Originally Posted by PeteZaHut
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.