500 S&W Magnum Ammo For Sale

Introduced in 2003, the .500 S&W Magnum is the most powerful production handgun cartridge in the world – suitable for hunting any size game. The .500 Mag is also popular as a dangerous animal defense cartridge, especially in bear country. Learn More

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  1. Magtech 500 S&W Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 400 Grain SJSP Ammunition

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    • Foreign-made Self-Defense
    • 1608 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 400 Grain
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    • 2297 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • $2.15 Cost Per Round
    • Magtech SKU 500A
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  2. Hornady 500 S&W Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 300 Grain FTX Ammunition

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    • 2075 FPS Muzzle Velocity
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    • 2868 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
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    • Hornady SKU 9249
  3. Federal 500 S&W Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 275 Grain SCHP Ammunition

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    • 1660 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 275 Grain
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    • 1682 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
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    • Federal SKU P500XB1
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The .500 Smith & Wesson Magnum is the most powerful production handgun cartridge on the planet. Unveiled at the 2003 SHOT Show, the .500 S&W Magnum is a result of a collaboration between Smith & Wesson and Cor-Bon to develop a cartridge effective for hunting all North American game. The cartridge is indeed effective, 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 made by Hornady. 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 as well – which some shooters say 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 & Wesson Magnum is a great choice!

500 S&W Magnum Ballistics: Chart of Average 500 S&W Magnum Ballistics

Note: This information comes from the manufacturer and is for informational purposes only. The actual ballistics obtained with your firearm can vary considerably from the advertised ballistics. Also, ballistics can vary from lot to lot with the same brand and type load.

500 S&W Magnum Bullet WEIGHT Muzzle VELOCITY (fps) Muzzle ENERGY (ft. lbs.) Mid-Range TRAJECTORY (in.) Barrel Length (in.)
  Muzzle 50 yds. 100 yds. Muzzle 50 yds. 100 yds. 50 yds. 100 yds.  
275 Grain 1665 1392 1183 1693 1184 854 1.5 n/a 8.375"
300 Grain 1950 1653 1396 2533 1819 1298 n/a n/a 8.5"
325 Grain 1800 1560 1350 2340 1755 1315 n/a n/a 8.4-V
400 Grain 1675 1472 1299 2493 1926 1499 1.3 n/a 8.375"