I shoot a 454 Casull occasionally, with full-power loads, and it is a handfull! I can't imagine a 500 with full-house loads! The Hornady factory loads I shoot are a 300 gr. XTP at 1650 fps, and it operates at a very high pressure. This is through a 9 and 1/2 inch Super Redhawk, which is a pretty heavy and beefy revolver. The recoil is very quick...no slow shove here! How does it compare to the recoil of a 500 with magnum loads? What do you guys think about the power and recoil of the 454? I think it will do anything I ever need from a hunting revolver, but I've never fired a 500. The 454 makes me see dots and glitches and stuff when I touch one off, but I can handle it fine...and shoot it accurately. Thoughts? Thanks.