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Posted: 12/1/2001 6:02:04 AM EDT
I am strongly cosidering a 458 SOCOM upper that Tony makes and am curious as to who has bought stuff from him and what you thought of the product you recieved?

Link Posted: 12/1/2001 7:20:59 AM EDT
BTT

someone here has to have bought something from Tromix now fess up!!

Link Posted: 12/1/2001 7:25:55 AM EDT
There are a number of Tromix owners here and they routinely sound off on the high quality of Tony's products. Real first class stuff from the posts that I've read.

I think I'v found them under pistol caliber posts if you want to search.
Link Posted: 12/1/2001 7:54:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/1/2001 7:49:05 AM EDT by ILove2Shoot]
Link Posted: 12/1/2001 8:18:22 AM EDT
ILOVE2SHOOT,

Do you reload your own .50 AE? If so, what is the cost per round? I've thought about doing this, but only if I can afford the costs involved.
Link Posted: 12/1/2001 8:26:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/1/2001 8:19:00 AM EDT by HighlandMac]
ILove2Shoot,

That does it I must have one!! I was loking at a .50bmg ferret upper for alomst $1300, but the Tromix .458 SOCOM is only $865 and Ill have $$$ for ammo which is expensive also! This willalso give me a reason to get reloading equipment and start on that as well!! I NEED THIS UPPER NOW!! THANK YOU



What do you think of the muzzle break? Is it really needed?
Link Posted: 12/1/2001 8:27:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/2/2001 10:09:12 AM EDT
Well, it looks like I'm a read oddball. I've got a Tromix upper in .44 Mag. Got it to match my Dan Wesson, sort of a revolver-carbine combo. It basically rocks. Not as impressive as the bigger Tromix uppers but still fun.
Link Posted: 12/2/2001 10:29:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/2/2001 10:43:07 AM EDT
KKF is suppose to be in the process of something of his own along these lines. Anyone have an idea of what it may be?
Link Posted: 12/2/2001 10:45:15 AM EDT
Is the muzzle break a needed option or not?

Link Posted: 12/2/2001 11:06:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/2/2001 11:34:05 AM EDT
I have shot the Tromix 458 SOCOM quiet a bit. A friend has done some development work on suppressors and that is one of them. Tony sent a few uppers for testing and they were great. We did find, and Tony told us, that the plastic mags work best in this set up. Although it worked well with the issue mags it seemed more smooth with the plastic ones. We even had one in full auto that everyone loved, but shooting it a lot was very cost prohibitive. The machine work was very good and the finish of the weapon was top notch. We shot the 500 gr bullet for testing and I was very impressed with it overall, I think it would be a great boar hunting gun. This upper is also a great entry gun for law enforcement in my opinion when suppressed. It is accurate, hard hitting and handles well, recoil is comfortable and it balances well with a loaded mag inserted. On top of all of that Tony is a great guy to deal with.

Tony G
Link Posted: 12/2/2001 11:29:40 PM EDT
I got the 50AE
A lot of fun, you get a lot of attention.
It's a custom gun. It seems more like you are building it with Tony
Than just buying one off the shelf. He doesn't even laugh at you when
you might ask for strange things.
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 6:18:28 AM EDT
According to the Tromix site, the 50AE has been discontinued. That's somewhat good news for me as I have to sell mine, as much as I love it. (Strapped for cash, and this is the only gun I own purely for entertainment.)

Feel free to email me if interested. Only selling the upper.
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 9:46:35 AM EDT
I have 2 of Tony's uppers. 440 & 458. Working on third. Awsome uppers. The 458 is the way to go! May be why the 50AE is discontinued. 458 bullets in 300gr are not as expensive as 50cal slugs & can be driven to 2100fps from a 16"brl. Great brush gun! Tony is easy to deal with & has great service. Thanks, Ron
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 12:31:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/10/2001 12:27:24 PM EDT by Santyth]
For those of us that haven't gotten into reloading, it's hard to beat the ammo availability of 50AE.

Edited to add that Tony is indeed great to work with. When I had a problem with the upper, he new exactly what was wrong and sent out a new bolt that was better than the original. Colt instead of DPMS.
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 1:39:50 PM EDT
Anybody have any idea how much 458 socom brass costs?



Link Posted: 12/10/2001 2:31:51 PM EDT
.40 cents each.
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 3:46:35 PM EDT
I may be wrong but I believe Tony has these uppers on sale for $48.88 delivered !
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 3:53:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 5subslr5:
I may be wrong but I believe Tony has these uppers on sale for $48.88 delivered !



Uhh, yeah. "May" be wrong indeed. Try $865
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 4:36:23 PM EDT
shot the 50 Beowulf the other day at the range. its like a 50AE with a 7.62 shell jammed up the backend (this is so they dont have to weaken the boltface more than they have to) thing was awesome
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