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alaskan vs s&w 500

This is a discussion on alaskan vs s&w 500 within the Wheelguns forums, part of the Other Handgun Talk category; hmm....get a shorter barrel Super Blackhawk in .44 Mag and shoot Buffalo Bore? <----makes up reasons someone should own a Blackhawk....


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Old 11-30-2011, 09:03 PM   #11
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hmm....get a shorter barrel Super Blackhawk in .44 Mag and shoot Buffalo Bore?

<----makes up reasons someone should own a Blackhawk.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:19 PM   #12
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Well the 4 inch 460 is sounding good gonna pass on the 500 lol I priced ammo. Its between the 460 4" and the Alaskan now lol I read up on ballistics it's not too too bad
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:16 AM   #13
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Yeah 500 ammo is pricey, even the 460 and 454 cost about $1.00 a round to shoot if bought factory new. The 460 will walk all over the 454 as the most powerfull, but the 460 is a hugh dam gun, 4" or not. Just look at the grip/ cylinder size beteen the 2.

They are the 2 on the far right incase you could not tell.


even if you use imagination a 4" 460 is still a beast. The alaskan still has packability factor. I carry in either a safepacker attached to the waistbelt on my pack or pants, or in a Kifaru Koala.

Also incase you have not seen the ammo side by side to visually compare...

45ACP, 45LC, 454 Casull, 460, 45-70


Good luck on your newest purchase, either way, you will have a big ol gun.


EDIT to add, just found this on gunbroker. 2" 460.... Im still looking for a decently priced 4" 460 so you may have some competition when one pops up. Thought I would share this find.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=263002757
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:00 PM   #14
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Do they offer the smith 460 in a mid length the site only shows the long barrels. I'm OK with a little more than the Alaskans 2 inch, but I don't want a really long gun either.
I have the 5" .460S&W. Great gun. Plus you can shoot .454 Casull and .45 LC out of it.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:25 PM   #15
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454 casull

When it was first offered the Alaskan 2.5 was the most powerful in it class, meaning other 454 guns.. 460 was made to top ruger 454,then ruger made the 480, then 500..now there the 600http://www.vincelewis.net/60magnum.html, heck some will make 458 into a handgun?

Now some will say the 454 alaskan is Beast, it can be with the Heavyer loads. I have 260gr and 300gr and 325gr Bear load.. The first time out with this gun i shot 24 rounds of 260gr and 325gr and it was fun as hell,(shooting one handed, why well just to see if i could control the recoil.

IMHO the Ruger is nice all around BFG to shoot..Also look great on your hip.
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I have Alaskans in both .44mag and .454. Frankly, the .454 is just too uncomfortable for me to shoot. Not sure I could get reasonable follow up shots with the .454 if I needed to use it. My .44Mag, loaded with some high powered Buffalo Bore ammo, gives me all I need. The Alaskan is easy to carry on my hip on an all day hike.
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:45 PM   #17
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It came in a bright yellow case with yellow grips, and was sold as The "Alaskan Survival Model". It also came with a bunch of other stuff like emergency blankets, compass, and a book about how bears like to eat people.

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You can always go with a Magnum Research BFR. These are my two. One in .500 S&W Magnum, and the other in .45-70. The handloads pictured with it are Lyman 552 Gr. Cast Gas Check bullets over a heavy dose of IMR 3031 Powder, (lower photo). Rather decent bear medicine one would assume.





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You can always go with a Magnum Research BFR. These are my two. One in .500 S&W Magnum, and the other in .45-70. The handloads pictured with it are Lyman 552 Gr. Cast Gas Check bullets over a heavy dose of IMR 3031 Powder, (lower photo). Rather decent bear medicine one would assume.





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Are you trying to break your wrists??? Get something like a super-redhawk or super blackhawk in 44 mag it has enough punch to take out anything you need at a tolerable distance, it is less expensive to shoot and less recoil and unless you have money to burn, you'll be saving up your money for a year or so for a 500 and the ammo is over a buck a round so you will have fun w/ it until you get the credit card bill.
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