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I'M WANT TO GET THIS ROUND CUSTOMED IN A #1.THE ONLY DOWN SIDE IS YOU CAN'T BUY LOADED AMMO.DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE YOU CAN BUY RELOADING STUFF FOR OBSOLETE AMMO,OR FOR THIS CARTRIDGE.I HAVE FOUND BRASS FROM PMC & BERTRAM.I'M CALLING AROUND FOR DIES.ANYTHING YOU CAN TELL ME WOULD BE APPRECIATED.THANK

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That is a project I'd be interested in the outcome of. The rim of the biggest 50 may cause problems for the No.1. They dies are available from RCBS, but are pricey. the original load with the 750 grain bullet and 140 grains of black(or smokeless equivilent) will certainly let you know the rifle went off. I would go with a tapered octogon barrel and to help with the balance of the rifle, I'd opt for a 30-32 incher. Remember the barrel may seem large but that's a really big hole thru the middle.. check the weight.. Stock it like an old express rifle but a shade straighter. Shotgun butt, steel(?) horn tip and cap?? I've been looking at one of these but can convince myself.. If I build one it would most likely be a 40-100. Plenty of horsepower and the lighter bullets make it a bit easier on the shoulder. This might be the platform that cries for a Keplinger single set trigger too!

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the project is going slow at the moment,but i'm going to try to get it done.thanks for your intrest.

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The place to start for reloading equipment is Buffalo Arms. They're on the web, too.

For dies, unless you're going to load the thing to the max and ned a full-length sizer, you would probably be able to use 50/70 dies. Just consider them "partial sizing" dies. They'd be a lot cheaper than FL 50/140 dies.

I use my 45/70 dies to realod my 45/100 with no problem - except for decapping. You will need a separate way to decap the cases.
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Try C&H Dies for these. They make many custom dies for various obsolete calibers, and their prices are better than RCBS, with equal or better quality. Buffalo Arms carries C&H.

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Dear Dave,
I have done 5-7 of the 50 3 1/4" in the Ruger #1s and #3s. The big thing is milling the breechblock to clear the case. That and the safety needs a bit of filing to clear also. Other than that no big deal. All the ones I have made have been great shooters if you`re[the shooter] is up to the task. Need help let me know.

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I would like to shoot non lead in my 50-140 sharps as lead has been taken off the table in USSoCA. was thinking or .505 Gibbs with paper and Smokeless powder, any thoughts?
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This is a 15-year-old thread, while you may get some replys you will likely have better luck by starting a new thread with the right title.

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Yup... some of us love to talk about our 50-140's!

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Here are some photos of mine...

1121 - My fiberglass stocked (built the stock myself) TCR-87 with a .50-140 barrel.

0563 - A .50-140 cartridge with a 575-gr paper-patch bullet vs .45-70 with 400-gr jacketed bullet.

0626 & 0632 - Targets with two different bullet weights.

0621 - Fired 750-gr bullet dug out of embankment behind target. The bullet sort of turned inside out and that is a .380 ACP cartridge setting inside it.

I haven't shot this for a while but do remember one can notice the recoil! It was a considerable investment of time and money and I've hardly used it for anything more than plincking. It uses a .507-inch barrel salvaged from a .50 BMG so I uses paper-patched hammer-swaged bullets in it. Hand loading time for me is about 20 minutes per round including casting, hammer swaging, paper patching, etc.
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