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Posted: 10/9/2007 8:14:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2007 7:48:17 PM EST by AMESO]
Thanks to Marty from Teppo Jutsu, I received my upper yesterday! Curley Maple also provided a beautiful walnut forearm for the build. I went a little different than some of the other builds, with a Larue billet upper receiver to match the POF 416 lower I built a few months back. It was also supplied with a Shrewd MB, and for the stock I went with the Ace Skeleton.

Over the weekend I loaded a number of different rounds, all of which resulted in very good hunting accuracy using the BUIS and Bushnell Trophy Red Dot. Three groups with the red dot were clover leafs, all touching, at 50 yards. Not too bad considering there was no magnification at all. None of the groups were larger than 2" at 50 yards, including the groups fired with the BUIS. I'd love to see what I can do with a 2-7 power scope on top.

The only issue I had was the Barnes 250 gr FPHP not feeding well, as they got hung up on the center point between the two M4 style feed ramps. Fired one at a time, they were one of the groups that were extremely accurate. Does anybody ever file that sucker down to nothing?

After 50 rounds, sighting in and testing rounds, I have a small bruise on my shoulder. I think I'm naming this rifle "Thumper". The "BOOM" is addictive.

I'm on the dry side of the state field tesing my rifle on elk, and once I'm done I'll post few pics.

In the mean time, here are a few photos of the .458 SOCOM round compared to the .45-70, .44 Rem Mag, and the .223, plus how the rounds fill out a mag.

Link Posted: 10/9/2007 8:59:32 PM EST
Oh. My. Gawd!

What's the recoil like? Mag capacity? Quick followups? etc etc Tell us all about it! And pics if you got 'em!
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 9:27:20 PM EST
They sure do move the earth... always liked the concept. Great AAR

I was on the near receiving end of one of those big bore AR's a while back.. down range cleaning up and this fellow was trying to clear his rifle(mechanical, the disconnector wasn't releasing the hammer for the sear to grab it), and when the hammer did release it dropped..

Nothing quite like being showered by rock and dirt from a 400 gr .50 bullet hitting the ground 5 feet away
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 3:51:20 AM EST
Recoil is like a 12 semi-auto with 3" loads, fairly stout, but controllable. Didn't try any speed shooting, but with the sight I have I think follow-up shots should be pretty easy. A 30 round mag holds 10, 20 rounders 6, and 10 rounders 4.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 4:06:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By jonathon:
They sure do move the earth... always liked the concept. Great AAR

I was on the near receiving end of one of those big bore AR's a while back.. down range cleaning up and this fellow was trying to clear his rifle(mechanical, the disconnector wasn't releasing the hammer for the sear to grab it), and when the hammer did release it dropped..

Nothing quite like being showered by rock and dirt from a 400 gr .50 bullet hitting the ground 5 feet away


Where was this? I sure would stay away from fuckers screwing with firearms while anybody is downrange.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 10:32:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By Dinothewap:

Originally Posted By jonathon:
They sure do move the earth... always liked the concept. Great AAR

I was on the near receiving end of one of those big bore AR's a while back.. down range cleaning up and this fellow was trying to clear his rifle(mechanical, the disconnector wasn't releasing the hammer for the sear to grab it), and when the hammer did release it dropped..

Nothing quite like being showered by rock and dirt from a 400 gr .50 bullet hitting the ground 5 feet away


Where was this? I sure would stay away from fuckers screwing with firearms while anybody is downrange.


Middle of know where..

I didn't even know they were messing with it till BOOOM.. SHIT
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 7:48:43 PM EST
Here are a few photos of the finished product.

Link Posted: 10/11/2007 4:01:42 PM EST
Nice looking rifle!
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 4:21:50 PM EST
Cool, I want one
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 5:28:14 PM EST
OOhhhh I have to see one up close now! What is the heaviest gr bullets you can push out of that?
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:02:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By AMESO:
Here are a few photos of the finished product.
i137.photobucket.com/albums/q233/mesoas/socom.jpg
i137.photobucket.com/albums/q233/mesoas/socom3.jpg


I like it

it's like a Fudd gun turned to the darkside

Link Posted: 10/11/2007 7:01:27 PM EST
Fudd-tactical was what I was aiming for. I have some 500 grainers, but haven't loaded them yet.

Next LCR I'll make a point of loading up plenty of rounds for folks to shoot. It has a satisfying THUMP. Not sure i'd want to bump it, though.

If you want one just send Marty your money, and wait 7 months or so.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 6:52:18 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 12:40:43 PM EST
ACOG
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 4:24:13 PM EST
Bushnell Trophy, $159 at Midway.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 4:34:50 PM EST
Very nice.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 4:51:03 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 5:15:33 PM EST
All I know is that it throws a 300 grain bullet around 2,000 fps, developing 2,700 foot pounds of energy. A .30-06 with a 15 grain bullet has about 2,900 fps, and 2,900 FPE. Certainly acceptable for deer, bear, and elk within 150 yards. Think of it as a .45-70, in semi auto format.
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