These are component bullets for modern or vintage rifles chambered for the .38-55 caliber cartridge. This is not loaded ammunition. These are newly manufactured soft point bullets (pure lead) with a 0.200" meplat (flat nose) that are perfect for tubular magazines of all lever action rifles. The ratio of copper to lead produces a well supported soft core with expansion controlled with jacket thickness, ogive, and meplat. The groove diameter of vintage firearms that chamber this cartridge vary widely so I offer this bullet in six different diameters to custom fit the bullet to your firearm. You will see remarkable improvement using the proper diameter bullets! Don't know the proper diameter for your bore? You need my simple to use slugging kit! These are excellent bullets that will keep any .38-55 shooting like it should. With adequate neck grip you can choose my bullets without a cannelure or you can buy a Lee Precision Factory Crimp Die (sold here too) made specifically for the .38-55 cartridge. This lets you customize the cartridge overall length yet still properly crimp the bullet. Expect delivery within three weeks but could be by the end of the month following the month purchased depending on where in production the order was taken. When inventory is exhausted, back orders are taken and filled in the order they were received.