458 socom bolt action

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  1. jwb47 Active Member

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    So I had the itch to build a bolt gun . never done it before , I have built enough ar's to arm a rifle battalion but never a bolt gun . I already shoot a 458 socom so I decided I would go that route . bought a barrel from southern ballistic research got some 458 socom head space guages , bought an action wrench and made me some vice blocks for the barrel . I found a stevens 200 chambered in 308 which was perfect for the bolt head so I dove right in. first lesson learned , when breaking the barrel nut loose DO NOT HIT YOUR HAND WITH A DEAD BLOW HAMMER . after my rubber chicken dance holding my hand was over everything else went as smooth as a moose's lip . I instaled the action in a boyds pro varmint and really had very little trouble getting the fat bullets to function out of the magazine . I mounted my bushnell 10x so I can check some loads and work up some more . any way arent the tulips pretty?
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  2. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Dayum! And stuffed with what looks like Lehigh extreme blower-upper bullets. Noice! I'm fixin'a drop the hammer on a .450Bushmaster barrel and mag setup for my swedish mauser. I won't be able to use the .458" bullets that the socom uses but that doesn't really concern me. This is meant as a thumper against hogs, not bear. I have a spare .458" barrel laying around so I might just have to use that. And one of these days I'll finish converting my M95 Steyr to .500S&W.
  3. jwb47 Active Member

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    those are actually 245 grain bulletes from KAK industries. I had them cooking out of my rock river socom so it will be interesting to see what happens with the bolt gun .
  4. Keith Moderator

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    Nice looking rifle! If I were to do such a thing, I might go the same route or look at the .45 Velocaraptor. I just love the way slow, big bullets shoot!
  5. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    I'd go that way but I think it's too much poop for a swedish mauser. I'd need at least a large ring mauser to feel comfy. That said, it'd sit right in a m96 mag well with a slight alteration to the follower.

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