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Bowling Pin Load: S&W 500?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by SharpsDressedMan, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. SharpsDressedMan

    SharpsDressedMan member

    Feb 18, 2007
    NE Ohio
    I just loaded up a few .500 S&W's with a charge of 10gr. Unique under a 335gr plated bullet. Clocked them at 700fps over a PACT chrono. Very mild. Still, they ought to knock some pins over. I might up it to 12 grains for a defensive load. Anyone else have a pet "powder puff" load for the .500?
  2. rha600

    rha600 New Member

    Jan 17, 2010
    I just shot some winchester reduced recoil factory loads. 1400fps (give or take a couple feet) and wow. what a difference. I fired 5 rounds of that ammo and it felt like a full load .44mag or maybe a 454. Even the sound was very much reduced.

    Then I fired 5 rounds of full load Hornady 350gr Flex tip. The first one went off and actually caught me off guard. HAHA.

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