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I hope this posted in the area.

I ordered one of the X frames and cannot wait to get my hands on this pistol.

My question is why didn't Smith go with a rimmed cartridge as used in the .44 Mag , .41, etc. They are using an unrimmed casting that will probably need moon or half moon clips for extraction.

I am just wondering if Smith has an idea to bring a bottom feeder out in this caliber to compete with the Desert Eagle .50 AE?
 

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The .500 S&W Monster Magnum-

Hello, the samples distributed by S&W at SHOT definitely have a rim.
I'd hate to try to hold on to an autoloader capable of holding these bad boys. The case without the bullet is 1.635 which makes it even longer than the infamous .500 Linebaugh Long!
 

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I am typing this with a knot on my middle finger knuckle!! Next time I will have to wear a P.A.S.T. Glove to protect myself!!!


To back up a sec. Today I received Hornady 350Gr. XTP 500 S&W ammo (msrp=$49.95/20rds) to load into the Magnum Research BFR (Biggest Finest Revolver) I received on Thursday.

WHAT A BEAST!!!! :twisted: :twisted: :shock:

I fired 3 rounds and it felt like someone was kicking me soccer style in the palm with each pull of the trigger. The gun weighs in at 80 oz when carrying 5 rds.

I stood to the side while my fried shot 2 rounds and even with a 10" bbl, flames shot out the front about 8-10" :shock:

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Yesterday we had our first "injury" involving the 500 S&W Magnum. I have let quite a few friends go into the range and try their hand at shooting this beast. The alarm/security guy that is installing camera's at our company found out just how much recoil a SA style revolver has. The hammer spur caused a great "bleeder" on his thumb knuckle --- took a big band aid to stop the bleeding. :twisted: :twisted:

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I got in one of the Smith & Wesson models of the 500 S&W and it is a little easier on the hands

I have never posted a pic online here, but I will try ---

this is a pic of me shooting the gun in my range -- recoil is heavy but managable.


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Why?

So just what do you do with a "Beast" like that? I mean besides taking it out every once in a while to deflate someones ego?

Wonderingly, :roll:

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Actually, the picture was taken at the top of the recoil --- it did not hit my head --- but if you look closely you can see that I am wearing shooting gloves. The Smith with rubber finger groove grips is alot easier on the hands than the Magnum Research BFR SAA Style wooden grips.

And --- Ed ---- The gun is more of a conversation piece --- I have not stepped back in the woods since about 10 years ago when I was almost shot by an unauthorized unknown hunter who took a shot at a deer without any concern of what was beyond.


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mikegunner said:
And --- Ed ---- The gun is more of a conversation piece --- I have not stepped back in the woods since about 10 years ago when I was almost shot by an unauthorized unknown hunter who took a shot at a deer without any concern of what was beyond. Mike
You mean that happens in WV? I thought that only happend with the idiots in Delaware (where a rifled Hi power bullet can litteraly cross the state) and places like that when people get their guns out once a year and head in to the woods in droves.

It's a shame that the most dangerous critters in the woods are the two legged ones.

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You mean that happens in WV? I thought that only happend with the idiots in Delaware (where a rifled Hi power bullet can litteraly cross the state)
Oh heck yes it happens here --- probably worse because we have more ******** and woodticks than you can imagine!! The whole story is even better on what happened to me --

We were on a 500 acre private farm and the 3 of us (Me, my best friend and my father-in-law [ex now]) were the only authorized people to be on the property. During the day we saw 13 other hunters but did not say anything to them because they were ARMED.

After having no luck for a while we decided to station my father-in-law at the head of a gully while my friend and I walked the creek bed and other side of the hill trying to drive something towards him. I took the creek bed and my friend took the hillside and we started walking --- At about the halfway point, I was about 20-30 yds ahead of my friend --- and I must have spooked a deer up the hill because all the sudden I hear a BOOM, and microseconds later I hear the whiz of a bullet going past my head thumping the ground just past me. I almost needed to empty my shorts :shock: :shock: :shock:

I promptly walked up the hill to where my father-in-law and the vehicle was, emptied my rifle, cased it, and have never stepped back into the woods (and probably never will).

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mikegunner said:
I promptly walked up the hill to where my father-in-law and the vehicle was, emptied my rifle, cased it, and have never stepped back into the woods (and probably never will).

Mike
Man that's a shame, the woods are such a great place to be. But I guess it's the smartest thing to do, Can't push your luck...

Best,

Ed

P.S. I've been in a wheelchair for the past 22 years. I can around fine but the woods sadly aren't made for pushin. I used to love snow but that's no fun anymore either. (Pistol ranges are cool though.) :D
 

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Ed --


I go into the woods to go to state parks and things like that --- just NEVER during hunting season. Every year here someone even gets shot during squirrel season.

Sorry to hear you can't get out in the woods anymore. Alot of us take simple things like that for granted.

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Ed --

I go into the woods to go to state parks and things like that --- just NEVER during hunting season. Every year here someone even gets shot during squirrel season.Mike
Just last season in PA an elderly man shooting from a lawn chair in his back yard shot at a girl on horseback because he thought it was a dear.

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Sorry to hear you can't get out in the woods anymore. Alot of us take simple things like that for granted. Mike
I miss some things like camping and winter backpacking :( but there's still plenty I can do. :lol: The difference is how high you break your injury is. I have complete upper body strength and mobility so I drive, roll arond the neighborhood, etc. I first got interested in shooting shortly after I broke my back. :D (car accident. If I had my seatbelt on I'd be walking today) My two sons -- 8 1/2 and 5 1/2, don't know me any other way so it seems perfectly normal to them.

I wouldn't want to fire that S&W .500 without my breaks on and some wooden chocks too! :shock:

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Just last season in PA an elderly man shooting from a lawnchair in his back yard shot at a girl on horseback because he thought it was a dear.
Wow, very similar I can see how you would make the mistake. Deer, dear.
 

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Sometime back somebody metioned a short barreled 500 S&W and I said I didn't think S&W would do it.

Well, I'm an idiot... Not as big an idiot as those who going to buy S&W's new 4" barrel 50... but they will introduce it at the Shot Show.
 

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CP--

Why does this surprise you??? We all know that there are people out there that will buy it --- and isn't that what business is all about??? Making money !!

In my mind, the one at last years SHOT had a shorter bbl length than 4" (I could be wrong though, because I did not have a ruler with me!)

At least with the S&W X-Frame the gun does not roll up on you like the Magnum Research BFR (SAA Style). I will only shoot the BFR wearing neoprene shooting gloves after watching a friend have the hammer draw blood!

Mike
 
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