Action Express

Developed by Action Arms, Magnum Research, and Israel Military Industries, the .50 AE is the largest legal handgun caliber.

The Desert Eagle gas-operated pistol gives superb accuracy in .50 Action Express with groups reported under 1" at 25 yards provided the shooter can handle its considerable recoil.

The SAAMI Maximum Average Pressure for the .50 Action Express is 36,000 P.S.I.

.50 ACTION EXPRESS

Gun

DESERT EAGLE

Max

Length

1.285"

Barrel Length

6"

Trim

Length

1.275"

Primer

CCI 350

OAL

Max

1.610"

Case

SPEER

OAL

Min

1.560"

START LOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder

Grains

Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

P.S.I.

Length

Comment

SPR 325 U-C

No.9

22.6

1157

No.9

23.8

1247

32,000

1.575"

168O

34.0

1157

168O

37.8

1305

32,000

Compressed

This data provided by Speer.

This data provided by Speer.

Carlo Bdsm Drawings

COWBOY ACTION LOADS_

This relatively new sport is still enjoying ever increasing popularity and has had an impact on the world of shooting and reloading. The popularity has to do with the sport being less formal, although the dress code is somewhat formal requiring male and female participants to don Old West style clothing. The competition involves a combination of handgun, rifle, and shotgun shooting using original or replica blackpowder-style firearms.

From a smokeless propellant perspective,the resurgence of the old blackpowder cartridges created a challenge. Low velocity/low recoil loads are required for the sport as the targets are easily knocked over while the low recoil reduces shooter fatigue and increases enjoyment. The combination of the large case capacity and low velocity requirement make it especially difficult to use a smokeless propellant as consistent ignitability of a low charge becomes a major concern. The other concern is the low chamber pressures required so the original guns could be used safely. Loads with low pressures may not function properly if shot at cold temperature; please be aware of this and watch for bullets becoming lodged in the bore.

The following loads are tailored to meet these needs. Bullet weight and type should be as closely matched as possible as should the overall length of the round. Undersize bullets will not perform well so care should be taken to match bullet diameter to the inside diameter of the cylinder throat. The smaller diameter will allow for gas flow around the bullet resulting in low velocities, low pressures, more propellant residue, and increased likelihood of lead depositing in the cylinder and barrel. It is strongly recommended that a firm crimp be used as this will greatly aid ignition. The other item to note is that most of our velocities are from a test barrel; we expect you will have 50fps to 175fps lower velocities when using a revolver. We recommend that you chronograph your loads in your own firearms.

As we said above, these loads operate at pressures that are not normally suitable for smokeless propellants. The loads listed below have proven suitable but your favorite propel-lant may not work in every cartridge you desire. Because of the low charge weight required, these large capacity cases could easily hold a double charge. Please exercise caution and rigorously inspect the ammunition throughout the loading process to ensure a double charge is not being loaded. If you are using a progressive dial loading machine and you have a stoppage or wreck, stop loading, clear the dial, and start anew. Do not assume it can't happen to you - IT CAN! If you have any technical or safety related question, please contact us at 1-800-4163006, Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, central time.

SMOKELESS PISTOL LOADS

.25-20 WCF RIFLE & PISTOL

Gun

TEST BARREL

Max Length

1.330"

Barrel Length

24"

Trim Length

1.305"

Primer

CCI 400

OAL Max

1.592"

Case

REM

OAL Min

1.530"

STARTLOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Pressure

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder

Grains

Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

C.U.P.

Length

Comment

PEN 60 (L) FN

2015

9.0

1144

2015

10.0

1300

14.100

1.592"

Compressed

LY 85 (L) FN

2015

9.5

1207

2015

10.5

1372

20,500

1.580"

Compressed

No.5

--

--

No.5

4.8

1342

25,900

No.7

--

--

No.7

5.0

1349

25,800

.32 S&W LONG

Gun

TEST BARREL

Max Length

0.920"

Barrel Length

6"

Trim Length

0.900"

Primer

CCI 500

OAL Max

1.280"

Case

REM

OAL Min

1.230"

STARTLOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Pressure

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder

Grains

Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

C.U.P.

Length Comment

HDY 90 (L) HBWC

No.2

1.8

692

No.2

2.0

786

10,000

0.930"

No.5

2.7

774

No.5

3.0

880

11,100

HDY 90 (L) SWC

No.2

2.1

741

No.2

2.3

842

10,800

1.190"

No.5

3.1

811

No.5

3.4

922

12,000

.32 H&R MAGNUM

Gun

TEST BARREL

Max

Length

1.075"

Barrel Length

10"

Trim

Length

1.055"

Primer

CCI 500

OAL

Max

1.350"

Case

FED

OAL

Min

1.300"

START LOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Pressure

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder

Grains

Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

C.U.P.

Length

Comment

PEN 100 (L) SWC

Nitro 100

3.0

1048

Nitro 100

3.3

1191

20,800

1.310"

LY313631

No.2

3.2

1021

No.2

3.6

1160

18,700

No.5

4.2

1110

No.5

4.7

1261

21,000

No.7

5.4

1126

No.7

6.0

1279

20,200

.32-20 WINCHESTER

Gun

RUGER BLACKHAWK

Max Length

1.315"

Barrel Length

6 V

Trim Length

1.275"

Primer

CCI 4GG

OAL Max

1.592"

Case

REM

OAL Min

1.54G"

STARTLOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Pressure

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder Grains Vel.

