|Bullet Weight||275 Grain|
|Use Type||Deer Hunting|
|Ammo Caliber||.500 S&W Magnum|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1665|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||1688|
|Cost Per Round||$3.31 per round|
The 500 S&W was developed for and released with the Smith & Wesson 500 X-frame revolver at Shot Show 2003. This revolver surpassed the 44 Magnum chambered Model 29 as the most powerful handgun in the world, and has become popular with both big game hunters and novelty shooters all over the country. This caliber's designed use is for the biggest game hunting North American has to offer, and it excels at that purpose.