38-50 vs. 38-56

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Re: 38-50 vs. 38-56

Post by Kurt » Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:07 pm

I had a .38-56 back in the 70's but it was a 86 Win. and it only had the barrel sights but it shot well. But back then I still had eyes that needed no corrections. I loaded the rounds with black and smokeless powder and both loads shot well. as far as long range accuracy I cant say because I never shot it past 200 yards except over plowed fields where I saw a dark lump of dirt to sign up on. But it shot as well as the .45 and .44 rollers.
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Re: 38-50 vs. 38-56

Post by 45bpcr » Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:56 pm

If you feel the need to screw with bottle neck cartridges and black powder.
Get an old Swedish rolling block in 8X58RD

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Re: 38-50 vs. 38-56

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Re: 38-50 vs. 38-56

Post by 45bpcr » Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:03 pm

It's a 250 grain bullet from a NOE mould intended for the 300 Blackout.
Black is black right?
The heavily re-worked Starline 45-90 brass holds 72 grains of Swiss 1 1/2F to the base of the bullet with a .030 wad.
So far, accuracy has been pretty miserable past 300 yds.

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