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S&W just released a new model claimed to be "The Most Powerful Handgun" ($989). This really defines the word HAND CANNON!

Here's some hyperlinks for the gun.
Press release:
http://www.smithandwesson.com/headline.xml?producer=headline&ACTION=SHOW&headline=100043

Gun Specifications:(select 500 S&W Magnum from the "Select Firearm Caliber Chart" to get specs on models)
http://www.smith-wesson.com/products/firearms/select_firearm.cfm

Model 500 image:
http://www.smith-wesson.com/products/firearms/images/standard/163500.jpg

Model 500 Hunter image:
http://www.smith-wesson.com/products/firearms/images/standard/170231.jpg

Cartridge comparison:
http://www.smith-wesson.com/products/firearms/images/500_cal_compare.jpg

Corbon makes the ammo:
http://www.cor-bon.com/500s&W.htm

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500 S&W

Great News!
I've been hoping S&W would come out with a gun to rival the 454 and 480.
I'm a S&W man, I'am happy I didn't go buy a 454 or 480. I can't wait to get my hands on one of these new 500's.
I didn't see anything on their website about who is making the ammo for the new gun. Have you heard anything about that?
I hope it won't take long to get dies, brass, moulds, and loading info for the new cartridge. :grin:
 

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cknight98 said:
This one would be a nice 10" Encore barrel :) maybe i am old fashioned, but the looks of that new Smith model are kinda....wierd? it looks good, but just different. anyways...i love it!
SSK is already chambering Encore barrels for the new S&W 500 magnum cartridge. He has some pretty impressive hunting pics up on his website, the 500 magnum has already accounted for some really impressive kills.
 

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too long for Illinois

Because of the case length, Illinois won't be able to use this cartridge in their handgun deer season. We have a limit of 1.4".
 
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