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Which one to buy or build??

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Would you rather build a 450 Bushmaster AR? Or a 6.5 Grendel for up to 200 yards but mostly under 150 yards. I think they are both AR, not A10. I see a lot of 308 uppers now. The 450 goes back to the old argument big heavy bullet vs. small fast bullet. Although the 450 is going over 2.000 fps.
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Well if I go with the 450, I will for sure buy a reloader. You can buy the Grendel ammo without breaking the bank for hunting. But the 450 is higher. I think that the 450 would be a great woods gun and small to medium green fields. Hogs and big bucks would roll with a shoulder hit or tucked tight behind the shoulder.
And as for defense; who would want to charge a semi-auto spitting out 300 grain slugs that would knock down good size pine saplings. Which reminds me, I have to get back on my thurty thurty and Ruger 44 carbine. I,m back on track now, had a good looking woman distracting me. A mans got to do what a mans got to do, at my age, buy more guns. :eek::101010:
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I have hunted with 45 caliber, 50 caliber, and 54 caliber Thompson Center muzzleloaders using maxie-bullets with TC lube in the grooves. Back in the 70s and early to mid 80s I killed deer with all three calibers. I never recovered a bullet on a deer that I killed with them. Complete pass through on all .There was a big hole on exit. But like you said, not as much meat damage from hydrostatic shock.
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