Some odds and ends to cover the cost of a new optic for another purchase:
Leupold M8 4X Handgun scope- this is the extended eye relief version. The scope is in great shape; the rings will be included but the screws in the rings are fairly stripped, so consider them a freebie (the actual mounting bases and those screws are perfectly serviceable however). The M8 scopes are the precursors of the FX series that you see today.
Accurate 500-710W Bullet mold
This is a single cav Accurate made aluminum mold. It looks great and casts great. Bullet dropped weighs about 730 grains in my wheel weight mystery metal. It has been used only a handful of times and definitely allowed me to find the point where I decided I had enough recoil. I specced it at 502 when I ordered it. It dropped at 5025 in my same mix. These shoot well enough in my 8 3/8" 500 (at least as long as I can tolerate it) although they impact very high (big surprise). They did not stabilize with my loads in my 4" 500, so be forewarned if you have a short barrel. However if you are planning to shoot many of these out of a short barrel 500 I suggest you commit yourself to a mental health ward! I am going to stick to my tiny 440s, 400s, and 375s...
(Pictured next to a piece of 357 brass for scale)
I paid $85 shipped, you pay $68 shipped. Spf
One last try at these:
N frame round butt Miculek grips in good shape, used. Very nice grips but I replaced them with Badgers.
Paypal preferred. I don't really need any trades, feel free to try me but I'm trying to halt the accumulation of stuff I don't need!