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Old May 24, 2007, 05:17 PM   #1
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Starting load 500 S&W BLUE DOT powder

Trying to find a safe starting load using Blue Dot powder and a 335 Grain lead bullet. Any way to figure up a safe starting powder weight? The Lil' Gun and H110 target loads I've been making, I use arround 35-38 grains of the powder. Would Blue Dot be similar?
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Old May 25, 2007, 01:15 AM   #2
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Blue Dot burns faster than the two you listed. More on par with Accurate Arms No. 7 and Hodgdon HS-7. The only data I've seen for Blue Dot in the .500 S&W was for 495 gr. pills. You may want to e-mail Alliant and see if they can give you a recipe or two.
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