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    Any use for these?

    I have a few of these and don't really want to toss them if they can be used. 50 BMG blanks.
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    Load and shoot: 6.5mm (Dutch, Jap., Carcano, Swede), 7x57, 7.35 Carcano, 7.5mm (Mas, Swiss), 303 British, 7.65x53, 7.7 Jap, 7.62x51, 30-06, 8x50R & 8x52R Siamese, 30-40 Krag, 8x57, 7.62x39, 7.62x54R, 8x 56R, 30 Carbine, 450/577 Martini
    Shoot, but don't reload: 45 ACP, 32 ACP, 380, 9x18, 9x19, 7.62x25, 7.65 Nagant, 16 gauge.
    Load only: 44 Mag, 45-70, 38-40, 45 Colt, 300 Win Mag, 8mm Lebel.

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    Those are 50 BMG "blanks"
    Not really reloadable.
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    Aren’t there a few oddball calibers that are formed from 50bmg though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mbaker78 View Post
    Aren’t there a few oddball calibers that are formed from 50bmg though?
    That's what I was thinking. An old timer, a few years back, said he could anneal & then size them to get functional cases. Don't know if that is true or not.
    Load and shoot: 6.5mm (Dutch, Jap., Carcano, Swede), 7x57, 7.35 Carcano, 7.5mm (Mas, Swiss), 303 British, 7.65x53, 7.7 Jap, 7.62x51, 30-06, 8x50R & 8x52R Siamese, 30-40 Krag, 8x57, 7.62x39, 7.62x54R, 8x 56R, 30 Carbine, 450/577 Martini
    Shoot, but don't reload: 45 ACP, 32 ACP, 380, 9x18, 9x19, 7.62x25, 7.65 Nagant, 16 gauge.
    Load only: 44 Mag, 45-70, 38-40, 45 Colt, 300 Win Mag, 8mm Lebel.

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    anybody load 416 barrett?

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    You could cut them down for shot measures solder on a handle, or cut off crimp solder on appropriate bottle neck case and make pre-measured blk pdr charge holders for muzzle loaders.
    Last edited by Oseola; 01-05-2019 at 05:32 PM.

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    pretty much brass like that is scrap. I put mine (blanks) in the recycling - and at least get paid for the scrap brass. 50 BMG brass is readily available and I would not think it was worth the work to try and "fix" those for reuse as 50 bmg cases. Not sure what other cases are made from 50 BMG, but I am pretty sure they would rather use "not blank cases" for forming those. Cool if you can come up with a good use like scoops...

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