Powder Grains Vel.

C.U.P.

Length Comment

PEN 1GG (L) SWC No.S 4.6 813 No.S 4.8 86S 14,4GG 1.585" LY 313631

No.7 5.8 869 No.7 6.1 924 16,GGG No.9 6.7 869 No.9 7.G 924 1S,SGG

.38 SPECIAL

Gun

TEST BARREL

Max

Length

1.155"

Barrel Length

9"

Trim

Length

1.135"

Primer

CCI 500

OAL

Max

1.55G"

Case

HDY

OAL

Min

1.145" (Wadcutter)

STARTLOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Pressure

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder

Grains

Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

C.U.P.

Length Comment

LY 13G (L) SWC

Nitro 100

3.G

835

Nitro 100

3.3

949

13,1GG

1.42G"

Solo 1000

3.1

8G3

Solo 1000

3.4

913

11,5GG

BLX 158 (L) SWC

Nitro 100

3.G

79G

Nitro 100

3.3

898

16,6GG

1.481"

Solo 1000

3.1

754

Solo 1000

3.4

857

14,9GG

No.2

3.6

764

No.2

4.G

868

14,1GG

No.S

5.3

821

No.S

5.9

94G

16,1GG

.357 MAGNUM

Gun

TEST BARREL

Max Length

1.29G"

Barrel Length

6"

Trim Length

1.27G"

Primer

CCI 500

OAL Max

1.59G"

Case

HDY

OAL Min

1.54G"

STARTLOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Pressure

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder Grains Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

C.U.P.

Length Comment

LY 148 (L) DEWC

__ __ __

No.2

3.G

746

15,GGG

1.37G"

__ __ __

No.2

4.G

919

2G,3GG

LY 148 (L) HBWC

__ __ __

No.2

2.5

645

13,5GG

1.32G"

__ __ __

No.2

4.G

913

22,7GG

LY 158 (L) SWC

__ __ __

No.2

4.G

864

2G,GGG

1.51G" *

__ __ __

No.2

5.G

1GG8

2S,SGG

* Seat bullet with front driving band flush with case mouth.

.38-40 WINCHESTER

Gun

RUGER BLACKHAWK

Max Length

0.775"

Barrel Length

6V

Trim Length

0.755"

Primer

WLP

OAL Max

1.240"

Case

WIN

OAL Min

1.160"

STARTLOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Pressure

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder Grains Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

C.U.P.

Length Comment

BLX 145 (L) FP

-- -- --

Nitro 100

5.8

1027

13,700

1.580"

-- -- --

No.2

5.8

1016

13,200

PEN 165 (L) FP

-- -- --

Nitro 100

5.2

959

13,700

1.580" LY 40143

-- -- --

No.2

5.4

946

13,500

LY 185 (L) FP

-- -- --

Nitro 100

5.0

885

13,000

1.580"

-- -- --

No.2

5.0

871

13,400

LY 200 (L) FP

-- -- --

Nitro 100

4.8

836

13,100

1.580"

-- -- --

No.2

4.8

815

12,800

.44-40 WCF

Gun

TEST BARREL

Max Length

1.305"

Barrel Length

7 V

Trim Length

1.285"

Primer

REM 21/2

OAL Max

1.592"

Case

REM

OAL Min

1.540"

STARTLOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Pressure

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder Grains Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

C.U.P.

Length Comment

LY 190 (L) WC

-- -- --

Nitro 100

4.6

861

12,700

1.390"

-- -- --

Solo 1000

4.9

860

12,400

-- -- --

No.2

5.2

891

14,500

-- -- --

No.5

8.5

950

12,700

PEN 200 (L) FN

-- -- --

Nitro 100

5.3

954

13,700

1.575" LY 42798

-- -- --

Solo 1000

5.7

929

13,100

-- -- --

No.2

6.3

961

13,900

-- -- --

No.5

9.2

983

12,200

.44 RUSSIAN

Gun

TEST BARREL

Max

Length

0.970"

Barrel Length

7 V

Trim

Length

0.950"

Primer

CCI 300

OAL

Max

1.430"

Case

STARLINE

OAL

Min

1.400"

STARTLOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Pressure

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder Grains Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

C.U.P.

Length Comment

LY 200 (L) FN

__ __ __

Nitro 100

4.0

873

11,700

1.240"

-- -- --

Solo 1000

4.6

923

12,900

-- -- --

No.2

4.8

939

13,600

-- -- --

No.5

7.5

917

12,000

LY 240 (L) SWC

Nitro 100

3.3

769

11,400

1.280"

-- -- --

Solo 1000

3.7

781

11,000

-- -- --

No.2

4.2

824

12,800

-- -- --

No.5

6.6

814

11,200

.44 S&W SPECIAL

Gun

TEST BARREL

Max

Length

1.160"

Barrel Length

7 V

Trim

Length

1.140"

Primer

CCI 300

OAL

Max

1.615"

Case

MIDWAY

OAL

Min

1.560"

STARTLOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Pressure

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder Grains Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

C.U.P.

