38/55

Rw
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Friday, July 31, 2020, 18:32 (10 days ago)

Would love to have encore barrel to shoot these in.


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Sell those and buy (3) boxes of .38-55 Super-X

WB
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Friday, July 31, 2020, 19:00 (10 days ago) @ Rw

They are collectable! I forget, you can shoot a .38-55 in a .375 Win.? The .375 is higher pressure, so you'd not want to do it the other way round. I make .375 cases from .30-30 and prefer to shoot .375 bullets but my best sizer is a .377, it does fine. Some .38-55 rifles needed a .379" bullet and I see sizers for them. Loaded to 1500 fps they mimic a .38-55 perfectly. I made a dandy 215 gr. FNGC mould from a 265 LEE. The LEE bullet is well suited to the old round. You can get them close to 2000 fps from the Big Bore 94.

There used to be this fellow on GB who would rebore a Marlin or Win. 94 to .38-55. He charged less than $200. Some said he did good work, it was several years ago.

THE .38/55 IS LONGER THAN THE .375 WINCHESTER.

JT
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Friday, July 31, 2020, 20:38 (10 days ago) @ WB

BY 1/10"

My fears confirmed, you can shoot .375 in it but DON'T!

WB
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Friday, July 31, 2020, 20:49 (10 days ago) @ JT

So I can trim back .38-55 brass (If I had to) to make .375. But Starline has thinner brass (0.0072" at the mouth I think) for the larger diameter old chambers, it might be a loose fit. If that was not groovy enough they offer the standard 2.080 brass (Winchester spec.) or longer 2.125" brass for chambers that will accept the longer brass.

It's way beyond my knowledge base as to why all of it. I had a buddy all wound up a few years back. He could not find .375 Win. brass. I told him of the .30-30 trick but it did not impress him. So I gave him some of my .375 brass.

finding 38-55 ammo these days might be a real trick.

gary reeder
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Friday, July 31, 2020, 20:42 (10 days ago) @ WB

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I have an interest, if your looking to sell a box or 2. Pete

BlackPete
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Saturday, August 01, 2020, 09:24 (9 days ago) @ Rw

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