Ok i went a shooting this weekend with the 454 and 500 all this is my opinion and Feel of palm ... kind of like seat of pants feel.
Ok as for ammo i was shooting the
300 Grain JSP Winchester
Says around 1600fps at the Muzzle
For the 500 S&W i used Magtech
400 Grainer says about 1600fps out of it at muzzle also soory magtech doesnt list it on the site.
Ok so I warmed up with the 454
Funny thing was i couldnt hit squat had uncle calling shots and even though i was aiming at same point was low high low high couldnt hit Squat.
So after shooting the 500 and hitting well with it i though i would try out the 454 again
BUt NOOOO that aint gonna happen
Ok this is a SRH 7.5 Inch Barrel and shooting it i forgot that after 12 rounds with Pac grips it Starts to hurt so after 12 and not hitting Squat was time to go to 500
So shooting the 500
Touched off the first one and i had to wonder out loud was that a week load? cant be right that was actually pretty tame.
So a reload of 5 and all 5 off hitting good and going hey this is way tame cant be right i mean theres Recoil but nothing like the 454.
My uncle shot the 454 and couldnt hit anything but course we didnt see the little break in the Red Dot
He also thought the 500 was Way tamer
So my thoughts on this are man its a tame shooter and the Gun Rag Writers are full of bull..
"its brutal .. itll break your wrists blah blah blah"
What a crock funny as i was thinking this i was reading a rticle by john Taffin stateing basiclly the same stuff from when the 357 magnum was made.. No one needs a gun this powerfull few will master it .
Well all i can say if it comes up and your deciding between the 454 and the 500
Get the 500 as much as i love my 454 the 500 is a easy shooter
Now if Smith will come out with a NON Performance Center 6" 460 i will have one and sell the SRH..The Muzzlebrake in the Xframe Really works.
One of the Fellows i know said the 460 is a easyer shooting Pistol than the 500 if so it must be smooth.
Might have to go Fondel a 8 3/8ths inch one but i sure dont like a Barrel that long