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Warning: Bullet selections are specific, and loads are not valid with substitutions of different bullets of the same weight. Variations in bullet length will alter net case capacity,  pressure and velocity. Primer selection is specific and primer types are not interchangeable. These are maximum loads in my firearms and may easily be excessive in others. All loads should be reduced by 5%,  and developed following safe handloading practices as represented in established reloading manuals produced by component manufacturers. Presentation of these loads does not constitute a solicitation for their use, nor a recommendation.
 

Cartridge: 500 S&W Magnum

 Rifle: H&R Handi-Rifle  Max COL: 2.250″
 Bullet Diameter: 0.500″  Primer: CCI 200*
 Barrel: 22″  Reloading Dies: Lee Precision
 Max case length: 1.625″  3 Shot Group: 50 yards

* Hornady cases use large rifle primers

 

Bullet

Bullet Weight
Grains

Net Water Capacity

COL”

 

Powder Type

Powder Charge
Grains

Muzzle Velocity
FPS

Muzzle Energy
Ft-Lbs

Group Size
3 Shot “

Barnes XPB 275 44.1 2.085   Alliant 2400 40.0 2305 3245 1.1
Barnes XPB 275 44.1 2.085   H110 46.0 2334 3327 1.2
Rainier LeadSafe 335 45.7 2.020   Alliant 2400 35.0 1885 2644 0.7
Rainier LeadSafe 335 45.7 2.020   Alliant 2400 39.0 2116 3331 0.9
Rainier LeadSafe 335 45.7 2.020   Lil’ Gun 45.0 2291 3905 1.2
Remington Core Lokt 385 42.7 2.130   Alliant 2400 35.0 1871 2993 1.6
Remington Core Lokt 385 42.7 2.130   Lil’ Gun 42.0 2126 3865 1.1
Sierra Sports Master 400 42.6 2.060   Alliant 2400 36.0 1840 3008 0.9
Sierra Sports Master 400 42.6 2.060   Lil’ Gun 41.0 2056 3755 1.0
Hornady FP-XTP 500 34.1 2.040   Alliant 2400 28.0 1606 2862 1.4
Hornady FP-XTP 500 34.1 2.040   Lil’ Gun 33.0 1673 3107 1.1