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Gentlemen; I have a factory #1 in 38-55.  500 were made in the late '70s for the Cast Bullet Shooters Assoc.  Wonderful fun gun but i have a problem.  Ruger confirms that they made the bores .379( mine slugs .3798 as best as I can measure) at the request of the buyers. <!--emo&???--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'><!--endemo-->  Any suggestions for cast .400 bullets?  My .377 Lyman and Saeco moulds sure won't work and .375 jacketed start tumbling in the bore!
 

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Wow, Nice piece of equipment!  

Interesting about the groove diameter!  

The molds our bullets fall out of, will only cast up to .3795", and won't do you much good with a groove diameter as large as you have.

I would suggest looking into an NEI bullet mold for your gun, and I know that Walt makes several designs up to and including .382" that would be imminently suitable for your Ruger No.1 in .38-55.  

www.neihandtools.com

This would be my first choice in locating a mold of dimensions you are seeking.

I'm interested in what you choose to do, and please let us know what you find!

God Bless,

Marshall
 

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molds too small

Hillbilly hunter, most mold manufacturers will for a small fee enlarge your mold for you. Take care and have fun. Swany
 
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