Everyone remember the Bighorn Model 89 – the .500 S&W Magnum lever-action rifle I still want, still do not own, and still cannot afford, but helped make this awesome motivational image for:
I do not think .500S&W takes very well to suppressing, its onboard magazine capacity is not exactly huge (all of seven rounds), and reloading it will take time you probably will not have, but a 0.8 ounce slug of lead traveling at around 2000 feet per second and carrying just over 3000 foot-pounds of force is enough to muck up anything‘s cranial cavity. I wonder if it can reliably feed/chamber the infamous 700 grain .500 S&W round (scroll all the way to the bottom) – 1.6 ounces of lead screaming out of a lever-action rifle at 1200 fps is something I want. Badly. If for no better reason than "because I can".