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Discussion in 'Rifles' started by FireInTheWire, Oct 1, 2018.
Man those are some big holes.
You may have me convinced that my AR build will be in 458 SOCOM.
Just priced out the brass. Dam!
Every time I think about a suppressed 300BLK (which is often), I’m just like ah, f* it. Go big or go home and .458 is big.
It won't be as quiet as .300 blackout, but will hit harder for sure.
I bought 250 brass from Starline. At 250 it was reasonable. But it's expensive to shoot.
The target was 50 yds away. But I found out the scope was loose when I got home. More test / shooting for function on that trip. I'll be loading and shooting for accuracy next time. Likely the same test loads as before to start.
I really like this gun. I'm planning to be accurate at 50 yds. My pig lease has at most 80 yd shots. But most are 50 yds or less.
Flash, get that eye fixed. They can have you shooting long range again in a few weeks. And very sorry to hear about the range. Sounds like you guys had a ton of fun.
At the now defunct Gun Shop, I had the chance to work up loads for (legal) SBR's and suppressed rifles in .458 Socom and .375 Socom. As I recall, the coolest .458 Socom was 10.5 inches in the barrel and I've forgotten the suppressor brand. Accuracy was exceptional and the "kool" meter was pegged!
As to the expense of the rounds, I looked at it a different way. That rifle is several steps above a standard AR-15. The .458 is a genuine shoulder cannon! Repeating a story that I posted earlier, Friend Jim was going to shoot a sizable pig in a front head shot. The animal raised it's head just as the round fired and it penetrated the entire length of the spine area and poked out at the rear end.
I examined the bullet that killed that pig. That bullet did not expand at all. That's why I like the Hornady 4500 slug. It's designed for the 45-70 and should expand properly.
Think of the .458 Socom this way...………. It's like carrying a 45-70 in a light weight semiautomatic format. Many piggie hunters say that the 45-70 is the "go to" round for pigs.
Thats what they make good Muzzle Brakes for.
I’ve shot 458 and 450 bushmaster. I’d prefer the 450 due to it being able to reach out further
Recoil IMO just depends on what you're used to shooting and how comfortable you are with shooting that's freaking huge lol. Definitely a hog thumper at that. Great short distance hog machine.
Totally forgot about this thread. Primed up some brass last week to load some test rounds for accuracy. Had a busy year so far, but will get those done pretty soon.
Not sure when I have had this much fun shooting a gun. I love that 458.