44 mag or 500 S&W...Why not?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by DarinCraft, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. DarinCraft

    DarinCraft New Member

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    Cane made me think of a question when he posted the 458 SOCOM thread...

    Back in the day, the gun manufacturers made rifles and handguns in the same caliber for ease of carry. Now days they're making AR uppers in pistol calibers for fun and cheap plinking.

    On the same note, pig and dangerous game hunters rely heavily on 44 mag, 460 S&W and the 500 S&W. Now I think that this is partially because those rounds a powerful enough to get the job done, but can be carried in a small package (revolver vs. rifle). However, I'm sure there are people out there who would rather carry a rifle. This March will be my first pig hunt so I am purely speculating, but it seems to me that a 44 mag, 460 or a 500 upper for an AR would be great. You could have a round powerful enough to hunt dangerous game with, it would be the same round your "backup" (if you still carried it) uses and the ammo is cheaper than the alternative (458 SOCOM). Not to mention these rounds in a rifle would be easier to handle and be more accurate.

    Does this make sense or am I out in left field?
     
  2. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Makes a lot of sense to me. I'm not aware of an AR in in any of those calibers and can think of a couple of issues in making one but I won't say it can't be done.
     

  3. canebrake

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    Demand would be low and unlike the 9mm, a new auto load magazine would need to be developed.

    Plus, have you seen how dumb a 9mm AR looks?

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    Even in mall ninja garb it has the ghey.
     
  4. DarinCraft

    DarinCraft New Member

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    There is no amount of mall ninja crap to make the 9mm worth it...if you want to save money buy a friggin' .22...lol
     
  5. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    those rounds are still pricey and you would have to reload for em to make frequent practice viable money wise. if your reloading the .458 socom would be my choice because there are oodles of .458 caliber bullets designed for the 45-70/458winmag/458Lott that are in the weight range of the 458 socom designed specifically for dangerous game hunting and are easy to find.
     
  6. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    I don't know about the big magnum calibers, but several makers have produced both 9mm and .45ACP versions of the AR platform.

    I have toyed with building a .45ACP AR for a few years now. The reason would be simplicity like you are talking about. Stock up on a .45 ammo and have one round for my sidearm and my short range long gun.

    Hmmmm...... *thinking*

    JD
     
  7. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Found on the interwebz while surfing:

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    No further info found. :confused:
     
  8. skullcrusher

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    Cane, White Zombie was a band headed by Rob Zombie. Black Sunshine was a song by White Zombie where Rob equated a suped up black mustang taking off like a slug from a .44...
     
  9. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    With all that info why is it on a stripped lower?
     
  10. Gatekeeper

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  11. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    I assume it is a custom engraving job, and I got nuttin else. Maybe a custom rifle build for none other than Rob Zombie himself...:confused:
     
  12. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    But 44mag and 44 auto mag do not interchange which would defeat the point....It would be interesting though.
     
  13. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    What Rusty, you don't carry a Wildey?

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  14. slowryde45

    slowryde45 New Member

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    Too late...been done :p

    MGI Military - .45ACP Hybrid AR
     
  15. DarinCraft

    DarinCraft New Member

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    Yeah but that would require buying a Glock...I purely speculating here but I think JD would rather have a blood transfusion from 1000 infected 3rd world prostitutes.
     
  16. slowryde45

    slowryde45 New Member

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  17. DarinCraft

    DarinCraft New Member

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    Did you get my PM for my daily pain in the ass question?
     
  18. DarinCraft

    DarinCraft New Member

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    OK now your just messin' with me...I searched all over that site for the 460....lol

    edit: Found it...I was looking for the 460 S&W
     
  19. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    You buyin?
     
  20. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    I've seen that before. I have also looked at the dedicated upper from Oly Arms. Just not sure, because......

    While you would be correct almost 100% of the time, IF I was able to get my hands on the Kriss Super V, I would definitely be willing to buy a few Glock mags to feed the beast.

    I ALMOST bought one last year when the election results came in. I was *this* close, but I didn't step up and pay the $1800 that the local dealer wanted. I am waiting for the new and improved version, or for teh version that someone figured out. Well. Let's not go there....

    JD