500 S&W Reloading Data
I'm attempting some data for the 500 S&W loading Bear Creek (california made) dry lube coated lead bullets, under 1200fps is what I'm looking at, anyone load them yet? I have some to try tomorrow, I"ll let you know..
If you Load Berrys 350gn RNFP the COL is much longer than any books I have found, but the "tester" at berrys told me they crimp right on the canalure and the COL i got was 2.080 I used AA#9 surplus powder and 30.5gns of it, magtech LR primers, I will be shooting tomorrow, let you know if the standard lee roll crimp holds them, First time i loaded these i used a very weak crimp at 2.060 and they did not stay put, walked out upon each shot, so by the 5th round i had lost any consistancy.
I do feel the standard Lee 3 set die roll crimp is fine for the lead projectiles, more info to come... Any info you may have is great!
Last edited by new cal shooter; 03-04-2009 at 1:36 PM..