dB reduction: 30 dB on.450 Bushmaster I also want to state that is great for subsonic work. I primarily hog hunt hogs so this article is helping me to GT-450 Bushmaster 12-02-2018, 11:26 PM #8. ubelongoutside. Loads were CCI Small Rifle primers 35 Degrees Win 296 38Gr and 40Gr Hornady FTX 250Gr. The article is incorrect in regards to the 5.56 NATO M16 being used in WWII and the Korean War. It may be that it needs to wear in more. Let us know in the comments below! Physics and empirical decibel sound meters prove otherwise. notice.style.display = "block"; When he turned slightly and opened the right shoulder I shot. Hornady BLACK ® ammunition features versatile loads optimized for excellent performance from America’s favorite guns.. Loaded with legendary Hornady ® bullets, Hornady BLACK ® ammunition is designed to fit, feed and function in a variety of platforms. I have shot a deer in the ear at 193 yards off a bench the gun can do it I cant without help from a bench. Faxon 18” barrel, Aero precision XL upper receiver, Faxon bolt carrier group, buffer spring and buffer recommended for 450 BM. When it comes to suppressing big bore calibers, such as .458 SOCOM, your initial instinct might be to choose a one-suppressor-does-all solution. Would the .450 BM with a .450 grain bullet be effective in hunting Bison, thanks. Made from Titanium with a black Cerakote finish, the.450/.458 suppressor is designed to harness the energy of these LOUD, heavy-hitting rounds, and tame the noise as well as the recoil. But compared to my 308’s, the 450BM is not accurate. I also shot into 5, 1 gal milk jugs filled with water at 100yds. Both shot well but the Hornady grouped a little better. The .450 BM is also very reasonably priced. Certainly did the job. Added a 300 BLK recently and may get out of 7.62mmx39 altogether since there are more bullet loadings in 300 BLK that make it more versitile than 7.62×39. Would the .450 BM with a 300 grain bullet be effective in hunting Bison, thanks, Sir, great article. His experiences with the M-16/AR-15 would have been entirely post military. Now, the .450 BM is one of the most popular straight-walled cartridges on the market. [citation needed] The cartridge fits single-stacked in a standard AR-15 magazine with a single-stack follower. Good article except 5.56 NATO rounds were not commonly used by military forces during WWII and the Korean War. I have been on the fence about my next rifle purchase. It also maintains much greater downrange energy than other rounds like the .223 Remington, which makes the .450 Bushmaster a great choice for competitive shooting as well as hunting. Moderator: MudBug. Also, a name change to ".450 Bushmaster" was approved. After I finish removing the scope caps from the Leupold 3-9x and adjusting the cheek-weld on the McMillan stock, Jonathan hands me a loaded four-round magazine. Danco411. He jumped hard to the left and disappeared into the brush. Federal 450 Bushmaster 300 gr Jacketed Hollow Point Power-Shok 20/Box $39.99 ($2.00 / round) After rebate: $34.99 ($1.75 / round) It’s not much, but they do reduce the pressure at the muzzle, which reduces the total sound signature. Starline .450 Bushmaster brass is specifically made for one of the largest calibers available in a standard AR-15 platform. I silently doubt just how much it will quiet the Db level of a .450 Bushmaster, but I will find out soon enough. Sighting in was fairly straight forward. .hide-if-no-js { I agree that you should really look into getting mags specifically for it. Test) 30-32 dB: Material: 6AI-4V Annealed Titanium GR9 TI-Tube: MSRP: FDE Ceracote Item No. Your discussions, feedback and comments are welcome here as long as they are relevant and insightful. 450 Bushmaster 250 gr FTX ® Hornady BLACK ® Item #82246 | 20/Box US Patent: 8,161,885 | 8,413,587 | 7,380,502. What a ride this will be. The average distance war time kills of soldiers is less than deer. We reserve the right to edit as appropriate, delete profane, harassing, abusive and spam comments or posts, and block repeat offenders. For some guidance, we Double ear protection is recommended for shooters, combining soft, insertable ear plugs and external ear muffs. I live in Florida so there aren’t a lot of opportunities for many 1000yd shots. Modular, quiet, lightweight, versatile with a wide flexibility of multi-caliber use. A relatively new change in gun laws makes it so that hunters in the Midwest can now use straight-walled cartridges in their semi-auto weapons. Hello, I’m not sure if you realize that the 5.56/M16 was not put in service until Vietnam. Not sure.. So, when he got back home, Cooper came up with the idea of a cartridge similar to the one found in his .45 ACP pistol that would work for a wider variety of firearms. The 223/5.56 NATO was accepted by the U.S. Military in 1963 well after both wars. Std. Not that you need them with the 450 bm.. One hell of a wallop!!!! This is an interesting article, but I shy away from calibers that are costly to shoot. List price was $599.99 our price $579.99 List Price: $ 599.99. If so can you send me a link to the magazine that you recommended we try to have the best experience possible. In terms of sound suppression, you can expect nothing but phenomenal results. Ruger American Ranch Rifle .450 Bushmaster 16.1" Go Wild Camo S. OUT OF STOCK (0) Patriot 450 Bushmaster 4rd 20" bbl Kuiu/Stainless. i shooting 450 bushmaster with winchester 250 g bullet,,how high at 100yds to be on at 200yds?1830 fps at 100 and 1510 fps at 200? The first thing I did was pick up a .450 Bushmaster upper assembly. timeout When Col. Jeff Cooper, a United States Marine who fought in WWII and the Korean War, was in the heat of battle, he needed rounds he could depend on for powerful, armor-piercing shots and deadly accuracy. In November I used it on a whitetail hunt in Saskatchewan. I would not suggest a 0 power EOTech XPS2-0 Holographic, you need a decent 3-9x. 450 Bushmaster (with a 16″ barrel or longer) Click here for a list of the Obsidian45’s caliber ratings. Time