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50 A&E Load help

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by vdsgw, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. vdsgw

    vdsgw New Member

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    I need help with 50 Action Express loads. I have 275 gr lead bullets and can't find data for less than 325 gr bullets. Also any start loads using Alcan 7 powder would be a help. I currently have a lot of it and use it for 44 mag. and 45 acp loads. thanks
  2. JLA

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    What are you shooting the .50AE in? If its a DE gas operated handgun I would advise against using lead in it. The lead will clog the gas system and its next to impossible to get out.

    I have never heard of Alcan 7 powder. But if its suitable for .44 mag AND .45ACP then its most likely got a burn speed somewhere between unique and bluedot and is far too fast burning for use in the .50AE.
  3. 312shooter

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    I'm with JLA on this one, none of my data shows any of the components you mention, I recommend the speer 300gr plinkers for budget loading. If the wrong charge can turn a 1911 into a handgrenade the DE 50ae will become a nuclear bomb!
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    vdsgw New Member

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    Sorry, the bullets are Rainer Plated bullets. And are being shot in a Desert Eagle Pistol. Current load data does not have much choice.
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    Prolly not the best choice of projectile for the DE either. Being gas operated the plated lead can end up gummed in the gas system. I would stick with jacketed bullets and H110 for that mancannon.
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    Not to say you cannot use them, but I would think that the heavy crimp required for the 50AE cartrige will deform a plated bullet and the OAL will change possibly to an unsafe OAL before entering the chamber.
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