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Posted: 2/16/2006 3:27:44 AM EST
It was February 16th, 2001, at about 8:00pm that the very first round of .458 SOCOM ammo was fired through the 24" prototype upper at the Tromix shop.

Tony Rumore
Tromix Corp
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:32:47 AM EST
Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:36:16 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:53:53 AM EST
Happy Birthday!
I'd better shoot mine to celabrate.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 4:54:28 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/16/2006 4:55:42 AM EST by DaveS]
So, Bill has a vision in Jan, 2001. You blast ammo Feb, 2001.

Even with Big Ben... the Brits can't fuckin' tell time?

Quote from AA:
Alexander Arms is the originator of the large caliber AR15 style weapon concept.

January, 2001 - Bill Alexander had a vision.

After years of design, testing and development he combined the devastating firepower of his .50 caliber Beowulf cartridge with a masterfully engineered variation of the venerable AR-15 light assault rifle.

Happy Birthday TR and MW.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 7:58:58 AM EST
I started selling them to the public in March of 2001, long before AA had the 50 Beo available.

Yet Bill will still insist that he was first. Don't worry, he'll tell you.

Link Posted: 2/16/2006 8:06:10 AM EST
And where is Tromix today What happened where did you go Tony?
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 10:53:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By VARminator:
And where is Tromix today What happened where did you go Tony?

Link Posted: 2/16/2006 12:06:11 PM EST
great day, I will go blast up some stumps before dinner! that is a cool bit of history. I wonder how many total have been created and are in the hands of the public and private to date?

Link Posted: 2/16/2006 12:17:19 PM EST
Who cares if the 458socom or the 50Beo was first? I am just excited that RRA is making the 458socom, it is always good to have competion between the big-bores.

We just need to perfect blowing shit up!!!!

Happy B-Day Tony!
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:02:34 PM EST
Indeed, Happy Birthday to the proud pa-pas, Tony and Marty. Little did they know of the beast they were awakening when they spawned this little temptress.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:23:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By bigsapper:


I need to finally get one this year !!
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:50:53 PM EST

And to celibrate, we went out to shoot off some rounds in the cold.

I froze and it got hot, good combo...

Link Posted: 2/16/2006 4:11:13 PM EST
Happy Birthday .458 SOCOM.

I find it ironic I just bought my lower today which mill be mated with a .458 SOCOM upper.
Again Happy Birthday,
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:14:35 PM EST

I placed my order with Tromix a few days ago and getting more and more excited everyday to make BIG ASS holes from my AR15.he

No luck finding them.....anyone have any ideas? I tried Lee and they don't make them no more and CH4D wants $150 plus S/hh


Link Posted: 2/17/2006 6:40:36 AM EST
Oh and BTW, Happy Belated B-DAY.

Ok so they are still in buisness. Its just when I went to buy mine the website said "thanx for the memories" or something then I later could no longer get on it so I assumed they moved on or retired to other things.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 6:47:49 AM EST
Cool. Now that RRA is selling them maybe we can get some cheaper ammo? Maybe Hornady or similar will want in?
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 7:52:35 AM EST
CorBon is already being asked why ammo prices went up, we didn't hear about that until we read it here ... as demand increases, more options become available. Just hang in there ...
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 9:09:41 AM EST
Tony, I remember when YOU said somthing about making a "50magnum" if someone dosent do somthing soon. Remember. Ron
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