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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-31-2004, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Who has a good load for the 38-55 using a 330 grain cast bullet? I have a 1 in 15 twist badger barrel and looking for a 1200 to 1300 FPS accurate loads. thanks, paso
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-01-2004, 05:48 PM
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Paso I bet the lever action and handloading forums will be a lot of help on this question too. Best of luck. POW
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Paso, Are you talking BP or smokeless? Rbump
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-07-2004, 09:10 PM
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Default Loading the 38-55 for accuracy

IMR 4227 works best for me, tried SR4759 but things didn't group as well.

I'm using a modified NEI #185 375-310-GC but without the gas check shank so it casts out at about 286 grains. With 17 grains of 4227 it shoots under and inch at 100 yards. Velocity is about 1400 fps from a 30" barrel.
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