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^Any try that rechamber yet?^

I kinda like the idea of a personal howitzer for lottery elk(fingers crossed) and angry woodchucks.
 

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Hadn't thought of that, but I was sizing it up for a 50/90 conversion... then I found out that the bore size was different.

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Hadn't thought of that, but I was sizing it up for a 50/90 conversion... then I found out that the bore size was different.

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what is the bore size of the 500 S&W vs. the 50 Alaskan? both .510 right?
 

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Nope, 500 S&W shoots .500" or .501" bullets, all the other .50 cals shoot .509" to .511" bullets. But you may be able to load the .500"/.501" bullets in the other cartridges....sizing the necks may be an issue.

.50 cal handgun bullets

.50 Cal rifle bullets
 

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How about just necking the Alaskan down a tad to 500. I'd think a .009 ot .010 change in bullet diameter would just require a little more care in working up a load using existing 50 Alaskan data. It would require a custom finish reamer tho, so the neck/throat isn't oversize.

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ok... if the rifle and pistol "50's" use different sized slugs, and working over a 50 Alaskan case to fit .501" slugs will be pain, then what could I ream out a 500 S&W chamber to to offer more case capacity?

Any .500-.501" cal cartridges in the world larger then the 500 S&W?
 

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how about the 50/70 or even the 457 magnum, from wild west guns?
 

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There are only two cartridges you can rechamber a 500 s&w magnum handirifle to and they are .50 ae and .500 linebaugh. And i don't think 50 alaskan would be a step up from 500 S&W anyway. But if you're dying to have one buy a .45-70 one and ship it to that guy who rebores and rechambers them. Ask around on the forum i don't think he charges that much.
 

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I realize that but it's the only option if you want one. Unless you want to try and rechamber a muzzel loader barrel or something crazy like that.
 
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