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Reagan40 02-14-2013 23:02

.450 bushmaster vs. 6.8 spc
 
If anyone has experience with these calibres, please help me decide. I plan to reload, so ammo availability is not a great concern. I want to use this for deer hunting. Currently using .44 magnum from a lever action. I want to move to an AR platform and extend my range a bit. I know they are impossible to find right now. I am hoping things settle down by the fall.


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SCmasterblaster 02-15-2013 11:38

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Originally Posted by Reagan40 (Post 19989428)
If anyone has experience with these calibres, please help me decide. I plan to reload, so ammo availability is not a great concern. I want to use this for deer hunting. Currently using .45 magnum from a lever action. I want to move to an AR platform and extend my range a bit. I know they are impossible to find right now. I am hoping things settle down by the fall.


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If you are going to start reloading for those big calibers, I'd go with an RCBS single stage reloader.

Reagan40 02-15-2013 14:47

I already have a couple of presses. I reload other calibers already. I will just have to buy the dies. My question is really about the calibers themselves. What are the characteristics, which would you choose and why?

Beware Owner 02-15-2013 15:02

Let's start with range, at what range will you be shooting? I have a 6.8 and it's perfect for the ranges that I shoot at, love it's incredibly low recoil, and it'll take anything down in my state with extreme discrimination.

TBO 02-15-2013 15:09

@ 100 yards & under the .450 has thump, 6.8 much flatter over distance.

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Orkinmna903 02-15-2013 15:16

Try closer to 200 with the bushmaster. Also if you know your 45/70 ballistics you can use them to get real close walking the 450 out. I've only had mine out to 500 yds. You can do it using the reticle in a Burris full-field II


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PghJim 02-16-2013 01:03

I shoot the 458 SOCOM (Very Similar to 450 B) and it is good to about 150 yards, with a lot of drop at that distance. For pigs, black bear or even dangerous game I may consider it. For deer I would definately go with the 6.8. You could probably stretch it to 300 yards and with the right bullet it will be great for any deer. I have the Stag 7, but unfortunately we cannot use it to hunt deer in PA.

SCmasterblaster 02-18-2013 09:46

Have you decided on a reloader yet?


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