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Wild West Guns' new S&W .500 Magnum Lever Action

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by lunde, Jan 30, 2005.

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  1. lunde

    lunde Member

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    Yowza! Until I handled this beauty, I never thought I'd buy a lever action. I handled the all-stainless version with 18.5-inch ported barrel. I immediately ordered one with Ken, one with a 16.5-inch barrel. I was able to snap some photos of it:

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    This one shows the hammer when it is lowered:

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    And, this one shows the hammer in the "safe" position, with the top part pushed forward:

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    This thing uses a really beefed up locking block (its is on the left, and a standard one is on the right):

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    I can't wait to get mine! It seems like the perfect pig-hunting carbine.
     
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  2. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    That looks beautifully engineered. I hardly dare ask re price - it has be ''up there'' I'd imagine.

    IIRC Ken does one for .454 ... not totally sure but if like this one - it could be awful tempting!

    Did you handle this at SHOT Show today?
     
  3. larryw

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    Ohh! Can I shoot it? Huh? Can I can I? Huh? <bouncing up and down>

    When do we get our new gun? :D

    So here's the deal, I'll take the 100# eatin' pigs with my itty-bitty 44 and you get the big 300+ pound trophy boars, deal?
     
  4. Schuey2002

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    Let the Group Buy begin !!!!!!!!!!

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  5. lunde

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    P95Carry, you wrote:
    Yup. And me likey!

    Larry, as soon as I get it, you'll be the first to try it out. Well, after me, of course. ;)
     
  6. M16

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    Is that a Bear-Cote finish?
     
  7. lunde

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    It looked like in-the-white stainless to me.
     
  8. Bullet

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    Sure looks nice. How much $$$?
     
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    That's a beauty, and I'm a sucker for lever actions. What are the ballistics on that round out of a 16.5" barrel?
     
  11. Series 70

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    Good thing I had just swallowed the coffee...
     
  12. P95Carry

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    Wondering that myself! I have not checked any figures on the round but purely guessing ... I'd say you may have in region of 2150 fps ... and with a 350 grainer ... approx 4,000 ft lbs energy. :eek:

    Might be wildly out (probably am) but either way - that is gonna be one muther of a hunting piece. :p
     
  13. Preacherman

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    Hmmm... looking at that rifle, I can't help but hope they produce a version in .460 S&W. If that round can do 2200 fps out of a revolver, what would it do out of a carbine? Daddy like!

    :evil:
     
  14. larryw

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    Now, a 460SW lever gun sounds like fun!

    Let's just make sure we don't use those cartridges with the pointy bullets in that tube magazine. :what:
     
  15. Erik

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    Makes me want to frequent someplace with dangerous game about.
     
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    1. prelimninary pricing as follows

    2. We are already gettin 1800 fps plus with a 440 grain bullet in the 50

    3. We talked to Smith and Corbon, we are going to statrt working on the 460...bet we get 2600 fps with a 200 grainer

    4. It will be offered in a finish other than Stainless, either we will do it ourselves or contract to do it.

    WildbacktoworkwontbeveryactiveforafewdaysduetopilesofstuffAlaska
     

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  17. chickenfried

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    I'm very tempted. Sounds like a fun gun. Just wondering after checking out the pricing, don't rifles with synthetic stocks tend to be cheaper than wood/laminate versions?
     
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    Looks pretty unnecessary, perfect!
     
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    Good Work WildAlaska! I'd rather face a bear with your rifle than S&W's hand cannon....
     
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    she's a beauty...
     
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    Dadgumit! No pictures loaded for me.I can't see :banghead:

    Guess Wild will have to send me one to look at huh? :evil:
     
  22. patentmike

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    Might want to round off the inside of the lever a bit.
    Send me one and I'll let you know how it turns out.
     
  23. warriorsociologist

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    tag...VERY interested. Esp in a 460SW take down stainless/synthetic.

    Now...just out of curiousity, how many rds of .500S&W does that tubular mag hold in the 16.5" version? n- I just found that (6).

    Thanks.
     
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  24. Gewehr98

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    Nice, but...

    And that beats Garrett Hammerhead .45-70, Buffalo Bore, and my own 2000fps Ruger #1 loads how? :confused:
     
  25. taliv

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    if i could get one in .480 ruger/.475 linebaugh, i'd be interested
     
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