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    Boolit Master
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    got the 500 magnum ...what boolit?

    just got the 8-3/8" s&W 500 MAG.

    got lotza lead...and i can mold like a machine!

    BUT before i goof up... i think i'd like shooting powder coated 400 grains
    and go as fast as accuracy will allow WITHOUT a GAS CHECK ...BUT

    before i order the mold ....what / where do i find loads to power this beast without blowing myself up?
    what powder?
    tried the search feature....fail.

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    50 views and no one has one of these?

    or is all 50 looking for the same thing i am?

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    Check with Dukeinflorida. He has posted about loading a 50 and is honcho for a mihec hold for them now.
    "In God we trust, in all others, check the manual!"

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    Check with Dukeinflorida. He has posted about loading a 50 and is honcho for a mihec hold for them now.

    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/goog...320j21155674j7

    A link to a castboolit search to get ya started.
    "In God we trust, in all others, check the manual!"

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    I use the NOE 502-383-RF for 50 AE, don't have a 500

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    Quote Originally Posted by mozeppa View Post
    50 views and no one has one of these?

    or is all 50 looking for the same thing i am?
    Well it is the weekend. I bet that the guys who do have them and shoot them are all out hunting or at the range. It might be Monday before someone can see your post and reply. I always wanted a 500 S&W, so you are a lucky guy, Congratulatons.

    But in anycase I would try the Lee mold out https://www.midwayusa.com/product/10...nose-gas-check
    and here is another thread on it here too http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...igns-and-loads

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    NOE is having a sale right now. Just cast some 500/400 grain swc using the cup nose insert. they shoot well with trail boss and AL 8. tried some at about four hundred yards, I think they'll stay accurate at least that far. Vey nice mold and a very nice plain base bullet

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    I have the Ranger Rick load data for the 500S&W on my website. It's in excel format. Let me know if you can't open it.
    http://www.lsstuff.com/misc/500loaddata-02.xls
    I really like Lee's 440 loaded with 34gns of IMR4227, it gives 1010fps out of my 4" S&W. It has about the same burn rate as H110, but is bulkier.
    Last edited by lar45; 07-08-2018 at 06:41 AM.

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    I shoot the lee 440 in my encore 15” encore. I recently received the mihec 700gr but haven’t had luck loading any yet.

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check