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Re: info on the 38-56 cal.
Reply #15 - Aug 23rd, 2017 at 3:00pm
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Thanks understand your dilemma, and remedy, will not anneal until after forming now.
Also having trouble with neck expanding. I expand my neck out to my bullet size , and than after removing the expander the neck pops back ,or would you say springs back to the size it was before expanding, whats with this. Maybe my annealing methods are wrong and I,am not softening my brass to expand properly?
any ideas on this one?
  
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Re: info on the 38-56 cal.
Reply #16 - Aug 23rd, 2017 at 3:09pm
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If your brass is springing back it's not drawn soft enough.
  
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Reply #17 - Sep 3rd, 2017 at 8:14am
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Shot a 38-56 Win-Miroku High Wall in BPCR/BPTR for about 2yr before moving to a CSharps for another year before giving up. The 14" twist barrel was simply not fast enough for the needed long/heavy bullets to be competitive. Also used 45-70 as the starting brass. Never did any neck-turning, etc. Load, shoot, clean, reload. Annealed about every 10 firings. The primary problem with the 38-56 is the fact that it must be loaded with enough BP to insure the wad is in the neck. Can't really load it 'down'. If using smokeless, just start with the recommended 38-55 loads. I used a BACo 325gr Money bullet and a Brooks 340gr Money style bullet, which was on the verge of tipping with the 14" twist. My current 38-50s are 12" & 11.5" twist and shoot the 365gr BACo Money bullet with no problem.
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