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Thread: 38-55 Dies and Brass

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    38-55 Dies and Brass

    Gidday Folks

    I have a Stevens Model 44-1/2 single shot rifle coming - its going to need a full restoration and a new barrel and I'm thinking 38-55 Winchester may be the right choice.

    If anybody knows who'd have a 38-55 reamer I'd be keen to hear about it.

    And I'm after a set of dies and a few pieces of brass to give it (the project) some legs.

    Thanks

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    I bought my dies from the US
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Neil Hayes (Hayes and associates) for brass about $1.50 per case buy as few or as many as you like. lee dies are available from reloaders amongt others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Henry View Post
    Neil Hayes (Hayes and associates) for brass about $1.50 per case buy as few or as many as you like. lee dies are available from reloaders amongt others.
    Have you got some brass? I'll maybe get a round or two thru mine this weekend
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Ready and loaded 285 grain Robs cast bullets, a mouse fart 6 grains of trail boss to check then some meatier 2207 loads. Looking forward to Sunday!
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    hi , I had one a while back now and think I may stile have the dies and a bunch of lapua brass but will need to look maybe tomorrow .. Rob
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    Made some holes on the weekend with variable results.
    The super light trailboss loads made this group at 50 metres standing, and at 100 were 15 inches low. The 2207 loads I had only three didnt hit the target one went high left, one high right and we couldnt find the thirds print on the backing board.
    The white sighting square is 2x3 inches and the holes look slightly elongated as though the bullets are wobbling. Ignore the moth holes someone with an ar thought to help themselves but the holes are a different size. Looks like some more experimentation is required. Bugger photos on its side should be 90 deg clockwise.
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    Let me know when it comes on the market
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    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Let me know when it comes on the market
    As the Mrs says, I enjoy a challenge hell I manage to get my pants on and laces tied most mornings! On the bright side got 7/10 with the 16 gauge side of things first up.
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