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The Ultimate Reloading Manual
Wolfe Publishing Group
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The Ultimate Reloading Manual

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.50 B&M Alaskan (in a custom Marlin New Model 1895)

.50 B&M Alaskan (in a custom Marlin New Model 1895)
Warning! All powder charges were pressure-tested by the cartridge designer, Michael McCourry. All charges are maximum, or close to it, and starting loads should be reduced by 10 percent. Velocities are the average of five shots chronographed 12 feet from the muzzle with an Oehler 33 chronograph. Rifle: SSK Industries custom Marlin New Model 1895; Case: Starline .50 Alaskan; Primer: Federal 210M; Barrel Length: 22 inches, Twist: 1:20; Source: Handloader February-March Issue #312.
Be Alert: Publisher cannot be responsible for errors in published load data.
Wt. Bullet Powder Manufacturer Powder Charge Velocity (FPS)
300 Cutting Edge Lever Gun CN IMR IMR-4198 Subscribe 2444
Remarks: 50-yard 3-Shot Group (inches): 1.30
300 Hornady FTX IMR IMR-4198 Subscribe 2428
Remarks: 50-yard 3-Shot Group (inches): 1.08; Shorten case to 1.97 inches for this bullet; cartridge length not to exceed 2.55 inches
325 Swift A-Frame Alliant RL-7 Subscribe 2251
Remarks: 50-yard 3-Shot Group (inches): 0.73
335 Cutting Edge Lever Gun CN IMR IMR-4198 Subscribe 2331
Remarks: 50-yard 3-Shot Group (inches): 0.82
350 Speer Deep Curl Alliant RL-7 Subscribe 2059
Remarks: 50-yard 3-Shot Group (inches): 0.94
375 Cutting Edge Lever Gun CN Alliant RL-7 Subscribe 2087
Remarks: 50-yard 3-Shot Group (inches): 0.81; Suitable only for Winchester and Browning Model 71 rifles since the accept slightly longer cartridges
400 Sierra JSP-SM Hodgdon H-4198 Subscribe 2113
Remarks: 50-yard 3-Shot Group (inches): 0.79
400 Sierra JSP-SM IMR IMR-4198 Subscribe 1334
Remarks: 50-yard 3-Shot Group (inches): 1.11
400 RCBS 82099 IMR IMR-4198 Subscribe 1986
Remarks: 50-yard 3-Shot Group (inches): 1.21; Actual weight cast from scrap wheel weights is 408 grains
405 Cutting Edge Lever Gun Solid IMR IMR-4198 Subscribe 2138
Remarks: 50-yard 3-Shot Group (inches): 1.14
450 Swift A-Frame Alliant RL-7 Subscribe 1827
Remarks: 50-yard 3-Shot Group (inches): 0.86; Diameter reduced to .500 inch with Corbin draw die
450 North Fork Bonded SP Hodgdon H-322 Subscribe 1966
Remarks: 50-yard 3-Shot Group (inches): 1.10
450 North Fork Bonded SP Hodgdon H-4198 Subscribe 1970
Remarks: 50-yard 3-Shot Group (inches): 1.18
500 Hornady XTP FP Alliant RL-10X Subscribe 1947
Remarks: 50-yard 3-Shot Group (inches): 1.27
500 Woodleigh Weldcore IMR IMR-4198 Subscribe 1902
Remarks: 50-yard 3-Shot Group (inches): 0.91; Diameter reduced to .500 inch with Corbin draw die