450 Bushmaster Ammo

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450 Bushmaster ammo was developed in 2007 as a short-range, large-caliber cartridge for use in the AR platform rifle, particularly in AR-15 carbines. It is specifically for hunting big game at ranges under 250 yards, with enough power for a one-shot ethical kill.

How far will a 450 Bushmaster shoot accurately?

In skilled hands and with practice, 450 Bushmaster ammunition can get consistent groups out to 200 yards although it does drop about 13.7″. This makes it a short-range caliber, but within 150 yards it performs the best.

Is a 450 Bushmaster a good deer gun?

Yes, the 450 Bushmaster is a good deer gun within about 150 yards. This makes it perfect for whitetail deer hunting from blinds or treestands, especially in areas that restrict hunting to straight-walled cartridges (not bottlenecked like the familiar ol’ .30-06). It can also be employed in certain mule deer hunting environments, like tight timber or heavy brush.

What is a 450 Bushmaster good for?

Aside from deer, and accounting for the short ranges mentioned above, a 450 Bushmaster is effective on bear, moose, elk, and is gaining a lot of popularity among hog hunters.

Who makes 450 Bushmaster ammo?

Although it is a newer caliber and relatively niche, there are many manufacturers of 450 Bushmaster ammo, including