limit exceeded. It took a good hour to get it dialed in and producing tight patterns. I have it in the Ruger American ranch rifle… it pushes the Barnes 290 grn tipped boattail muzzleloader bullet at 2150 fps and will shoot cloverleaves at 100 yds. Rifle loves the 250 grain FTX and 300 grain XTP-MAG Pushed by Lil Gun powder. Cooper was dissatisfied with the small-diameter 5.56×45mm NATO (.223 Remington) of the AR-15, and envisioned a need for a large bore (.44 cal or greater) cartridge in a semi-automatic rifle to provide one-shot kills on big-game animals at 250 yards. At 100 yards I’m usually 1″ and under with both guns. I had one with ZERO blood no exit. The Shooter's Log, is to provide information—not opinions—to our customers and the shooting community. Also shot 1/4″ mild plate steel. }. Rock River Arms makes a great assembly that I’ve been very pleased with, but any assembly that fits a 5.56/.223 receiver will work. Savage Axis action using a Rhineland 16” barrel with 1/16” twist. The .450 Bushmaster’s dimensions come in just under maximum legal limits, maximizing power and distance. The 450 Bushmaster and 458 SOCOM caliber direct thread mount suppressor is master of the 450 caliber suppressors. I own 5 450bm (Ruger American, 20″ AR, 16″ AR, 8″ AR pistol, and a Encore 20″) and love them. Shopping with us is absolutely safe - you never have to worry about credit card safety when shopping here... Share your latest AR build or photos from the range with #RangeDayFriday for a chance to win a new firearm! The magazine holds 3 rounds and clicks into place tightly. 6 I shoot the Ruger American and love it. Guide came out and we tracked the buck 50yds. So, if you’re looking to blast a hog, take down a deer across the field, or place in the top scorers at competition, you don’t want to overlook the .450 Bushmaster. It also uses the same bullet as a 20 gauge slug (Hornady, Remington sabots). I shot two one at 195 yards and other at 140 yards. But the main reason ended up being the fact that I could use this cartridge in places that I couldn’t use traditional bottlenecks. Shoots at 2450fps out of my scout and 2550 out of the CVA (25″ barrel). Kaw Valley Precision Linear Comps are part of a small family of compensators aimed at taming muzzle concussion. I will be a regular from now on. You can resize 45-70 lead. This prototype giant HTP Copper load looks different. View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message View Blog Entries View Articles MGO Member Join Date Jan 2009 Location Ypsilanti MI Posts 80. The FTX is ok for target/defensive shooting, but I find that it opens too quick on deer size varmints and damages a bit of meat. Ballistics. With its high BC + velocity it adds 100 yards to the range and still has 1400FPE at 400 yards. It deftly out-performed the .350 Legend at the 250 to 300-yard range. AR-STONER AR-15 Side Charging Upper Receiver Assembly 450 Bushmaster 18" Barrel with 15" M-Lok Handguard. The .450 Bushmaster is designed to be used in the standard M16s and AR-15s, using modified magazines and upper receiver assemblies. I haven’t checked out your blog before. I hate to tell you this, but 5.56 rounds were not used in WWII or Korea. With as much energy as this cartridge generates, you’re going to get a larger range. Also the fact that you don’t have to deal with neck creep etc makes it nice. It comes with just about everything you need to start throwing high-grain rounds so you can spend your leftover funds on something more supplemental like a scope. Make sure you plan to get single stack style magazines though as the offset double-stack AR type mags just don’t feed this round well. Starline .450 Bushmaster brass is the perfect reloading component for shooters who fell in love with the big-bore, hard-hitting .450 Bushmaster caliber. I bought a Ruger American Rifle in Go Wild Camo. I’m good for 20-30 rounds at the range with it before I just don’t want to put anymore impact on my bruised shoulder. Relevant text says: The text of the article stands as it was written. In your article When you mentioned having to switch out the standard .556 magazine, and you recommended LANCER. Constructed of stainless steel and aluminum, Rugged’s Obsidian has been a top choice due to its impressive balance between lightweight, and durability, while still offering modularity. Sub-MOA is not at all unusual. The small arms ammunition in use for rifles in WWII And Korea includes 30-06, .30 carbine, and .45 ACP (Thompson machine gun). 1 So, that round wasn’t used at the time. Easy to build from an already-owned AR-15. var notice = document.getElementById("cptch_time_limit_notice_66"); While “Big Bore” mania has been circulating for a while now, a newer cartridge is finding its way to the head of the popularity pack: The .450 Bushmaster. You can easily paper patch lead slugs. It’s great for clean, quick and humane kills on medium-sized game like deer, elk, hogs and some bears. Recent NIOSH studies of sound levels from weapons fires have shown that they may range from a low of 144 dB SPL for small caliber weapons such as a 0.22 caliber rifle to as high as a 172 dB SPL for a 0.357 caliber revolver. [4] The cartridge is chambered in bolt action rifles by Ruger, Savage, and Remington, Ruger's No. My gun has been around for 25+ years, and had given me similar results. I shot a nice 10pt the 1st afternoon. The result of this collaboration is the .450 Bushmaster. if ( notice ) I sent half its 250 grain bullet through a 2×6 fence board’s edge at 15yds and onward to a 50yd target, and yet the bullet strayed less than 6″ from the bullseye. Winchesters .450 Bushmaster ammunition is a great choice for deer hunting. The .450 BM is exceptionally accurate out of an AR-15 platform using the Hornady 250gr. I found this was definitely true for the .450 Bushmaster that was giving me between 1.5 and 2.5-inch groupings at 100 yards. Unfortunately, the all-in-one options start having problems as the bore size increases. 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