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Hi,

Does anyone know where can I get some brass for the 500 Linebaugh Long? I understand that there has never been any production brass for the 1.600 in 500 Linebaugh Long. I already email BBA about this and Tim said he only got the 1.400 in brass not the 1.600 in brass. I am looking for a source that can form the 500 Linebaugh Long brass from the 348 Winchester brass. The special forming dies from RCBS for this particular cartridge are extremely expensive so I am looking for an alternative here.

Also I understand that the 50 Alaskan brass is a lenghten version of the 500 Linebaugh brass. Is this true? Can anyone give me any info about the 50 Alaskan cartridge? The reason I asked this is because I found several sources for the 50 Alaskan brass and I hope it can be cut to 1.600 in to make it a 500 Linebaugh Long brass.

Any help will be appreciated!

Cheers!
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50 Alaskan should work as it's the same parent case.(348WCF) You might have to neck ream(inside) depending on the thickness of the case walls and the diameter of your chambers.
 

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Thanks Moose for your respond. Yeah, I have found a source for the Long brass.

Cheers!
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I know this goes without saying but hang on tight when you drop the hammer. The last .500 Max I fired split the padding on my PAST recoil glove in only ten rounds. Sure was fun though. Hard to believe you can buy a revolver with a Taylor KO value as good as a .416 rifle.
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Thanks Dave for the advice. Yeah, I have been getting a lot of warning and advice for shooting the 500 Max. I have been pacticing with some loads on my 454 Casull. I know the 454 Casull is no match for the 500 Max, but at least it gives me enough partice to handle some mild loads of the big boy.

Initially, I was planning to shoot the 500 Max with 440 grain projectile at around 1200- 1300 fps. Once I have some experience with it, I expect to shoot this heavy 440 grain projectile at a maximum velocity at around 1600 fps. Any thoughts about this loading.

Good shooting people!

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I've seen some 420gr loads for the 6inch 454 FAs in the 1420fps range, those may be fun for practicing.  Well see how warm I can get 385s going in it next week as it  is the next project on the books.

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Try <a href="http://www.ch4d.com/"> CH4D </a>  for trim die, forming die and expanders and <a href="http://www.grafs.com/"> Graf </a> for .348 brass. I got my supplies there for making .50/70 cases.

For practice bullets call Wayne Doudna at (608) 647-8070. He has .512 sized 350g lead for &#3650 per 500.

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Practicing with the .454 is a good idea. Do you have access to a .475 or .500 Linebaugh? Either of these would be a better "prep" gun. Especially the .475 with it's sharp recoil. Still no words, advice or practice will prepare you for the first time you pull the trigger on a 440gr bullet at 1600fps. It's like me trying to explain to these 18yr old kids around here what it's like to ride my 250 horsepower turbo bike. Ya just don't know till ya been there!
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<!--QuoteBegin--></span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote </td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE"><!--QuoteEBegin-->to ride my 250 horsepower turbo bike[/quote]

It is hard to explain the rush of a fast bike hitting the powercurve, its is almost dream like.


What caliber Encore or Contender would you equate the 500long to recoil wise?


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I've only had two contenders. One was a .44 mag and the other was a .45-70. The .45-70 didn't even come close to the .500 Max. When I was working as a gunsmith I came really close to making a .50 3 1/4 Sharps out of an encore. Maybe that one would have been close to the .500.
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Hi Dave,

Very interesting subject indeed. I just can't wait to get my hands on soon to be my new power toy 500 Max. Unfornately, I don't have a 475 Linebaugh to practice with so I am gonna have to stick with my 454. However, I do have a 475 Freedom Arms on order and it will probably come after the 500 Max. Right now Freedom Arms has a 7 month waiting period so it will be a while before I get my.

Again, I will load the 500 max with 440 grain projectile at around 1300 fps and pratice the #### out of it before I move to the maximum charge.

By the way, what kind of bike do you have? I have a 2000 Ninja ZX-9R right now and thinking about getting a GSX-R 1000. I am waiting for them for work out all the bugs before I buy one. I have learned my reason not to buy a new sportbike in it's first model year.

Have fun shooting guys and gals!

Cheers!
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I have 2 bikes. A 95 CBR600F3 and a 97 CBR1100XX with an ATS aftermarket intercooled turbocharger.
Dave
P.S. Those Freedom Arms revolvers are built like a Swiss watch. Enjoy.
 

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Hi Ming
I have another source write Ben Forkin at P.O. Box 444,Dept AH, White Sulphur Springs,Montana 59645

He has brass for the 475-500 short and 475-500 long
I'm planning on building a 500 long next year I have shot the 475 long and short and also the 500 short and can't wait to step up to the big boy. Well I hope the info. helped.
 
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