500 S&W Special


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xtarheel
March 29, 2006, 02:03 PM
I've started loading for my S&W 500 and find components and data plentiful. However, I picked up a box of Cor-Bon .500 S&W Special. Brass is shorter and loaded to a lower velosity. I shot them up and would like to reload this brass however I have been unable to find any published load data on this Special round. Does anyone know of any sources? Thanks

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dmftoy1
March 29, 2006, 09:42 PM
I would guess that any of the light plinker loads for the .500 S&W Magnum would be fine. Taffin published a bunch of loads in Handgunner. Don't quote me but I think one of them was about 16 grains of titegroup under a 350 grain bullet. (I'd double check that). I'll try to go check my data tomorrow. There's so much airspace in a light .500 S&W Magnum load that I'd think it'd be find to use the same data in the "Special" . . .assuming the brass is built the same.

Have a good one,
Dave

xtarheel
March 30, 2006, 12:21 PM
Thanks Dave.

I was planning to try one of the 500 mag starting loads. It's just that I like to see something published by a reputable source before I begin.

Bob

dmftoy1
March 30, 2006, 12:40 PM
Here's one article I used:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1453500/posts

Here's another one I'm playing with: (Titegroup and Trail Boss)

http://www.reloadammo.com/500sw.htm

Here's the data from Hodgdon's site: (for .50 Special I'd start with the trailboss loads)

http://www.hodgdon.com/data/pistol/500swmag.php

Have a good one,
Dave

xtarheel
March 31, 2006, 10:30 AM
Thanks Dave!

Bob

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