You’re about to see why the .500 S&W is considered one the most powerful handgun rounds in the world.
The Internet is filled with hilarious blooper reels of inexperienced shooters firing overly powerful handguns. Well, here’s one more for your viewing enjoyment.
The man in this video gets an important demonstration of just how powerful the .500 S&W cartridge is when he accidentally shoots down a tree with one shot.
I’m not sure which one he used, but the .500 S&W Magnum is capable of firing several very powerful loads. For instance, Winchester produces a popular load propelling a 400-grain bullet at over 1,600 fps for an astounding 2,877 foot-pounds of energy!
Clearly, the .500 S&W is not for the weak or the faint of heart (that goes for both people and trees).
When shooting the .500 S&W, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?
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