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Old October 28, 2012, 10:28 PM   #1
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SW 500 HPs

Figured I would give everyone some eye candy. Check out these 420 grain 50 cal hollow points.





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Old October 28, 2012, 11:14 PM   #2
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Awesome, to say the least. What mold are you using? That would be perfect for sabot in 12 gauge, just upside down.
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Old October 28, 2012, 11:38 PM   #3
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That's not a hollow point. That's a lead pipe with a gas check over one end.
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Old October 29, 2012, 01:12 AM   #4
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Enough velocity and they will mushroom right out the end of the barrel Or go hither and thither and not be accurate for more than 10 feet or so... LOL
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Old October 29, 2012, 02:36 AM   #5
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I load 500 S&W and I would like to see what kind of accuracy can be had from those scary looking loads?
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Old October 29, 2012, 05:25 PM   #6
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You gotta make a video of you shooting that into some gel.
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Old October 29, 2012, 08:43 PM   #7
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Those look like my sizing dies! Geez! Awesome!!!!!
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Old October 30, 2012, 01:05 AM   #8
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ICH, what mold is it?

I also am interested in seeing what that could do. That MP mold for the 700 grainers works fine and is accurate,BUT it is painful to shoot, AND I bet it will shoot the big Smith loose eventually.





I have yet to try to see if they expand without shearing the nose right off the base. The main problem would be stopping one. AND recovering it!

I DO have the bullet-test-tubes, but I doubt even 3 of the rifle tubes would stop a 650 grain HP,(that's about what the big round HP weighs) .
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Old October 30, 2012, 02:09 AM   #9
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I bet it would shake that Smith apart, Snuffy. I bet it would...

I was about this close ----->||<----- to buying an H&R Handi-Rifle in .500 S&W last year. Then, I started digging a little deeper, and found that a lot of owners were actually shaking action pins lose and beating the barrel lugs to death with 575-750 gr bullets. And, even the shooters sticking with 350-500 gr bullets were having enough issues to make me abandon that idea.


I went with .444 Marlin, instead.
And, what did I do? I promptly designed a 430 gr bullet, with the goal of pushing it to 4,000 ft-lb (2,047 fps) and 5,000 ft-lb (2,289 fps) load levels in a 6.5 lb rifle . Idiot....


(The rifle hasn't made it past the 3,650 ft-lb level yet, though (~1,950 fps). The scope keeps shaking loose under recoil. ...which is rather, um... brutal. )
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Old October 30, 2012, 08:19 AM   #10
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Guess you you shoulda just bought the 500, eh?
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Old October 30, 2012, 01:29 PM   #11
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Those massive HPs do look fun...
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