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#6501456 - 10/18/16 07:05 PM Anyone own a 450 Bushmaster?
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I'm considering buying a 450 Bushmaster upper. Not worried about ammunition because I can reload.

The main thing that concerns me is the recoil. I have a few health problems that makes recoil a concern for me.

I have no problems with a 12 gauge and can go through 100 rounds on the skeet field with no problem, and my 6.5 Creedmoor is also fine. But anything more than that may be a concern.

Anybody own one that can give me some info/advice?
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#6501539 - 10/18/16 07:47 PM Re: Anyone own a 450 Bushmaster? [Re: Creedmoor]
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I have one and I wouldn't say the recoil is any worse than a 12 ga. I haven't shot mine a whole lot but recoil isn't terrible.

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#6501612 - 10/18/16 08:35 PM Re: Anyone own a 450 Bushmaster? [Re: Creedmoor]
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Make sure you have a good butt pad. I had one that had a regular A2 stock on it with the metal dimpled butt plate. It abraded my shoulder pretty good. Other than that it wasn't too bad.

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#6501828 - 10/18/16 10:36 PM Re: Anyone own a 450 Bushmaster? [Re: Creedmoor]
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Adding a suppressor to it will make a big difference for sound and recoil. It won't be quiet, but it will be a lot quieter than without it. I would suggest going with a Mako GL-ShockCP stock. It's adjustable like any 6 position stock but it has a spring built in to reduce recoil. I have one on my 458 SOCOM and a buddy has one on his .50 Beowulf.
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#6501842 - 10/18/16 10:45 PM Re: Anyone own a 450 Bushmaster? [Re: Creedmoor]
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I got rid of mine, I kicked like a mule and it is hard to make it kick less in an AR platform. The AR platform is designed to kick strait back. I hunt to out of box blinds and if you put a brake on it (which i did) it is way to loud. I have never found a can that I wanted to use on one.

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#6501876 - 10/18/16 11:39 PM Re: Anyone own a 450 Bushmaster? [Re: Creedmoor]
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My can is a Bowers VERS 50.
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#6501878 - 10/18/16 11:43 PM Re: Anyone own a 450 Bushmaster? [Re: Toxarch]
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Originally Posted By: Toxarch
My can is a Bowers VERS 50.


I looked at that can but could not find any reviews on it. That has been a couple years ago. Does it work well?

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#6501905 - 10/19/16 12:59 AM Re: Anyone own a 450 Bushmaster? [Re: Just Nate]
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Originally Posted By: Toxarch
My can is a Bowers VERS 50.


I looked at that can but could not find any reviews on it. That has been a couple years ago. Does it work well?

It works great. I used to want a .50 Beowulf. A friend bought one and let me shoot it. I was just going to shoot one shot so I opted for no hearing protection. It kicked pretty hard even with a muzzle brake and after one shot my ear rang for months. I no longer wanted a large bore AR. Then he bought the Mako which helped with the recoil and ordered a Bowers VERS 50. I shot it suppressed and without hearing protection and it was not a problem. The recoil was not bad and the sound was fine even without hearing protection. I could shoot it all day long. I wanted a big bore AR again. I went with the 458 SOCOM and got the VERS 50 for it. They make a VERS 458 that will handle a 460 caliber but I found a good deal on the VERS 50. I have been happy with it.
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#6502783 - 10/19/16 03:56 PM Re: Anyone own a 450 Bushmaster? [Re: Creedmoor]
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bang bang bang bang

That's what I was afraid of.

The only thing we have currently in the AR platform are 223s, and I wanted to go with something a bit bigger.

I guess I'll take a harder look at the Grendel and the 6.8SPC

Thanks for the replies gentlemen! up
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#6505257 - 10/21/16 09:40 AM Re: Anyone own a 450 Bushmaster? [Re: Creedmoor]
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Originally Posted By: Creedmoor
bang bang bang bang

That's what I was afraid of.

The only thing we have currently in the AR platform are 223s, and I wanted to go with something a bit bigger.

I guess I'll take a harder look at the Grendel and the 6.8SPC

Thanks for the replies gentlemen! up


I have 6.8s but I bought early when there was still issues with the Grendel brass. That is fix now and the Grendel is doing well. If you like the 6.5 Creedmoor I would get the Grendel. You can reload with the same Bullets. Good Luck.

BTW, 3 of my 6.8s are suppressed and they are very fun to shoot. Most of the shots I see are 140 yards or less and this is prefect of the 6.8.

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