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Old 09-17-2008, 08:25 PM   #11
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6" M-29
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.44's are pu$$ycats

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.41's are flat shooting pu$$ycats
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Mark F you got a nice collection, I love that 629 hunter.

Robocop10mm - maybe someday I will own an X frame in the .500 Magnum

Here is my 629
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Very nice JB!

Take care of it and it'll last a life-time. I can't think of a single reason why I would want a 500 Magnum. They are too big, too heavy, too expensive to shoot and I don't own one by choice, not by economics. I don't even want a .460 XVR. The X frame is just big to be of any use to me. My 629 Hunter will take out any game Texas has to offer.
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In my opinion the Smith and Wesson 500 is not a hand gun but rather a true hand cannon. Oddly enough it utilizes the K frame grip and not the larger N frame like a model 29. When I first got my gun the only ammo available was some stuff made by Corbon loaded with 400 grain bullets and it went about 1700 fps over my chrono which is a bit much, meaning it is about as fun to shoot as a 577 Nitro I used to have which was no fun at all. Since then brass has became available I load a 350 grain hollow point at about 1380 and the 400 grainer at about 1350, both are all you want in recoil. The thing is extremely accurate for the first few shots but once my hand starts to sting I can't hit a house with it. I also use a PAST shooting glove.

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I am curious of the picture of the 500. It appears not to have a muzzle brake, an extra screw on the sideplate and the cylinder looks to be a different color. Please explain if you know, meaning are these your guns or pictures that perhaps you down loaded. I have a model 625 with a 5" barrel in 45 Colt (not 45acp) just like the 629 you have pictured. I will try to post some pictures tomorrow.

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I am curious of the picture of the 500. It appears not to have a muzzle brake, an extra screw on the sideplate and the cylinder looks to be a different color. Please explain if you know, meaning are these your guns or pictures that perhaps you down loaded. I have a model 625 with a 5" barrel in 45 Colt (not 45acp) just like the 629 you have pictured. I will try to post some pictures tomorrow.

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Hi Ron,

Sorry, that's not my 500/44 photo. But for the record, X frames do have an optional muzzle brake available. Now, my 629 Classic does have what Smith & wesson calls their "power Port". And it seems to work OK. Although I wouldn't miss it if it weren't there.

here is the 500 w/removable compensator...
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My comment about the S&W X frame is one of those .... maybe comments. I have still yet to find or discover a reason, why I need one here in Montana. The .44 Magnum covers all our needs for hunting with a handgun. The weight of the .500 Magnum is much heavier than any 629 offered.

But I do have one .500 Magnum that I like, and I'm sure you have already seen the BarBQue that has been shown around the net. That truly is a Smith & Wesson Man's grill.

I truly really like the .44 Magnum and don't find I need any other caliber.
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All of these pictures makes me want to take out a loan so I can buy one for myself...lol.

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J B,

For what it's worth, I don't own a S&W 500. I do own a nice collection of 44 Magnums though. I never could figure out what a 500 would be good for, here in Texas. We have wild pigs that weigh about 300 to 400 pounds and my 44 Magnum drops them in their tracks at 100 yards. I just don't need more gun than that, and if I did... I'd just fire another shot.
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