just received new 38/55

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cisco1927
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just received new 38/55

Post by cisco1927 » Sun May 19, 2019 11:10 am

I just received my new 38/55 SS. I purchased 2.125 Starline brass from Midway. Untrimmed brass will not allow the chamber block to close. Brass trimmed to 2.108 will allow the block to close with force. Brass trimmed to 2.104 will allow the block to close normally. Is this normal ?

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Re: just received new 38/55

Post by BFD » Sun May 19, 2019 11:22 am

Sounds like you have a modern chamber. 2.085". I was just checking my chamber length because some of my brass is showing signs of having grown.

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Re: just received new 38/55

Post by Kirk » Mon May 20, 2019 6:09 am

I do use the modern chamber unless otherwise specified.

Kirk,

cisco1927
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Re: just received new 38/55

Post by cisco1927 » Mon May 20, 2019 1:41 pm

Will it be OK to use the longer brass trimmed to fit the shorter chamber ?

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Re: just received new 38/55

Post by Kirk » Mon May 20, 2019 2:06 pm

Yes sir, trim to length.

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Re: just received new 38/55

Post by cisco1927 » Mon May 20, 2019 2:10 pm

Thank you for your help Sir. Al

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