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I have an NEI SWC mould that casts 465gr bullets. So far the only 465gr load I've found is for a LBT/WFN using 2400 powder (which I've never seen listed for 500L,  465gr WFN, 20.5grs 2400, 1000fps)
Has anyone used this load, or can anyone recomend a load for this bullet?
 

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Cas,

Try using 21.5g Lil'Gun in your .500 Linebaugh using the NEI bullet.   It should get you into the 1050-1100 fps range, and be a good place to start.   Do be aware that the NEI design does not put as much of the bullet mass outside the case as an equal weight LBT design, so load development must be done taking this into consideration.   Lil'Gun is a great place to start with your load development... let us know how it goes!

God Bless,

Marshall
 

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<html>Thanks...  that was my main worry, I knew there was much less space inside the case with the SWC.<br> I tried two starter loads this weekend, 10grs of Tightgroup, and 20grs of 2400. Just plinked, and didn't chronograph them. Both were pussycat loads, the 2400 felt like a good 300gr 44mag load. And the 10grs of tight group was so mild, my friend who'd never fired anything bigger than a .357, was shooting and enjoying it. <br>Thanks for the help / info, it'll get me headed in the right direction.</htmL>
 

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<html>Don't know if anyone cares, as I don't think anyone else has this bullet, but what the heck. I searched for load data long enough. Thus far:<p>
As you can seem, I didn't oad even numbers of each.<br>
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Clements bulit gun, 6" barrel.<br>
Buffalo Bore/Starline brass.<br>
CCI 350<br>
NEI 465gr SWC<br>
2400 (older Herc.)<br>
Charge     FPS<br>
21.5gr 985  1010  1000  1036<br>
22.0  1092 1126  1096  1126 1111<br>
22.5  1134  1138  1165(?)<br>
23.0  1143  1144  1136<br>
(more next week)<br><p>
Tight Group<br>
11.0 grs 971    965   979<BR>
11.5    1003    997   979<BR>
12.0    1032   1001   1015<BR>
12.5    1059   1064   1051<BR>
(more next week)
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HI,

CAS, I thought you may be the one who said he is going to get a 500 long. I am wondering if you had a 500 long would that also shoot a 500 linebaugh out of it. Would it be like shooting a 44 special out of a 44 mag. I think that would be great to have that ability to shoot both rounds through it. Let me know if that is possible.? Thanks,Kev
 

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kev,
Gary Reeder has a 500 Maximum over on his website for sale.  Big gun.  Don't know if the 500 Linebaugh needs any improvement, but the maximum would be a handful to hold onto.
 
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