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    07-09-2018, 09:52 AM
    Just bought a case of these from the Lucky Gunner website. Very neat wood box, in fact I don't want to open it because it looks so retro. Maybe buy a second case and open the one that is in poorer shape! Have one of these Enfield's and want to...
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    07-09-2018, 09:26 AM
    Like rking22 says, flare a case and see if it bottoms out in the chamber. Or make a chamber cast and check it. Be aware that the newest Winchester 38-55 cases (last 20 years or so) are shorter than the original factory cases from Winchester and...
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    07-05-2018, 10:46 AM
    See the latest Handloader mag, whole article on the 32-40. Testing was done with a real nice Savage 1899.
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    06-28-2018, 04:03 PM
    nhithaca replied to a thread Starline 375 Win? in Leverguns
    Graf & Sons lists Bertram Brass 3.25" Basic 30-30 in stock. You just don't want to hear the price ($72.99 for 20 pieces). I have a number of boxes of the old CIL Canadian brass for 38-55 that is longer than either the current Winchester or the...
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    06-25-2018, 09:27 AM
    Made the same modifications to steel Russian shells but for a different gun; Saiga 410 autoload shotgun. These guns won't feed 2.5" shells from their 3" mags but cycle the steel case shells very well (these shells are made specifically for these...
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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