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Old 04-13-2011, 03:59 AM   #21
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Is having a semi-auto that shoots .458 (or .50 beowulf even) practical? Can you get of quick follow shots with that kind of firepower?

How would that aspect of it compare to a 308?
Depends on what you're shooting at and what kind of support you have. Are we talking standing offhand or kneeling or braced against something? I can get fairly accurate shots at 50 yards with my 308 with an medium steady pace while kneeling, havent tried it while standing. My target was a 12 inch square.
As for it being practical, yes its very practical actually. For hunting (especially hogs) and penetrating dense material its very practical.
I hear the 458 Socom's recoil is like a 20 gauge shotgun. As for follow up shots with the 458 Socom I'll have to leave that to someone else to answer.
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Depends on what you're shooting at and what kind of support you have. Are we talking standing offhand or kneeling or braced against something? I can get fairly accurate shots at 50 yards with my 308 with an medium steady pace while kneeling, havent tried it while standing. My target was a 12 inch square.
As for it being practical, yes its very practical actually. For hunting (especially hogs) and penetrating dense material its very practical.
I hear the 458 Socom's recoil is like a 20 gauge shotgun. As for follow up shots with the 458 Socom I'll have to leave that to someone else to answer.
Recoil is somewhere tween 2 3/4 and 3inch 12ga slugs. Follow up with iron sights is about like a pump shotgun. If your going for pinpoint accuracy. Faster if you don't mind losing a bit of accuracy.
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I wouldn't imagine it would be bad at all for practical accuracy under quick firing. I mean, I've seen people empty 8-shot 12g Autos in a couple seconds, with all slugs on target, at reasonably close ranges.
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