.500 S&W Magnum (no ontology)

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.500 S&W Magnum (also known as .500 Magnum, more rarely 12.7x41mm SR) is a pistol cartridge designed and introduced in 2003 as a joint effort between firearms manufacturer Smith & Wesson and ammunition manufacturer Cor-Bon. The cartridge was developed for Smith & Wesson's then new X-frame revolver line, most notably the Model 500. The purpose of this cartridge is to be a big game hunting cartridge that would be suitable for hunting any game species in North America. In parallel, it was also designed to be the most powerful production handgun cartridge in the world (in terms of muzzle energy).

.500 Magnum develops a tremendously high amount of energy at the muzzle of a revolver, being able to push a 400 grain projectile at well over 1750 ft/s (~533 m/s) out of a 8.75 inch barrel, thus developing muzzle energy approaching 3700 Joule (~2730 foot-pounds force). Such performance is in fact greater than many rifles, at the cost of also developing extreme recoil.

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Type LDV C1 C2 C3 A1 A2 A3 A4 A5
Bullet +5 189% 180% 170% 151% 123% 95% 47% 14%

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  • Available for purchase in a gun shop or a weapon shop in boxes of 20 or bulk cans of 200.
  • Available brands and projectile types:
    • Standard (Regular, SP): FMJ, Lead, JHP, JSP
  • Retail value of a standard round (Reg/FMJ/SP): 7 P$ /round
  • Recoil level: 6 - Brutal

Handloading information

  • Primer type: Large rifle
  • Powder type: Pistol
  • Projectile type: .500, 400 grain
  • Standard load: 318 pwdr
    • -P load: 286 pwdr
    • +P load: 350 pwdr
    • +P+ load: 382 pwdr
  • Cost of a 50 case box: 53 P$ (1.06 P$/case)
  • Estimated cost to handload 1 standard round (Reg/FMJ/SP): 3.562 P$

Weapons compatible

Standard weapons

Total amount of standard weapons available in this caliber: 3

Class 1 weapons:

  • Big Horn Armory Model 89, conventional rifle

Class 3 weapons:

  • Smith & Wesson Model 500, DA/SA revolver
  • Smith & Wesson Model 500ES, DA/SA revolver

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Barrel length groups

Depending on the barrel length of the firearm, a multiplier to Pain and Limb damage is applied. Please refer to the lists of weapons or to the event lines to know your particular weapons' barrel length.

Group name Length range Damage multiplier
Short handgun Up to 5" 0.4x
Long handgun 5.1" to 10" 1x
Rifle 10.1" and beyond 1.25x


.500 Magnum JSP

See also

Real life information