50 BMG Bullets
50 Cal Bullets for Reloading
Ah, the 50 BMG. It’s not just good if you want to set long distance sniping records. It’s also perfect if you find a groundhog in your vegetable garden and want to banish it to a different dimension. No one could argue that the cartridges are cheap – but thanks to 50 cal bullets for reloading handloaders can reduce their 50 BMG ammo cost by over 50 percent!
You’ll want a dedicated 50 BMG reloading press for this delicate operation. It’s a big case, to say the least, and resizing it will take more pressure than what you might have used for a 223 Rem. You’ll need a special primer that is specialized for the 50 BMG: the No. 35. You’ll need the right propellant to fill up the 50 BMG’s 292.8 grain case capacity.
You’ll also need 50 cal bullets, quite naturally. 50 BMG bullets for reloading are available in a few different styles and weights. The current world record for longest confirmed sniper kill was achieved using Hornady’s A-MAX, which is available in 750 grains. If you’d prefer something conventional for your M82, you may use 660 grain FMJs to load your own equivalent of M33. Penetrators, armor piercers, and incendiaries may prove a little harder to come by on the commercial market.
Hornady .510 Diameter Bullets - 750 Grain A-MAX - 20 Count$52.00
Cost Per Bullet $2.60 per bullet Bullet Weight 750 Grain Bullet Caliber 50 BMG Quantity 20 Bullet Type Polymer Tipped Manufacturer Hornady Manufacturer SKU 5165
Hornady's A-MAX line is the result of more than 50 years of studying bullet performance. Each projectile in this box of 20 is .510" in diameter and weighs 750 grains. These bullets are engineered to provide match and competition shooters with the highest level of consistency and reliability. These projectiles feature a low drag tip and a secant ogive profile to raise the ballistic coeffieient and increase in-flight stability. Each bullet has a swaged lead core that is wrapped in Hornaday's AMP copper jacket. The results are a bullet that is extremely uniform and has near zero wall thickness variation.
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**This is not loaded ammunition.**
good out to at least 1000 yds
My three 50's shoot these A-maxes very consistently at 1000 yd matches. Wideners has always been a good source of 50 BMG components and they run sales on these products as well. I am a long time Wideners customer. They offer good products at good prices. They are my go to place for reloading everything.
Review by Richard (Posted on 4/17/2016)