Length Comment

NBC 190 (L) WC

-- -- --

Nitro 100

3.7

823

12,800

1.265"

-- -- --

Solo 1000

4.4

842

12,700

-- -- --

No.2

4.0

836

12,800

-- -- --

No.5

6.7

871

13,200

LY 200 (L) SWC

-- -- --

Nitro 100

4.1

867

11,100

1.465"

-- -- --

Solo 1000

4.3

813

9,400

-- -- --

No.2

5.2

905

14,000

-- -- --

No.5

7.4

959

14,000

PEN 245 (L) RN

Nitro 100

3.8

752

14,100

1.600" LY 429383

-- -- --

Solo 1000

4.5

791

14,000

-- -- --

No.2

4.7

819

14,000

-- -- --

No.5

6.8

860

14,000

LY 250 (L) SWC

-- -- --

Nitro 100

4.2

772

14,000

1.575" LY 429421

-- -- --

Solo 1000

4.3

751

14,000

-- -- --

No.2

5.0

808

13,900

-- -- --

No.5

7.0

864

14,000

.44 REMINGTON MAGNUM

Gun

TEST BARREL

Max Length

1.285"

Barrel Length

7 V

Trim Length

1.265"

Primer

CCI 300

OAL Max

1.610"

Case

WIN

OAL Min

1.535"

STARTLOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Pressure

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder Grains Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

C.U.P.

Length Comment

LY 190 (L) WC

__ __ __

Nitro 100

5.0

964

12,500

1.390"

-- -- --

Solo 1000

5.5

946

12,800

-- -- --

No.2

5.5

955

13,300

-- -- --

No.5

8.0

951

9,100

CLE 200 (L) SWC

Nitro 100

4.7

911

9,500

1.575" *

-- -- --

Solo 1000

5.0

928

8,600

-- -- --

No.2

5.0

885

10,100

-- -- --

No.5

7.6

880

7,200

LY 250 (L) SWC

Nitro 100

4.5

826

11,700

1.620" *

-- -- --

Solo 1000

5.0

809

11,600

-- -- --

No.2

5.0

838

12,900

-- -- --

No.5

7.0

812

7,200

* Seat bullet with front driving band flush with case mouth.

.45 S&W SCHOFIELD

Gun

TEST BARREL

Max

Length

1.100"

Barrel Length

7 V

Trim

Length

1.080"

Primer

CCI 300

OAL

Max

1.430"

Case

STARLINE

OAL

Min

1.100"

STARTLOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Pressure

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder Grains Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

C.U.P.

Length Comment

LY 200 (L) WC

-- -- --

Nitro 100

5.6

959

13,300

1.450"

-- -- --

Solo 1000

6.3

952

13,000

-- -- --

No.2

5.6

863

12,200

LY 230 (L) RN

-- -- --

Nitro 100

5.0

867

13,000

1.450"

-- -- --

Solo 1000

5.8

852

11,100

-- -- --

No.2

5.3

870

13,200

LY 255 (L) SWC

-- -- --

Nitro 100

4.6

775

11,800

1.450"

-- -- --

Solo 1000

5.5

801

12,400

-- -- --

No.2

5.1

783

11,900

.45 COLT

Gun

TEST BARREL

Max Length

1.285"

Barrel Length

7 V

Trim Length

1.265"

Primer

CCI 300

OAL Max

1.600"

Case

WIN

OAL Min

1.550"

STARTLOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Pressure

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder Grains Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

C.U.P.

Length

Comment

LY 200 (L) WC

__ __ __

Nitro 1GG

6.1

976

14,000

1.560"

H&G #130

__ __ __

Solo 1GGG

6.7

940

12,400

__ __ __

No.2

6.4

952

13,300

LY 225 (L) FN

__ __ __

Nitro 1GG

5.9

897

12,200

1.595"

LY 452424

__ __ __

Solo 1GGG

6.5

909

13,300

__ __ __

No.2

6.1

873

11,900

LY 240 (L) SWC

__ __ __

Nitro 1GG

5.7

898

13,600

1.660"

Clements

__ __ __

Solo 1GGG

6.3

851

11,600

__ __ __

No.2

6.0

845

11,900

LY 250/255 (L) FN

__ __ __

Nitro 1GG

5.5

868

13,100

1.600"

LY 454424

__ __ __

Solo 1GGG

5.8

807

12,500

__ __ __

No.2

5.9

813

12,500

.3G-3G WINCHESTER

Gun

TEST BARREL

Max

Length

2.039"

Barrel Length

24"

Trim

Length

2.020"

Primer

CCI 200

OAL

Max

2.550"

Case

REM

OAL

Min

2.450"

STARTLOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Pressure

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder Grains

Vel.

Powder Grains

Vel.

C.U.P.

Length

Comment

LY 160 (L) PBFN

5744 11.3

1141

5744 12.6

1297

12,800

2.550"

Lyman

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