The .500 Smith and Wesson Magnum is a superb handgun caliber but in a rifle it’s even better…if that’s possible. But where can you buy a 500 S&W rifle?
Big Horn Armory manufactures a lever action Model 89 rifle chambered for the mighty 500 S&W Magnum. The M89 was designed and built from the ground up with state of the art CNC technology. It combines the huge M86 and the smaller M92 actions to handle the 500 S&W. These rifles are manufactured from 17-4 stainless steel that is precision machined and hardened to provide strength and reliability. The Black Walnut stock and forend are works of art. The pistol grip stock comes with a 1″ recoil pad. Sights are excellent aperture rear and post front. These sights are fast to align and very accurate.
The Model 89 has an 18″ barrel (22″ optional) which is perfect for any handgun caliber. You do not need a long barrel because pistol powder burns much faster than rifle powder. You will get about a 200 fps increase in a rifle which makes the 500 S&W really awesome. The rate of twist is 1 in 24″. Magazine capacity is 7 rounds. I love that!!! The only part that I do not love is the weight….at 7 lbs 10 oz…OUCH!
The Model 89 is a very handy rifle with plenty of power for anything and it’s reasonably priced at around $2,000 depending on options.