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#188380 - 01/06/18 05:53 AM 500 S&W
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Do any of you know of a comparison between the Smith 500 and the same caliber BFR? I am talking about reliability and accuracy mainly. I am also interested in why you would buy one over the other.

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#188382 - 01/06/18 08:46 AM Re: 500 S&W [Re: dhom]
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 Originally Posted By: dhom
Do any of you know of a comparison between the Smith 500 and the same caliber BFR? I am talking about reliability and accuracy mainly. I am also interested in why you would buy one over the other.


I am going to assume you intend to drive it hard, or there are better and more compact .50 caliber choices. There are good, tough bullets that can stand up to the velocity potential available readily. Between the two, the BFR is the stronger platform of the two. Single actions are better platforms for high powered cartridges in that the cylinder doesn?t ride on a moving crane (a weak spot) but rather is solidly mounted in the frame. You won?t loosen the BFR up. I don?t ever foresee a time where you will shoot one double action. Accuracy is typically great with BFRs but Smith .500 X-frames tend to be as well. They are both big and bulky so that part is a wash.
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#188396 - 01/06/18 01:15 PM Re: 500 S&W [Re: dhom]
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I am also interested in why you would buy one over the other.


Actually I would buy neither. If I were looking for a 500 from either maker it would be a 500 JRH in the BFR. The 500 Smith in the BFR uses the same cylinder as the 45/70, 450 Marlin, etc, which is way longer than necessary for the cartridge. The 500 JRH comes in a "normal" sized gun which appeals to me more than the slightly more powerful Smith. Critters will have a hard time telling the difference in horsepower, IMO.
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#188402 - 01/06/18 02:16 PM Re: 500 S&W [Re: s4s4u]
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^^^ What he said! IMHO, the .500S&W is a lot of what you don't really need. The standard length .500's will kill all that walks or crawls with aplomb.

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#188405 - 01/06/18 02:59 PM Re: 500 S&W [Re: Craig44]
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What is this word.........need?!? Sounds like a 4 letter curse word to me. Remember, this is a family friendly forum.

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#188406 - 01/06/18 03:04 PM Re: 500 S&W [Re: Zee]
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#188491 - 01/10/18 12:11 AM Re: 500 S&W [Re: ratgunner]
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I think those that play with it with appropriate bullets will find that a maxed 500 will be bulky but give an unprecedented power level. The 460 outta the bfr gives velicty equal or great than smith 10? guns and is stronger and does things the smaller cartridges dont irrespective of caliber. Like drive aframes 6 ft thru elk and make 6? wound cavities thru lungs and the 500 is more with appropriate bullets. Those big xframes are near express rifles in effect just use bullets that will stand up. I have carried both my 6.5? sw500 and my bfr 460 alot and never found em bulky for the performance they provide. 300gr over 2000fps amd 400gr over 1800 fps is just a different league.

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#188492 - 01/10/18 05:36 AM Re: 500 S&W [Re: tradmark]
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I am sure the power level is huge. The double action of the Smith probably would never come into play. In the event of wanting the cartridge, I would go with the BFR. You guys seem to have the same idea and that's the way I was thinking. Thanks for your input.

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#188500 - 01/10/18 10:19 PM Re: 500 S&W [Re: dhom]
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Fyi, the new bisley grip by magnum research handles recoil better than any grip i have used. Much less painful that my x Frames which are generally comfortable until to throttle up to the max level. Bfr is the best choice and agree with u completely.


Edited by tradmark (01/10/18 10:20 PM)

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#188503 - 01/11/18 06:25 AM Re: 500 S&W [Re: tradmark]
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 Originally Posted By: tradmark
Fyi, the new bisley grip by magnum research handles recoil better than any grip i have used. Much less painful that my x Frames which are generally comfortable until to throttle up to the max level. Bfr is the best choice and agree with u completely.
I am definitely a bisley person. The way I like it the best to date is the Ruger bisley grip enhanced by JRH. I haven't had the chance to try the BFR in bisley grip.

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