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Offline brennemanj83

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need bullet mold for 38/55 .380-.382
« on: December 07, 2008, 03:33:13 pm »
i'm trying find a bullet mold for my 38/55 in 250-300gr with a diameter of .380-.382.does anyone know where i can find one or is this going to be a custom mold?  JON
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need bullet mold for 38/55 .380-.382
« on: December 07, 2008, 03:33:13 pm »
 

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Re: need bullet mold for 38/55 .380-.382
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2008, 05:46:49 pm »
Check Buffalo Arms website...They carry a lot of molds for BPCR...If they don't have what you want you can have LTB or MT. Molds make you one that will fit your rifle..

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Re: need bullet mold for 38/55 .380-.382
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2008, 06:22:04 pm »
The Saeco 571 (300gr, tapered) runs .3830"-.3835" on the base band. 
The slightly shorter Saeco 738 (250 gr, tapered) runs .3810"-.3820" on the base band.

I have a rifle with a .382 groove diameter.  Other than the SAECOs, I haven't found any other off-the-shelf molds that will throw a bullet this large.

One of my favorite loads in the rifle is Lyman 375449 (.377 as cast in ACWW) paper patched up to .382 (no gas check) over IMR3031.

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Re: need bullet mold for 38/55 .380-.382
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2009, 07:04:08 pm »
My cheapo/generic Lee produces .381 @ 260 grains....I don't size.... it's listed as a .379 @ 250...don't know why mine produces bigger...but, I'm glad it does.... Scott

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Re: need bullet mold for 38/55 .380-.382
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2009, 07:43:45 am »
  You can take a lee mold, cast a very hard bullet. Drill a hole center put a screw in cut the head off. Put valve lapping compound in the groves. In the mold with a drill you can open the mold to the size you want.
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Re: need bullet mold for 38/55 .380-.382
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2009, 08:04:05 pm »
My Lee 2 cavity mould goes .384. I size them to .377 for my 375 Taylor with no problem, they'd be just what you need for a 38-55.
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