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Posted: 8/13/2005 8:15:05 AM EDT
Since it looks like my .308 group buy is on hold, i figured it was the perfect time to start on my .458, So post up your beauties.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 8:17:02 AM EDT
Probably get more photos in the forum dedicated to the .458 and other large-bore calibers:

www.ar15.com/forums/forum.html?b=3&f=121
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 8:23:04 AM EDT
i know, but this forum gets more traffic and not everyone visits that forum.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 11:41:22 AM EDT








There it is... My .458 SOCOM from MartyW at Teppo Jutsu. Standard group buy plus the DD 12.0, Badger low-profile gas block, and the SEI .458 Vortex. I like it! Great shooter! About the only thing I would possibly change would be the DPMS Lo-Pro upper - it overhangs on the lower but it works great.

Spooky
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 12:05:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2005 12:07:17 PM EDT by Big-Bore]

I think I need another FS or two, no?
Tromix Lo-Pro 16.5 inch upper, A1 FS, M60 long FS, and brake
Vortex (on rifle)
Ameetec .458 SOCOM lower
DPMS lower parts
M16 modified chrome carrier
PRI military big latch
RR NM two-stage WOA tuned trigger 3.5 pounds
ACE M4 SOCOM stock, locked into position
Hogue grip
ARMS .40A rear
YHM flip up front on single rail DPMS GB
EOTECH 512-AA

Link Posted: 8/14/2005 9:56:54 PM EDT
Here's a few





















Link Posted: 8/14/2005 10:11:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2005 1:55:39 PM EDT by BadSVT]
hey marty, i'm in CS and i think the next time I'm in the woodlands i'll have to stop buy and see if you can help me spend some of my paychecks
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 11:17:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 11:37:54 AM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 8:37:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2005 8:38:53 AM EDT by MartytW]
Add one more, 90% complete

Ameetec side charger
PRI Gen III Rifle length forearm
16" SS Lothar Walther bull barrel
SEI Vortex
ARMS sleeve
IOR 6 x 42
Tromix lower, SPR grip, ACE stock
Upper and barrel coated GunKote to match Colt SP-1 gray/green
Missing ARMS SPR Gen III SWAN Sleeve



Going shopping for better camera, will post another later today Edit for typo
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 8:44:15 AM EDT
hey marty, what gas blocks do you use?
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 8:54:00 AM EDT
Don't mean to hijack thread, but I'm surprised to see a couple of pretty big scopes on some of these guns. I've always assumed that this gun is really designed under 200 yards. I've got an Aimpoint on mine and its the one rifle that I shoot primarily at 25-75 yards. I think my zero is at 50. I'd just assumed that given the size and weight of the bullets (300-600 grain) that once you get beyond 200 yards your speed and trajectory are going to drop pretty quickly. Would be curious what others experiences are at longer ranges.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 9:20:29 AM EDT
400 yard head shots with proper hold over ....
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 9:21:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BadSVT:
hey marty, what gas blocks do you use?



Any that fit ... DPMS, GB, PRI, LaRue, Les Baer, Bushy, to name a few we have used ....
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 9:38:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MartytW:

Originally Posted By BadSVT:
hey marty, what gas blocks do you use?



Any that fit ... DPMS, GB, PRI, LaRue, Les Baer, Bushy, to name a few we have used ....



i talked to tony at tromix and he said the barrels used a .93 gas block, who makes them that big?
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 10:41:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MartytW:

Originally Posted By BadSVT:
hey marty, what gas blocks do you use?



Any that fit ... DPMS, GB, PRI, LaRue, Les Baer, Bushy, to name a few we have used ....



Here's a couple

DPMS

GTS
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 10:42:55 AM EDT
will these fit under a larue FF tube?
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 10:46:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BadSVT:
will these fit under a larue FF tube?



Don't know about the LaRue but the DPMS will fit under a DPMS FF tube.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 11:05:44 AM EDT
To fit under the LaRue, we would reduce your barrel diameter and go with the 0.75. The GB fits under the PRI Gen III at 0.93, the Badger fits under the DD at 0.93. The LaRue I would have to see again to see if the Badger fits under it at 0.93 ...

All the ones I listed were for 0.93 ....
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 8:47:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2005 8:52:53 PM EDT by MartytW]
Here is one more, this one is going to the EE (slightly used T&E upper)
(oh, and I posted a different pic for the SPR version)

Same Tromix lower as the SPR picture
Upper - DPMS A3
PacNor CrMo standard match parkerized with M-4 type profile, 16" long
Tromix A1 FH
A2 FSB
FFHG

Scope T168 - yes it is still working, not too many 458 rounds on it

Link Posted: 8/22/2005 10:31:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MartytW:
To fit under the LaRue, we would reduce your barrel diameter and go with the 0.75. The GB fits under the PRI Gen III at 0.93, the Badger fits under the DD at 0.93. The LaRue I would have to see again to see if the Badger fits under it at 0.93 ...

All the ones I listed were for 0.93 ....



I don't know of any 0.940" blocks that will fit under a LaRue or Knights forend.
The Knights I put together this weekend measured 1.45" minor ID.
Any gas block that fits in there has to be narrow at the top, like a PRI, badger or LaRue.
Picured here is a gb 750 block that JUST fits up unside the rail.



From what I remember, the LaRue forends are even smaller in the minor ID.
I did not measure the last one I assembled, but I will the next time...

Ah, I found the picture I took when I TRIED to put a GB 940 block under a LaRue...



Marty- Do you have a LaRue on hand to measure the minor ID?

Randall
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 10:04:29 AM EDT

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