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    Today, 07:01 AM
    I loaded up a handful of 9mm Largo rounds for testing last week, using Starline brass and the jacketed HB bullets (.354" diameter, 125 grs) from pulled "vintage" rounds (250 rounds that came with my Astra 400, mostly duds). I use 3.2 to 3.5 grs of...
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    05-22-2019, 07:50 PM
    When you removed the sight, how was the base attached to the barrel? Was it just fitted up the taper until it was tight? I'm letting it soak in PB Blaster, then I'll put some heat to it and tap it down the taper (instead of just turning it).
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    05-22-2019, 12:06 PM
    I always completely strip and clean any new-old guns that I get. I didn't do it with the Destroyer until today. The person who installed the peep sight didn't remove the original rear sight on the barrel - he (or maybe she) simply turned the sight...
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    05-21-2019, 03:17 PM
    I have an Astra 400 that came with twelve boxes of old Berdan primed ammo, and every one is a dud, so I pull the bullets and use Starline 9mm Largo brass with 3.2 grs Bullseye. The Destroyer is a fun gun but that peep sight will drive me nuts.
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    05-21-2019, 12:34 PM
    I recently got a Spanish Destroyer in 9mm Largo that's in good shape but someone removed the rear sight and installed a peep sight. I'd like to put a rear sight back on but finding an original for that carbine is tough. Any suggestions for a rear...
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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