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sauerdb
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WTB 500 BPE Rifle
      #311440 - 01/02/18 08:42 AM

Looking for a 500 BPE rifle for the 3 inch case. Open to a double, but want something that I don't have to worry too much about taking into the field.

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Re: WTB 500 BPE Rifle [Re: sauerdb]
      #321317 - 07/11/18 09:01 AM

TTT

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Re: WTB 500 BPE Rifle [Re: sauerdb]
      #321326 - 07/11/18 11:00 PM

PM sent.

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Re: WTB 500 BPE Rifle [Re: CptCurl]
      #321331 - 08/11/18 04:49 AM

Curly has a nice .500 BPE! I've handled it.

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Re: WTB 500 BPE Rifle [Re: Daryl_S]
      #321340 - 08/11/18 08:38 AM

No Curl!!
Donít do it!!!

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50Calshtr
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Re: WTB 500 BPE Rifle [Re: Huvius]
      #321362 - 09/11/18 02:47 AM

Have you considered rebarreling a Ruger #1 to 500 BPE? With a medium weight barrel you'd have a rifle that would be easy to carry that could shoot a variety of loads and not have to deal with regulation issues.
Best.


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Re: WTB 500 BPE Rifle [Re: 50Calshtr]
      #321370 - 09/11/18 06:29 AM

Here's one of my little 500 BPE rifles. A Thomas Mortimer single shot. Outside has seen a bit of use, but the interior of the barrel is perfect, it has Henry Rifling in it. I shoot a 350 grain Paper Patch bullet with blackpowder. I shot it last weekend in one of our local Blackpowder matches and had a ball with it. It weighs 6lb 15.25 oz, I'm guessing it would have been right on 7lb when it was ordered.



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Huvius
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Re: WTB 500 BPE Rifle [Re: 450_Ackley]
      #321372 - 09/11/18 08:01 AM

Lovely rifle 450!
I have a few Alex Henry patent falling blocks but none in 500BPE.
Would sure like to have one though, the 500 being about the top end of comfort IMO for a single shot.
Please do a write up on your rifle and the competition if youíre up to it.

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Re: WTB 500 BPE Rifle [Re: 450_Ackley]
      #321417 - 10/11/18 11:53 AM

Wow Ackley that is a beauty, I was chasing a .577BPE in Europe a couple of years back but couldn't make the deal work for me (lack of funds as normal) I was wondering on the recoil of that one !

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Re: WTB 500 BPE Rifle [Re: Sarg]
      #321441 - 11/11/18 07:30 AM

Yes- WOW - and at 7 pounds, is exceptionally light for a 3" or 3 1/4" .500.

I would think something along the line of a .50/70 (.50 1 3/4") at that weight would be more controllable.

Second thought, might not be THAT bad with a 300gr. I was thinking of my old .50 3 1/4" sharps with 140gr. 2F or 170gr. ICI 1F and a 550gr. bullet. It was rather nasty with both of those, even though over 10 pounds.

Yes, and like that lovely little .500 BPE, a steel butt plate.

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Re: WTB 500 BPE Rifle [Re: Daryl_S]
      #321442 - 11/11/18 08:26 AM

What a delightful little Mortimer you have there DC - she's an absolute corker!
Certainly will be a handful for BPE events, then again you shoot the .585 Nyati if I remember correctly, so after that it would be so bad after all!


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Re: WTB 500 BPE Rifle [Re: 93x64mm]
      #321443 - 11/11/18 01:08 PM

Real men shoot guns with steel but plates.

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450_Ackley
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Re: WTB 500 BPE Rifle [Re: 93x64mm]
      #321451 - 11/11/18 07:52 PM

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What a delightful little Mortimer you have there DC - she's an absolute corker!
Certainly will be a handful for BPE events, then again you shoot the .585 Nyati if I remember correctly, so after that it would be so bad after all!




I've got a 600 Overkill as well...

Just started another thread on it so as not to de-rail this one anymore than I have.

DC


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