Originally Posted by dwmiller
Nice build. I looked at the 458 socom and went with the Beowulf because of barrel availability. Neither stood far above the other. I reload my own ammo so no great savings there.
Why did you build yours? Most of these are built for a reason other than "it's cool and different, let's build one".
It was a toss up between the 458 and 50 for me too. I wanted to go with one that had the most support behind it. At time of build, there were 2 barrel manufactures and 2 major ammo manufactures and SOCOM was said to use it. Still a toss-up for me.
Reason for the build? I wanted more power.
If in a CQB, I would rather shoot a larger more powerful round.
Also at the time I had planned to hunt hogs (that's been put on hold for a while)
I figure the effective range of these rounds is about 125 yards before the 1/2 oz rounds start dropping to earth too fast to predict.
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