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Old 01-14-2012, 11:31 PM
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AR-50 Reloading Press Ammo 50 BMG

Looking for recommendations for reloading a AR-50 for ULR.

What press, brass, bullets, powder.

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Old 01-24-2012, 12:42 PM
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Re: AR-50 Reloading Press Ammo 50 BMG

Maybe my question was too general. Lets start with the press.

I understand the Lee is ok and the Hornady and RCBS are the same.

Of the 3 which holds up the best? As I understand it 50bmg Brass can wreck them.
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Re: AR-50 Reloading Press Ammo 50 BMG

Airgunner,

the only experience I have with reloading 50 BMG is with the Dillon BFR. Hands down a serious monster of a press and perfectly suited to the 50 BMG cartridge. Haven't tried the others, but I'd be a bit dubious about them. You're asking a lot from a press with cases this big, and requireing this much pressure in sizing ops. Wouldn't surprise me at all if running 50 BMG cases through a lighter press wound up springing or otherwise breaking them.
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:59 AM
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Re: AR-50 Reloading Press Ammo 50 BMG

I reload using the Hornady 50BMG press......

50-Cal-BMG-Press-Kit/

So far have reloaded roughly 400 rounds on it with no problem..... Can't give you a comparison since I don't have any experience with the other manufacturers......
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:34 PM
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Re: AR-50 Reloading Press Ammo 50 BMG

Do you guys neck size or FL size?
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:37 AM
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Re: AR-50 Reloading Press Ammo 50 BMG

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Do you guys neck size or FL size?
My 50 is a bolt gun so I neck size anything that I have shot in that gun..... I FL size any other brass....
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:44 PM
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Re: AR-50 Reloading Press Ammo 50 BMG

That is what I want to do (Neck size) but, dang those dies are like $200???

Why is this stuff so crazy expensive? Starting to think of using my 20ton shop press that I paid $199 for...lol

Time to get the welder out.
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