I just acquired a Type 38 Arisaka a couple weeks ago at an estate sale. I have learned a great deal about them since, including the strength of their receivers. Even the “last ditch” Type 99’s were strong despite their rough finish. My $1.25 apiece 6.5x50 brass arrived today long with a Lyman 140 gr. 6.5 mold. Fun should ensue over the next few weeks.
Trailboss powder should ensure that I won’t have the same fate that those Viet Cong fighters had with the “doctored” ammo the CIA left out for them.