500 S&W Magnum Ammo

Introduced in 2003, the .500 S&W Magnum is the most powerful production handgun cartridge in the world. It is suitable for hunting any game, up to and including elephants! The .500 Mag. is also popular in as a dangerous animal defense cartridge, especially in bear country.
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  1. Magtech 500 S&W Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 275 Grain SCHP Ammunition

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    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign Self-Defense
    • $2.33 to $2.35 Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 500C
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  2. Magtech 500 S&W Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 325 Grain SJSP Ammunition

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    • Magtech SKU 500B
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  3. Hornady 500 S&W Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 300 Grain FTX Ammunition

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    • American-made Self-Defense
    • $3.25 Cost Per Round
    • Hornady SKU 9249
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History of .500 S&W Magnum Ammunition

The .500 S&W Magnum is the most powerful production handgun cartridge in the world.  It was introduced at the 2003 SHOT show as a result of collaboration between Smith & Wesson and Cor-Bon to create a hunting cartridge that would be effective for use on all North American game.  This cartridge not only does that, but is capable of taking a large variety of African game as well.  With muzzle energies exceeding 3000 foot pounds the .500 Mag. doubles the energy of the mighty .44 Magnum.

The .500 S&W Magnum cartridge manufacturers offer a wide variety of bullet choices for the consumer.  These cover the gamut from traditional soft point to the LEVERevolution bullet made by Hornady.  The bullets range in weight from 265 grain up to a 700 grain hard cast bullet.  Several manufacturing companies offer reduced recoil loads for the .500 Mag. some shooters describe this reduced recoil sensation as similar to a .44 Mag.

Originally available in the S&W Model 500, the S&W 500 Mag. can be found in several revolvers and single shot pistols, as well as single shot and pump rifles.  With a wide variety of ammunition on the market, the S&W .500 Magnum can be custom fitted for the hunting task at hand.  Whether the game is hogs in Texas or Moose in Alaska, the .500 S&W Magnum is a great choice!

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