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Anyone making a good lever action in .500?
 

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Bighorn Armory out of WY makes them. Absolutely gorgeous rifles. It'll cost you a bit more than a new Marlin, though.
Found it. $2500? Could be worse. Not nearly as bad as a new M-14.
 
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People who scoff at the 500 Mag simply don't have a clue. I've been shooting them regularly since S&W started selling them in 2003.

If you seat slugs out to full cylinder length as John Ross does, energy figures can go into the 3200ft lb range out of the 8 3/8th" barrel.

With hard cast slugs they will equal or highly likely exceed a .375 H&H Mag in penetration.

While it is not a scientific test by any means, I've shot a .308 Win and the 500 side by side on water filled gallon milk jugs. The .308 with JSPs sort of bounces them around. The 500 simply DETONATES them into a huge ball of spray, makes the .308 look puny and on large game is far superior. Don
 

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I love my 500, it delivers my "daily recommended allowance of recoil." You about have to be a reloader to get the true potential out of the round, and to be able to afford to shoot it.

I like big boomers, but the 700 grainers are just a little more than I like to shoot.
I also think they'll shake the gun apart after awhile.
 

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Had one. Traded it off. It's fun as a range toy, if I hunted I could kill anything with feet with it... but I traded it off for a 9mm and some cash back. I do miss it, though. May want another.

Would only want one with the 8 3/8" barrel, though.
 
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