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Old 11-29-2012, 12:55 PM   #11
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Hunting and target

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Old 11-29-2012, 01:23 PM   #12
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With a control feed action you better have a darn good smith to make it feed reliably and be a short action or buy a 458 winnny and 460 weatherye and be done with it. You can also buy the Big Horn Armory 500sw- http://www.bighornarmory.com/ Not really a big deal performer in a rifle compaired to many other cartidges. Even a marlin with a hot loaded 45-70 or 450 marlin gets it done more effectivly.

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Old 11-29-2012, 02:25 PM   #13
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H&R makes a single shot in the 500 S&W,if that's the caliber that you really want.
The 500 S&W is a big caliber,but I've never been impressed with the performance of it.
It's more a bragging right caliber than anything,IMO.

And a long barrel would hurt the performance even more with that cartridge,the powder would be burnt well before the bullet leaving the barrel and you would be slowing the bullet down instead of gaining fps.

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Redneck420, if you are too stoned to understand what we are saying let me lay it out for you. The rifle you propose would be foolish to build. It would be excessively expensive in the first place (and this is coming from a group of enthusiasts, many of whom would not hesitate to spend big bucks on a fine firearm) and handloading the cartridges would be essential to get the best performance out of the 28-inch barrel, and there is no data out there on such a handload that I am aware of (If I am wrong about this someone please correct me- I don't have any manuals with me at the moment that include the .500 S&W) so you would be essentially building a wildcat load- not something to be taken on by someone with your limited experience. The cartridge you are building it around is not designed for use in a long barrel rifle, it is designed for a revolver handgun and apparently is also suitable for carbines as well (I do not know this from personal experience though). Will the 500 S&W feed properly in an M70 action and can a bolt be made for it that will extract the large rimmed case? I don't know. How would the cartridge perform at longer distances? My guess is not very well at all. The recoil reduction system would probably be a good idea. Or you could build a heavier stock so it absorbs more of the recoil. As stated earlier there is no such distinction in recoil reduction so as to be a "civilian legal" system. If you can design one where the rifle will beat the bullet to the target it would be totally legal (well, setting aside the laws of physics of course).

In short, not one person here so far thinks its a good idea, and nobody would build one.

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it borders on rediculous. almost sounds like he is trying to build either a "sniper" rifle of target rifle that shoots a large magnum pistol cartridge. personally i see an epic failure in the making, and i highly doubt any decent gunsmith would even take the build on in the first place.

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it borders on rediculous. almost sounds like he is trying to build either a "sniper" rifle of target rifle that shoots a large magnum pistol cartridge. personally i see an epic failure in the making, and i highly doubt any decent gunsmith would even take the build on in the first place.
Well, then there's that.
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Why not look at converting a bolt gun to .50 Beuwolf?? It would be twice the rifle, although still expensive.

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Ok, I will not get the sight hood, but can someone give me some kind of price estimation for the rifle, please?
Not really.

You have to pick what barrel maker you want then more than likely you are going to have to have the barrel custom cut. You have to then pay a smith to finish all this by hand, fitting, bluing, testing, ect.... I am going to say

Action: $750
Barrel: $350
Stock: $400 to $4000
Bluing: $600
Labor: $1500
Total: $3600 On the LOW end.

I am going to guess it is going to cost you at least $5k to build this rifle.

Now if you built this on an AK I am sure the yahoo's at RJF can hook you up and make a joke out of it at the same time.
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Why not look at converting a bolt gun to .50 Beuwolf?? It would be twice the rifle, although still expensive.
That is a good idea. What about the .450 bushmaster, would that cycle safely in a bolt gun?
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That is a good idea. What about the .450 bushmaster, would that cycle safely in a bolt gun?
Here's an idea, just build it in 30-06. That way you have a caliber that is very common, you can buy all sorts of reloading supplies for, and you don't have to worry about how it would cycle in a bolt.

You also have a very versatile caliber.
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