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Old 07-15-2017, 01:48 PM
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Ya'll heard of that one? I kinda want one. Not sure what to shoot with it though... an Elephant or Buffalo maybe? But it sure whould be nice to have


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Ruger® Ruger American Rifle® Ranch Bolt-Action Rifle Model 16950

Anyone has one by chance?
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They're the rage in Michigan as they recently became legal for deer hunting in the southern lower peninsula. I'm getting one!


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A modern interpretation of the 45-70 according to these guys. American Rifleman | Tested: The .450 Bushmaster Ruger American Rifle Ranch

It's a very light rifle and the recoil is described as "exciting" despite the recoil pad and muzzle brake.
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Ya'll heard of that one? I kinda want one. Not sure what to shoot with it though... an Elephant or Buffalo maybe? But it sure whould be nice to have

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Buffalo sure, elephant ... probably better not.
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A friend and I were looking at one. I already have 4 various 45-70's, he has one. We looked up ballistics and decided there wasn't enough difference to make it worth while. How ever an AR-15 in 450 B. would be very interesting!

The factory ammo gives an edge to normal 45-70 and the Hornady has a lot more energy! This may have to do with AR plastic and heavy recoil. The bolt actions should handle some sort of +P load!

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Interesting! I've got a 20" Bushmaster AR15 in .450 Bushmaster and love it! It's quite the thumper! The recoil is similar to a .20ga shotgun, is very accurate and just overall fun to shoot. I've been hankering to use it on a bear hunt one of these days.
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