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Posted: 11/4/2009 3:42:26 AM EDT
old TOP here:  I've just finisher building my rd AR15 lower and forthis one i'n looking for one of the "Fat Boys" for feral hogs in the Florida scrub.  I'm interested in the .50Beowulf or the .450Bushmaster I do handload––and I've got 2 Questions––-#1 What are the pros and cons of each??? and #2 who sells eiher???.  I know that i will get Quality answers for this as I did for my Gunsmoke Enterprises lower build.  THANX––TOP
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 5:21:30 AM EDT
[#1]
458 Socom all the way.  http://458socomforums.com
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 5:55:46 AM EDT
[#2]
Out of those two I'd go for the Beo, but why isn't the SOCOM in the running? I greatly prefer it over the other two for numerous reasons. Especially since you hand load the .458 bullet selection alone ought to sway you in that direction.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 6:41:58 AM EDT
[#3]
old TOP back:  I'm aware that I left out the .458 SOCOM––-So lets go this way  Of the 3––.450 Bushmater, the .458 SOCOM, and the .50Beowulf how does the Muzzle Energy compare??? AND!!!!! What about Question #2––Who sells them––OK all 3???? THANX––TOP
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 6:54:32 AM EDT
[#4]
one of the guys in our store got himself a beo

hard as hell for him to find ammo for it, and its only accurately efficent out to around 200 yrds from what we saw

but MAN that thing will pick a pig up off the ground
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:11:38 AM EDT
[#5]
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:46:33 AM EDT
[#6]
.458
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 10:51:18 AM EDT
[#7]
I have a 450 bushy and its a blast to shoot and pretty easy to load for. You can find Hornady factory ammo for a descent price on the interwebs too, about $26/box is what I am seeing.

I also reload for mine and haven't had trouble finding brass and bullets for it. Takes small rifle primers though so those might be an issue getting your hands on right now.

The initial cost to reload is as follows

$45 for 50 casings(Hornady)
$24-$26 for 50 bullets (Hornady 250 FTX)
$20-25 per pound of Lil Gun
$55-75 for Hornady Custom dies

One thing to watch out for with reloading for the 450, it is designed to use the FTX and that is it. So your bullet options are slim. Don't quote me on this, but I think the FTX is offered in 225 GR , 250 GR , 300 GR bullets
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