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    any info on that 458x2?? what was the parent cartridge? 2" is close in length to a 308 win.

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    http://www.tromix.com/Tromix_458.htm
    http://www.teppojutsu.com/458.htm tromix did two AKs in 458 SOCOM I am seriously buildig one

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    a little bigger than the 45 win mag to say the least. I may have a reamer source but need to keep quiet on it for now as the 458 socom is a propierty round and I dont want to rock the boat. I plan on rechambering a barrel for it. see the posts under 458 Socom reamer quests hit a snag. One of the ammo/ brass manufactures stated that this is technicaly a pistol round and that the pressures were low. as you said bullet selection is the big + for this over the beowulf. this will be a AK hunting pistol from hell 450-500 grain bullets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1biggun
    any info on that 458x2?? what was the parent cartridge? 2" is close in length to a 308 win.
    I remeber the guy refering to it as a 458 alaskin, he had a little remington mountain rifle in the same caliber I have a couple of rounds and its just 458 winmag with a case length of exactly 2". The cases still have the magnum belt and large rim diameter ,not the best choice for an ak bolt, but the gun did run very well. Wouldnt be that hard to turn the belt away and rebate the rim like the beowolf, with a little patience it might be possible to grind a lathe tool to do the whole mod in one plunge. Like all this stuff the $200 reamer and custom dies are the drawback, but I sure like the idea of lobbing those big 500 gr fmj or barnes solids

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    How about if you get some sulfur, or use that Brownells stuff, and make a casting of the .458 SOCOM chamber. THEN, adjust a few measurements (neck location perhaps?) so as not to infringe on their patent, and presto you have a .458 BIGGUN chamber - email the measurements to Clymer, and have a reamer set made.

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    I am looking at several rounds as possable candiates. several companys said they can work with me to do a SOCOM like round. I liked the 458 SOCOM because the bolt dia would not need to be changed. the 223 WSSM Brass may be reworkable http://www.rifleshootermag.com/ammun...per_short_mag/
    the 243 leviathan appears to be based off of this round http://accuracysystemsinc.com/ar15_conversion.html
    I am ordering a book on wildcating to learn what can and can't be done as far as forming brass. I am going to try to cut some flutes in a straight rod just to see how hard it is, may look into doing the whole reamer building my self. Hell if they could do this stuff back in the 1890's with what they had for equipment I should be able to do it with all the lathes and mills in my shop. are there any good web sites on wildcating ammo??

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    not sure if its still listed in the brownells catalog or not but the book Barrels and Actions by Harold Hoffman, 1991, has quite a bit of info on reamer making, barrel drilling, rifling etc, takes all the mystery out of chamber reamers

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