Acquiring a 50 bmg soon, so looking at procuring all the gear for loading a new caliber.
I'll be shooting maximum 400 yards in my area, but mostly around 100-200 yards.
Accuracy doesn't have to be perfect so I'll be perfectly happy with results from surplus projectiles.
The primary reason I reload for all calibers I handload is cost savings so I can shoot more.
I've been comparing factory loaded surplus round prices with what it would cost me if I were to reload this cartridge and the prices seem to be about the same - around $2.80 - $3.00 a round.
Is that about what ya'll are paying to reload the 50?
With the cost seemingly being equal I'm contemplating whether I should even reload this cartridge at all and just stick to factory loaded surplus rounds.
I've searched high and low for info/load data for cast bmg projectiles but haven't found a source I've felt 100% safe using yet. I think if I could cast the projectiles that would bring the price down enough to be worth handloading for plinking at my 100 yard range.
With that said, if anyone knows of a definitive/reliable and safe source for a specific mold + load data they could share that would be ultimate.