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Chris 07-17-2012 02:09 AM

.500 S&W Handi Rifle
 
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Anyone else have one of these? I have only put 5 rounds through it but boy do I like this thing. I am hoping to take it pig hunting this year.

tomgodd 07-17-2012 02:17 AM

Don't own one, but have shot a friends. Bullets are pricey! I always wanted that calibre in a pistol as a conversation piece.

mountainman13 07-17-2012 02:19 AM

Very cool.

ineverFTF 07-17-2012 03:06 AM

Nice gun. Whats the recoil like?

Chris 07-17-2012 03:10 AM

Not bad at all. Less then my 30-06 by far.

ineverFTF 07-17-2012 03:12 AM

Cool. Whats the maximum effective range for a standard factory load?

Chris 07-17-2012 03:15 AM

Don't really know. Probably not all that far. I plan on using it for pig hunting. So hopefully between 30-60 yards. I need to get out and shoot it more but I have to finance rounds for it they are so expensive.

ineverFTF 07-17-2012 03:19 AM

Ok just curious

303tom 07-17-2012 04:42 AM

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Originally Posted by ineverFTF (Post 872357)
Cool. Whats the maximum effective range for a standard factory load?

I think they should be good for right around a 100 yds. They say they are essentially the same performance of a 12 gauge slug..........
That`s a cool rifle, I have a bunch of Handi-rifles but no .500 S&W Mag.

ineverFTF 07-17-2012 04:46 AM

Only 100? My grandpas friend had a 44mag that he took deer with at 150 yards regularly.


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