.450 Bushmaster 250 Grain Cutting Edge Maximus (Lead Free)- The .450 Bushmaster is a rifle cartridge developed by Tim LeGendre of LeMag Firearms, and licensed to Bushmaster Firearms International.
The .450 Bushmaster makes use of .452 in. bullets because the lower impact velocities and energies would not adequately expand the heavier jacketed .458 in. bullets. The cartridge is chambered in bolt-action rifles by Ruger, Savage, Mossberg, and Remington, Ruger’s No. 1 single shot rifle, AR-15 rifles, as well as an AR-15 pistol by Franklin Armory.
Ballistically, the .450 Bushmaster has a rather flat trajectory out to 200 yards; if the firearm is zeroed at 150 yards, the user can expect to see a rise of 1.8 inches at 100 yards, zero at 150 yards, and a drop of 4.9 inches at 200 yards. The cartridge fits single-stacked in a standard AR-15 magazine with a single-stack follower. A 10-round AR-15 magazine body yields a four-round magazine, a 20-round AR-15 magazine body yields a five- to seven-round magazine, and a 30-round body yields a nine-round magazine.
450 Bushmaster has a trajectory of +3.0” at 100 yards and -13.7” at 250 yards, while . 350 Legend checks in at +2.9” and -15.7”, respectively. In other words, they are both very flat shooters inside of 200 yards, with a sweet spot right around the 165-yard mark, and both rapidly start to fall off after 200 yards.
Choice Ammunition, and our 100% Hand-Loading techniques- produce a round of ammunition for the .450 Bushmaster that is demanded in big game hunting. Accuracy, consistency and dependability are crucial at that final moments of your hunt. Choice Ammunition takes this responsibility seriously by meticulously weighing each powder charge with our proprietary formulas and temperature insensitive powders, seating the bullet at the exact length for optimal performance and test firing each and every lot of ammunition at an average of 500% over industry average. We have no high speed production machines- only passionate and dedicated load technicians pulling each and every handle, producing one round of ammunition at a time.
The 250gr .451 diameter Maximus is designed for use in the 450 Bushmaster. This is a hollow point hunting bullet with an exceptional BC and incredible terminal performance. After 1-2″ of penetration, 4 blades break off and radiate outward in a star pattern while the base continues through for even deeper penetration.
“Absolutely amazing bullet! Super accurate and performs exactly as they say it does. Shot a doe with one and dropped her in her tracks. Recovered the bullet and all four pedals broke off like they should. My go to for 450 bushmaster!”
- Velocity 2,242 fps
- 100% Hand Loaded