458 Socom

idcwby

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Does anyone have any experience with this cartridge? Did you like? Thinking it would be a cool subsonic cartridge.
 

Mule120

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It was tactical lever. I had a Marlin action laying around so I ordered a barrel and parts from Bishop. The state my brother lived in you couldn't use a AR to hunt so we suppressed it and it did great for whitetail.
 

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It was tactical lever. I had a Marlin action laying around so I ordered a barrel and parts from Bishop. The state my brother lived in you couldn't use a AR to hunt so we suppressed it and it did great for whitetail.
What were you running for bullets? Anything stand out performance wise?
 

Mule120

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The 302 Xtreme penetrator is devastating on deer out the 16in barrel suppressed. The HSM bear load pack a punch. But with certain reload I can get close 45-70 performance in the smaller gun.
 

Colorado Cowboy

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I shot a Sharps in 45-70 with black powder in 1000 yard matches. In my experience, recoil is totally related to bullet weight, the heavier the bullet, then heavier the recoil.
 

idcwby

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The 302 Xtreme penetrator is devastating on deer out the 16in barrel suppressed. The HSM bear load pack a punch. But with certain reload I can get close 45-70 performance in the smaller gun.
Did you try any of the heavy sub-sonic bullets?