H&R Model 1871

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by biggun, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. biggun

    biggun New Member

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    Can some one help me on bullet size, My lee book says 377 & my Hornady says 375. I a got mold from midway it called for a 358 what is going on
     
  2. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    The 38-55 thru the years has used many bullet diameters. Factory loads use .376 diameter jacketed bullets if I remember correctly. My last Winchester Hiwall used .379 diameter. You can slug your bore or try a couple of bullets sizes to see what works best in your gun. I've used up to .381 in some 38-55's.
     

  3. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    What hiwall said, slug your bore & go from there............