.500 S&W Magnum

Reloading data for .500 S&W Magnum cartridges and specifications for cases and loads in this caliber.
Product number: CID_859
Load data for caliber ".500 S&W Magnum"
The .500 S&W Magnum is a large-caliber, centerfire revolver cartridge developed by Smith & Wesson in 2003 for use in their Model 500 revolvers. It was designed to provide factory ammo with increased power for hunting large game or for personal defense.

The .500 S&W Magnum has a large case capacity which results in higher velocities, flatter trajectories compared to other rounds with similar bullet weights and offers excellent accuracy and consistent performance from the Model 500 platform.

You find .500 S&W Magnum with all common powders and bullets by clicking the 'Loads in this caliber' button above.

Technical Specifications (based on the respective safety standard - see more details in tab 'Datasheet' if available)

Caliber: .500 S&W Magnum
Cartridge Type: Pistol/Revolver
Bullet Diameter: 0.500 '' | 12.70 mm
Primer Size: Large Pistol Magnum (LPM)
Max. Case Length (l3):1.62'' | 41.25 mm
Max .Cartridge Length / OAL:2.3'' | 58.42 mm
Maximum Standardized Pressure:61932.08 psi | 4270 bar
The Commission internationale permanente pour l'épreuve des armes à feu portatives ("Permanent International Commission for the Proof of Small Arms" – commonly abbreviated as C.I.P.) is an international organisation which sets standards for safety testing of firearms. (The word portatives ("portable") in the name refers to the fact the C.I.P. tests small arms almost exclusively; it is ordinarily omitted from the English translation of the name.) As of 2015, its members are the national governments of 14 countries, of which 11 are European Union member states. The C.I.P. safeguards that all firearms and ammunition sold to civilian purchasers in member states are safe for the users.
To achieve this, all such firearms are first proof tested at C.I.P. accredited Proof Houses. The same applies for cartridges; at regular intervals, cartridges are tested against the C.I.P. pressure specifications at the ammunition manufacturing plants and at C.I.P. accredited Proof Houses.

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