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500 S&W Magnum, all bullet weights
BulletPowder WeightPowderVelocityOALPrimerSource
275gr X Bullet 40.0 grLil’Gun 1,804 fps2.070" CCI 350 Corbon
Suggested starting load: 36.0 gr
Starting load. Velocity from an 8 3/8" revolver.

275gr X Bullet 45.2 grLil’Gun 1,918 fps2.070" CCI 350 Corbon
Suggested starting load: 40.7 gr
Max load. Velocity from an 8 3/8" revolver, pressure is below 50,000 PSI.

275gr X Bullet 37.0 grVV N110 1,771 fps2.070" CCI 350 Corbon
Suggested starting load: 33.3 gr
Starting load. Velocity from an 8 3/8" revolver.

275gr X Bullet 42.0 grVV N110 1,948 fps2.070" CCI 350 Corbon
Suggested starting load: 37.8 gr
Max load. Velocity from an 8 3/8" revolver, pressure is below 50,000 PSI.

275gr X Bullet 36.0 grAA #9 1,821 fps2.070" CCI 350 Corbon
Suggested starting load: 32.4 gr
Starting load. Velocity from an 8 3/8" revolver.

275gr X Bullet 39.6 grAA #9 1,923 fps2.070" CCI 350 Corbon
Suggested starting load: 35.6 gr
Max load. Velocity from an 8 3/8" revolver, pressure is below 50,000 PSI.

275gr X Bullet 38.6 grH110 1,745 fps2.070" CCI 350 Corbon
Suggested starting load: 34.7 gr
Starting load. Velocity from an 8 3/8" revolver.

275gr X Bullet 42.0 grH110 1,803 fps2.070" CCI 350 Corbon
Suggested starting load: 37.8 gr
Max load. Velocity from an 8 3/8" revolver, pressure is below 50,000 PSI.

300gr JHP 32.0 grlil’ gun Unknown1.95" Win LR guest
In general for range firing to hone your skill you need to keep the kick down so you can shoot longer periods of time. (This "mother of all handguns" can wear you out within a half hour if you don’t try things to metigate the pain) I found light bullet loads with light loads of lil’gun still generate aprox 30k PSI in the case which is well enough to get the bullets out. 22.5k is min PSI for safe bullet launch out a 8 3/4 barrel. I use the LR Primers in my reload due to note from Corbon concerning magnum handgun primer burn thru causing damage to the firing pin. (see Corbon website). I also like that the LR seats about .006 deeper that the Magnums so the are in fact alitter easier to load in my opinion.

300gr LSWC 42.0 grH4227 2,219 fps2.190" CCI LPM guest
This is one of my commercial .500 bullets fired from a 15" OTT Encore barrel with integral break. All testing done in one session, chrono was placed 10’ from muzzle and most accurate loads were selected for further developement. Rounds were fired at 50 yards. This load produced a 2.5" group with 22" drop at 200 yards.

300gr LSWC 42.0 grLil Gun 1,985 fps2.185" CCI LPM guest
This load produced an enormous amount of recoil thru the breaked 15" OTT Encore barrel. The SD was acceptable at 17, however the grouping was much larger than the H4227 load. Note: the bullets are my commercial gas checked bore rider design and shot very fast with no lead buildup.

325gr JHP 45.0 grH110 1,950 fps2.02" Win LPM guest
Very accurate load, less recoil than factory CORBON 440, 325 fps faster, absoloutly flat trajectory at 50-100 yards

325gr JHP 37.0 grAA #9 1,803 fps1.985" CCI 200 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 33.3 gr
Starline brass, loads fired in a 8" Walther T/Barrel

Pressure: 47,000 PSI

325gr JHP 43.0 gr4100 1,862 fps1.985" CCI 200 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 38.7 gr
Starline brass, loads fired in a 8" Walther T/Barrel.

Pressure: 47,600 PSI

325gr JHP 51.0 gr1680 1,658 fps1.985" CCI 200 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 45.9 gr
Starline brass, loads fired in a 8" Walther T/Barrel. Compressed load.

