50 Peacemaker?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Tyler Staggs, Mar 27, 2002.

  1. Tyler Staggs

    Tyler Staggs New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone uses or has used the .50 Peacemaker cartridge from SSK industries? It's a .460 Weatherby necked to .50 and throated for the BMG bullets. I would think that a 750gr. Amax at 2400fps would be quite impressive. I tried to look up the BC of the Amax, but the Hornady site is down.
     
  2. Holmes

    Holmes Well-Known Member

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    I seriously considered this cartridge for a Ruger #1 project, however, I am trying to keep the rifle at the 15 pound mark and no brake. I've decided to stay with the .378 Weatherby for that project with a 34" tube for long range coyote plinkin'.

    Actually, J.D. calls the cartridge the "Peacekeeper", (you sound like a Colt afficionado!), and the velocity realised with the 750 grain pills runs right around 2200 fps. Still pretty damned impressive!

    Regards,

    ~Holmes
     
  3. Brent

    Brent Well-Known Member

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    The BC. for the 750gr A-Max is 1.05, and I would use the 408 CheyTac and neck to .510" if I wanted the best combination available. The Weatherby case does work well though.
     
  4. texas

    texas Well-Known Member

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    Ok Brent so what are we going to call this new round and what action do we use? It sounds like a very good idea a 408cheyn necked up to 510.
     
  5. Brent

    Brent Well-Known Member

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