Finding out how much wallop the big .458 SOCOM brings to the party (VIDEO)

Though usually armed with shotguns and custom shells, the gang at Taofledermaus switches it up to do some serious experimentation with the beefy .458 out of an AR platform.

The big ole’ fat SOCOM round, derived from the .50 AE pistol cartridge, is heavy and slow, delivering a brutal amount of energy into a target– and Tao has a series of 300-grain hard cast hand loads spooled up to run against a variety of targets as the Chronos 1.4 HS camera runs at 8,800 frames per second.

“They look like a big ole tube of lipstick, however, they hit like a ton of bricks,” they say.