Pressure: 31,000 PSI

335gr FMJ 37.5 grH110 Unknown1.95" Win LPM guest
I was looking for something a little lighter than the Hornady 350 XTP’s that I had been shooting. These were using Rainer Ballistics 335 grain FMJ-Flatpoint bullets and are a nice round out of my 4-inch Model 500. (not punishing). The only thing I’ll change for the next batch is probably switch to CCI 350 primers as I think they’re a bit cleaner. (Hornady Brass used for these loads)

335gr JHP 16.3 grTitegroup 1,143 fps2.035" CCI LPM guest
This is a nice cartridge out of my 4-inch smith. The bullet is actually not JHP but rather the Rainer Ballistics plated HP. 2 10-shot strings had the following statistics: Avg: 1143 fps Std. Dev: 7.43 Avg: 1171 fps Std. Dev: 10.43

340gr LFP 14.0 grVV3N37 Unknown Fed LR guest
ACCURATE REDUCED LOAD USING 340 GRAIN RCBS

350gr JHP 43.0 grh 4227 Unknown0" Fed LP guest
this a max load for the type of power

350gr XTP 43.0 grHodgdon H-110 Unknown Win LP guest
Its a great load

350gr JHP 34.2 grAA #9 1,700 fps2.025" CCI 200 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 30.8 gr
Starline brass, loads fired in a 8" Walther T/Barrel

Pressure: 46,900 PSI

350gr JHP 40.8 gr4100 1,783 fps2.025" CCI 200 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 36.7 gr
Starline brass, loads fired in a 8" Walther T/Barrel

Pressure: 47,800 PSI

350gr JHP 42.5 gr5744 1,572 fps2.025" CCI 200 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 38.3 gr
Starline brass, loads fired in a 8" Walther T/Barrel. Compressed load.

Pressure: 39,700 PSI

350gr FMJ 16.2 grTitegroup 1,500 fps Win LRM guest
Berry’s 350 Plated - Soft recoil, very accurate

350gr XTP 40.2 grH4227 17600 fps CCI LRM guest
8 3/8" bbl, starline brass,lr primers,seat at canelure, heavy crimp, good load in all temperatures, this is using H4227, NOT IMR 4227

350gr XTP 42.5 grH-110 1,800 fps Fed LR guest
This is a very accurate load.We have shoot it in several different s&w 500. You need to sight it in about a inch low at 25 yards,and it will be 1 inch high at 50 yards.Pressures are at 50,000. so be prepared for alittle more kick than normal.

350gr XTP 41.8 grH110 1,710 fps CCI LR guest
LOAD SHOOTS WELL VERY ACCURATE 1" GROUPS AT 50 YARDS

350gr XTP 34.0 grLIL’ GUN Unknown1.985" CCI LR guest
This is a nice light load, very accrate @ 100 yrds it will take out liter pop bottles everytime!

370gr WFNGC 41.5 gr4100 1,775 fps2.205" CCI 200 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 37.4 gr
Starline brass, loads fired in a 8" Walther T/Barrel

Pressure: 47,500 PSI

370gr WFNGC 32.0 gr5744 1,204 fps2.205" CCI 200 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 28.8 gr
Starline brass, loads fired in a 8" Walther T/Barrel. This is a reduced powder load.

Pressure: 26,700 PSI

370gr WFNGC 42.5 gr5744 1,566 fps2.205" CCI 200 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 38.3 gr
Starline brass, loads fired in a 8" Walther T/Barrel. Compressed load.

Pressure: 41,800 PSI

370gr LFP 40.0 gr#5744 AA 1,520 fpsCrimp" Win LR guest
Very accurate with tamer recoil than the 1800 fps the Cast Performance is capable of in this caliber. Does anyone know of a red-dot or reflex sight that will hold up on this beast?

375gr JHP 38.0 grH110 Unknown Fed LR guest
suggested starting load 34.5gr. This is the 375gr. Barnes X bullet and is the most accurate bullet I have ever shot out of a handgun.

385gr JHP 39.5 grlil-gun Unknown2.153" CCI LR guest
2.5" groups at 100 yards. moderat recoil.

