.500 S&W Handi Rifle

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Chris, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. Chris

    Chris New Member Supporter

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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.
     

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  2. tomgodd

    tomgodd Active Member

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

  3. ineverFTF

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    Nice gun. Whats the recoil like?
     
  4. Chris

    Chris New Member Supporter

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

    ineverFTF New Member

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

    Chris New Member Supporter

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    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.
     
  7. ineverFTF

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  8. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  9. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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

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    If you dont mind my asking, what did you pay for it?
     
  11. Chris

    Chris New Member Supporter

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    I can't remember exactly but I think it was just over $300 bucks new.
     
  12. ineverFTF

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  13. Chris

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    I was actually at my local shop looking at another 30-30 and he said hey check this thing out and I just couldn't say no. I am a big fan of the odd guns.
     
  14. 51colt

    51colt New Member

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    I knew a guy that had one with a scope. It shot very well at a 100yd. It kept shearing scope rings until he bought heavy duty rings.
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  15. Chris

    Chris New Member Supporter

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    Mine has the fiber optic sights and I kinda dig them. I will probably run them for a bit.