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

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Glamdring, Sep 30, 2003.

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  1. Glamdring

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    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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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Where to go for 375 Win brass?
     
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