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New 500 bullet

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 7:43 am
by rockymoundarms
I have developed a wildcat using RUM brass and .500" bullets. It shoots the Barnes X bullets with with the long unsupported ogive well. I have to turn them down from .510" to .500" though which takes too much time. I want to try a WW mold with the same profile but your program won't let me order the one I have designed. Is there a way around this or is it a no go. I'm looking at 570gr, .500" on the base and front band, .875" nose length, 30% meplat.

Re: New 500 bullet

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:16 am
by mtngun
rockymoundarms wrote: It shoots the Barnes X bullets with with the long unsupported ogive well.

Cast bullets play by completely different rules than jacketed or copper bullets.

A cast bullet needs to be supported. There is no debate on this subject. It has been proven over and over.

The smallest meplat I can cut on a 500 caliber bullet would be 36%, and that only on a short ogive.