Burning lean muscle tissue into the night, 22plinkster decided to test the ballistic properties of the .500 S&W against the might of overripe Tennessee watermelons.
Using Federal Vita-Shok rounds, which send a 325-grain Swift A-Frame bullet out to 1800 fps, with something like 2300 ft. lbs. of energy, Plink’s .500 has about ten times the energy at the muzzle that you would find in a .38 Special plinking round.
But, is it enough to make it through five watermelons?
The budget-friendly line of American-made Leupold VX-Freedom riflescopes found a welcome audience last year, but 2020 sees even more interesting additions to the family, with our hands-down favorite being the illuminated-reticle FireDot line.
It should come as no surprise the Ruger name is synonymous with value, and its’ AR-556 looks to fit this mold as an entry-level AR-15 with a reasonable MSRP. So how does the no-frills Ruger AR-556 perform when put to the test? Read on to find out.