50bmg projectiles in a 500 s&w case?


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tronester
June 3, 2007, 01:39 PM
I know it sounds crazy, but here's what I was wondering:

I was thinking of buying a Handi rifle chambered in 500 s&w, and using surplus 50bmg bullets. Since it's a rifle, the OAL of the cartridge could be much longer than that of a revolver. Plus, there are a lot of surplus 50 bmg bullets out there. I know they make 700 grain lead projectiles specifically for the 500 s&w, so why not use 50 bmg, which is the same weight or less?

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Jim Watson
June 5, 2007, 09:27 AM
.50 BMG is .510"
I think .500 S&W is really .500"
You should be sure before you buy.

50 Shooter
June 5, 2007, 10:56 AM
Jim is right, don't do it.

tronester
June 7, 2007, 03:30 PM
Thanks for the responses, guys. I will definitely not be trying this then!

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