.500 S&W Magnum
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|.500 S&W Magnum|
|All information listed assumes Standard FMJ (Reg/SP/FMJ)|
|Cost per round||7.00|
|Weight per round (units)||0.05|
|Quantity (retail box/bulk can)||20 / 200|
|Primer type||Large rifle|
|Powder type||Pistol powder|
|Projectile type||.500, 400 grain|
|Cost per case||1.06|
|Standard load (SP)||318 pwdr|
|Cold load (-P)||286 pwdr|
|Hot load (+P)||350 pwdr|
|Super load (+P+)||382 pwdr|
|Real world information|
|Ref. barrel length (inches)||8.75 (S&W Model 500)|
|Muzzle velocity||540 m/s (1773 ft/s)|
|Muzzle energy||3783 Joule (2790 ft-lbf)|
|Country of origin||United States|
.500 S&W Magnum is pronounced five hundred Smith & Wesson Magnum.
This caliber may also be known as .500 Magnum, .500 Mag, and sometimes as 12.7x41mm SR. It may also be referred to as simply .500, though it is not recommended.
There are 3 base weapons chambered in this caliber.
Barrel length groups
The reference barrel length belongs to the group listed in italics.
|Group name||Barrel length range||Damage multiplier|
|Short handgun||Up to 5"||0.4x|
|Long handgun||5.1" - 10"||1.0x|
|Rifle||10.1" and up||1.25x|
The following brands and projectile types are available in retail:
|Brand name||Composition||Available projectile types|
|Standard||Reg/SP|| FMJ (1.0x)|
The multipliers listed correspond to the value multipliers to cost of ammunition provided by powder type, pressure level, and projectile type. They are included on this table as a convenience, in order to tell at a glance the cost of a given brand and projectile combination.
|Availability of .500 S&W Magnum as a Customs family chambering:|
- No weapons chambered in this caliber can be created through a Minor service.