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    Boolit Buddy shaggybull's Avatar
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    Feb 2013
    middle of nowhere

    38-55 question

    I bought some reloading stuff last weekend. Have cases with 38-55 win headstamp Looking at cases most have splits in neck. So I pulled the bullets. They are fnsp .284. My book says 38-55 lead bullets are sized to .379 Any ideas what would these be? Figured out he was making 7x30 waters.
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    Boolit Master
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    Tom, VA
    It appears you are correct about the 7-30 Waters.

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    Boolit Master TNsailorman's Avatar
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    Dec 2006
    Northeast Tennessee Hills
    Hence the split necks. Thin case necks like 30-30, .38-55, and 7-30 don't take kindly to sizing up or down very much. my experience anyway, james

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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