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DrGonzo615
10-17-2011, 10:26 AM
....holy friggin cow.

The smith and wesson is a ridiculous hand canon...I dont think I hit anything with it even at only 25 yards.

and the weatherby 460 feels like it could stop a tank. Even with a shoulder pad and a rubber stock pad it still felt like a car ran into my shoulder and just the percussion from firing it felt like someone punched me in the face.

Im glad I tried out these guns just to say I did it, but I have no desire to shoot them again :D

bruceflinch
10-17-2011, 12:46 PM
Noob! :p

Haven't shot the 500, But I've shot the S&W 460 & it was much more tolerable than the 44 magnums I've shot.
Haven't shot the WBY 460, but the 50BMG isn't too bad...once...:D
I doubt the WBY 460 compares to the .577 t-rex..:eek:

DrGonzo615
10-17-2011, 2:35 PM
Noob! :p

Haven't shot the 500, But I've shot the S&W 460 & it was much more tolerable than the 44 magnums I've shot.
Haven't shot the WBY 460, but the 50BMG isn't too bad...once...:D
I doubt the WBY 460 compares to the .577 t-rex..:eek:

haha well I shot a Mag .44 just before shooting the 500 and its not a huge difference in recoil (and I actually almost got a bullseye at 25 yards) but after shooting 6 rounds in the .44 then shooting 5 rounds from the 500 I was done...no desire to shoot them anymore.

Ill be more than happy when I get my .357 :D

ubet
10-17-2011, 4:18 PM
Friend of mine has a 500sw with a brake, its like shooting a pop gun I am not sure what you guys are complaining about.

21SF
10-17-2011, 4:50 PM
I dont feel like i did anything if the hand aint brused !

ldivinag
10-17-2011, 7:41 PM
wussies.

i bought a 2.75" S&W 500 model. the 500 ES model.

i bought it cause S&W removed it from their site, which means discontinued... and i always wanted one of them.

using 350 grain loads, i could only shoot 4 rounds before my hand and wrist were killing me. ok. back then, the 4 rounds cost like $20 also... lol...

Cuda440
10-17-2011, 9:16 PM
I've shot the 500 S&W, I think it was a 9" or something around there, without a compensator. I shot some Hornady 650gr loads. It kicked like hell. I locked my elbow on the 4th shot and it dislocated my shoulder. Everybody should experience this gun, just don't lock elbows with heavy loads.

I'm very jealous of the 460 Weatherby. My uncle had one once, he shot it 4 times before selling it. He gave me the remaining 16 rounds of the box he bought. I really want to shoot one.

The 460 weatherby is named the most powerful, commercially available sporting load in the world, at 8,100 ft-lbs. The 700 nitro and 577 t-Rex are more powerful (the 577 is 10,100 ft-lbs) but not really commercially available. The 50 bmg puts out almost 15,000 ft-lbs, but it's not a sporting load, and it's not shooting out of a 12lb bolt action hunting rifle.

kblack583
10-18-2011, 6:20 AM
wussies.

i bought a 2.75" S&W 500 model. the 500 ES model.

i bought it cause S&W removed it from their site, which means discontinued... and i always wanted one of them.

using 350 grain loads, i could only shoot 4 rounds before my hand and wrist were killing me. ok. back then, the 4 rounds cost like $20 also... lol...

I shoot a lot of 500 but that friggin ES model scares me!!!