450 bushmaster ballistics

I dont have any need or desire for the .450BM. Frank and Tony from Gallery of Guns spice up the Glock test using their non-dominant hands. The 450BM is an excellent “brush gun” caliber as well. ( I have not tried your recommended magazine combo). Fact is that most helpful hunters don’t shoot past 300 yds. (verified owner) – November 26, 2019. The AR ammunition will fit all AR and bolt actions with standard 2.25″  length magazines 2.25″. When he turned slightly and opened the right shoulder I shot.

display: none !important; If you’ve already got a standard-built AR-15, then you’ve got half of a .450 Bushmaster rifle in your hands.

Cutting-edge projectiles provide unprecedented performance in the venerable old workhorse, the... Like situational ethics, standards of accuracy vary according to circumstances.

Overall, this newly-popular round is exceptional at getting your shot further downrange with maximum power.

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The .45-70 Gov’t and .450 Bushmaster are both called straight-walled cartridges. Please be respectful of others.

That’s about middle of the pack for this carbine. From the experience I’ve had with my .450 BM, everything in the article adds up, plus I learned a couple things. Article never mentions .223 used by Col Cooper in Korea. I ranged at 60 yards using a Strikefire II red dot. So, that round wasn’t used at the time. Sighting in was fairly straight forward. Return / Warranty Policy Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review. In your article When you mentioned having to switch out the standard .556 magazine, and you recommended LANCER. I’m always looking for my next large bore revolver.

This thing I s a cannon, love the power, but it fails to feed constantly, and in all different scenarios. I will be a regular from now on.

Not sure..

I haven’t checked out your blog before. How did people read that into the article? if ( notice ) How does this weapon compare to my Marlin 444? |   Will the parts have to be sent to a FFL or can they be shipped directly to me? It does pack a serious punch to your shoulder, even with the Buttstock that I bought for it. I have had and shot a 450 BM for two years and it is more accurate than this article states. It took a good hour to get it dialed in and producing tight patterns.

I built a 450bm last year I love the round shoots great but I’m still having feed issues. Using the Ruger American and the Encore, I can load to 460 S&W specs.. FTX load. Sir, great article. Next, we pit subsonic rivals against each other before stretching the legs of this CQB round out to 600 yards from a short 9-inch barrel. Bought 5 different magazines, because of all of the trouble people have posted about feed problems. He jumped hard to the left and disappeared into the brush. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. That’s for five rounds measured 10 feet from the gun’s muzzle with an Oehler Model 35P chronograph. I shot two one at 195 yards and other at 140 yards. Yea the 450BM is a nice round for Deer in Michigan.

 =  This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets. I have been on the fence about my next rifle purchase. 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. If you want pass-through for blood trails the FTX tends to break apart on bone = 1 hole and less blood trail.

Is it a proprietary magazine to the 450 or does one .556 magazine feed the .450 better than the other? 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.

The .450 Bushmaster’s dimensions come in just under maximum legal limits, maximizing power and distance.

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If you don’t do this, you can get some massive misfeeds and a lot of headaches.

I live in Florida so there aren’t a lot of opportunities for many 1000yd shots. It’s loaded with the company’s 395-grain Sub-X (Subsonic–eXpanding) bullet that is designed to expand and penetrate but not break up. The fact that it’s a straight wall cartridge is why I chose this over the .458 Socom. I’m sure he meant the .30-06. Also, to maximize range, you’ll want a high-quality scope like the EOTech XPS Holographic.

Perhaps you meant to say some other NATO round. The .450 Bushmaster wasn’t widely used until recently, and now, the round is being produced by major manufacturers including Federal, Buffalo Bore and Remington. AR-15 Quad Rails: Best Practices for Upgrading. Pace that out to 200 yards, and I was still getting some great accuracy. I also shot into 5, 1 gal milk jugs filled with water at 100yds.

With a few tweaks to the upper assembly, I created a killer weapon that wasn’t too hard on the wallet. 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. His experiences with the M-16/AR-15 would have been entirely post military. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window).

