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My son buys me a gun every year for Birthday, Father's Day and Christmas
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He has been wanting a 458 Socom so guess what I got this year.

I didn't post a picture because it looks like your typical AR15 with a fat barrel.

It uses the standard 5.56 30 round mags which will hold 10 .458 rounds. This
is a nasty bullet. Big fat and slow just like a .45ACP which I really like.

For more info on the .458 Socom please reference this educational video.

 

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That looks.like a.nasty round...Might have to "build" one.
The dude in the video is hilarious, maybe more so to me, because my wife is Russian, maybe his videos will aid in my future gun acquisitions.
 

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I want the deal that Taurus1965 got on his upper and I won't be able to resist.

Airwrench...we are longing for a range report...complete with the exploding melons!
 
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I want the deal that Taurus1965 got on his upper and I won't be able to resist.

Airwrench...we are longing for a range report...complete with the exploding melons!
We did shoot it. I was a bit unsure about it feeding from the mag but it did fine.
Fun to shoot!!
 

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We did shoot it. I was a bit unsure about it feeding from the mag but it did fine.
Fun to shoot!!
Stuffing those monster rounds into the magazine single stack must have been weird.
 

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My son buys me a gun every year for Birthday, Father's Day and Christmas
combined.

He has been wanting a 458 Socom so guess what I got this year.

I didn't post a picture because it looks like your typical AR15 with a fat barrel.

It uses the standard 5.56 30 round mags which will hold 10 .458 rounds. This
is a nasty bullet. Big fat and slow just like a .45ACP which I really like.

For more info on the .458 Socom please reference this educational video.

This thing is only slow in relation to a 5.56, but my 300gn HiTek coated bullets are hitting >1800 fps :)

Also, there is a dedicated follower that one could get to put in specific mags that are supposed to aid in feeding, but I've never had an issue with feeding from the mag.
 
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Stuffing those monster rounds into the magazine single stack must have been weird.
Like loading a pistol mag. You have to push the follower down and slide the
round in as apposed to pushing in from the top.
 

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My uses would be pig hunting and I've thought about an upper in either .458 SOCOM or .450 Bushmaster. I think I like the bushy better as the lowish velocity of these round would demand a bullet to match. Most .458 bullets are designed for .45/70 up to .458 Win Mag. Seems to me a 300 grain .451" pistol bullet (thinking XTP) would be a better match for the velocity.

BUT, my 7.62x39 kills 'em quite dead, thanks.
 

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My uses would be pig hunting and I've thought about an upper in either .458 SOCOM or .450 Bushmaster. I think I like the bushy better as the lowish velocity of these round would demand a bullet to match. Most .458 bullets are designed for .45/70 up to .458 Win Mag. Seems to me a 300 grain .451" pistol bullet (thinking XTP) would be a better match for the velocity.

BUT, my 7.62x39 kills 'em quite dead, thanks.

Yeah but, you could probably kill two or three with one round! ;)
 

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Yeah but, you could probably kill two or three with one round! ;)


Well, not really. If that were a factor, I could just use my 7mm Rem Mag. :D OR, I could use a FMJ in the 7.62. It wouldn't drop anything drt without some luck, but it'd KILL 'em. :D

Thing about pig hunting, they run in packs. THAT'S why a semi auto is useful. :D Don't really take a cannon to kill 'em, though. That's a bit of a myth. A .30-30 is plenty....or the semi auto version of the .30-30, the 7.62x39 Rusky. :D Even handloading the bushy AR or SCOCOM would be expensive considering the cost of components and good luck on finding spent brass. I like the SKS for another reason, cheap surplus ammo which is very affective. The Wolf 154 soft point is deadly, is accurate, and is CHEAP. It's steel cased, so let the brass (steel actually) FLY. :D
 
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The cost of ammo, plus the need for the 458 SOCOM is what's been holding me back...so far. Of course, what does NEED have to do with it anyway? :D
 

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The cost of ammo, plus the need for the 458 SOCOM is what's been holding me back...so far. Of course, what does NEED have to do with it anyway? :D
Yep, I hear ya. :D
 

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The cost of ammo, plus the need for the 458 SOCOM is what's been holding me back...so far. Of course, what does NEED have to do with it anyway? :D
That is where reloading comes in handy. If you discount the cost of brass, as it's reusable, I'm reloading .458 Socom for (depending on powder type and charge) around $0.30/round as opposed to the $2.00/round factory.
 

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That is where reloading comes in handy. If you discount the cost of brass, as it's reusable, I'm reloading .458 Socom for (depending on powder type and charge) around $0.30/round as opposed to the $2.00/round factory.
yeah...but it's getting the first inventory of 500 cases that will set one back..I don't see any of those on the range floor..:rolleyes:
 
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I have been debating a big caliber just for fun.Thinking 450 Bushmaster or 50 Beowulf.Any of them will tear some stuff up.
 

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That is where reloading comes in handy. If you discount the cost of brass, as it's reusable, I'm reloading .458 Socom for (depending on powder type and charge) around $0.30/round as opposed to the $2.00/round factory.
yeah...but it's getting the first inventory of 500 cases that will set one back..I don't see any of those on the range floor..<img src="http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/images/smilies/rolleyes.png" border="0" alt="" title="Roll Eyes" class="inlineimg" />
Yeah. Too, I've been reloading for 57 years. Some times you just wanna shoot and skipp the reloading part. I think that's why I've mostly been shooting rimfire last few years.
 
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Yeah. Too, I've been reloading for 57 years. Some times you just wanna shoot and skipp the reloading part. I think that's why I've mostly been shooting rimfire last few years.
Oh yeah. I hear ya there! It really eats into the range time hunting brass (Finally got some brass catchers for my AR/AK families) - even pistol gets everywhere. Also probably why I really enjoy 7.62x39 steel case a lot - AK's, SKS...looking at grabbing a PSA KS47 - best of both worlds :)
 
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