The 500 S&W in Africa
From Jan in Namibia
I mounted a spare Aimpoint I have on the 500. Shot the scope in at my local range and took it hunting. I shot this springbuck ram at 65 meters trough the neck.
Being used to shooting with a rifle I was quit surprised with the effect of the 500 bullet on the buck. My immediate thought after the shot was a miss as I could not detect any sign of a hit (must say that I lost sight of the buck for a fraction of a second during recoil.
The springbuck calmly walked away. after a few steps I noticed the blood pumping from its neck and 20 meters further it dropped.
By the time I reached the Springbuck it was already dead.
The shot took it trough the neck, missing the bone but severed both jugulars.
50 shots later the Aimpoint was destroyed by the recoil. Will have to start hunting open sight.