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50bmg projectiles in a 500 s&w case?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by tronester, Jun 3, 2007.

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  1. tronester

    tronester Member

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    I know it sounds crazy, but here's what I was wondering:

    I was thinking of buying a Handi rifle chambered in 500 s&w, and using surplus 50bmg bullets. Since it's a rifle, the OAL of the cartridge could be much longer than that of a revolver. Plus, there are a lot of surplus 50 bmg bullets out there. I know they make 700 grain lead projectiles specifically for the 500 s&w, so why not use 50 bmg, which is the same weight or less?
     
  2. Jim Watson

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    .50 BMG is .510"
    I think .500 S&W is really .500"
    You should be sure before you buy.
     
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    Jim is right, don't do it.
     
  4. tronester

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    Thanks for the responses, guys. I will definitely not be trying this then!
     
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