Ep 166: 450 Bushmaster vs 458 SOCOM vs 50 Beowulf Comparison

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In this episode we’re going to talk about the 450 Bushmaster, 458 SOCOM, and 50 Beowulf. Those are the three most popular choices for those looking for a big bore cartridge to use in an AR-15. All are capable performers, but there are some situations where it really makes sense to use certain ones in particular. In today’s episode, I’m going to discuss the pros and cons of the 450 Bushmaster vs 458 SOCOM vs 50 Beowulf so you can make an informed decision on which one is best for you.

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What We Covered

1) History of the 450 Bushmaster, 458 SOCOM, and 50 Beowulf cartridges.

2) How the cartridges compare to each other in terms of external dimensions, trajectory, recoil, and accuracy.

3) Comparison ammo and rifle choices in each cartridge.

4) Pros and cons of hunting with each cartridge.

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450 Bushmaster vs 458 SOCOM vs 50 Beowulf – Blog article referenced in podcast

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