The Arisaka rifle (有坂銃 Arisaka-jū) is a family of Japanese military bolt-action service rifles, in production and use since approximately 1897, when it replaced the Murata rifle (村田銃 Murata-jū) family, until the end of World War II in 1945. The most common specimens include the Type 38 chambered for the 6.5×50mmSR Type 38 cartridge, and the Type 99 chambered for the 7.7×58mm Type 99 cartridge, which was comparably powerful to a modern .308 round. Many thousands of Type 99s and other Arisaka variants were brought to the United States by soldiers as war trophies during and after World War II.

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    Would you fire unknown reloads?

    Hey Folks, I purchased a Type 99 Arisaka from a respectable member of this forum awhile ago. He purchased the rifle from an old timer that used to reload... along with the rifle came two boxes of hand reloads for 7.7 Jap from the long deceased collector. Obviously, for legal reasons, these...
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    Steinel Ammo Delayed 5 months?

    Hey Folks, This year I purchased a Japanese Arisaka in 7.7JAP from one of our fellow forum users. While all ammo is difficult to come by this past year the 7.7JAP has always been a bit of a unicorn. Steinel Ammo had 7.7JAP on backorder with a notice on their website saying there was a 3-4...
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