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    .458 socom ar platform

    Anyone have any good, bad, or ugly about the Rock River .458 SOCOM? Wanting to get one this year for Oklahoma Pig hunt, and Deer season this fall. Any ideas, suggestions, or negative feedback is Greatly appreciated.

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    Ammo is expensive. That's one reason I didn't buy one yet.

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    Gotta reload if you're going to shoot the SOCOM. I think shibumiseeker runs this caliber. He'll probably come buy and have some good info.

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    Hk_Usp_40 has one and has used it for deer. He also loads for it (which is basically a necessity on that one).

    If he doesn't stop by this thread in the next day or so, you may want to send him a PM to draw his attention here.
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    Here I am

    I have the RRA upper. I have had a few issues with the chamber needing polished. Basically, it just doesn't allow me to manually eject a round from the chamber. Many have had the problem, but it is correctable, I just haven't been able to do it yet. And from what I hear, RRA is correcting the problem.

    Accuracy is great. I used an Aimpoint Comp M2 on it this past deer season, and it did the job very well. However, to get the most accuracy that the gun can give you, I would go with a 4x scope. You don't need much bigger than that because the range of the bullet doesn't warrant the huge magnification.

    Bullets are expensive if you don't reload. If you reload, you are looking at roughly $.75 to $.90 each for brass. It is good Starline brass though. Remington 300 gr bullets will run around $.30 each and on up depending what bullet you want. Barnes makes a sweet 300 gr TTSX for the SOCOM but it will cost you a buck a shot. It's less that Sabot slugs for a shot gun though.




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    AND it will flat put down a deer. I can't wait to try it on hogs.

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    Great info. Thanks alot guys. My dad just ordered the mid length a4 operator. I am getting a stag model 2t in 5.56, and also buying an a4 mid length operator upper assy. He has just bought a lee reloader and has it figured somewhere around $.45 a shot. maybe he is wrong in his calculations. Anyways, let me know what you think, but last deer season i (for the first time) bought a $69 centerpoint 2-7x32 scope and threw it on my mossberg 12 ga. at walmart, i have never paid less than $800 for a rifle scope. And to my complete and utter amasement after 35 rounds of winchester supreme sabots it was still holding a 1" zero at 75 yards. Do you think this would be a scope i could start with being i already have it in my possesion?

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    I have one and I'm pretty happy with it. I'll copy what I've written from another site and post it here tomorrow. I will say though that I put a Vortex Strikefire on mine and had it shifting the mount quite a bit. It's a pretty hard recoiling gun. I've got an Aimpoint COmp9000 on it now and that has held up much better, but I think this fall I'll be putting a 3 or 4x fixed scope on it, one of decent quality and a lot of eye relief... This is coming from someone who shoots .50bmg and 10mm, so I'm not afraid of recoil...
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    Biggest ive had the opportunity to shoot recoil wise is a 12 ga with 3" turkey mags, 00 buck, or slugs. Comprable?

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    Yeah, I'd say similar. I've got a Magpul UBR on mine which adds some heft, but I think I'm going to try to add another pound or so of lead in the grip.
    I've written my impressions and a bunch of stuff on my reloading for it, just got to get off this crappy little netbook on my lap and get to my better computer to compile what I've written. That'll be in the morning though, almost time for lights out.
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    Awesome, cant wait to see it. Thanks alot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waldron1305 View Post
    Awesome, cant wait to see it. Thanks alot.
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    A little thread ressurection...

    I've been practicing a lot with my .458 in preparation for next weekend. I've been using 300gr jhp with some surplus H110 I have and today I shot two five round groups at 100 yards. The first was about 3 " and I know I pulled one of the shots. I was about 4" high and remembered I'd been shooting on the 200 yard range last so I reset the scope to the 100 yard zero and the second group was 2" and dead center so the Leupold 1-4 shotgun scope I put on it has been handling the recoil fine. I feel pretty good that I can hit anything I can see in my woods. And I've got 18 rounds of .458 brass that I won't mind losing any of since they are getting close to their usable life. This week I'm going to practice from practical shooting positions and variable distances, so I'll be ready Saturday morning!
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    I'm really looking forward to using mine this coming weekend to lay the smack down on some deer.


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    it sounded like waldron was having problems with his based on the range report. shaving brass into upper...
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    My nephew bought a rock river 458 . He shot a doe with it and took out both front legs at 50 yards.

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    Feral Hogs

    Any find any Feral Hogs here in Hoosier-Ville ??
    That's the whole reason I bought my 458 - killiing me to get out and plunk a few of them.

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    In 25 years of tromping around in the woods in S. Indiana I have yet to see any. Not saying they aren't out there, but I ain't seeing them.
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    I saw half a dozen in a field by danville Indiana several years ago and have seen pics of two that were killed down in Warick (sp) county.

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    My luck -- I saw a Sasquatch with a pet Coyote, munching on a Dillo chasing a feral hog -- i could've opened fire ..Dammit Missed that Opportunity
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    All I can say is every time I think about a .458 SOCOM I get this warm fuzzy feeling inside and feel like I just wont be able to get along without one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcook View Post
    All I can say is every time I think about a .458 SOCOM I get this warm fuzzy feeling inside and feel like I just wont be able to get along without one...
    Once you've tried it you'll be addicted. I bought it strictly for deer hunting but now it's become among my favorite to shoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shibumiseeker View Post
    Once you've tried it you'll be addicted. I bought it strictly for deer hunting but now it's become among my favorite to shoot.
    I intend this to be my next build, I have a few other irons in the fire right now. I was wondering if there is any possibility there might be one of these at the Shootenanny that I might take for a little dance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcook View Post
    I intend this to be my next build, I have a few other irons in the fire right now. I was wondering if there is any possibility there might be one of these at the Shootenanny that I might take for a little dance?
    I'll bring mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcook View Post
    I intend this to be my next build, I have a few other irons in the fire right now. I was wondering if there is any possibility there might be one of these at the Shootenanny that I might take for a little dance?
    Mine will be there, your welcome to shoot it! I built the upper, and love it!
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    I would bring mine if i can make it, but the stupid thing is still failing to load/eject correctly. i dont get it. Called rock river and they said it may just take some time to wear in the chamber.

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