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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-25-2003, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Odysseys' Dream Comes True

At the 2003 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show, the manufacturer regained its crown. And, most significantly, it did it by introducing a new massive double-action revolver that is chambered for an equally new .50-cal. cartridge.

The S&W X-frame Model 500 is a brawny handgun designed to master the most rigorous hunting fields in the world. It is not a revolver one would, or likely could, tuck into a waistband. In fact, to call it massive is an understatement.

With its 8-3/8-in. barrel, the overall length of the Model 500 is 15 in. and the empty weight is 4.5 pounds. The cylinder alone is almost 2 in. in diameter and approaches 2.25 in. in length. Thumb the cylinder open and five charge holes await. Each is 1/2 in. in diameter, and the .50-cal. cartridges they hold are almost 2 in. long. Load five of them and the total weight of the handgun climbs to 5 pounds.

You don't just casually pick up a Model 500. You have to lift it.
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I've got a Thompson Center Encore pistol chambered for 454 Casul. The thing is a frick'n canon. It's just plain brutal to your hand. The best thing about it is when you fire it in an indoor range. Shortly after you see everyone peaking your way wondering WTF you just shot!
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LOL nice rich, but i already handled and shot this firearm, infact i posted a report about it in the weapons and hunters section.





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