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Information and Education => Reloading and Handloading => Topic started by: masa on September 08, 2017, 12:26:48 am

Title: Help out a novice in manual reloading please?
Post by: masa on September 08, 2017, 12:26:48 am
a couple of questions right off the bat.
1. is it possible to reload a 50BMG? (bullet and primer cap)
2. how much force is it necessary to seat the bullet into the shell casing?
3. is it possible to tell whether a bullet is steel core/lead core etc by the headstamp?  LC13.
Title: Re: Help out a novice in manual reloading please?
Post by: sqlbullet on September 08, 2017, 04:31:36 am
1.  Yes.  But it does take special primers:  CCI No. 35 I think at the 50 BMG ones.  And not all presses have the height for 50 BMG.
2.  50 BMG or in general?  In either case the reloading press arm is cammed so it multiplies the force a bunch at the top of the ram stroke.  Not that much effort is really needed using a press.
3.  No.  LC = Lake City, 13 = year 2013.  A magnet is your best friend if looking for steel cores