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450 bushmaster #8103242 12/25/20 07:55 PM
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Anyone have one? Thinking it might be a good caliber for hogs and deer. My shots are 100 yards or less.

It wouldn’t really be my first choice of caliber but most stores I have been to have bare ammo shelves but a few boxes of 450 are sitting there.

I was thinking of picking up a Ruger ranch rifle or maybe just an upper for my AR.

Re: 450 bushmaster [Re: Sewer rat] #8103248 12/25/20 08:02 PM
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I’ve had one for 3-4 years

I take it a couple times a year and haven’t got to shoot anything with it

But yes, on paper it’s a big hole

Re: 450 bushmaster [Re: Sewer rat] #8103268 12/25/20 08:34 PM
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It's a great hog and deer round for closer ranges like you mentioned. Really puts the smack-down on hogs.

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I've had one for a couple of years. I just put a scope on it last week and am currently sitting in the stand with it. Ill post pics if I kill something.

Re: 450 bushmaster [Re: Sewer rat] #8103396 12/25/20 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Sewer rat
Anyone have one? Thinking it might be a good caliber for hogs and deer. My shots are 100 yards or less.

It wouldn’t really be my first choice of caliber but most stores I have been to have bare ammo shelves but a few boxes of 450 are sitting there.

I was thinking of picking up a Ruger ranch rifle or maybe just an upper for my AR.


Upper for your AR might be the easiest. Just set that up with a scope and swap it onto your lower whenever you want to use it (or vice versa).

I built a 458 SOCOM about 12 years ago as a 'dedicated' hog gun and have killed hundreds with it. Like you most of my shot opportunities are 100 yds and in.

When hunting over baited sites....I like to let several get 'lined up' (if they will) before sending that heavy, big bore bullet.


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Re: 450 bushmaster [Re: Sewer rat] #8103590 12/26/20 03:50 AM
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I have one just for hogs it puts a big ole hole in em love mine been thinking of building one in a pistol version. I have a bca complete upper and while they arent the greatest it shoots an inch group at 100 with hornady black.

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Re: 450 bushmaster [Re: Sewer rat] #8103647 12/26/20 07:10 AM
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I have a Ruger American in .450 and like it very much. Earl


Re: 450 bushmaster [Re: Jsarmory] #8103702 12/26/20 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Jsarmory
It's a great hog and deer round for closer ranges like you mentioned. Really puts the smack-down on hogs.


Yessir

Re: 450 bushmaster [Re: Sewer rat] #8106027 12/28/20 10:56 PM
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You could go with a 350 legend for deer and hog.

Re: 450 bushmaster [Re: Sewer rat] #8106277 12/29/20 02:44 AM
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Begara make a B14 HMR in. 450 bushy, it’s on my list as something to get down the road..
seems fun for 200 and under

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