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rifle approach

In business, a marketing strategy in which a very narrow, focused, or selective group, demographic, or population is targeted or advertised to. Our competitors have been drawing away a large proportion of the market share of teenaged customers, so our next marketing campaign is going to have a rifle approach to get them back.
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rifle through (something)

To look through something very quickly, roughly, or energetically. I rifled through the filing cabinet, but I couldn't find our tax return anywhere. I could hear you rifling through the kitchen at 1 AM—what on earth were you looking for?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

rifle through something

to ransack something; to search quickly or roughly through something looking for something. The teenager quickly rifled through the cabinets, looking for something worth eating. The soldiers rifled through every house they could break into. rig someone or something out (in something) to outfit someone or something in something; to decorate or dress someone or something in something. (Alludes to the rigging of a sailing ship.) Joan rigged her daughter out in a witch's costume for the Halloween party. He rigged out his car with lights for the parade.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

rifle through

To search through something quickly and vigorously: I rifled through the drawer looking for my car keys.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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The basic design of the rifling cutter box has changed little over the centuries.
The most basic design of rifling cutter box to employ an adjustable ramp to raise the cutter does not use any type of screw to precisely control the amount of cutter rise for successive passes through the bore.
As its name implies, the retaining nut has an inside diameter smaller than the ramp diameter and it retains the ramp within the rifling cutter box.
The screw threads directly into the rifling cutter box and impinges upon the rear of the ramp.
The final type of rifling cutter box employs a screw which directly impinges on the cutter itself.
"But lapping is no substitute for proper boring and rifling," says Bill Wiseman.
Forward of the throat is the leade, the tapered rear section of the rifling. Leade slope is generally 1 1/2 or two degrees.
Cutting grooves is the oldest way to produce rifling. The cutter, developed in Nuremburg in the late 1400s, is a hook in a hard-steel cylinder that just fits the barrel blank.
Much faster is the tungsten-carbide button, with rifling in reverse.
Testing the newly crafted Dickert rifles under perfect conditions, Branson fired two shots in one minute using cloth patched balls, but mentioned the third and fourth bullets took a long time to ram home once powder fouling dirtied the bore, even with round groove rifling.
With this abundance, we easily forget that there is one feature still essential to making our rifles perform - rifling. While there are modern methods of rifling a barrel, the same basic procedure developed by 18th-century gunsmiths is still in use today.
Called cut rifling, it was the first method ever used to rifle a barrel.
Cut rifling was the standard method of manufacturing rifle barrels up through World War II.
Cut rifling is the most time-consuming method of rifling.