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A new bullet for the folks - .38-55

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by MissouriBullet, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. MissouriBullet

    MissouriBullet Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2008
    Western Missouri, on rural property
    Graf's mentioned to us that they had a lot of demand for the .38-55 245 grain RNFP bullet so we ordered the mould set and sizing die (.379, as I recall: one/thousandth over nominal groove diameter.) I haven't seen one, but the drawing indicates that it is a very nice design. Stately, almost. If I were an elk I would hate to see one of those things headed my way. I don't know when the goods will arrive from Magma, but hopefully within a month. We're still waiting on the Makarov set, which was ordered a couple of weeks ago. Or maybe it was this morning. Or sometime in March? Who the heck knows? Another very long day today. We ran 70,000 bullets today and are still 150,00 shy of what we need to fill current distributor/FFL 06 orders. I just called an old friend and tried to hire him to implement a night shift so that we can get caught up and start getting bullets ahead for a change. Hopefully he'll decide to do it and things will be a little bit more restful around here. Yeah, right :)

    Anyhow, just a heads-up to anyone interested in this item.

    Here's a link to Magma's bevel-base bullet sheet which shows all of their moulds. It's kind of interesting.


    Last edited: Jul 22, 2009
  2. loadedround

    loadedround Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2006
    Valley Forge, Pa
    That bullet will also make a great light load for the 375 H&H Mag for plinking or practice. :)

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