Winchester

The .38-55 was originally a Ballard development introduced in 1884 as a target cartridge.

The .38-55 was available in a variety of rifles down through the years. Winchester dropped the chambering about 1940 although limited production by various manufacturers has occurred since.

The .38-55 has a reputation for excellent accuracy at ranges up to 300 yards and is considered more than adequate for deer and black bear hunting at moderate ranges.

The .38-55 is an excellent cartridge for cast bullet shooting.

The SAAMI pressure limit for the .38-55 is 30,000 C.U.P.

This data is intended only for firearms safe for use with smokeless propellants.

.38-55 WINCHESTER

Gun

DOUGLAS

Max Length

2.0B5"

Barrel Length

24"

Trim Length

2.065"

Primer

CCI 200

OAL Max

2.510"

Case

WW

OAL Min

2.470"

START LOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder

Grains

Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

C.U.P.

Length

Comment

240 (L) FNGC

5744

16.0

1231

5744

22.0

1601

2B,200

2.510"

Penny's

2015

2B.4

1710

2015

31.5

1943

2B,000

2495

34.2

177B

2495

3B.0

2020

25,200

Compressed

255 (L) FN

5744

20.2

1404

5744

22.5

1596

27,900

2.515"

Penny's

SRA 200 FN

5744

22.9

1630

5744

25.5

1B53

2B,400

2.590"

*

2015

32.4

1B76

2015

36.0

2132

27,900

2495

36.0

1793

2495

40.0

2037

22,B00

Compressed

HDY 220 FN

5744

21.1

1450

5744

23.5

164B

26,200

2.5B0 "

*

2015

2B.B

1660

2015

32.0

1BB6

25,200

2495

34.2

1B00

2495

3B.0

2045

25,700

Compressed

* Over SAAMI Maximum OAL

* Over SAAMI Maximum OAL

.506 12.B5mm rr

.421 10.69mm

.392 9.46mm

mm mm

.3775 9.5Bmm

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