Originally Posted by springfieldm1903
im interested in getting a .50 beowulf upper and i was wondering if anyone had any information about it maybe experience, i want to know the recoil of it and applications in hunting.
~Now you done got me started ~
A few months ago I was asking the same question. They (members)
ended up talking me into the .458 socom upper by RRA. It's not without
it's faults. See my link below.
I just finished my 3rd and first successful
range expedition to sight in my
scope on the .458 Socom.
The uppers both cost about the same.
The rounds cost roughly the same.
My problems with the .458 socom
- One of the bullet manufactures made a bullet too fat to fit into the barrel.
- When trying to sight in my first scope:
* the kick of the round, caused the crosshairs to drift,
* the scope mount to break,
* the lenses inside the scope to chip
* and finally the cross hairs to snap! (please look out for this when choosing your scope)
- Also the feed ramp (don't know what it's called in the AR) doesn't feed well on the hollow-points i bought and puts scratches on all rounds (JSPs). Will need to file down. 1 in 5 are FTFs
Must see to avoid the mistakes i made
I shot 30 rounds on Sunday and have a significant bruise and
I don't bruise easily. That many rounds makes you feel like you tenderized
your upper pectoralis major with a 24 oz drywall hammer.
(I have shot 1oz slugs from a Mossberg in great quantities and had no
problem at all)
Now that I think about it, it kicks like a mule.