×  It also uses the same bullet as a 20 gauge slug (Hornady, Remington sabots). 4199 D Drive South If you have a Mossberg Patriot 450 or a Savage Apex you will need a standard detachable magazine (.308, .243..length) to use the HV ammunition (Mossberg  P/N 95347). 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. The listed factory velocity is 1,050 fps from a 24-inch barrel. Have you tried the .450 Bushmaster cartridge?

Home » Ammunition » Exploring the Effective Range of a .450 Bushmaster. 48 The 5.56 NATO rounds commonly used by military forces at the time just weren’t enough for him. PS my scope cost more than the gun. In November I used it on a whitetail hunt in Saskatchewan.

All Rights Reserved. America's Ultimate Shooting Sports Discounter, Exploring the Effective Range of a .450 Bushmaster. Rifle loves the 250 grain FTX and 300 grain XTP-MAG Pushed by Lil Gun powder. Download our flyer containing ballistic charts and details about our 450 Bushmaster ammo. The HV ammunition is too long to fit in the magazine and the action of the Howa Mini action. If so can you send me a link to the magazine that you recommended we try to have the best experience possible. 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. Your discussions, feedback and comments are welcome here as long as they are relevant and insightful. The Sub-X bullet has a Flex Tip insert to help initiate expansion and longitudinal grooves in the gilding metal jacket. You can easily paper patch lead slugs. 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! We’re in the process of verifying the information and updating the article. At 65 yards a perfect between the eyes. The .450 BM definitely is and improvement over the 30 caliber in power and Muzzle energy. LeMag Firearms took his idea and ran with it, creating the .45 Professional cartridge that was later turned over to Hornady so that they could mass-produce the cartridges for Bushmaster’s AR-15 rifles. 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.

I am not a professional just a hunter trying out this combination because I have been looking for a new deer rifle.

The HV ammunition is designed for short action rifles with full length magazines (Ruger -American,  Christensen Arms Mesa,  Bergara H-14 HMR, Remington 700 customs), or single shot rifles. Winchesters .450 Bushmaster ammunition is a great choice for deer hunting. But the main reason ended up being the fact that I could use this cartridge in places that I couldn’t use traditional bottlenecks. Weighs a hair over 6 1/2 lb with a Hawke slug IR scope … it is currently my favorite deer gun, and the best brush gun I have ever used. Hornady notes that functioning with subsonic ammo is totally dependent on the gun’s gas system. I’m not sure how it will perform when its 30, in a tree but its lighter and pretty manageable for the longer barrel.

Hey good article. Both shots were witnessed no bull.

Just noting a historical inaccuracy in the article.

Good article except 5.56 NATO rounds were not commonly used by military forces during WWII and the Korean War. I bought a Ruger American Rifle in Go Wild Camo. James Tarr runs through the 3-Second Headshot drill. The .300 Blackout is here to stay, and we take some time to look at new technology surrounding this cartridge. The Sub-X load uses a low-flash propellant that won’t hinder low-light vision and that is also quiet (with a suppressor installed on the rifle, it’s even quieter). 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. The .450 BM is also very reasonably priced. 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. I just got a new .450 Bushmaster and really love it so far.

I’d love to get it dialed for hunting.

The 5.56 NATO round wasn’t adopted by the US military until 1963. The gun has a lot of recoil and rise. He was facing almost head on at 103yds. I like that Bear Creek upped the velocity for bolt gun owners, something that sets them apart from all others.

Both shot well but the Hornady grouped a little better. This cartridge packs a serious punch, but what about its range?

More likely to get a pass through and also makes it easier on longer shots with much less bullet drop vs the stock Hornady ammo. ballistic charts and details about our 450 Bushmaster ammo. The average range for deer kills is 125 yds.

Good to know the effective range is 250-300 yards. You WILL want to fit your rifle with some sort of muzzle device if you want to keep your shoulder in working order. I took it to range with several boxes of Hornady Black 250 grain. There are several reasons I got into shooting .450 Bushmaster. It’s great for clean, quick and humane kills on medium-sized game like deer, elk, hogs and some bears. I hand load so I experiment on a regular basis. I will try your mag suggestion.

If you don’t already own an AR and still want to get in the .450 game, I highly recommend the Ruger American Rifle Ranch that is already set up and ready to go for .450 Bushmaster cartridges.

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