500 S&W Bullets

500 S&W Magnum Bullets for Reloading

The 500 S&W Magnum may not have any practical use in a tactical scenario. All the same, it’s good to have around for when you want to hit something with a truck but haven’t got a truck handy.

At .500 inches, 500 Smith and Wesson bullets have the largest diameter of all the commonly loaded handgun bullets. Having a steady supply of 500 S&W bullets for reloading will not only guarantee you access to your handloading hobby, but also let you save a ton of money on ammo that is fairly expensive when it comes from the factory.

500 S&W Magnum bullets usually weigh 275, 300, 250, 400, 440, or 500 grains. While still obeying SAAMI’s 60,000 psi max pressure, your handloads can deliver very close to 3,000 ft lbs of energy at the muzzle when loaded with powder like Hodgdon CFE-BLK. You can also use a powder such as Hodgdon CFE Pistol to create “light loads” with a muzzle velocity closer to a 45 ACP, which will save you from a great deal of recoil. The 500 S&W Magnum is basically a rifle cartridge, so you’re going to need large rifle primers to reload it.

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  1. Berry's 50 Caliber Bullets - 300 Grain Round Shoulder – 500 Count


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    Cost Per Bullet 25¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 300 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 50 Action Express, 500 S&W Magnum
    Quantity 500
    Bullet Type Total Metal Jacket (TMJ)
    Manufacturer Berry's
    Manufacturer SKU 00198
    This is not loaded ammunition. If you don’t load your own ammo, then ordering component bullets like these would be a waste of your hard-earned cash.

    Do you have a strong urge to load some strong handgun ammo? Then check this out –.50 cal projectiles by Berry’s! Ideal for all your 50 AE and 500 S&W Magnum crafting needs!

    Berry’s does make an exceptional target projectile. This 300 grain round shoulder bullet features a swaged lead core and electrochemically bonded jacket, which is perfectly concentric and incapable of letting hot propellant gasses vaporize lead off the core. An indoor range may not let you fire .50 cal ammo, but a total metal jacket is still going to serve you well by keeping your barrel significantly cleaner.

    Berry’s restrikes each bullet after it has been electroplated to ensure it is precisely 0.625" in overall length. They recommend a 2,000 fps max velocity regardless of whether you’re loading 50 AE or 500 Mag. Look in your reloading manual or on preferred powder manufacturer’s website for load data, or use cast or jacketed load data for bullets of the same profile and weight.
  2. Berry's 50 Caliber Bullets - 350 Grain Round Shoulder – 500 Count


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    Cost Per Bullet 28¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 350 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 500 S&W
    Quantity 500
    Bullet Type Round Nose
    Manufacturer Berry's
    Manufacturer SKU 86248
    This is not loaded ammunition. These are component bullets, which haven’t got the cases, propellant and primers they would need in order to be fired right out of the box. Don’t order this unless you are a handloader!

    Berry’s has .50 cal pistol enthusiasts all taken care of! This .500” diameter 350 grain projectile is perfect if you want 500 rounds of 500 S&W Magnum target ammunition without having to mortgage your house.

    This is a round shoulder projectile – essentially a total metal jacket with a broad, flat nose profile that’s optimal for shooting targets. Each bullet features a swaged lead core that was electroplated with copper to create a bonded jacket which ensures zero lead exposure to hot propellant gasses. Optimal if you’re trying to prevent barrel fouling to the greatest extent possible! Berry’s restrikes their bullets following electroplating, thus ensuring they all adhere to exact dimensions.

    This bullet’s OAL is 0.720". Berry’s recommends a COAL of 2.100" for 500 Mag. Berry’s advises against exceeding a muzzle velocity of 2,000 fps (any faster could cause core/jacket separation). Cast or jacketed data for similar bullets are applicable to these bullets as well. Please note that these bullets aren’t intended for 50 BMG.

    Customer Reviews



    Review by RICHARD (Posted on 11/14/2023)

    Berry's 50 caliber HANDGUN bullets

    Good affordable bullets! Although the bullet's diameter is shown in the first photo, I suggest that you also indicate the .500" diameter in the detail section, and include handgun bullets in the title. That should eliminate any confusion that these bullets could be used in the 50 BMG which requires .510" bullets.

    Review by Cedar Tree (Posted on 10/25/2023)

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