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    06-09-2021, 09:53 AM
    GBertolet replied to a thread Cicadas in Our Town
    They are really bad here in SE PA. They are everywhere. The newspaper reported their noise is at the 100 DB level. The noise reminds me of phaser fire from Star Trek. Their noise is constant, dawn to dusk. I mowed the lawn yesterday, and wearing ear...
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    06-01-2021, 11:08 PM
    I broke my handle on my SDB several years ago. Dillon just sent me another handle. The new handle was of an upgraded design. Much beefier. Apparently others had the handle break at the same place also, so it was reengineered. I know Dillon will do a...
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    05-26-2021, 03:00 PM
    Here is my .357 mag conversion, with shortened forend.
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    05-24-2021, 08:04 PM
    I got rid of that ugly Ruger barrel band on my conversion. I cut back the forend, and I added a Talley barrel band, which I Acraglased on.
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    05-24-2021, 05:27 PM
    Go with the .357 magnum. That's what I did with my #3. Very versatile. 1-14 twist, Douglass Premium barrel. It is a .358 barrel though. I just size to .359 or .360. I bought a 38 S&W expander plug for my RCBS die. Intended for .360-.361 lead...
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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