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Old 03-17-2013, 10:47 PM   #11
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I bought a H&R carbine in .500 S&W magnum. Ammo is really expensive. Great hunting round, though. Puts a half inch hole through whatever it hits. Much less destructive than higher velocity hunting rounds.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:37 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Overkill0084

Keep an eye out for used ones. People buy them, put a few boxes of ammo through them, then sell them on after they realize they are an expensive way to grab attention at the range. Great examples were quite common on the used market last time I looked. However, even for reloaders, calibers that use .5 in the diameter get expensive quickly.
If I were to get an X-frame S&W, I'd opt for the .460. Much more versatile IMHO. Components for .45 diameter stuff are much more common and significantly cheaper. And you can still wake the dead at the range. Bonus: you can use the "mild mannered" .454 Casull & the positively inadequate .45 LC in it in a pinch.
I agree, I would opt for the 460xvr! Also great for big game hunting of your choice. Rounds are not near as expensive as the 500, around 27.00 to 30.00 for 20. And as stated, also shoots 454 casull and 45 long colt. I love shooting mine!!! Highly recommended!

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