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NEW BUFFALO BORE APPAREL
“DANGEROUS GAME” 500 JRH - Mono-Metal
aka 500 S&W SHORT
400 gr. Mono-Metal WFN @ 1,350 fps / ME 1,620 ft lbs
20 Round Box
ITEM 44DG 400
At the time of this writing (02-19) I’ve long wanted to introduce a line of mono-metal, non-expanding, dangerous game loads for our large handgun and 45-70 offerings. These new “Dangerous Game” (DG) loads are super high quality, very powerful, and will live up to their namesake.
Mono-metal bullets have a few advantages (a couple of disadvantages too) over typical non-expanding hard cast bullets. These advantages may or may not be meaningful to each individual, depending on your usage. The advantages are that they are cleaner burning/firing than hard cast bullets. Also, hard cast bullets can smear their nose profile when they hit large bones at close range/high velocity. When the flat nose smears and changes shape, it can impact straight line penetration. The disadvantages are cost and case capacity issues…….mono-metal bullets made of copper or brass alloys are lightweight for their length. As an example, the 380 gr.
This is strictly a personal taste/belief issue, but after having killed a LOT of big critters over many decades, it’s obvious to me that no handgun cartridge that is designed to be fried from a typical packing sized revolver is the equal, or even close to, the equal of a typical high powered elk-rifle cartridge like a 338 Win. mag. or 300 Win. mag., etc. When using revolver cartridges as a dangerous game stopper, in a packing (much smaller than the S&W X frame) revolver, they start with a purpose designed 454 Casull. I know many folks have used non-expanding 44 magnum loads to kill
There’s a prevailing argument that any double action revolver is faster and therefore better than a single action revolver, should a bear be on top of you or should a buffalo be goring you. I disagree and would argue that practice with any revolver is the key to proficiency under any set of circumstances. I’ve been carrying single action revolvers chambered in 454, 475 and the various 500’s, for 35 years and since I have shot them a lot, (including in the dark while using a flashlight) I find no advantage in using a double action revolver. When the manipulation of the firearms control features become second nature, the exact types of those features matter little.
I see the 500 JRH as more practical than the 500 Linebaugh due to
If you’ve followed my writings or practices for very long, you know that I do not believe in the industry wide duplicitous practice of using extra-long barreled laboratory test barrels to establish our advertised velocities. These types of industry practices generate false high velocities that a person would never get for an actual firearm made for field use. Instead, we use real firearms. Below see the velocities we obtained with our firearms with this new DG 500 JRH load. The 5.5-inch BFR revolver is mine. If I can find a 7.5-inch BFR, I’ll add those ballistics to this document at a later time.
➤ 1,351 fps -- BFR, 5.5-inch
Item 44DG 400 - Exterior Ballistics Charts for several Muzzle Velocities
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