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I acquired a 50 Beowulf upper today from an extremely generous member and would like to experiment with some improvised low power hand loads. I don't have any dies and probably won't be able to get my hands any for a little while. The member also gave me a box of ammo that has some loaded rounds and a few fired cases. I was able to insert a fired case back into the chamber of the barrel and get the bcg back into full battery. Any tips on getting neck tension? I want to use some of my muzzle loading projectiles for these low power loads and maybe try a couple of shot loads too.
 

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I want to take full advantage of this upper with off the wall load testing. If you have any unusual load ideas post them up and I will consider trying them out.

At the moment my projectile selection is limited to 50 cal muzzle loading stuff, round ball, minnie ball, etc.
 

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Will the lead projectiles shave off into the gas tube and create issues?
It's possible but I will be blocking off gas port and running it in manual loading mode. For those who want to run cast in semi-auto config, they could use powder coated cast bullets to avoid leading issues.
 

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Thinking 45acp case stuffed with two 230gr bullets would make a good heavy 50cal projectile if I can bump up size from .480 to .500?
Only one 230gr will fit inside 45acp case, this idea is a bust.

I tried a 410 wad with a coated cast 230 bullet and it fits pretty well. It's a bit loose so I am going to coat up a few bullets with an extra thick layer of powder coat and see if I can get the bullet fit a lot tighter. I have a bunch of 410 wads and cast 45 bullets so if this works it would make for really cheap short range plinking rounds.


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I took a .495 roundball and placed it on a flat surface, then a gave it a couple of light taps with a hammer. Now it fits snug to the 50 Beowulf case mouth. This would be an alternative to powder coating them but then you might have leading issues.
 

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