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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: The how to's of gunstock work

    Started by Gunfreak25, 06-10-2009 06:38 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Common Cartridge/Rifle Twist Rate Reference List

    Started by pietro, 03-20-2014 10:57 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cleaning lead from bores.

    Started by Hang Fire, 12-22-2011 05:39 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: bluing tank

    Started by gnoahhh, 11-06-2011 07:28 PM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cutting Dovetails by KSCO

    Started by Gunload Master, 07-13-2008 12:21 AM
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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: Joni Lynn's Mauser

    Started by waksupi, 04-06-2011 08:09 PM
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    10-05-2020, 10:57 AM Go to last post
  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Soldering steel FYI

    Started by MBTcustom, 10-12-2012 11:17 AM
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  9. 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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  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: Fixing Gooned Screws.

    Started by W.R.Buchanan, 09-28-2019 03:49 PM
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  12. 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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  13. Sticky Thread Sticky: I need a..... Sources for parts + services

    Started by Bret4207, 09-04-2008 01:23 PM
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  14. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recoil Pad " 101"

    Started by Ben, 01-20-2012 12:58 PM
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  15. Sticky Thread Sticky: Firearms manuals

    Started by Boz330, 01-04-2013 11:21 AM
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  1. 38-45 ACP chambered 1911 barrels

    Started by bruce drake, 12-05-2018 05:31 PM
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  2. Israeli Desert Eagle 44 mag

    Started by starnbar, 06-26-2021 03:15 PM
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  3. Copying a Spanish Destroyer Bolt

    Started by deltaenterprizes, 07-24-2021 04:10 PM
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  4. Division Mogul

    Started by roysha, 07-22-2021 10:27 AM
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  5. Remove Kroil?

    Started by Naphtali, 07-24-2021 10:14 PM
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    07-25-2021, 10:19 PM Go to last post
  6. Remove barrel for parkerizing or rust bluing?

    Started by JHeath, 07-20-2021 06:29 PM
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    07-25-2021, 01:24 PM Go to last post
  7. release agent caution

    Started by porthos, 06-04-2021 07:55 PM
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    07-25-2021, 10:21 AM Go to last post
  8. Gun Smith needed

    Started by cummins05, 06-23-2021 05:37 AM
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  9. What are the receiver screws in a Parker Hale M98?

    Started by Southern Son, 06-24-2021 05:57 AM
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  10. Replacement Bolt Handle

    Started by DonHowe, 07-19-2021 10:11 AM
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  11. Scope Mount Screws

    Started by GregLaROCHE, 06-08-2021 06:16 AM
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  12. Modern Times Lament!

    Started by Chev. William, 07-07-2021 11:46 PM
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    07-18-2021, 01:16 PM Go to last post
  13. Cold / rust blue formulas

    Started by barrabruce, 05-26-2021 09:16 PM
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    07-17-2021, 09:21 PM Go to last post
  14. Remington 51

    Started by Danth, 06-08-2021 12:39 PM
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    07-12-2021, 09:45 PM Go to last post
  15. Headspace soul-searching: 308 vs 7.62 NATO

    Started by HumptyDumpty, 06-21-2021 05:53 PM
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    07-11-2021, 12:30 AM Go to last post
  16. Powder Coat and Gas Ports

    Started by Sasquatch-1, 07-10-2021 06:53 AM
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  17. cerrosafe

    Started by dh2, 06-28-2021 09:35 PM
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  18. My Krag Sporter

    Started by Texas by God, 02-28-2019 08:03 PM
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  19. Restoring mat finish to Colt Woodsmab sight plane

    Started by Butzbach, 07-07-2021 09:04 AM
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  20. Home made express sight

    Started by kfd518, 06-26-2021 06:14 PM
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    07-01-2021, 10:57 AM Go to last post
  21. Chamber Reamers worth?

    Started by richhodg66, 06-26-2021 06:20 PM
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  22. Front sights and barrel contours

    Started by Lefty SRH, 06-24-2021 07:03 PM
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  23. Chemist onboard?

    Started by PBSmith, 06-10-2021 08:19 AM
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  24. J.C. Higgins Model 30 sling tab

    Started by Danth, 02-07-2020 09:20 PM
    • Replies: 2
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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