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akers06 05-16-2012 03:30 AM

.50 cal handguns
This may be a stupid question, but me being a shotgun guy I'm not real educated on handguns. Is there a difference between a .50 cal desert eagle cartridge and .50 cal smith and wesson cartridge?

bige91603 05-16-2012 03:32 AM

The desert eagle is chambered in .50 AE, and the S&W is a .500 magnum

bwalka 05-16-2012 03:32 AM

Caliber is same just different case length powder measurement and bullet weight and diameter

akers06 05-16-2012 03:43 AM

Ok thanks guys so is the smith more powerful??

akm47nagiont 05-16-2012 03:44 AM

Yes it is hav funn

Ranger-6 05-16-2012 04:07 AM

.500 SW 275-500 grains 1400-2200 fps
.50 AE 300-325 grains 1400-1600 fps

The .50 AE is more manageable.

303tom 05-16-2012 04:43 AM

Also the .500 S&W Magnum is Rimmed & the .50 AE is rimless, or as they say, Semi-rimmed, straight & Rebated rim, straight...........

Durangokid 05-16-2012 05:39 AM

And they are both Soooo expensive to shoot.:eek:

akers06 05-16-2012 10:30 AM


Originally Posted by Durangokid
And they are both Soooo expensive to shoot.:eek:

Yea I've noticed that lol......thanks for the info guys it was just one of those I wonder questions. I'm not buying either you anytime soon but its nice to know

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