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More info on new .50 S&W revolver and loads

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Preacherman, Jan 15, 2003.

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  1. Preacherman

    Preacherman Member

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    Received some updated info. on this new gun and round from the API List. Apparently it's been test-fired by a well-known instructor, who reports the following:
    Apparently Cor-Bon will be making ammo. for this beast. Sounds interesting!
     
  2. Kahr carrier

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    Man I cant wait to see what that monster looks like.:what:
     
  3. jimmy

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    I hope it comes with wheels! :eek:
     
  4. Odessa

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    Cool, hope it retains the classic looks of the N frame Smiths.
     
  5. JPM70535

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    I wonder if it comes equipped with the new politically correct lock??? Wouldn't want to buck the system would we?



    IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DONT FIX IT!!!
     
  6. Flying V

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    There's a picture of the cartridge on the Smith & Wesson forum. It appears to be rimless, which strikes me as an odd choice. It is also very large.
     
  7. Waitone

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    If the anti's go into a fit over a .50 "Evil Sniper Rifle" they oughta go nutso over a .50 caliber "Evil Handgn." I see special training, a souped up NICS scan, I see psychological screening to see why anyone would really want such a violent and evil handgun.

    Opps! Sorry. We're talking S&W here, the favorite gun manufacturer of the left. Maybe this will be the handgun of choice for the USDA Poultry Inspectors and Tactical Swat Team.
     
  8. JohnK

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    Sounds like it's the size of a Super Redhawk. Now if it only holds up under heavy use like one....
     
  9. MJRW

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    If it is rimless, why wouldn't they use the .50 AE?
     
  10. rock jock

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    The only void this gun fills is in someone's safe. There are already several fine choices that match its performance.
     
  11. MJRW

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    Nevermind, I just for the first time looked into the ballistics of the .50 AE. I now understand why they wouldn't use it.
     
  12. Wil Terry

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    IT IS PROPERLY CALLED THE " 500 SMITH&WESSON MAGNUM

    FOR USE IN THE NEW S&W 500 MASTERPIECE REVOLVER.
    It looks just like a really big L-frame, and is instantly recognizable as a Smith&Wesson sixgun,,,errr...fivegun.
    It weighs 70 ounces.
    The bbl is 8 3/8".
    The gripframe is K/L round butt with a new design of HOGUE recoil absorbing grips.
    Case length of the 500S&W cartridge is 1.625".
    Cylinder length is 2.250"

    CORBON did all the design work in this cartridge from stem to stern.
    Bullet weights are tentatively set at 275HP, 400HP, and 440FP.
    All velocities are well above 1600FPS with pressures not exceeding 50,000PSI
    And no, THERE AIN'T NUTTIN OUT THERE ITS' EQUAL, NOT EVEN CLOSE.
    Whew...I'm pooped...guess I'll hafta save the good stuff 'till next time guys and gals.
     
  13. griz

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    You guys may not want to hear this, but what is the use of a four and a half pound handgun? You can get a 45 colt lever action that weighs about five pounds. It is easier to shoot too.

    Before you jump on my case, if you want it just because it's new then more power to ya.
     
  14. Gordon

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    Yeah, I agree, unless they make it in Scandium and short barrel!:neener: :what:
     
  15. rock jock

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    Terry,

    What about the BFR (45-70 in a revolver)? Not that I would buy one of those either.
     
  16. Robert inOregon

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    45-70 is a dud from a short barrel. Not enough barrel length to burn powder.
     
  17. Flying V

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    "Masterpiece"? That sounds expensive. I wonder how long it will take Ruger or Taurus to produce a competing product.
     
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    Is there a Picture anywhere of this new S&W-MAKE MY DAY REVOLVER??:neener:
     
  19. Bruce H

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    Rx7 works very well in a 45/70 BFR. besides it's fun to roll a milk jug around a hill side at 200 yards with a hand gun.
     
  20. M1911

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    And a lanyard. Yet another crew-served handgun. I thought the HK MK23 had the patent on that...
     
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    "OUCH MY WRIST!"

    Sectional density.
    Momentum.

    Big.
     
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    hahaha! using that cartridge in a short barrel ccw gun :eek:

    at short distances, even if you miss the bg, with a barrel that short the muzzle blast may set his clothes on fire... :D
     
  23. Fiveshooter

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    The Cartridge should look like this

    500s_wmagnum.jpg
     
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    Scratch head"""" wonderin' why


    Won't work for CCW Although C.R.Sam prolly has a holster and rig already for it.

    HD is out it would not only penetrate walls it would down right take 'em out

    Hunting All I can say is Instant Hamburger where is the Helper?

    The Military already has a 105 and 155 what more could they use.

    If it is rimless where are the moonclips and when will Glock be coming out the the Glock 50

    S&W screwed up again and is putting it in their new 1911
     
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    Somewhere not far from me, I hear Hand_Rifle_Guy's drool dripping onto the floor...

    ..another HAND CANNON!
     
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