Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Welcome to Glock Talk

Why should YOU join our Glock forum?

  • Converse with other Glock Enthusiasts
  • Learn about the latest hunting products
  • Becoming a member is FREE and EASY

If you consider yourself a beginner or an avid shooter, the Glock Talk community is your place to discuss self defense, concealed carry, reloading, target shooting, and all things Glock.

.450 bushmaster vs. 6.8 spc

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Reagan40, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Reagan40


    May 6, 2007
    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.

    Posted using Outdoor Hub Campfire
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2013
  2. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

    Sep 24, 1999
    Hartford, Vermont
    If you are going to start reloading for those big calibers, I'd go with an RCBS single stage reloader.

  3. Reagan40


    May 6, 2007
    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?
  4. Beware Owner

    Beware Owner NOT a victim.

    Oct 16, 2007
    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.
  5. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Copatalk 2
  6. Orkinmna903


    Dec 27, 2004
    Lufkin TX
    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

    Posted using Outdoor Hub Campfire
  7. PghJim


    Apr 21, 2005
    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.