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Reloading 500 S&W
Discussion regarding the reloading of ammunition and tuning of loads for accuracy
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:56 am    Post subject: Reloading 500 S&W Reply with quote

HI I am new to this group. I am looking for reloading info on wepons. The 500 S&W plus the Savage 10ML-50 cal. I have loaded both with h-4227 powder. I do use w-680, and w-231 also. I need all the input I can get. I load 12-gauge shot guns, both muzzle loaders and regular shell weapons also. I shoot 50 and 54 cal black powder rifels also so I am looking for info on improving my loading and shooting. Thanks for your time...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:13 am    Post subject: Re: Reloading 500 S&W Reply with quote

Welcome to the site Owen. Howdy

As for the 500, i think you will find this useful---> John Ross 500 load data . Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 8:49 am    Post subject: Re: Reloading 500 S&W Reply with quote

350 hornady XTP with 40 gr Lilgun.....1600 fps from my 500

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:12 am    Post subject: Re: Reloading 500 S&W Reply with quote

POP!!, are you sure about those numbers??? What model 500 are you using because at "almost" your maximum load, you should be comming up with different numbers for sure. Confused

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:29 am    Post subject: Re: Reloading 500 S&W Reply with quote

Yup, according to my Oehler 35 P. I have the standard 8 3/8" bbl. S&W. Actually 1608 fps is the exact # and about the same speed with 41 gr of H110.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:39 am    Post subject: Re: Reloading 500 S&W Reply with quote

Huh....out of my 8 3/8 i get almost 1900 and the 10.5 i get slightly over......with the H110 i'm getting about 1850 respectively wtf

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:02 am    Post subject: Re: Reloading 500 S&W Reply with quote

Big Difference huh?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:31 am    Post subject: Re: Reloading 500 S&W Reply with quote

515034s10ring wrote:
Huh....out of my 8 3/8 i get almost 1900 and the 10.5 i get slightly over......with the H110 i'm getting about 1850 respectively wtf

What are your exact loads? This is wierd huh? Shocked

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 1:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Reloading 500 S&W Reply with quote

42gr Lil'gun (max load) 1890 fps 8 3/8" and 1904 fps 10.5"



Edited to add

That the numbers are from data that's over a year old, and pretty much i don't shoot too much (if at all) jacketed bullets anymore.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 1:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Reloading 500 S&W Reply with quote

Thanx I will try this with the 350 XTP

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Reloading 500 S&W Reply with quote

Let me fore warn you though, i had trouble because this IS a 'MAX LOAD' extracting with CB brass (normally i never use CB ammo or brass)! Hornady was very slightly sticky, but a-ok, and starline was just fine.
Something about CB ammo none of my guns like, and the fact of mediocre accuracy....Plus they are very brutal with not doing or going above and beyond what factory Hornady and Winchester do.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Reloading 500 S&W Reply with quote

I ONLY USE STARLINE BRASS.......will work up slow Cool

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