Post by smokelessk on Sept 20, 2017 22:24:27 GMT -5
I just finished loading ten test rounds for my brother in law's 500 Smith. They're loaded with the 500 grain XTP... Any takers to hold onto it? Lol. I'm really curious as to what it's like to touch that off in your hands. Not really sure I want to shoot it for myself though.... Book data says it should be between 1,300 and 1,400 FPS...
Last Edit: Sept 20, 2017 22:25:33 GMT -5 by smokelessk
Post by joelmoney on Sept 23, 2017 21:34:26 GMT -5
Sure. The 500 me and extended rage sessions don't agree. I do however like shooting them on occasion. Shot a few deer with the 460 now that's a gun I can shoot till the cows come home. I just gets a little heavy.
Post by smokelessk on Sept 24, 2017 20:15:09 GMT -5
Ever fired one loaded up with 500 grain bullets? I shot the gun with 300 grain bullets and thought it was mild. More mild than my 44 mag with my hunting load actually. Not so sure about the 500 grain bullets though...
Did some recoil calculation with an online ballistics source. My SML (13 pounds) with a 300 grain bullet at 2,750 FPS makes 32 ftlbs of recoil. The 500 Smith at 4.3 pounds and with the 500 grain bullet makes over 47 ftlbs of recoil. Sounds like a handful to me! If that isn't enough I've seen a company that loads a cast 700 grain bullet for it! Think I'll pass on that one..
I just did the recoil calculation for Cyclops with the 350 grain bullet at 3,800 FPS. That generates 45.9 ftlbs of recoil. The 500 grain Smith load is higher than the recoil for Cyclops...
Last Edit: Sept 24, 2017 22:47:58 GMT -5 by smokelessk