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So now that we have a dedicated 50gi forum, how about we get some talk going about reloading the 50gi cartridge. Who all does so? What sage advice/wisdom do you have to pass on?

I just picked up a set of the Lee dies and 100 pieces of brass and am anxious to get some ammo made for my Model 2. I'm also a caster, and while the CHP bullets are little works of art, I'd like to get some slugs made for a little more economical shooting.

Looking at picking up a 4 cavity mold from Accuratemolds.com. Thinking of something in between Tom's 50-265T and 50-325T molds, to get more in the 300 grain range.


I'm also a fan of tumble lubing, so like the tumble lube groove style. Not sure if the meplat on those is to wide though for reliable feeding. Thoughts?
 

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I am shooting .50gi therefore I reload :)
Lee's dies are great (and I sadly did not get .50gi Hornady dies when they were available from GI. I'd love to give a try with LnL).
If you also casting you are very well set. I need to start doing this too, as bullets are not cheap :)
 

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I have a Model 3 that I have reloaded for. It was my first attempt at the 50 GI so I was pleased that they all worked fine, no issues at all. I used the 255 gr. lead from Guncrafters & a couple of different powders. When I get home I will post the charge weights I used.
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What is the best press for reloading this caliber? The dies are a LEE (4) die set.

Most progressive presses are either (3) or (5+) stations.

I'm trying to reload this caliber also.

What order should I set up, and a affordable press.
 

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Dillon RB550 would be great for this caliber. 4 stations, with the LEE (4) die set.

I just loaded up a few on a single turret for a friend, 350 Grain ball at 580-600 fps fed very reliably through a model NO. 3.

The guns are just so slick they can cycle this stuff.

Hard hitting!

He bought his NO.3 used, and it came with dies, brass, and mixed variety of .500 diameter bullets.

Shooting was so soft, it really makes me want a .50GI

That 350GR load felt like a 9mm.
 

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Anyone shooting cast bullets in the 50 GI.....? If so where did you find the cast bullets. I'd love to shoot this round some day. I've got my eye on a model #1
 

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Anyone shooting cast bullets in the 50 GI.....? If so where did you find the cast bullets. I'd love to shoot this round some day. I've got my eye on a model #1

I'm reloading the rounds on a single turret with the Lee die set. I do not own a Guncrafter yet, but shoot my buddies. The power factor is so far beyond a .45ACP it is incredible.

He bought his NO.3 bob tail commander used, and it came with several reloading supplies for 50GI.

Most of these are bullets for 50AE, and 500 S&W magnum.

The heavier end seems to work well, we have not gone heavier than 375Gr though.

The 375 Grain cast flat nose bullets are unknown..

We weighted them, and checked the deminsions, the loading data we used, is really experimental. And we're creating our own data, as there is not much available on the internet.

These 375 Grain loads should roll out at 780-790fps. That is a HEAVY thump! With a Power factor of 296!!

Considering a 10mm shooting a 200GR bullet at 1,350fps has a power factor of 250.

This 50GI is a blast, literally. Utilizing a longslide will increase velocity by another 100fps on average, and another 75ft lbs energy. It's more drastic than a .45 in a 5" vs a 6" barrel.

We're getting these power levels in a commander though. So, I could only imagine a Government model.

Great for Self defense! And awesome for hunting.
 

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(Quote)Anyone shooting cast bullets in the 50 GI.....? If so where did you find the cast bullets. I'd love to shoot this round some day. I've got my eye on a model #1



https://www.badmanbullets.com

I just bought some poly coated in .44 and .357 and He has some 50 caliber 330 grain RNFP coming to me also that I'm going to try. I think the poly coated 330 grain bullets will be a little better on steel as they are known to flatten out a little better and not bounce back so badly. The owner Patrick is a great guy and very easy to deal with.
 

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Rimrock bullets has a .50 cal lswc bullet at 250 grains. Looks like the traditional H&G style mold made famous in the .45acp but in 50 caliber. Good looking target round anyway.
 

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Anybody got a load to duplicate the factory 230 grn schp from the shop. I have new starlit brass an assortment of primers and powder. I had a paper that had recommended loads but it was lost in a garage rearrangement. I'm running low on my carry ammo and need more. any help would be great
regards ECHO154
 

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Anybody got a load to duplicate the factory 230 grn schp from the shop. I have new starlit brass an assortment of primers and powder. I had a paper that had recommended loads but it was lost in a garage rearrangement. I'm running low on my carry ammo and need more. any help would be great
regards ECHO154
PM'd you
 
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