Started by GregLaROCHE, 05-01-2024 10:11 AM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 925
    05-19-2024, 08:56 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