500 Pirro

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  1. de Forrest

    de Forrest New Member

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    It's all about who has the biggest weapon..sorry I ment shoulder mounted firearm
     

  2. One Day...

    One Day... GOLD SUPPORTER AH Fanatic

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    Real men shoot the Simonov PTRS 14.5 x 114 mm (.586"/4.5"). It takes 656 gr of powder to throw a 1,026 gr bullet at 3,300 fps, and delivers 24,520 ft/lbs to the quarry.

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    However, its hunting use is limited to perfect broadside shots at soft skinned PG because it only perforates 40 millimeters (1.5") of rolled homogeneous armor steel (RHA) at 100 meters.

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    Would suggest considering an Improved version with decreased body taper and increased shoulder angle to get something a little more serious for DG...

    :)
     
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  3. Forrest Halley

    Forrest Halley AH Enthusiast

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    Meh...steel cases...can't handload, probably won't regulate in a double rifle and the pressure will probably cause poor extraction...besides the .375 Ruger is out performing it from short barrels.:ROFLMAO:
     
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  4. de Forrest

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    Nice..how many gun bearers would I need to engage to sleph that on a 10 day safari .remember I only need 1 shot.
     

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    edward GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    only if you can put the bullet in the right place!
     
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    With a .275 Rigby Bell only needed one shot.

     

  7. Forrest Halley

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    Since no pictures of the cartridge or weapon have been produced...
    PSA::S Troll:
     
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  8. Certus

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    Weren’t you the one who had to add he has a 577? Just saying o_O

    Out of the 3 I said I think the Wells was first.
     

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    I have a 500 A-square and to me it is the most common sense 510 cartridge available. It is built on a 460 Weatherby case which is easily fire formed to the 500. Mine is built on a 602 action and I shoot 570 grn Barnes X at around 2400. It is not unpleasant to shoot, cycles perfectly. I have taken 2 buffs in Uganda and a giraffe in Namibia with it.
     
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  10. Wyatt Smith

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    I sure like the idea of the 495 A square. But head stamped brass is such a problem I would just go with 500 jeff
     
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  11. de Forrest

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    I was able to buy 20 head stamped 510 wells from Wells sporting store in Prescott . I beleive minimum order of head stamped brass is 2000. I dont need that many, though it adds value to the rifle if it is ever sold. True, vergin 460 brass is easy to buy ,works fine.
     

  12. de Forrest

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    I will post photos of the 500 pirro, and the 510 wells, just so you can see what I am talking about.
     

  13. CoElkHunter

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    No .465 H and H?
     
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  14. Certus

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    That’s a great looking cartridge.

    Still waiting on these pics
     

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    I thought only the Nepalese Army used the belt fed .500 Pirro? Huh?
     

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