What handgun is more powerful than a 44 Magnum?
62 to 1.14 ounces, and generates a huge range of foot pounds of energy, from 932 to an astonishing 3,032 foot pounds. By that standard, the . 500 Magnum is easily twice as powerful as the . 44 Magnum.
What is bigger a 45 70 or a 500 Magnum?
500 Magnum generates more foot pounds of kinetic energy than a . 45–70. On the other hand, a . 45–70 Rifle with “Strong” loads ( not suitable for the Trapdoor Springfield) – the 300 grain bullet at 2275 feet per second generates 3449 foot pounds of kinetic energy .
Is a magnum more powerful than a rifle?
500 Magnum compares favorably in energy to the . 308/7.62×51 rifle bullet. 500 Magnum round will weigh more than twice as much and deliver 2,491 foot pounds of energy. The rifle bullet’s advantage is that, travelling 1,200 feet per second faster than the pistol bullet, it has substantially better range.
What is a 500 Magnum good for?
500 S&W Magnum is a semi-rimmed, straight cartridge optimized for use in revolvers. The cartridge is designed to headspace on its rim. 500 S&W Magnum was designed to fire a bullet with a diameter (⌀) of 0.500 in (12.7 mm) unlike the . 500 Linebaugh, which fires a 0.510 in (12.9 mm) bullet.
Will ASW 500 stop a bear?
500 S&W is a very difficult round to control when fired from any handgun platform. Yes, a good well placed hit from one with the right bullet would probably wreck any bear in short order.
Which is more powerful, A.44 or.50 caliber?
.50 Action Express is more powerful than .44 Magnum, but less powerful than some .445 SuperMag loads. .50 Beowulf is more powerful than .445 SuperMag, but less powerful than .444 Marlin. .50 BMG is more powerful than .44s. There are so many .44 and .50 caliber cartridges, you would have to be a lot more specific.
Is the.44 Magnum Magnum a good gun?
Despite the reputation for power and being a bit unwieldy, the accuracy for the .44 Magnum is quite good. While more experience always produces better results, a proficient marksman can place tight groups at 50 yards with relative ease.
How did the 44 Magnum get its name?
The 44 Magnum was named from its parent case, the .44 special. The 44 Magnum became the ‘most powerful handgun in the world’ by lengthening the case, and making the cartridge more suitable for higher pressures. All this helped but a 300gr bullet out the end of the barrel at muzzle velocities approaching 1500 fps.
What’s the difference between a.500 and.460 Magnum?
Until the introduction of the .460 Magnum a year later, the .500 was the only cartridge offered in the X-frame gun. Like the .460, the .500 is a purpose built, big game hunting cartridge. Hornady, Federal, Winchester and Cor-Bon offer factory loaded .500 Magnum ammunition in their handgun hunting lines.