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The new S&W Mdl. 500, will hang up my shotgun and use this pistol to hunt deer.http://www.smith-wesson.com/products/firearms/m500.htm

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The new shooting times magazine had an actual size pic of one......HUGE!

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Thanks I will have to check that out.

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:eek: Wow that is one hell of a cannon.

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I'm with ChesterGolf, that is massive. Seems like after shooting a few rounds with that, your hands would be fused to your forearms. Wink

I have never hunted with a handgun. At what range do you typically take shots?

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Well I would restrict myself to 50 maybe if I felt good about it 60 yards with this, I am not as good of a pistolario as I use to be, getting old , ya know.

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Let's see -- a handgun that weighs over four and a half pounds, retails for $987, and shoots ammo that costs three bucks a round. Sounds like a return to the "rich man's sport" thread.

The really laughable thing about this is that the anti-gunners are already on their soap boxes campaigning against this thing because it'll get in the hands of street thugs, who will be able to do tremendous damage with them. Like Joe street thug is going to want something that's tough to conceal, awkward to employ, and shoots costly, rare ammo that's easily traced to a costly, rare handgun.

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Anybody know, just out of curiosity, how heavy a 10" Ruger Blackhawk 44 mag weighs ??

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Did a check with Ruger a super Red Hawk weighs 58 oz, that is just a tad over 3.6 pounds, so this one ain't so bad. Wish it would get in.

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A Ruger Super Blackhawk with a 10-1/2 inch barrel tips the scale at 51 ounces. I forgot to mention that the Hunter model tips the scale over five pounds and is 18 inches long -- and that's before putting a scope on it. So the recoil question gets interesting; a 500 may put out twice as much energy as a .44 mag, but it's coming out of a gun weighing 60 percent more. I'm curious to hear first-hand accounts from anyone that gets a chance to try one.

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I am more concerned with the noise, but that is a thing that is always a "thing" to be concerned about.