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This is my first time on reloading. I have a 38/55 and have had good luck with a lot of loads. I just wanted to know what you have had good luck with? I shoot only cast bullets in this rifle but I can allways change. I shoot all firearms,rifle, handguns and shotguns. And have been doing this for a long time. >>Tombstone
 

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alot of fellows here are lead shotters only, i would be to, except my chamber is to small to use .382" bullets! so i used the barnes .377' or custom .378". powders vary, redot for low lead power loads, imr 4895 or 3031 for jacketed hunting loads. each 38-55 likes or hates loads. they aren't as "fickled" as the 32-40, but close!
i get 1600fps w/barnes and 4895 and 2" groups from 1893 smokeless marked barrel on my old marlin. and that well may be better if i get younger eyes someday to shoot it! but for plinking or hunting, thats just fine for me. :wink:
 
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