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    Default Another Big Bore

    Well I went and did it again and added another big bore to the collection .
    I actually bought it last year but just got around to taking any pictures.
    It is a 500 CYRUS .
    It is a blown out 416 Rigby necked to .500 DIA .
    I push MY 700 GRAIN WFNGC at Vel 1850 , here are a couple loads that has been worked up .

    700 Grain WFNGC 70 Grains H4895 Velocity 1850
    610 Grain LFNGC 73 Grains H322 Velocity 1940
    420 Grain FNGC 83 Grains H322 Velocity 2280
    325 Grain Barnes XPB 88 Grains H322 Velocity 2600

    Being this rifle is so light ( 8.5 ) all of these loads have a wallop indeed !!!
    But it hurts so good !!!!!!!!!!
    The rifle holds three rounds in the clip .

    Here are two pictures of some loaded 700 and 610 grain bullets .
    This rifle has put a few smiles on big bore junkies ......
    My wife thinks I am compensating for something since all my firearms are big bore types ??????

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    A few more pictures.

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    Your wife thinks what? Dude, that's a little too personal. My wife just thinks I'm nuts with my .500 A-Square.

    I like the bolt handle, you'd best say a hail Mary just before squeezing the joy lever at 8.5 pounds. YIKES! Mine weighed 11.25# when I first bought it, and I pulled the joy lever on a 600 grain 2485fps load with 120 grains of something. My right arm went numb due to nerve compression. I learned.

    I love them big-bore heavy rifles. You have nice one. Maybe add a few pounds of lead to soften up the impact maybe?

    Can I buy 20 or so of those 700 grain flat nosed projectiles? If yes, please PM me the info. I'd like to try them.
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    Yours is a lot light than my Cobb BA50. I believe it weighs in at 39lbs.

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    I am not recoil sensitive but I am not willing to say any amount of hurt is so good!!!!! That is one ominous and apocalyptic kooking round. Cool!
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    That has to hurt on both ends.

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    How much did it cost to get that rifle put together? I'm guessing you bought the Savage 116 action and scrapped the barrel for something .50 Cal. I don't know why, but after shooting my .375 H&H in the Savage Alaskan Guide I have some burning desire for a true big bore.
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    Default Can you give us a little perspective, RR?

    Yes, I know that those are some big honkin' rounds...but can you put like, one of those 30-06 rounds next to one of the 500 Cyrus rounds?

    BTW, how many guys does it take to transfer and load one of those monsters into the breech? The darn thing looks like a crew-served weapon of mass destruction!!! I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beartooth View Post
    I am not recoil sensitive but I am not willing to say any amount of hurt is so good!!!!! That is one ominous and apocalyptic kooking round. Cool!
    Thought I would post a couple pictures with some solid brass and copper custom bullets .
    Enjoy

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    A couple more

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    Just looking at those things almost made a retina detach. Beautiful gun, evil looking rounds.

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