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Old 06-22-2013, 02:54 PM   #11
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I like it!!!! Looks like a new edc to me
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:40 PM   #12
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Those are Buffalo Barnes XPB 375 grain no lead cartridges. They are hollow point, so hunting (or extreme SD) would be the most likely application. These are not considered hot rounds for an S&W 500. They are quite potent though! When you get up to 450 grain bullets and higher, then you're looking at mega recoil.

Make no mistake, even the lightest S&W 500 loads will chase off the people in the next lane to you.
That's crazy. I can't imagine how expensive high end SD rounds are for it.

I would like to shoot one once just to say I have.

I guess it'd be perfect for recoil junkies.
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:53 PM   #13
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Nice piece,,, those .500's are fun to shoot,, but limited shooting with full house factory loads for me,, good way to develop a flinch. I have a FA Model 83 in .500 Wyoming Express,, not quite as hot as the S&W, but all one would ever need most likely. Reloaded down, it is very pleasant compared to the Grizzly factory loads and the loads using Trail Boss powder, far more economical as well. Like Mr. Keith said,, " Bring enough gun " one never knows when an occasional T- Rex may show up in the back forty. Have fun and again, a very nice piece, congrats.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:25 PM   #14
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Hahaha T-rex
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:35 PM   #15
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You know what I am wondering.

I will await your posting of a new bearskin rug.
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That gun looks like it would be brutal. My .44 magnum has enough recoil for me, I don't know about this one.
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I know this is common sense to most but just be careful if you reload your own rounds w this gun. I had a friend who did and overloaded his which ended up causing several of them to detonate in the cylinder.
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I'm not sure how exactly it happened. He overloaded the powder in the ammunition he reloaded thinking it would give him way more power but didn't quite know what he was doing. When he shot the first overloaded round it caused two more to go off inside the cylinder.

Good news is the redundant safety features of the revolver caused the cylinder to shoot out the side of the gun instead of him holding a concentrated explosion in his hand.

All in all this is a great gun but just make for absolutely sure that if you reload your rounds, do it correctly
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My .357 is about as stout as I want to go, thanks. Beautiful gun, though, and nothing but good luck with it.
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Old 08-03-2013, 02:10 PM   #20
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overloaded the powder in the ammunition he reloaded thinking it would give him way more power but didn't quite know what he was doing.
This is the best way to achieve that outcome.
Your second post mentions the 'all critical' cylinder damage.

Yeah, get's more frightening as the round get's larger!
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