385gr JHP 38.0 grlil-gun Unknown Fed LR guest
after working with the load above in the warmer weather and damaging my guns firing pin with pirced primers 39.5gr. of lil-gun is to high. 38 gr. is still a very powerful load. 36gr. is a good starting load woorking up in a half grain at a time.

400gr Hawk 35.8 grLil’Gun 1,595 fps2.075" CCI 350 Corbon
Suggested starting load: 32.2 gr
Starting load. Velocity from an 8 3/8" revolver.

400gr Hawk 40.6 grLil’Gun 1,704 fps2.075" CCI 350 Corbon
Suggested starting load: 36.5 gr
Max load. Velocity from an 8 3/8" revolver, pressure is below 50,000 PSI.

400gr Hawk 34.0 grVV N110 1,498 fps2.075" CCI 350 Corbon
Suggested starting load: 30.6 gr
Starting load. Velocity from an 8 3/8" revolver.

400gr Hawk 40.6 grVV N110 1,704 fps2.075" CCI 350 Corbon
Suggested starting load: 36.5 gr
Max load. Velocity from an 8 3/8" revolver, pressure is below 50,000 PSI.

400gr Hawk 32.5 grAA #9 1,463 fps2.075" CCI 350 Corbon
Suggested starting load: 29.3 gr
Starting load. Velocity from an 8 3/8" revolver.

400gr Hawk 36.0 grAA #9 1,631 fps2.075" CCI 350 Corbon
Suggested starting load: 32.4 gr
Max load. Velocity from an 8 3/8" revolver, pressure is below 50,000 PSI.

400gr Hawk 40.0 grH110 1,621 fps2.075" CCI 350 Corbon
Suggested starting load: 36.0 gr
Starting load. Velocity from an 8 3/8" revolver.

400gr Hawk 44.2 grH110 1,751 fps2.075" CCI 350 Corbon
Suggested starting load: 39.8 gr
Max load. Velocity from an 8 3/8" revolver, pressure is below 50,000 PSI.

400gr JHP 32.0 grAA #9 1,574 fps2.045" CCI 200 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 28.8 gr
Starline brass, loads fired in a 8" Walther T/Barrel

Pressure: 46,500 PSI

400gr JHP 37.2 gr4100 1,633 fps2.045" CCI 200 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 33.5 gr
Starline brass, loads fired in a 8" Walther T/Barrel

Pressure: 47,700 PSI

400gr JHP 45.0 gr1680 1,454 fps2.045" CCI 200 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 40.5 gr
Starline brass, loads fired in a 8" Walther T/Barrel. Compressed load.

Pressure: 29,400 PSI

400gr JSP 40.0 grWC680 1,325 fps2.003" Fed LRM guest
 

400gr JSP 44.0 grWC680 1,527 fps2.07" Fed LRM guest

Admin Note: WC680 is supposed to duplicate AA 1680 powder. Accurates max load of 1690 with a 400gr JSP is 45.0gr.

440gr Hard Cast 34.6 grLil’Gun 1,528 fps1.995" CCI 350 Corbon
Suggested starting load: 31.1 gr
Starting load. Velocity from an 8 3/8" revolver.

440gr Hard Cast 40.2 grLil’Gun 1,707 fps1.995" CCI 350 Corbon
Suggested starting load: 36.2 gr
Max load. Velocity from an 8 3/8" revolver, pressure is below 50,000 PSI.

440gr Hard Cast 30.5 grVV N110 1,410 fps1.995" CCI 350 Corbon
Suggested starting load: 27.5 gr
Starting load. Velocity from an 8 3/8" revolver.

440gr Hard Cast 36.7 grVV N110 1,592 fps1.995" CCI 350 Corbon
Suggested starting load: 33.0 gr
Max load. Velocity from an 8 3/8" revolver, pressure is below 50,000 PSI.

440gr Hard Cast 28.2 grAA #9 1,379 fps1.995" CCI 350 Corbon
Suggested starting load: 25.4 gr
Starting load. Velocity from an 8 3/8" revolver.

