[quote="straightneck"]Looking for some bullets to try, before I invest in moulds or swage dies. The only .50 paper patch bullets I have found are .500 and .505 dia. I have tried these in 450,500,550,& 600gr. with 90 -115 gr. goex, schultzen, and swiss and got fair results. 2-3 in. groups at 100 yrd. My chamber has a short lead and no throat. I have not sluged the barrel but a .500 bullet will fall through. Does anyone know of a source for .493-.495 dia. bullets. OR
is there anyone shooting .50 PP in this size that would be willing to let a person try a few and work out what they are worth in some way. Those .500 patch to .5065 and the .505 patch to .5115 that takes a lot of powder space and puts most ot the patch in those short starline cases
. OAL 3.040 And I was still able to put(stomp)115 gr. swiss a wax paper disc .187 lube wad and a .012 top wad under 600 gr. and that the ones that were in the center. So I beleive when I find the diameter I need this C. sHARPS BOSS LADY and ME will really dance. YES the rumors about me and lude and lucivious behavior with a rifle are true.
THANK YOU. Any help is welcome.[/quote]
You need a tapered bullet for best results.
For a 50 you need bullet about .500-.502 at the BASE and tapered to about .010-.012 smaller at the point where the front of the patch will be.
This is for about .002" paper.
This will allow the bullet base to fit the case and still load in the gun with the bullet about .060-.1" in the case.
Also the cartridge cases should be with in .010" of the [b]actual chamber length[/b].
Patch them dry not wet and remove as much of the twisted tail as you can. Use 1:30- 1:20 alloy for best accuracy (in most guns).
One more thing.
There is no nor was there ever a "PP chamber" in a Shiloh Sharps or any originals.