Can someone explain the .458 SOCOM cartridge to me? I am not interested in using it, I am just interested/curious about it in general. What is it good for, if anything? What about performance/ballistics? I guess anything and everything there is to say about it, good or bad, I am interested in hearing.
I searched and couldn't really come up with anything anywhere else here on M4C.
If you searched and didn't find anything, you likely didn't search very hard.
Lots 'o info on the interwebs.
You can start here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.458_SOCOM
Then read here: http://www.teppojutsu.com/458.htm
Then read here: http://458socomforums.com/
Then head over to beyond556.com and read there
Hope that might give you a bit more info on what you were looking for!
Oh, I did search the net and got a lot of information, I didn't find anything when searching these forums is what I meant.
What I was looking for here were first-person accounts from people who have used it - do they love it/hate it, like it/dislike it? Why do they? Not very many threads about it. Sorry for misunderstanding.
ps - Thanks for the links. I will definitely check those out, as well.
Last edited by WTDeBerry; 04-08-11 at 16:24.
Check out the Big Bore section of this forum. A few guys over there have had quite extensive dealings with the SOCOM/Beowulf...
You seem as interested in it as I am..
Yeah, I am definitely interested. I am most certainly planning on owning one of these rifles someday.
I'll try to call RRA on monday and see what they say...
I've had one for going on 6 years or so now. It is an interesting round and it fun to play with. I've never had great experience with its feeding correctly with factory ammo or even reloads. You get a huge bullet which is best for its heavy weight - think .45-70 (lower power loads) in an AR package. I've got handloads from 300 grains up to factory loads of 600 grains. It is a lot of fun to hand to someone who is new to ARs after having shot a bunch of 5.56 because the recoil is much heavier than a 5.56.