*Hello to all our new members*

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Re: *Hello to all our new members*

Postby Jim in Houston » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:32 pm

Welcome to the 450 community. Ammunition is getting easier to find on line at a little over $1 per round - see for example, https://ammoseek.com/ammo/450-bushmaster.

I suggest buying a couple of boxes to generate brass for reloading, rather than buying new brass. It will also help to evaluate how the gun shoots, without putting any reloading variable in play. As you can find out on this forum, a good basic load is 38 gr of Hodgden Lil Gun and 250 or 225 gr .452 FTX bullets, or their equivalent. Midway will occasionally sell "blems" with these specs, and they are very good value. Primers are a personal preference. I use Winchester Small Rifle; performance may be marginally enhanced with other brands. Most people use Hornady dies and omit the expander die (not needed) and taper crimp only.

Here are some bullets - https://www.midwayusa.com/s?userSearchQuery=450+bushmaster+bullets&userItemsPerPage=48.

Here's a link to Midways blemished bullet page, but 450's are not currently listed - https://www.midwayusa.com/s?userSearchQuery=Blemished+bullets&userItemsPerPage=48.

Hope this helps. There is a lot of info on this forum. Don't be afraid to ask.
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Re: *Hello to all our new members*

Postby Jimmy Valentine » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:49 pm

Thanks for the welcome and the tips. Currently working on chronograph issues, then will be poking around all over in here in the coming weeks and months, as I dig out and set up all my stored equipment and supplies. Been awhile, but those neural pathways are starting to warm back up as I'm thinking about this. I am already formulating a couple questions, and will ask if I don't find the answers.

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Re: *Hello to all our new members*

Postby swampbug » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:16 pm

I am new here. Heard a lot about you guys from a Fiend in Mi. Said this is the place for 450 Bushmasters
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Re: *Hello to all our new members*

Postby DocS » Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:36 am

Hi all,

I'm a noobi here :D
Not new to firearms or the AR platform 5.56, 5.45x39, 6.5 Grendel, 6.8 SPC, 6.5 Creedmoor, 308, 45 ACP and now 450 Bushmaster.
Like many here, I'm a Military Veteran, Corpsman (Marine Corps Medic).
I recently picked up a BearCreek 18 inch upper and a Palmetto Carbine lower.
I'm planning on mounting a 1x6 Millet DMS.
I haven't been hunting in a few years, but hope to shoot some pigs later in the year.

It looks like finding good mags has been one of the main issues for this cartridge. I'm planning on getting a couple AR-Stoner mags from Midway this morning.

When I get the mags, I'll head out to the range and test her out!

Blessings all,
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Re: *Hello to all our new members*

Postby 2bitRick » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:51 am

Thanks for the welcome. I'm new to 450 Bushmaster (2 mos). Love this gun.Just finished my first 60 reloads yesterday.
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