Razor Dibbs is an idiot and he cannot shoot....wounded and lost 3 or 4 buffalo before finaly getting one he can take a picture of...all for the sake of tv shows.....
Why?Just a hypothetical, but how about the 500 S&W in a rifle. 22" barrel turns it into a different beast than the handgun. Commercially available ammo statistics HSM Bear Loads 440gr hard cast, 1960fps/3753 Ft lbs......Double tap 400gr, 2240fps/4457 ftlbs at the muzzle. Obvious rainbow trajectory...so we are talking 100yds. Could I take my H&R Handi to Africa, and what kind of game would this cartridge be useful for. I already own this rifle and am proficient with it.
What are your thoughts gentlemen.
The true velocity is there now for the .458 winnie, was for years but the Rep was already hurt. Caking of the powder gave ridiculously low MV. 1500 and lower on some testing.The 458 win mag takes a bashing as poor DG round Because it can’t do 2150 with a 500 grain bullet. That 500 SW is much worse than that.
Disclaimer: That is not my opinion of the 458 win mag, but I hear it all the time.
I've used lots of Lil'gun in rifles and I've used 1680 in pistols...their burning rates are not all that different (1680 is slower, for sure).I use CFE BLK for rifle loads. Most people like Accurate 1680 for rifle. Lots of people like pistol powder like Lil'Gun. I don't, for rifle.
I would also add size (caliber) and speed. It’s a combination of many factors. As well as many things that are out of our control. Shot angle, distance how long to make the shot…etc.shot placement and bullet construction.name of the game.