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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. Corbon 500 S&W Magnum Ammo - 12 Rounds of 275 Grain DPX Ammunition

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    • Made by Corbon
    • American-made Discount Hunting
    • $3.31 Cost Per Round
    • Corbon SKU HT500SW275/12
    • UPC 757750502758
  2. Magtech 500 S&W Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 400 Grain SJSP Ammunition

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    • Foreign-made Self-Defense
    • $2.15 Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 500A
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  3. Magtech 500 S&W Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 325 Grain SJSP Ammunition

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Magtech
    • Foreign-made Self-Defense
    • $2.50 Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 500B
    • UPC 754908189113
  4. Hornady 500 S&W Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 300 Grain FTX Ammunition

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    • $2.98 Cost Per Round
    • Hornady SKU 9249
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History of .500 S&W Magnum Ammunition

The .500 Smith and Wesson Magnum is the most powerful production handgun cartridge on earth. The cartridge was unveiled at the SHOT Show in 2003. Smith & Wesson collaborated with Cor-Bon to develop a cartridge effective for hunting all North American game. The cartridge is indeed effective for North American game, and is also capable of taking many African game animals as well. Muzzle energies of the .500 Mag. exceed 3,000 foot pounds, which is double the energy of the venerable .44 Magnum.

Manufacturers of the .500 S&W Magnum cartridge offer a plethora of bullet choices for the shooter. These options run the gamut from standard soft point to the LEVERevolution bullet that Hornady makes. Bullet weights range from 265 grains at the low end all the way up to 700 grains for a special hard cast bullet. Reduced recoil loads are offered by several manufacturing companies for the .500 Mag. Some shooters say the reduced recoil loads feel comparable to a .44 Magnum.

The S&W 500 Mag. was first fired from the S&W Model 500, but is now chambered for several revolvers and rifles with single shot and pump action. A wide variety of ammo choices on the market permit the S&W .500 Magnum to be custom fitted for any hunting task. If you're shooting hogs in Texas or hunting moose in Alaska, the .500 Smith and Wesson Magnum is a great choice!

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