.500 Wyoming Express
|.500 Wyoming Express|
|Place of origin||USA|
|Case type||Belted straight|
|Bullet diameter||.500 in (12.7 mm)|
|Case length||1.37 in (35 mm)|
|Overall length||1.765 in (44.8 mm)|
|Primer type||Large rifle|
|Source(s): Cartridges of the World|
Like most handgun cartridges of this size, it is used almost exclusively in revolvers. It is designed mainly for hunting rather than self-defense or tactical usage.
The cartridge is comparable in size to the .50 Action Express but has higher powder loads and normally a lower velocity. Though not as powerful as the .500 S&W Magnum, the .500 Wyoming Express is one of the most powerful handgun cartridges commercially available today and is capable of taking any large game animal. Other similar cartridges are the .500 Linebaugh, and the .50 Beowulf.
- Barnes, Frank C. (2006) . Skinner, Stan (ed.). Cartridges of the World (11th ed.). Iola, WI, USA: Gun Digest Books. p. 280. ISBN 0-89689-297-2.
- The .500 Wyoming Express from Freedom Arms by Jeff Quinn, November 7, 2005
- Taffin, John (April 2006). "Freedom Arms' Biggest Big Bore". Guns. FMG Publications: 46–51.
- The .500 Wyoming Express by Brian Pearce in Guns & Ammo Handguns