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Thread: Old Sillywett cartridge

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    Boolit Master

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    Old Sillywett cartridge

    How many remember the old .375 SM cartridge. It was at one time the #1 cartridge for revolver silhouette.
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    I have a great interest in all things oddball, cartridges,guns,ect, and I have never heard of that cartridge before.

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    Wow!!! Had not seen that in a bit. I had one in a TC at one point. Guy at my club wanted it more than I did! Sent it and all the brass down the road.

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    Remember it. Almost got my hands on one of the DW revolvers.

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    I bought a box of brass & turned it into 30 Herrett, no trimming required.
    A 375 Super Mag Dan Wesson was on my "gotta get one" list. Got married instead.

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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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