Best round for a Smith & Wesson 500

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  1. Ethan

    Ethan AH Senior Member

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    Just checking if anyone has a recommendation for a good hunting round for a .50 caliber? I am using a Hornady 350 grain, and I like it - the results are good. But wondering if maybe something smaller (fewer grains) would work.

    Just thinking out loud. Would love some feedback.

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    Jaco Strauss SPONSOR AH Elite

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    Ethan, Depends on what you would be hunting, I hunted an Elle cow last year with a 500 S&W and it performed like a charm, frontal brain shot dropped in its tracks and just did a follow up in the chest at around 11 paces. Was sceptic about it for a start but it poved itself, it is an awesome weapon!!!!

    Lighter Why, what was your line of thought? what were you planing on hunting, or do you just want to try something different.

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    Just trying to mix it up. My longest shot with the 500 was a 75 yard shot on a Gemsbuck. I am looking at maybe taking some smaller plains game and don't need the weight.

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