50 Peacemaker?

Tyler Staggs

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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.
 

Holmes

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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
 

Brent

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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.
 

texas

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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.
 
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