440gr Hard Cast 34.8 grAA #9 1,574 fps1.995" CCI 350 Corbon
Suggested starting load: 31.3 gr
Max load. Velocity from an 8 3/8" revolver, pressure is below 50,000 PSI.

440gr Hard Cast 37.4 grH110 1,542 fps1.995" CCI 350 Corbon
Suggested starting load: 33.7 gr
Starting load. Velocity from an 8 3/8" revolver.

440gr Hard Cast 40.4 grH110 1,668 fps1.995" CCI 350 Corbon
Suggested starting load: 36.4 gr
Max load. Velocity from an 8 3/8" revolver, pressure is below 50,000 PSI.

440gr WFNGC 35.0 gr4100 1,548 fps2.205" CCI 200 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 31.5 gr
Starline brass, loads fired in a 8" Walther T/Barrel

Pressure: 47,400 PSI

440gr WFNGC 43.0 gr1680 1,458 fps2.205" CCI 200 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 38.7 gr
Starline brass, loads fired in a 8" Walther T/Barrel. Compressed load.

Pressure: 35,000 PSI

440gr WFNGC 38.0 gr5744 1,424 fps2.205" CCI 200 Accurate
Suggested starting load: 34.2 gr
Starline brass, loads fired in a 8" Walther T/Barrel. Compressed load.

Pressure: 43,100 PSI

440gr LBT-WFN 38.0 grWC680 1,300 fps2.003" Fed LRM guest

Admin Note: WC680 is supposed to duplicate AA 1680 powder, this load is near max at with powder at that burnrate.

440gr LBT-WFN 35.0 grH110 1,485 fps2.003" Fed LRM guest
 

495gr LBT-WFN 18.0 grBlue Dot 1,110 fps Win LR guest
WFN gas check bullet.

495gr LBT-WFN 19.0 grBlue Dot 1,160 fps Win LR guest
WFN GC bullet.

495gr LBT-WFN 20.0 grBlue Dot 1,200 fps Win LR guest
WFN GC.

500gr JSP 23.8 grH110 1,000 fps CCI LR guest
got this from Hornady for their new 500gr slug. This is starting load, increments 2.9gr per 100 fps to Max load (32.5gr)

500gr JSP 32.5 grH110 1,300 fps CCI LR guest
Max Load: got data from Hornady for new 500gr

500gr JSP 32.9 grH110 Unknown CCI LR guest
WATCHOUT THIS ONE STINGS!!!

510gr LFP 42.5 grAA 1680 1,632 fps2.210" CCI LRM guest
 

545gr LFP 30.0 grhodgdon lil’ gun 1,325 fps2.160" CCI LPM guest
VELOCITY FROM 8&3/8 S&W REVOLVER 3-4" GROUPS @ 100YDS

575gr LBT-WFN 33.5 grLIL GUN 1,442 fps Fed LPM guest
Mould came from Mountain Moulds .

575gr LBT-WFN 40.0 grAA1680 1,325 fps Fed LPM guest
Mould came from Mountain Moulds .

600gr LBT-WFN 31.0 grLIL GUN 1,414 fps Fed LPM guest
Good shooter . Moulds came from Mountain Moulds .

625gr LRN 27.5 grAA 1680 1,249 fps2.210" CCI LRM guest
 

630gr LBT-WFN 35.0 grAA 1680 1,187 fps Fed LPM guest
Head turner at the range .

630gr LBT-WFN 30.0 grLIL GUN 1,289 fps Fed LPM guest
Hang on !!!!!

700gr LBT-WFN 25.0 grWC 820 1,100 fps Fed LPM guest
This is a good shooter . Mould came from Mountain Moulds.

700gr LBT-WFN 22.3 grIMR 4759 975 fps Fed LPM guest
 

700gr LBT-WFN 25.0 grH-110 1,027 fps2.275" Win LR guest
this is a great load, i cant say if this is a max load but i dont think you can compress it much more, the OAL can get shorter as i had went to 2.198 and there is a differance in pressure, imagine that! Be Safe

700gr LFP 27.5 grLil-Gun 1,300 fps CCI SP guest
Very accurate test weapon S&W 500 X-Frame 8 3/8" compensated barrel

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