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Re: *Hello to all our new members*

Postby Robert FL » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:46 pm

Just got signed up. I don't have a complete 450 Bushmaster in my hands yet...I bought a Core15 lower yesterday and ordered a APF 16" upper an hour ago. I pass by the Core 15 factory twice a day, They don't make a 450 BM so I got a complete lower from them with the Hogue 6 position stock and Hogue grip. I ordered a Rise Armament trigger today too. Thinking about a Bushnell 4500 Elite 2.5 x 10 40mm scope. I plan on taking a few hogs with my gun when I get it together, got 5 this month with a 243..can't wait to see what a 450 BM does to them..gotta go, taking wife out to dinner..she does not know about the 450 yet..
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Re: *Hello to all our new members*

Postby Texas Sheepdawg » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:23 pm

Robert FL wrote:Just got signed up. I don't have a complete 450 Bushmaster in my hands yet...I bought a Core15 lower yesterday and ordered a APF 16" upper an hour ago. I pass by the Core 15 factory twice a day, They don't make a 450 BM so I got a complete lower from them with the Hogue 6 position stock and Hogue grip. I ordered a Rise Armament trigger today too. Thinking about a Bushnell 4500 Elite 2.5 x 10 40mm scope. I plan on taking a few hogs with my gun when I get it together, got 5 this month with a 243..can't wait to see what a 450 BM does to them..gotta go, taking wife out to dinner..she does not know about the 450 yet..

Welcome to our Electronic Campfire. Sounds like a nice setup. I hope your Bushnell will hold up better than the bushnells, I’ve owned in the past. I stopped buying bushnells probably over 20 years ago.
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Re: *Hello to all our new members*

Postby Robert FL » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:56 pm

Did you have any of the "Elite" Series Bushnells? I put a Elite 3200 on a 12 gauge slug barrel in 2001 or 02, it seems fine. In 2005 I put a Elite 4200 on a 30-06 bolt action it has been flawless. I was hoping since they are "Magnum" rated they would hold up on a semi auto 450 BM. I am more of a longbow/Recurve Archery guy than a gun guy so I'm not sure about the newer Optics. My hunting buddy is going to get a Ruger American 450 and put a Zeiss Terra scope on it, he has one on a light kicking 7mm-08 rifle.
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Re: *Hello to all our new members*

Postby Texas Sheepdawg » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:38 pm

Robert FL wrote:Did you have any of the "Elite" Series Bushnells? I put a Elite 3200 on a 12 gauge slug barrel in 2001 or 02, it seems fine. In 2005 I put a Elite 4200 on a 30-06 bolt action it has been flawless. I was hoping since they are "Magnum" rated they would hold up on a semi auto 450 BM. I am more of a longbow/Recurve Archery guy than a gun guy so I'm not sure about the newer Optics. My hunting buddy is going to get a Ruger American 450 and put a Zeiss Terra scope on it, he has one on a light kicking 7mm-08 rifle.

It’s been since 1994 so I don’t even remember.
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Re: *Hello to all our new members*

Postby Hoot » Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:55 am

Robert FL wrote:Did you have any of the "Elite" Series Bushnells? I put a Elite 3200 on a 12 gauge slug barrel in 2001 or 02, it seems fine. In 2005 I put a Elite 4200 on a 30-06 bolt action it has been flawless. I was hoping since they are "Magnum" rated they would hold up on a semi auto 450 BM. I am more of a longbow/Recurve Archery guy than a gun guy so I'm not sure about the newer Optics. My hunting buddy is going to get a Ruger American 450 and put a Zeiss Terra scope on it, he has one on a light kicking 7mm-08 rifle.


I had a 6-24 Elite 4200 that I used on my 450b for load workup the first few years. It held up just fine and I was a busy boy those first years. I also used a Sightron SII 6-24 for the same reason and finally developed a fondness for Nikon Monarch 6-24x50 which is my current load workup scope. All three were up to the task. The Nikon Prostaff 3-9 EFR is rated for air rifle service, even magnum springers, which are generally considered the hardest assignment for a rifle scope. If you're looking for an affordable scope that's tougher than a junk yard dog, consider it.

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Re: *Hello to all our new members*

Postby Robert FL » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:49 pm

TexasSheepdawg, I have seen a few of you YouTube videos, Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us newbies. Glad to find 450BM and guys like you and Hoots make this place awesome.
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Re: *Hello to all our new members*

Postby Texas Sheepdawg » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:01 pm

Robert FL wrote:TexasSheepdawg, I have seen a few of you YouTube videos, Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us newbies. Glad to find 450BM and guys like you and Hoots make this place awesome.

Thanks for the kind words!
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Re: *Hello to all our new members*

Postby kmrfirearms » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:29 am

I got a radical firearms complete 450bm right before deer season in ohio. Less than $700 for the complete gun. Thing is accurate. Going to start reloading the 225ftx for it next week or so.
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Re: *Hello to all our new members*

Postby Two Bears » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:27 pm

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Re: *Hello to all our new members*

Postby Texas Sheepdawg » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:27 am

Two Bears wrote:Two Bears in the house


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