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Old 01-15-2009, 05:58 PM   #1
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Default .450 Bushmaster vs. rock river .458 SOCOM?

have access to each of these, any advice? it looks like the .450 would be a little cheaper to shoot?

I am not set up to reload either one, YET.

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Old 01-15-2009, 08:52 PM   #2
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Well,since you don't reload its a toss up. But the 458 has alot more bullet choices when reloading than the 450. Both are expensive if you are buying factory ammo.

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The .450 Bushy has slightly better terminal ballistics than the .458 does.

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The .450 Bushy has slightly better terminal ballistics than the .458 does.
That seems contrary to other information I've come across. .458 SOCOM is supposed to be approximately equivalent to .45-70 loads for a lever gun. .450 Bushmaster seems to be about the same as a .45 Win Mag (plus about 10%). Coupled with the incredibly wide variety of bullets available in .458" (.458 SOCOM) versus those available in .451" (.450 Bushmaster) I would have to say the tip would go to the .458 SOCOM.
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