.450 Bushmaster vs. rock river .458 SOCOM?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by mwsfarm, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. mwsfarm

    mwsfarm New Member

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    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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  2. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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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.
     

  3. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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

    ranger_sxt New Member

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    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.