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20VarTarg 01-17-2012 04:44 PM

.50 Beowulf anyone?
 
This new caliber from Alexander Arms haunts me. I want, no, i need a .50 Beowulf upper!

Was wondering if i was alone to find it attractive?

VarTarg

trip286 01-17-2012 04:46 PM

I seem to recall that 458 socom seems a bit more popular. It's not all that new though, I think it's at least 10 years old. But I think it's cool as hell too.

Txhillbilly 01-17-2012 05:40 PM

Before I got the 458 SOCOM,I spent a long time researching every aspect of the 450 Bushmaster,458 SOCOM,and the 50 Beowulf big bore AR15 calibers.

The 458 is the only one that uses rifle bullets,and there is a very big selection of them to choose from in the .458 caliber.
The 450 Bushy & 50 Beowulf shoot pistol bullets which don't have the Ballistic Coefficient's of a rifle bullet,which will affect the effective range of the bullets. Although,all of them are very good out to 200 yrds,which is about all your going to be launching with these calibers.

If you don't handload your own ammo,any of these calibers will get very expensive to shoot with factory ammo,and it is also very hard to find any.
I don't know what kind of load data is available for the 450 or 50,but there really isn't that much out there for the 458,so you just have to fly by the seat of your pants,and experiment on different loads.It is very time consuming,and can get expensive trying to figure out just the right combo of powder/bullet/COAL,but once you do,they sure will shoot good.

There are a lot of people that have these calibers,and you can get some good info on the net if you look hard enough for it.

http://i999.photobucket.com/albums/a...COM/001-23.jpg

SSGSF 01-17-2012 05:52 PM

Here is a dumb question do you use the lower from an AR 15 or an AR 10 cause I mite get one am I am just asking

JonM 01-17-2012 06:01 PM

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Originally Posted by SSGSF (Post 679900)
Here is a dumb question do you use the lower from an AR 15 or an AR 10 cause I mite get one am I am just asking

The uppers work only with standard ar15 lowers. Not compatable with the ar10 format

dragunovsks 01-17-2012 06:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JonM

The uppers work only with standard ar15 lowers. Not compatable with the ar10 format

Agreed, the .50 beowulf cartridge and the 5.56 mm cartridge are very close or the same in length so you're ar15 would be compatible. You'd simply go from a double stack 5.56 mag to a single stack .50 mag, at least ive heard its single stack

trip286 01-17-2012 07:05 PM

I've heard they go into a 5.56 magazine. True or not?

Txhillbilly 01-17-2012 07:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trip286 (Post 679959)
I've heard they go into a 5.56 magazine. True or not?

The 458 SOCOM uses standard AR magazines,a 20rd mag holds 7/458's and a 30rd holds 10.I think the 50 Beowulf also uses standard mag's,but I'm not positive about the 450 Bushmaster.

http://i999.photobucket.com/albums/a...%20Day/004.jpg

JonM 01-17-2012 07:37 PM

The 450 and 50 use modified ar15 mags. I think its the feed lips that need modding. Its one of the reasons i went with the 458socom.

SSGSF 01-17-2012 10:11 PM

Hey thank you cause I would love to get a 458 socom and now I can and all I needs is the upper


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