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Anyone have any experence with a 450 Bushmaster or 30 RemAR?

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Old 12-15-2011, 11:30 PM
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Re: Anyone have any experence with a 450 Bushmaster or 30 RemAR?


Thanks for your input. I need to find some one with a R-25 with a brake and try it with my load. One of my deer hunters has a R-25 in 308 but with no brake. He's not real crazy about it so maybe I can work a deal with him. Most of my country is pretty open with a lot of cotton and wheat fields so running shots are the norm more so that standing shots.
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:02 PM
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Re: Anyone have any experence with a 450 Bushmaster or 30 RemAR?

take a look at jp enterprises recoil reduction system. what they have done is lightened the bolt carrier group and used an adjustable gas block to control bolt speed on their rifles. i discovered this information after i had already installed an adjustable gas block on my bushmaster 308 orc. my wife shot this rifle yesterday and was very surprised at the lack of recoil. if you were anywhere near western idaho i would let you fire this rifle. it took me a long time to get the rifle where it is at but now i'm starting to fall in love with it.
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:12 AM
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Re: Anyone have any experence with a 450 Bushmaster or 30 RemAR?

I have a 16 inch 450 with carbine stock. The recoil with factory 250 grain loads seems comparable to my M1a scout with 150 grain loads. The 450 really hammers the hogs. Hope this helps.
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:52 AM
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Re: Anyone have any experence with a 450 Bushmaster or 30 RemAR?


I just moved from Colorado to Georgia and I bought a Remington R-15 in .30 Rem AR specifically for hog hunting down here so that I would be able to deliver quick follow up shots if necessary. It is incredibly easy to reload for and mine is quite accurate with a 3x9 Nikon scope on it. I can easily shoot sub MOA at 100yds with my reloads and even with the Remington full metal jacket factory ammo.

I am 100% happy with this rifle and cartridge. I was able to use it for my deer hunt before leaving Colorado and shot a good body size 2x3 muley using 130gr Speer HOt-Cor. It absolutely dropped in its tracks and was dead when it hit the ground. High double-lung shot and game over.

I've loaded and shot a bunch of the 150gr Nosler BTs and I think that will be my go to hunting bullet. It pretty much stacks them on top of one another. It really is a fun cartridge. The downside right now is that Remington hasn't brought to market reloadable brass yet so I have been buying the inexpensive FMJs and shooting those for fun and then reloading that brass. The word on the street is that we should start seeing 30RAR brass hit the market by March.
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