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.500 smith and wesson

just got a used .500 s&w magnum 8 3/8 barrel. i will probably be looking into starting reloading in the near future, shooting this beast its almost a have to reload, when it comes to buying ammo

where do you order your ammo from?
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Re: .500 smith and wesson

Sorry, I don't know much about reloading. But semi on topic...I came across this blog post the other day

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2...w-double-taps/

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.500 S&W Double Taps
Accidental double tapping of .500 S&W revolvers is apparently quite common. This video demonstrates ...



A few years ago S&W investigated the phenomena. They discovered, as you have probably already guessed, that the double taps were the result of what was essentially bump firing. If the gun recoiled quick enough, while the shooter was still applying trigger pressure, the trigger would reset and then, when the trigger finger caught up with the trigger, another round would fire. S&W filmed this video to demonstrate that their revolvers were not faulty ...

BTW, cool gun.
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Re: .500 smith and wesson

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just got a used .500 s&w magnum 8 3/8 barrel. I will probably be looking into starting reloading in the near future, shooting this beast its almost a have to reload, when it comes to buying ammo

where do you order your ammo from?

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Re: .500 smith and wesson

A friend of mine used to have a 500 S&W. We only took it range shooting once because it was so expensive. We bought 12 rds. off the shelf at Gander Mountain for something obscene like $35-$40. He sold it because ammo was so expensive considering he didn't reload his own rounds. Hope you have some skills or some deep pockets.

Here's some data I found with a quick Google search.

http://www.reloadammo.com/500sw.htm
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