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Posted: March 18 2017 at 6:36pm | IP Logged Quote fire4200

Almost ready to start reloading the 50 BMG I have the
Hornady press and dies press

Dillon RT1500 electric trimmer trimmer

Dillon 50001 50 BMG primer swager swager

hornady hot tub ultra sonic cleaner sonic cleaner
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Posted: March 18 2017 at 10:20pm | IP Logged Quote M700

Cool!

I've shot some .50 BMG, rifle and machinegun, but have never handloaded for one.

Keep us posted please!

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Posted: March 19 2017 at 9:08am | IP Logged Quote Ham Gunner

I certainly have always been interested in this round. Since it is an enlarged .30-06 case, it should likely resize with results similar I would suspect. Of course the brass is so much thicker, things might not really be the same as far as neck stretching, etc. Interesting round.

Let us know how you get along and what sort of things one has to do to the case preparation that are unique to this particular round.

I wish I had the $ to play with this round myself.

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Posted: March 19 2017 at 10:53am | IP Logged Quote RT58

Yes, keep us posted.

I was at the range years ago and a guy that had three .50 BMG rifles asked me to load for him. He said he would pay for anything I wanted to load and could load for anyone else if I wanted, as long as he got his ammo first. I was sort of surprised, since I'd never even seen this guy before, so after thinking it over for a few seconds and thinking I wouldn't have time to do my own reloading and shooting, I told him no. I've regretted that answer ever since.
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Posted: March 19 2017 at 12:51pm | IP Logged Quote fire4200

After using the Dillon electric trimmer it's making me want
to get one or the 223

The case trimmig consistency it's very accurate

The only downside is that you need to put a small Shop-Vac
on it to suck up the shavings

Without the shopvac the shavings dropped into the casing
but with the vacuum it creates a vacuum through the primer
pocket and sucks out all the savings that would fall into
the case

The only other downside it would make me buy a progressive
press and the case feeder

Because I currently have a 5 gallon bucket almost full of
unprocessed clean brass and I have a fare amount of brass
it just needs to be trimed
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"Because I currently have a 5 gallon bucket almost full of
unprocessed clean brass and I have a fare amount of brass
it just needs to be trimmed."

Dunno what kind of trimmer you have but I have the little RCBS with he
hand crank. When I do large amounts of brass, I take the hand crank
off (One screw) and put my 1/2" drill on in it's place. Makes fairly fast
work trimming brass.
The last batch was 500 round of brand new Remington 7x57 brass.
Started in the morning and was done by that afternoon. Reaming out
the flash holes and uniforming the primer pockets took a bit longer.
I used to have a Lyman power case trimmer but it died and Lyman
would do nothing to help make it good. Turns out the RCBS and drill is
actually a bit faster.
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Posted: March 19 2017 at 2:56pm | IP Logged Quote fire4200

The dillon trimmer is a press base trimmer so we will
take up one die slot you index the die body to pull Ram up
to your correct trim length

So every time you pull the handle you have a trim piece of
brass

It's just a short clip with my phone I didn't have a shop
back yet tends to throat brass shavings all over the place
without the shop vac




dillon RT1500 VIDEO

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Posted: April 11 2017 at 6:16pm | IP Logged Quote fire4200

size of a 50bmg reamer

50bmg funnell


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Posted: April 11 2017 at 6:21pm | IP Logged Quote fire4200

not making excuses but i need to weld up a sled to bolt my m107a1 cqb to for accury testing (excuse warning )
there is a lot of slop in the front bipod shot a 200yds



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Posted: April 14 2017 at 2:00am | IP Logged Quote fire4200

i modeled up a 50BMG depriming die in fusion 360
just sent the file to a local cnc shop waiting for price

fusion 360 50bmg deprime die
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Posted: April 14 2017 at 5:29am | IP Logged Quote richhodg66

Very interesting. Seems like it's difficult to find a range that allows shooting the 50 BMG, the few ranges I've been members of all specifically forbid it. How far can a guy shoot on your range?



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Posted: April 14 2017 at 5:54am | IP Logged Quote fire4200

i live 2 hours north of knob creek range
thay have a 350 yd range and any thing is a go full auto 50bmg steel targets tanerate explosives

its olny $10 for a whole day or they do offer MEMBERSHIPS Memberships make shooting even cheaper with unlimited range time during normal hours of operation for a full year from the date you sign up. Individual memberships are available for $100.00
per year. Family memberships are $150.00 per year, and include special members-only perks, sales and random double-secret bonuses throughout the year. Family memberships include you, your spouse and your children under the age of 18. Lifetime
memberships are also available for $750 for an individual and $1125 for a family.

there is one caveat is there safty polices. there is no ccw allowed on the range all firearms are to be unloaded and flaged as clear, muzzle up when not in case and the gange goes cold every 30 min to change targets, eye and ear pro is mandatory
if u violate there polices thay will give one warning before thay will ask u to leave for the day but in all the time ive been there i have olny seen one person get told to leave

it is a very safe place to go and shoot and im not woried of any one messing with my rifles even when i step away to go into the store
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Posted: April 14 2017 at 7:13am | IP Logged Quote richhodg66

Good that you found a place. I do most of my shooting on my own place now, but only have 100 yards, which is plenty for what I do mostly.

Like most of us who've been in the military, I have some experience with the Ma Deuce. Cool round for what it was designed to do and any combat vehicle short of an actual tank is fair game for one. Turned out to be a very good round in Iraq, penetrates masonry walls and yet doesn't run the risk of collateral damage that a Mark 19 does.

I'd be real interested in someone trying some of the cast .50 caliber bullets the BPCR crowd uses. Might be fun to develop a "plinking" load for one of these monsters just so you could afford to shoot it more and also on normal ranges.

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