A 700 gr. bullet at 1200fps out of a 8.375" barrel handgun is really slinging some lead. I imagine it would be even better out of an 18.5" rifle barrel. Hornady rates its 500gr. bullet for dangerous game out to 200 yards. That is a lot of killing power.lever addict said:Anyone know how the .500 stacks up against the 45-70 with an 18" barrel or is that just another pistol cartridge rifle?
Sounds like those 3K-5K .475 Turnbull rifles with $225 dies and $1.50pc brass. :Wade505 said:Sounds like a pricy solution for a nonexistent problem. Just marketing in my opinion with these monster calibers and the mega expensive weapons. Sell the hype, then sell the weapons and the ammo...It's just more ways to get more cash at the expense of the shooting public.
Cool and look at the bright side, when they start shipping them you could have your house paid off and then just have a monthly rifle payment. ;D ;D ;Dbrandoninaz said:I love the looks of their rifle and seriously considered buying one. I was ready to drop the money on one, but I wasn't ready to wait for the then (August) delivery date of November. They still haven't shipped as far as I know, even though the last I had heard was they would ship in February. I ended up going with an 1895 STBL, and it's nice sharing the caliber with my wife shooting her 1895 SBL. Only have to set up one set of dies and pour one bullet mold.
Having said all of that, as soon as I hear they are shipping, I will be trying to find a way to procure one. ;D
I've also considered having my Marlin turned into a 50 AK to satisfy the 50 cal craving. Who knows what I'll end up doing.