Can you form 38-55 and 375 Win from 30-30?


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Glamdring
September 30, 2003, 01:47 AM
If so what do you need (forming dies?) and how hard is it?

This would be for Single Shot not lever gun.

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sensop
September 30, 2003, 09:34 AM
Glamdring,

My opinion: the 30-30 brass is just too thin at the front of the case for that. I have an old H&R .357 Max rifle barrel that I rechambered with a 30-30 AI chamber reamer. The 30-30 brass is opened up to .357, for a long (untrimmed) version of the .357 Herrett, but that's as far as I'd go with it. I get about six reloadings from a piece of brass and it isn't a high pressure load, either.

Mike Irwin
September 30, 2003, 04:38 PM
You can make .38-55 cases from .30-30, but they're short. Seating the bullet out a bit can make up for it.

As for .375, NO. The .30-30 case simply isn't strong enough to take the pressures generated by the .375 Winchester.

Cases for both, however, are available, so you shouldn't have to worry about making your own.

Glamdring
September 30, 2003, 11:24 PM
Where to go for 375 Win brass?

KP95DAO
September 30, 2003, 11:58 PM
Midway has it at www.midwayusa.com. Around $18.00 per 50 plus ship&hand.

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