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Just saw the new Raging Bull 500 S&W snubbie in a mag. OMG....a 4 1/2lb snub nose wheelgun. At least Corbon is making a 500 Special round for them.
 

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I've handled S&W's 500 snubbie in the store, haven't handled the Raging Bull yet.

After handling the S&W and reading the specs on the Taurus, I think the Ruger is the best backcountry pistola for bears. The S&W and Taurus are quite a bit larger and heavier making them more of a pain to carry on hikes and fishing trips. The S&W is a lot more expensive than the Ruger or Taurus(though I'd gladly spend the money if I thought it would save my life). The added power of the 500 would be nice against a large grizzly. Though with those bears its as much important where you hit them as it is what you hit them with. So I think I'll take the extra bullet in the ruger 454 over the extra power of the 500. Plus the ruger is more usefull because you can load it up with 45 colt for home defense as well.

I may be biased since I bought the Ruger before the snubbie 500's were available, but I think these are some valid reasons to stick with the ruger for back country bear protection.

If I ever see a used taurus 500 snubbie for sale at a good price I'd probably get it just to have and shoot. I have more fun shooting my 454 snubbie than any of my other pistols, so I'd love a 500 in my collection.
 

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fatcat said:
I would like to see the muzzle fash that thing would have..
Bright enough to blind and give you a deep tan.

Also, it'll burn shadows into the walls. :/
 

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Well a snub nosed 500 is just not practical IMHO. You need a 3 inch barrel to really get anything out of the cartridge. Especially for bears. But it would be a nice "look at this shit" pistol and I am sure that you can scare the bejesus out of anyone with the blast of it. Personally unless I am bear hunting a 44 MAG will do for me just fine.
 

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It is a hoot to shoot! You can feel the pressure wave in your sinuses. The weird part, and bothersome, was the feeling of little pieces of grit hitting me in the face after each shot. I don't know if it was burnt powder from the ammunition or dust from the ground or something else. It didn't hurt, it just felt weird. I think if I wasn't wearing shooting glasses that that shit would have gotten in my eyes. What is more weird is that some people noticed the same thing and some didn't.
 

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Adler said:
Well a snub nosed 500 is just not practical IMHO. You need a 3 inch barrel to really get anything out of the cartridge. Especially for bears. But it would be a nice "look at this shit" pistol and I am sure that you can scare the bejesus out of anyone with the blast of it. Personally unless I am bear hunting a 44 MAG will do for me just fine.
I still like my idea of a enfield no. 4 7" 7.62x54r pistol better. :)
 
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