Originally Posted by RDM416
I have an upper for my AR I got about a year ago. I have not shot any critters with it so no results to share on that. i would think it would be a serious close range hog thumper though.
Mine shoots fairly well for what it is...... about 1" to 1 1/4" at 100. It does make the AR KICK! It is not that bad, but when you are used to the 223 upper with a heavy match barrel and switch to the short light 450..... WOW!
I have all the brass and bullets to load with but have not loaded any yet, just shot factory ammo. I have not shot it through my chrono yet either.
I'm not a lot of help with your question......... but what the heck, buy it! We all NEED more guns!!
I think I'm going to be very happy with the 450 for hunting it shoots very well and with a good
scope it should improve. (And me to).
I ran the balistics against the Socom and the Beowulf and the Beowulf with the 400 grain bullet
edged out the 450 in energy by almost 200ft/lbs @ the muzzle (2878ft/lbs to 2687 ft/lbs but the
450 came back At 100 yards with 1909 ft/lbs to 2001ft/lbs for the Beowulf.
At 200 yards the Beowulf was still ahead 1403 to 1330 but with 14.1 in drop compared to 8.7"
for the 450. and at 300yards the beowulf dropped 50.3" and the 450 dropped 32.0"
These are not long range rifles by any means but for the intended use they should work well
on large game inside of 200 yards.
Hornady knew what they were doing when they chose a .452 dia bullet over a .458 because at
the velocities that the AR platform was capabable of the .458 heavy jacketed bullets would be at
the lower end of there performance range at the muzzle and at 100 yards would be at the
bottom the operating range(1800 ft/sec). but with the pistol bullets it is at the upper end of
there design velocity and with the FTX bullet that was designed for these velocity ranges, It
should perform well.
Any way it looks like we have several choices for big bore rounds and the 450 should be a
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