As I've stated on here before I'm and old experienced shooter and reloader but not very much experience in cast rifle loads.I've shot a lot of cast revolver and semi-auto pistol cast loads but hardly any rifle. I'm in the process of getting ready for the bunny shoot and have 3 32-20 rifles that I'm trying to work up loads for. The first rifle is a model 1894CL Marlin with a 1X4 power Leupold vari-x11 scope. The second is a savage Model 23 sporter, the early one with the schnoble forearm.(I'm sure I misspelled that word) It is wearing the weaver side mount scope that was advertised in the Steven's 20's catalogue for this rifle.The last one is my pet. It's been hiding in the gunsafe for 25-30 years fully preserved but its cleaned up and ready to go. It is a Remington Pump model 25 carbine stamped 32 WCF with 18" barrel.
The last time I asked for some help with loads for a 38-55, some guy got all upset at me for asking. I will help anyone with anything that I can and think everyone should feel the same way. I didn't use any load that I received for this cartridge but it gave me a lot of ideas to work with and I worked up a very good hunting load which is what I was doing.
The bullets that I have are a Keith style 100 Gr.FN bullet,. I'm not sure what the Lyman mold number is but it's the old bullet that has been around a long time. The second is a Lee 100 grain Rd. Nose bullet.I had a Lyman 115 Gr. mold but I must have loaned it out years ago and it didn't find it's way home. I have sizing dies in just about every diameter anywhere on either side of .311.I just opened 100 new WW cases and was surprised to see how much shorter they were compared to my old brass of which I have thousands. I say new, they were still in the plastic unopened bags but they were bought years ago. When I looked at the price on the bags I realized that they were much older than I first thought. I load all of my 32-20 type cartridges with Remington small bench rest primers and I have lots of different powders to experiment with.So my final statement is I would really appreciate anyone who would be interested in giving out some ideas on loads.
David a. Cogburn