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Old June 18th, 2017, 07:23 PM #1
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Do I Really Need a Ruger American Ranch in 450 Bushmaster?

Why do I suddenly want one of these: http://ruger.com/products/americanRi...ets/16950.html ???

The only reasons I can come up with are:
  • I have a Ruger American Ranch chambered in 300 BLK. It's bedded in a Boyd's stock and I love its accuracy.
  • Lately I've been shooting my Pedersoli 1874 Sharps in 45-70. That rifle and I have become a team. Many hand loading options and I'm casting boolits to feed it.
  • I'm thinking having a blend of 300 BLK and 45-70 might be a big bunch of fun!

On the other hand:
  • Reloading 450 Bushmaster rounds means ordering yet another die set, brass, bullets etc. etc. (Heck - I reload over 30 calibers already )
  • Compared to loading 45-70 or 300 BLK, it looks like 450 Bushmaster components are pricey. I'd have to buy items I don't already have on hand.
  • I'd need to get a scope setup and would likely want to replace the factory stock with much better furniture.

So, please help me out:
  • Do any MDS members have a Ruger American 450 Bushmaster?
  • What's been your experiences?
  • Are you loading your own 450 BM ammo?
  • If so, what dies, bullets and powder are you using?

I'm wide open to your input and thoughts.

Is going down this path a good idea? If it's not, please talk me off the ledge...

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Thanks a lot. Yesterday I didn't even know this existed, now I'm thinking maybe I need one too!
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Thanks a lot. Yesterday I didn't even know this existed, now I'm thinking maybe I need one too!
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I can't help talk you down, as I seem to wander the path of the occasional 'oddball' cartridge in inventory.

Suppressed, that'd be a really fun rifle. (If I'm not going to talk you down, I may as well give you a nudge...)
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Not much help here. I just got an AR pistol in .223 Wylde and I'm already jonesing for an upper in 300 AAC.


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I've got Hornady dies for it, might need to work a deal, just saying.
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Yes

You need a Ruger American Ranch in 450 Bushmaster.

It is a threaded barrel too, you can add a suppressor
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Let's see more of the Sharp's,Joe!!
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I will try to talk you down...sort of. A shooting buddy of mine was interested in the same rifle,but he has decided to wait citing among other things the high price of reloading components and their availability. He would also like to see if other manufacturers pick up on the caliber and then maybe the costs would improve. I tried to help him out by sending him this link https://www.gricegunshop.com/rug1695...16-12-fde.html $419 not too bad of a price,better than what I've seen locally.
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