38-55 WINCHESTER

38 - 55 ammo is a round designed for single shot target rifles in 1884. The round was produced and designed by the now defunct Ballard Rifle and Cartridge Company, and after they were defunct, Winchester adopted production of the cartridge. The round name is derived from its approximately 38-caliber projectile (In reality it’s a 3775 caliber) and the 55 grain of black powder that back it. Several different firearms were produced in the cartridge including Marlin lever action firearms.

The round makes an excellent brush cartridge for its close range hitting power and its heavy projectile. Projectiles are typically above 200 grain with the most common being the hard hitting 255 grain. At a velocity of over 1500 feet per second, the round packs a mighty close range punch. Anything further than 300 yards though and the round loses most of its velocity, making it inappropriate for long range.

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  1. 20rds - 38-55 Win Black Hills 255gr. Flat Nose Lead Ammo 20rds - 38-55 Win Black Hills 255gr. Flat Nose Lead Ammo
    $46.95
    $2.35/ppr

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    Bullet type
    Lead Flat Nose
    Muzzle Energy
    885
    Casing Type
    Brass
    Muzzle Velocity
    1250
    Primer Type
    Boxer
    Bullet Weight
    255 Grain

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Recent 38-55 WINCHESTER Reviews

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    Hunter Smith on 20rds - 38-55 Win Black Hills 255gr. Flat Nose Lead Ammo
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    Orville Winchell on 20rds - 38-55 Win Black Hills 255gr. Flat Nose Lead Ammo
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    Jake C. on 20rds - 38-55 Win Black Hills 255gr. Flat Nose Lead Ammo
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    Glenn Arnold on 20rds - 38-55 Win Black Hills 255gr. Flat Nose Lead Ammo