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Old 09-02-2019, 01:05 AM   #1
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Default First kill with my .45 Raptor and thermal

Went to my buddyís place a couple of weeks ago to see if I can drop the hammer on a pig or two.

Texasbound (Eric Lee) built my AR. Itís chambered in .45 Raptor which is nothing more than a rimless .460 SW in an AR-10 platform. Same load data as the .460 as well.

This thing is a beast. It can launch a 160 gr projectile over 3,000 fps, or it can lob 500 gr lead boulders. Out of the big 3 bigbore ARís (.450 Bushmaster, 50 Beowulf, and the .458 SOCOM), the Raptor leaves them all in the dust.

I was using .275 gr Barnes XPB under a healthy charge of 4227. I believe I was getting around 2400 fps with this load.

Anyway, the first two pigs came out at 8:30. I picked the Raptor up, looked through the FLIR RS32 Thermal, and dropped the biggest one.

His buddy ran directly at me and stopped about 50 yards out. I put the crosshairs on him, but my gun failed to fire. Hard primer or light primer strike.

About an hour later, I picked my gun up and scanned the field. I saw another pig literally step over the dead pig and commenced to eating corn.

Thinking that was awfully disrespectful, I dropped that one. About 10 mins later, I heard some rustling in the woods, looked through the thermal, and the second one was gone.

Anyway, hereís my first kill with the Raptor and FLIR.


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Old 09-02-2019, 01:06 AM   #2
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Old 09-02-2019, 01:07 AM   #3
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Old 09-02-2019, 01:07 AM   #4
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Old 09-02-2019, 01:32 AM   #5
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Looks like you did some damage on that one.
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Old 09-02-2019, 01:45 AM   #6
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I bet he did drop!!
I'll have to look up that caliber.First I've heard of it.

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Old 09-02-2019, 02:06 AM   #7
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3000fps with 160’s??
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Old 09-02-2019, 05:38 AM   #8
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Messed up some good shoulder meat

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Old 09-02-2019, 07:36 AM   #9
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Messed up some good shoulder meat

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PLENTY of additional hogs in Texas to get meat from.
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Old 09-02-2019, 07:51 AM   #10
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B.T..Are there any firearms dealer's mass producing them? Midway's got the ammo,but I can't find anything else,except barrel manufacturers.I'm not gonna build one,but I'd buy one built commercially.

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Old 09-02-2019, 08:30 AM   #11
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Holy crap that round ate him up
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Old 09-02-2019, 08:35 AM   #12
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Congrats...Never heard of the 45 Raptor.
And I thought my 450 Bushy was the shizz
Rock on.
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3000fps with 160ís??


Yeah.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/45_Raptor


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Old 09-02-2019, 08:51 AM   #14
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This thing is a beast. It can launch a 160 gr projectile over 3,000 fps, or it can lob 500 gr lead boulders. Out of the big 3 bigbore ARís (.450 Bushmaster, 50 Beowulf, and the .458 SOCOM), the Raptor leaves them all in the dust.
True, but unlike the other 3 the Raptor won't work in an AR15.
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Old 09-02-2019, 08:55 AM   #15
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B.T..Are there any firearms dealer's mass producing them? Midway's got the ammo,but I can't find anything else,except barrel manufacturers.I'm not gonna build one,but I'd buy one built commercially.

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Thereís a few companies building the uppers.

Really simple to convert your existing AR-10 in .308 to .45 Raptor. All you have to do is swap out the .308 barrel for the .45 raptor barrel and mod your .308 mag.

I didnít wanna fool with the mag nodding so I just purchased mine.

You can make the brass by cutting out the neck of a .308 or 30-06 casing (youíll have to trim the 06) and blowing out the mouth to .452Ē.

I decided to buy the brass from starline.


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Old 09-02-2019, 08:57 AM   #16
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True, but unlike the other 3 the Raptor won't work in an AR15.


Look up the velociraptor.


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Old 09-02-2019, 10:26 AM   #17
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Nice work man!
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Old 09-02-2019, 10:38 AM   #18
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Dang what a hole! Congratulations!
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Old 09-02-2019, 10:44 AM   #19
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I’d say that works!
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Old 09-02-2019, 10:52 AM   #20
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Good size hog!

An F150 ?????, you need to get a matching Ford Raptor.......
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Old 09-02-2019, 11:17 AM   #21
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Nice kill


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