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Old 11-29-2017, 10:02 AM   #1
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Alright guys I have a 458 socom goodie bag on the way. I have a 16Ē radical arms barrel and matched bolt along with a milled upper for the bigger cases should receive it in the next couple of days.

Iím looking for any info on this caliber. Good or bad. Load data. Success stories. Anything is appreciated.
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Old 11-29-2017, 10:36 AM   #2
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Make sure to choose bullets designed for the .458 Socom, or .45-70......not the .458 winmag.

In other words....match your performance window.
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Old 11-29-2017, 03:53 PM   #3
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Make sure to choose bullets designed for the .458 Socom, or .45-70......not the .458 winmag.

In other words....match your performance window.
Thanks Iíll be using the hornady hollow points or flex tip bullets. I also found a good deal on Winchester ballistic tips factory 2nds for 11$ per 50.
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Old 11-29-2017, 03:55 PM   #4
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Alright guys I have a 458 socom goodie bag on the way. I have a 16Ē radical arms barrel and matched bolt along with a milled upper for the bigger cases should receive it in the next couple of days.

Iím looking for any info on this caliber. Good or bad. Load data. Success stories. Anything is appreciated.
What did this setup run you?
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Old 11-29-2017, 03:57 PM   #5
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Barrel and bcg 179.99 on sale Black Friday but is still on sale today. Miller upper was 80. Plus a standard upper parts kit and carbine gas system.
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Old 11-29-2017, 04:00 PM   #6
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http://458socomforums.com

Everything you want to know is here.
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:55 AM   #7
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I really like my 458 Socom, bought mine Joe Bob outfitters.
The ammo is expensive, I may have to reload my own.
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:06 AM   #8
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I have been considering a 458 SOCOM. I originally was thinking a 50 Beowulf, but then saw the ballistics of the 450 Bushmaster, 458 SOCOM and the 50 Beowulf. The 450 Bushmaster and 50 Beowulf are identical at the muzzle. but by 25 yards, there is a bit of a difference and it just keeps getting greater as the range increases. At 100 yards, there is a very noticeable difference in velocity between the two. That's those two, that start out identical. The 458 SOCOM from what I am seeing, is anothr 200 fps faster at the muzzle with the same 300 grain bullet weight.

But I have not found any 458 SOCOM barrels, only 450 Bushmaster and 50 Beowulf barrels. I am trying to learn as much as possible about each of the three and then where to get barrels. I would really like to find a 458 SOCOM barrel.
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Barrel and bcg 179.99 on sale Black Friday but is still on sale today. Miller upper was 80. Plus a standard upper parts kit and carbine gas system.
So who has the barrel on sale, is it Radical Arms?
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:31 AM   #10
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So who has the barrel on sale, is it Radical Arms?
Sorry it was at primary arms.
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Old 12-05-2017, 01:48 PM   #11
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Xcalibur ammo is the cheapest factory ammo I could find for my .458, 300 or 325gr hornady slug shot great, very accurate. I shot it until I bought the tool head for my buddies press and he loads for me now. Now shoot the 325gr hornady ftx and it will touch holes at 100yds with just a 6x. No load development, he did some research and said that was the best bet for accuracy without devloping loads. Its a pig gun so it doesn't have to be same hole. 325gr at 1800fps should take care of just about anything. And went from 2-3$ a bullet to .60 a bullet. COLLECT THE BRASS. It's **** expensive too. Rock river LAR-458 X1, it's a beast for sure.
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Old 12-05-2017, 04:13 PM   #12
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Thanks Iíll be using the hornady hollow points or flex tip bullets. I also found a good deal on Winchester ballistic tips factory 2nds for 11$ per 50.


The FTX rounds will work but not sure about the hollow points.

Barnes has a 300 grain TTSX Bullet that was designed specifically for the 458 Socom. I shot a boar with one a couple weeks ago and oooffff it was brutal.


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Old 12-05-2017, 08:31 PM   #13
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Alright guys I have a 458 socom goodie bag on the way. I have a 16” radical arms barrel and matched bolt along with a milled upper for the bigger cases should receive it in the next couple of days.

I’m looking for any info on this caliber. Good or bad. Load data. Success stories. Anything is appreciated.
i have had mine about a month and a half, maybe... i like it!! basically a 45-70 semi auto,,, i did shot a doe a couple weeks ago with it,,, glad it was a head shot!


the hollow point is the same bullet used in the 45-70,, it is devastating ,,,, both the 50 beowulf and 450 bushmaster use handgun bullets, the socom uses rifle bullets,

there is the real difference in how well the three perform on targets

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