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October handgun of the month S&W 500
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 Posted: Sat Sep 30th, 2006 04:42 AM
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Joined: Thu Aug 4th, 2005
Location: Grand Rapids, Minnesota USA
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S&W 500

Smith & Wesson
Springfield, MA. UCAS
.500 Magnum
Operation: Revolver
Action: Double Action
Safety: No external safety
Sights: adjustable target rear, pinned post front
Barrel: 8.375" (212mm)
Weight: 4.53 lbs (2.05 kg)

Magazine Capacity:
5 rounds, cylinder

The new 500 S&W Magnum is the most powerful production revolver cartridge ever developed.

The Model 500 is packed end-to-end with never-before-seen Smith & Wesson features. The cartridge can deliver more than a ton and a quarter of muzzle energy. The Model 500 is built on the massive new X-Frame. It weighs 72.5 ounces with an 8 3/8-inch barrel and has a brawny five-shot cylinder.

Big as it is, the Model 500 is well balanced and remarkably manageable, thanks to its recoil compensator and brand-new Hogue designed Sorbathane wraparound rubber grip which is K-frame in size.

The Model 500 features a strong ball-detent cylinder latch, a solid ejector rod and a two-piece barrel and barrel-shroud design for maximum strength and accuracy.

With Smith & Wesson’s micrometer-click adjustable rear sight and interchangeable front sight blades, the Model 500 is ready to hunt any big-game animal walking the Earth.

The Model 500 S&W Magnum Hunter, it features a 10.5-inch (266mm) barrel for increased velocity and bullet energy and weighs 82 ounces (2.32 kg). Other Performance Center features and benefits include a precision crowned muzzle for enhanced accuracy, flash chromed forged hammer and trigger for a crisp trigger break, tuned Performance Center action for a smooth double-action trigger pull and an embossed mainspring which results in an average 20% reduction in trigger pull. Also included are sling swivel studs and sling, longer integral Weaver style base mount for optics and a PC gun rug/carrying case.

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 Posted: Wed Oct 25th, 2006 02:01 PM
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This is my 10" BFR in .500 S&W Mag. I love it except for the fact the ammo costs damn near as much as the gun! Handloading helps keep the cost down, and the "fun factor" of the thing is enormous!!  Bill T.

 Posted: Wed Oct 25th, 2006 04:07 PM
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This is my 500 Smith. I use the Seirra 400 JSP with a heavy dose of Hod Lil'Gun.:thumbs:



 Posted: Thu Oct 26th, 2006 02:35 AM
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Location: Great Falls, Montana USA
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This is mine     ...     a 10" Taurus model 500.  It's wearing a Burris 1.5-4x26mm scope.  I'm using the 500 gr. W*NGC cast from LeadHead bullets outa Kansas.  Should prove to be a doozey if I can ever find the time to get back to development.  Fun cartridge and handgun, indeed.

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A Big Mouth Don't Make A Big Man !!!


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