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A good friend and shooter had a brand new 450 Bushmaster upper for my AR. I have a 45-70 lever gun, but for night hunting Hogs. I thought I needed a new upper.

Does anyone have any time with one of these? If so are you using factory ammo (Rem Black Box is recommended) Or are you using hand loads?

The wife (RedFoxy) will be sitting beside me, in a double stand, with her 6.8 SPC, and I need to keep up with her !!

I really don't want to be chasing a hurt hog thru the brush, at night. I want them DRT !!

Rick B.
 

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Off-hand, for night shooting, I'd lean toward the 6.8 spec. You share ammo, and you'd be on equal terms there.

But, if you really want to put a fine edge on the gun, one of the FLIR thermal scopes would really put a new "light" on nighttime hog killin!

A 6.8 AR with a FLIR thermal site would be one heck of a of a PIG RIG, I would think!

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I could lend you my wildcat upper. It throws a 350 grain bullet at 2600 fps with full power loads. A modified 30 round mag holds 10 of my 50 cal rounds. But be advised.... even with a good brake, it thumps pretty good on both ends. I have not been able to hunt hogs with it yet, but interested in how big of a hole it would make. Just be sure to use a rifle buffer and fixed stock. The A-1 stocks are NOT GOOD! The edges are square and sharp and that edge hitting you hard is quite painful. Best is a A-1 stock with a soft rubber butt pad.

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Go with a .458 socom......way better line of bullets and loaded ammo. With the bushmaster you are very limited.
 
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