500 S&W Magnum Ammo

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. Hornady 500 S&W Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 300 Grain FTX Ammunition

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    • 20 Rounds
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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • $2.98 Cost Per Round
    • Hornady SKU 9249
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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!