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my first reloaded ammo will be 50 ae 325 grain shells.
hodgdon 4227 powder--->30 grains
cases starline brass
speer 325 grain bullets
cci 350 primers
anyone see any problems with this data?

also setting up a rcbs 505 scale,zerod the scale,set the scale to 30 grains,used powder measure to consistantly measure 30 grain throws,double checked throws with scale everything looks ok.

anything I forgot ?
 

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Magnum, I apologize I was thinking of the 50 bmg, sorry. You look about right on check out:http://www.hodgdon.com/data/pistol/50actexp.htm
I believe this is the max load in a 6" barrel, if your barrel is longer it will increase the pressure. Its always a good idea to drop a grain, and work up to max watching cases for high pressure signs. Also your pistol may not shoot best at max load. Ya just have ta experiment.
 

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thanks.some sources quote different loads.my manual says 30-31.5 max.only loaded 10 rounds for testing.the h110 powder obtains the higher velocities,so I figured 30 grains would be ok.I'll watch my fired cases to look for signs of high pressure.thanks for the reply,I'll let you know how it goes a little later!:rapid: :2guns: :ar15:
 

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just got back from the range,the rounds worked flawlessly.they chambered perfectly,extracted perfectly,had much less recoil,and were more accurate then the factory speer loads.3 rounds of the gold dots did not fit correctly in the magazine and would not chamber.
after firing the first speer round,I set the de down,and stood there shaking for a good 5 minutes.much more recoil than my buddies 40 de.the sound and muzzle blast was just awesome.I was grinning a big evil grin all the way home !:cannon:
 

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Ain't Reloading great? It is more accurate, more reliable, and cheaper than factory, and ya did it yer self! Ya might want ta get a good shootin glove, ta pad your hand. The larger cals, can hammer a nerve into your hand bone, OUCH! I would also wear ear plugs, plus micky mouse type hearing protection. You problably already know this but maby someone dosen't so i will mention it. Any time you fire a center fire round, rifle or pistol, you need ear protection. The ears ringing is damaged hearing cells. They don't reproduce. I also wear shooting glasses. Only have 2 I balls.
 

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it was a bit chilly in the range,I was wearing fingerless gloves,glasses,foam earplugs and a biker jacket lol.
I dont really have sensitive hearing,must be from my neighbors constanly yelling:eek:
the foam plugs work well for me,I frequent norwalk raceway park often in the summer,and if they work for 10,000 hp top fuel dragsters,they should handle the desert eagle blasts well.I like to know whats going on around me at all times.maybe i should have worn my motorcycle helmet and really got some looks .:eek: :rapid:
 

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