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Marty,
Here are some pictures of the antelope, and the 458. To say that I was and still am on cloud 9, is an understatement. I have always wanted to put a Buck antelope on the wall, as I think that they are incredible trophies. I have no mounts of any big game, as I am not a horn hunter, but this antelope was pretty special. You can see from the pictures, that he is no record book critter. But the effort that went into harvesting him, as well as your effort in creating the 458, have made him pretty special to me.

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290 lb black bear felled by one shot from a .458 SOCOM.  Details of the event are listed next to the picture.

 

The following information was provided by the customer:

This was a Maine hunt. Used a 405 gr Remington soft point. Bear is a really thin skinned animal so you just need bullet mass, not high velocity to do the job. One shot and knocked the bear onto it's side. Got up and walked slowly in the brush. A couple of minutes later heard the death moan. Stayed in the tree another hour. Got down and the bear had walked about 20 feet and just laid down. Entry wound bullet size and exit wound about a 3 inch gash. Actually pulled some lung tissue out. Lot of blood on the ground where shot and a good blood trail. Bullet clipped the shoulder a little and hit both lungs and top of heart.

The guides were totally amazed with this round as they had never seen it before. My guess is there will be a few 458 bought by them in the near future.

Next hunt is in tight woods for elk. Can hardly wait to see what the 458 does.

 

 

We are honored to have the .458 SOCOM be the topic of 
the feature article in the April 2002 issue of Accurate Rifle

 

                            A  large boar taken by a customer.                                              Two little piggies, going to market.

 

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Thought you would be interested to see this, the second buck I harvested with my .458 SOCOM, I recovered this 300 gr. hollowpoint. The buck was shot in the shoulder and the bullet recovered under the hide on the offside ham.
The expansion was perfect and after the trip lengthwise through the whitetail the diameter was .858" and the weight was 294.1 grains. Remarkable performance any way you look at it. Thanks for a top notch product.


                        Sincerely
                        J. S.

 

 

GUN WORLD 

Check out the April 2002 Issue
for a friend of Teppo Jutsu... 
The Tromix .458 Socom Sledgehammer. 

-by David Fortier.

Below are some comments from the Tromix demo shoot in Missouri which were posted earlier on Bower's Subguns.com board.

"Tony Rumore of Tromix was at the Lebanon, MO Shoot & Show today demonstrating his creations, including the .458 SOCOM cartridge and some M16's chambered for it.

On arrival, we thought someone was firing a cannon, judging by the blast felt from well behind the firing line, but it was just a Tromix M16 with a 10.5" barrel opening up with full-power .458 SOCOM loads. We heard a throaty, low-pitched BOOM, B-B-B-B-BOOM as fireballs at least 3 feet in diameter appeared downrange of the muzzle.

Tony was kind enough to let some of us run through a mag full of these monsters. Quite a handful to say the least, but pure loud fun. No malfunctions of any kind despite a cartridge so big it completely darkens the door of a factory M16 mag. Single stacked, these wide boys use up all of the space available in a magazine.

After all that sound and fury, the quietness of the subsonic load, even unsuppressed, caught us by surprise. Turns out that the selection of projectiles in .458" is fairly extensive, including 600 grain missiles. Cases are proprietary, as no suitable parent cartridge offers a long enough case.

Ever wondered just how much power you could get out of an M16? Thanks, Tony!"

 

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