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.45 Raptor


The .45 Raptor is a rimless centerfire cartridge developed for medium and large game hunting. Compared to similar big bore cartridges designed for the AR-15 – such as the .450 Bushmaster, .458 SOCOM, and .50 Beowulf – the 45 Raptor offers higher velocity bullets, a flatter shooting trajectory and the ability to reliably feed hollow point ammunition. It is able to fit into 7.62x51 magazines with some modification, making it easy for companies to make rifles capable of firing the cartridge without the need to design and develop a specialised magazine.


Ammunition Type Damage Bullet Velocity (m/s) Barrier Penetration Armor Piercing
240gr XTP 74.5 810 6.1 8
160gr TACXP 53.4 910 2.89 6
180gr JHP 65 850 1.74 6
300gr XTP 88.2 700 2.3 4
500gr HE-I 95 100 0 0
Note: Barrier penetration represents the rounds ability to go through walls and barriers. Armor piercing represents the rounds ability to penetrate body armor plates.