The .500 S&W Magnum ammunition is a powerful cartridge developed by Smith & Wesson in collaboration with Cor-Bon in the early 2000s. It is a revolver cartridge that fires a .50 caliber bullet and is capable of producing extremely high muzzle energies, making it one of the most powerful handgun cartridges in the world.
The .500 S&W Magnum cartridge has a case length of 1.625 inches (41.3 mm) and can be loaded with bullets ranging in weight from 275 grains to 700 grains. It is primarily used for hunting large game, such as bear and elk, but can also be used for self-defense in areas where large predators are a concern.
Due to its high power and recoil, the .500 S&W Magnum is not a suitable cartridge for all shooters, and proper training and experience are required to handle it safely and effectively.