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.450 bushmaster

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by unicom, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. unicom

    unicom Active Member

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    The .224 valrkie looks like an interesting round I may have to check out

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  2. LoneStarBassMan

    LoneStarBassMan New Member

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    Has anyone tried a hydraulic buffer system with this type of setup?
     
  3. IXLR8

    IXLR8 TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Is there any benefit for the .450 bushmaster, over a .458 SOCOM?

    They both appear to be big thumper rounds. Both seem suitable for AR uppers.
     
  4. TexasBrandon

    TexasBrandon TGT Addict

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    Looking into this caliber myself. I'm on a big caliber kick again.
     
  5. smittyb

    smittyb Active Member

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    I have a 450 bushy as well.
    It’s loads of fun!
    As stated above the magazines can be finicky.
    Mine has a brake of unknown origins, and while it is quite loud, recoil is not too bad.
    As for 450 vs 458, it usually comes down to bullet choice.
    If you handload for 45, you can use those bullets in the 450.
    If you handload for 45-70, or some other 458, you can use those in 458 Socom.
     
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  6. grasshopperglock

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    For the cost and the reviews about it. You'd be better off adding weight to the rifle. The most uncomfortable position is off the bench. Using a bag or bipod. It'll push you back pretty good. It'll also loosen the bipod or Damn near pop it off. You also have to watch the scope in the rings. The scope will slide forward 1/16".

    I mounted a medium size limbsaver recoil pad. Drilled holes in the butt of the stock and bolted it solid. None of that slip on stuff. Without a recoil pad it hurts. It'll bruise your shoulder.

    It's not that bad of recoil. Just have it tight against your shoulder and a good grip on the rifle. Because when it's go's off. It's a serious thump.
     
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  8. Amazi

    Amazi I hate Sig Sauer

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    last time I went to the range I found about 20 pieces of the 450 brass on the ground, surprised who ever shot it didn't pick it up. The recoil is that stout? It looked like my 45/70 brass at first glance and that doesn't have a lot a recoil.
     
  9. smittyb

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    450 has almost the exact same ballistics and recoil(assuming the same weight rifle) as an in-line muzzloader shooting 45 cal bullets over a 150 grain charge of pyrodex.
     
  10. Dawico

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    The fact that ARs are generally light and have poor ergonomics amplify the recoil.
     


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