Discussion in 'On Topic' started by twofourtysx, Mar 14, 2006.
Anyone hunt with the 458 socom round? How does it compare to rounds like the 308 and 300 whisper?
guy over on ar15.com named c0ld hunts with his all the damn time. i would guess that it's got a whole lot more punch than a .308 or .300
Yeah I just read that. Thats what got me thinking. I want to build another ar and am trying to figure out if it would be better to go with something like a 458 socom ar or a different rifle altogether
if you can afford the ammo, go for it.
No Phantom 500 no care
I live in ca
just call it a Phantom .4999999999
L to R: 308 Winchester, 500gr HawkRN, 700gr Hawk SP, 525g Barnes Solid RN,
570g Barnes XLC, 168g Sierra MK Sabot, 649g M8 API, 750g Hornady AMAX
First time I took my AR to the range the guy next to me was shooting one, what he called a prototype.
those look like 458 socom cases
500 is based off a 500 Jeffery, dunno about the 458
these are 458's
no .50 Beowulf no care
seriously though, if you are considering .458, you should also check out the .50 Beo
ca has the gay ass 50 restriction though
and after saying I couldnt find it here it is:
"The .458 SOCOM is not based off any existing cartridge, but is similar to an elongated .50 AE case necked down to .458". It also employs a rebated .473" case head to improve bolt strength in the AR-15 platform."
Yeah, the 458 socom was "invented" in 2000 and it is a completely new round. I think only existing similar caliber bullets can be used
They have a .458 AK now too
New from Tromix, the .458 SOCOM AK-47 Sledgehammer! -
Built on a precision U.S. manufactured milled steel receiver, this AK-47 is chambered in the monster .458 SOCOM cartridge. Hurling a 300gr Barnes X bullet down range at over 2,000fps, this powerhouse delivers a whopping Taylor Knock Out value of 39. That is nearly double of what any AK-47 has ever produced including the Saiga and Valmet 30’06 versions. With the stock folded, you have an extremely compact weapon with the knockdown power of a 45/70, but with 18 rounds on tap. It can be fed from either steel Galil magazines or modified Bulgarian waffle mags. Here you have the legendary reliability and firepower of the AK-47, but with the extreme horse power of a 45/70, all in a compact semi-automatic arm capable of dropping some of the largest game in the world.
You'd better get one and pay what is it, about $2 a round from corbon?
I want a few things from Tromix but .458 isnt high on my list right now, I want one of there SAIGA12's and there .308
its about $40-50 for 20 rounds
that's what I thought