500 S&W vs. 45-70 in a rifle

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by sure shot, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. sure shot

    sure shot Well-Known Member

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    Not long range but wanted some advice. Has anyone seen the 500 chambered in a rifle with say a 20' or 22' bbl. Wondering what kind of velocity one could get with the long bbl. How do you think it would compare to the 45-70 with the same length bbl. Pros and cons of either from a Ballistic standpoint? Could be an interesting cartridge in a rifle for the brush. What do you guy’s thing?
     
  2. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

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    I have seen the 500 in the new england fire arms. As for ballistics I have no clue. This may be a dumb question but what does bbl mean? Thanks
     

  3. bailey1474

    bailey1474 <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    This may be a dumb question but what does bbl mean?

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    Not a dumb question. How else is one to learn if they don't ask? It mean barrel.