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by Mbeaubien
Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: revolvers
Topic: Mold I ordered for a 500 S&W
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Re: Mold I ordered for a 500 S&W

Mostly the load I think. Recoil might have contributed some.
by Mbeaubien
Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: revolvers
Topic: Mold I ordered for a 500 S&W
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Re: Mold I ordered for a 500 S&W

Another range session today. 33 grains 2.5 inches first group 2.6 inches second group 34 grains 5.7 inches first group 6.0 second group Heavy recoil no signs of pressure. 35 grains 6.3 inches first 7.9 second. Heavy recoil no signs of pressure I'm going to stick to 33 grains of aa1680. Estimated vel...
by Mbeaubien
Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: revolvers
Topic: Mold I ordered for a 500 S&W
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Re: Mold I ordered for a 500 S&W

Went to the range today to start working up loads. The powder I used was AA1680. Bullet weight is right at 600 grains. 5 shot groups 50 yards 30 grains of 1680 number 1 = 1.76 inches 2 = 2.4 inches Light recoil 31 grains of 1680 Group 1= 3.4 inches with one flyer. 1.49 inches without flyer Light but...
by Mbeaubien
Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: revolvers
Topic: Mold I ordered for a 500 S&W
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Re: Mold I ordered for a 500 S&W

Got it yesterday. This is a great mold. I love the thick sprue plate and the channel in between the two cavities. The bullets look great. I do have a concern though. My melting pot goes empty twice as fast! :lol: guess that might have something to do with the 600 gr projectile? Anyone interested in ...
by Mbeaubien
Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: revolvers
Topic: Mold I ordered for a 500 S&W
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Re: Mold I ordered for a 500 S&W

Dan- thanks for the reply. Quote- Things I questioned: -- 0.045 crimp groove. It'll work but I wondered what the point was? -- 0.7 gtob. It'll probably work fine, but again I wondered what the point was? end quote I wish I could say that there was some science behind those. I have never designed a m...
by Mbeaubien
Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: revolvers
Topic: Mold I ordered for a 500 S&W
Replies: 10
Views: 4251

Mold I ordered for a 500 S&W

I ordered this mold a couple of weeks back and was hoping to get some comments on the design.

I am not second guessing myself, just want some feedback.
The bullet is for a 500 s&w magnum in a model 500 smith.
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