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Winchester’s Model 1885 and the 38-55 WCF Part II Handloading for a bit more performance

So I loaded up the Winchester Model 1885 Traditional Hunter’s Deluxe with Blackhills Ammunition 38-55 255 grain flat nose ammo and fired a shot that went 1,331 fps over the chronograph. The rifle shrugged, as though it barely noticed, the muzzle of the 28″ barrel barely coughed, burped and didn’t rise at all. The steel…

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Winchester’s Model 1885 Traditional Hunter Deluxe and the 38-55 WCF Part I I can see for miles and miles and... well, at least 100 yards

04/19/2020 The Model 1885 was invented by John M. Browning in 1878 and patented in 1879 as a generic Browning Brothers single shot rifle. Approximately six hundred rifles were produced by the Browning Brothers of Ogden, Utah Territory between 1880 and 1883, before the manufacturing and sales rights were sold to Winchester and it became…

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