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Thread: .458 SOCOM 18.6" AR-15 barrel order- gauging interest

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    Quote Originally Posted by blupul View Post
    A bit interested . Did he say who will manufacture the barrels ?
    Didn't say, I'll ask.

    Looks like half a dozen or so potentially interested so far?

    Some interest in unrelated stuff. Lol they already have .450 BM uppers and stuff on the site. I'm trying to gauge interest in .458 SOCOM. I appreciate that they're similar, but that's not what I'm after.

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    You want an AR performance or equivalent bolt if you plan to shoot buffalo bore ammo or hot load the round.

    This is rather evident with what Remington did with the 30rar. 450 bushmaster and 30rar started with the same 284win parent case. But to stop someone from using the weaker bolts from the 450 bushmaster or other big bore AR to do their own 30rar conversion they increased the rim diameter on the 30rar to prevent a kaboom.

    To test my 30rar, my 450 bolt from my first conversion was used with the 30rar in testing, it was evident immediately that a custom bolt of stronger alloy was required if pressures were to be higher than factory loaded 450 rounds
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    If the price goes down on a bulk order I'd be interested.

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    For anyone considering this there is ammo available here:

    https://www.nasgunsandammo.com/produ...fmj-20-rounds/
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    Wow, I been paying $3 a round for 338 Lapua match ammo from S&B. If that is where loaded 458 ammo prices are going to stay in Canada, it will only be adopted by a few
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian46 View Post
    Wow, I been paying $3 a round for 338 Lapua match ammo from S&B. If that is where loaded 458 ammo prices are going to stay in Canada, it will only be adopted by a few
    I think they said if a bulk order were placed it could be as low as $59.99/box but I'm not sure how many constitutes a bulk order.

    Regardless it's still pretty expensive if someone is simply buying it to make larger holes in paper.
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    Budget Shooter Supply carries 458 Socom brass, for those interested in reloading.

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    I would be in for one barrel, maybe two. Don't have a build started yet but the 458 Socom is a round I have had my eye on for a while. Seems like ammo and reloading components are more easily accessible than anything chambered for it.

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    From Zach:

    hi Scott,
    we'd get them from a boutique barrel mfr in the USA. specs:

    heavy profile
    1:14" twist
    rifling: 6 groove
    thread 11/16"-24
    length 18.6"
    polished 416 stainless
    M4 feedramps
    midlength gas system
    should do 1 moa or better
    made in USA
    hand-lapped

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    Scotty, did you end up ordering a socom barrel?
    The idea of building one with a spare upper has me intrigued, as long as we can get adequately strong bolts up here to handle these big bores

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