450 Bushmaster 16 or 22 and recoil with and wo muzzle break

Discussion in 'Big Stuff -- 6.5mm, 7mm, 30 Cal' started by BobbyJ, Jul 9, 2018 at 9:03 AM.

  1. BobbyJ

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    We can't use centerfire to hunt deer, shotguns or bows. But they found a way around it with the straight walled 450 bushmaster.

    I want one. Probably the new Ruger camo in 22"

    I noticed they all come with muzzle brakes. I can't stand muzzle brakes because they make a loud gun even louder. I've never shot a bolt 450 BM but from what I have read on some forums is they kick a ton and need a brake.

    I dunno if people are getting soft or what but I was shooting 12 gauge at age 10 and never have a brake on it. Never had one on any shotgun. Is it really needed?

    Also 16" vs 22" barrel what are the pros and cons of each in the BM?

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  2. rcparker1

    rcparker1 Silver $$ Contributor

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    I shoot a .50 beowulf but my brother has a 450 Bushmaster. Recoil seems very similar to me, about like a 12 gauge with a good slug. He has made some impressive kills on hogs with it.
     
  3. Gb300wm

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    For hunting, I would go with the longer barrel. May not be much more velocity with this round, but it will help with recoil as it may weigh a little more. There’s a different brake on the longer rifle that may not be as loud as the one on the shorter one too.
    My thoughts. Both are nice rifles.
     
  4. Park ranger

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    Just un thread it and get thread protectors
     
  5. RampedRaptor

    RampedRaptor Silver $$ Contributor

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    What’s the distance you anticipate getting your kills at?
     

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