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#6259291 - 06/13/18 03:33 PM 450 bushmaster????
nightlife Offline
trapper

Registered: 05/05/08
Posts: 2328
Loc: Mn
Anyone have one your thoughts on it as a deer cartridge thinking of building one for my daughter for a when she comes back to Mn
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#6259306 - 06/13/18 04:07 PM Re: 450 bushmaster???? [Re: nightlife]
lestan101 Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/17/16
Posts: 37
Loc: tn
I used a 450 bushmaster last year and killed one deer with it. About 70 yards quartering away shot with hornady black ammo ballistic tip bullets, pass thru shot, massive trauma in the wound channel. The deer walked a few steps and went down.
I have a Ruger American Ranch rifle in the 450. It is great to use because of the size. The recoil is not the bad part it is the noise. It comes with a muzzle break that makes it roar but is very effective. Mine is accurate, five shots at my sight-in range of fifty two yards all five bullets were touching. I used a 1-4 power leatherwood scope on it. Please get her a good set of hearing protection and for anyone around I cant emphasize enough how loud it is.
I have seen people shooting at long distance with it on the computer. I like it for 150 yard or less shots but have confidence it will perform beyond that. I hope this helps you. If you have any questions get back with me or PM me and I will answer what I can.

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#6259319 - 06/13/18 04:49 PM Re: 450 bushmaster???? [Re: nightlife]
nightlife Offline
trapper

Registered: 05/05/08
Posts: 2328
Loc: Mn
Lestan 101 how would you rate the recoil my daughter is not recoil shy but she is still only 5 1” and maybe 100 pounds and has shot almost everything I have except my double rifle in 577 NE and she was willing but I said no even I think that one has more then a little kick to it

The real trick with hervis just finding a gun that fits her comfortable so I was thinking an AR I itch a good adjustable stock would fit the bill nicely
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#6259329 - 06/13/18 05:28 PM Re: 450 bushmaster???? [Re: nightlife]
MIsparkz Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/10/13
Posts: 131
Loc: Lowell, MI
I bought an upper in 450. No break on mine. Recoil is comparable to 20ga pump I would say. I bought it with my daughter in mind also. She’s about the same size and handled it ok. It’s still a pretty stiff hit for a girl that small. I thought about adding a break but then you just make your ears bleed. Supposedly someone makes cans for them now and if you have money that would be worth looking into.
I shot two deer with it last year and they both were down within steps of where they were shot.
Mine likes the Hornady Customs better than the Blacks.

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#6259509 - 06/13/18 11:03 PM Re: 450 bushmaster???? [Re: nightlife]
FriarTuck Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/10/11
Posts: 186
Loc: Baudette MN
nightlife,
I have a couple of them in ARs, and have really come to enjoy the caliber.
Not sure what part of the state you are in, but if you get up to the Baudette area and want to try one out, just let me know. The range is within a mile or so of town.
Jim
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