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S&W 500 ... "birthday mod"

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by hq, Dec 6, 2012.

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  1. SharpsDressedMan

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    Let us know how he likes the wood grips after fring it a few times. I think he'll go back to the rubber ones, or use reduced loads, as I do with my gun when the wood grips are on it.
     
  2. hq

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    Read post #7. The rubbers aren't going back on. :)
     
  3. XGibsonX

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    Well, I'm not certain how one could delude themselves into thinking recoil for a handgun is somehow a metric of masculinity. Stupid. Then again, it is sometimes the case that it is the purview of the viewer that is the reason for such being attributed. (Not always, though, for sure, many times it is indeed the 'handgunner') Handgun recoil is less than zero on my scale of masculine traits. Getting up before dawn and working at hard labor over an 8-10 hour shift 5-7 days a week for 30 years, now there's a metric!

    I shoot a 7.5" BFR in 500 S&W Mag, using wood grips and WAY hotter loads than are being mention here. The recoil is really quite manageable. Learning to grip it was the key.

    I have read enough posts from people who have no idea what they are typing about to get a clear impression that it is often the fellow who has never shot a real caliber or a truly heavy loading who think that the shooter somehow think that they are more masculine than others.

    On the other hand, there can be no doubt that guys come along who wrap tape and gloves and whatever else may be available and then tell everyone how tough they are and bad the recoil is. Grab a freakin' set of post hole diggers and go at some hard ground or spend the day with a jack hammer, and get back to me.

    For God's sake, I spent two decades moving heavy iron. I put my body through absolute hell. Handgun recoil is NOTHING compared to those stresses.

    My BFR has shot 700 gr. bullets at 1150 fps., 600 gr. bullets at close to 1500 fps, and 465 gr. bullets at 1700 fps. [Do not do this. I cast and load my own. These loads are overpressure, I would think. I just have a lot of confidence in the 17-4PH cylinder.] So what? Certainly doesn't make me tough. Recently ran across a 75 year old fellow who had spent 31 years in underground coal mines, that's tough. He was complaining about heavy .357 loads. BUT he was and is stone cold tough. Sort of a hero in my world.

    Now I'm just old and fat. . . Shooting a big boomer is FUN to me. I shoot in my front yard. No one around, no one to see and really not many to hear. I am a solipsistic shooter.

    I have posted MULTIPLE times to dispel the notion that recoil is somehow unbearable from the large handguns. . . Even put up some videos, demonstrating such. . .

    Close-grip-bench-presses with 500 (505x2 was my best) pounds now that strains the wrists. Shooting a 500, that's just FUN.
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeWIEYw7Hso&list=UU6-3g6Pu1aLVt5GtxsMSs9Q&index=1&feature=plcp

    465 grain, 1700 fps, ~Lyman #2

    Cameraman jerked on first shot :)

    [Grips are the black rubber but I have shot these rounds with the wood grips that are now on it. However, they can crack under recoil as I had them crack and were waiting for replacement (free) when I taped this. ERH screws and grips screws should be given constant attention with heavy recoil. Loose screws = sheared screw and cracked grips. In close 1k rounds down range, I have sheared two ERH screws and cracked a single set of grips. Lesson learned.]

    Accuracy is better than I am with the 465 gr.

    50 yrds., open sights, hand braced, almost blind :)

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    On this one, it took the binoculars for me to make an adjustment, after first three.

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  5. 56hawk

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    Recoil looks downright tame out of that BFR. Since we are sharing, here is a 700 grain bullet at 968 fps out of my 2 3/4" 500ES:

     
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    Gibson, I don't know who that was in the video, but he wanted a time out after that third round.....
     
  8. XGibsonX

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    That was me shooting, and I hardly wanted a time out. I loaded three. It was rainy and nasty outside. Went in after the phone video clip.

    Either you are joking or have no idea what you are typing about. I shoot 150 rounds a week out of it.

    No massive muzzle rise, no flinching, no wringing hands, nothing. Butter. I shot them and nodded/motioned to my son to stop 'filming'.

    Interesting as out of dozens of comments on other sites, you are the first to make that comment. Wanted out, huh? Of what? Dumb. Without exception the comments are almost identical to the above comment, by 56hawk.

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    Yeah, these had also completely collapsed my entire arm and shoulder structure earlier in the year but through the use of bionic implants they were quickened in time for the above fall ^ video:





    Good grief, much as I would have expected. . .

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    Adios.
     
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