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Josey Wales '94 07-09-2010 04:00 AM

Need help on caliber choice
 
First, Thanks in advance for any help. Alright, I have two calibers in mind, the Alexander Arms rounds. The 50 Beo and the 6.5 Grendel.
-The 6.5 is cheaper to shoot (Wolf). Its adequate for mid sized game, (I would use it up to the biggest Mule deer out there, and anything under). Great BC, better than the 5.56 or 7.62 NATOs. Great long range cartridge.
-The Beo is a 50 cal, I mean come on, thats awesome. Its enough for any North American game, and I love that too. I go elk hunting so this really helps. 300-400 grain projectiles, :cool: . It would blow a hole in anything you want. After 200 yards it starts to drop like a rock. But thats not a big problem with me, so.
-The thing is I want a larger cal AR upper. But I have a .300 Win Mag, .308 Saiga, .30-06, 7.62x54, .30-30, and 8mm Mauser for elk/deer/bear.

So if you can, HELP, and again thank you.

canebrake 07-09-2010 05:12 AM

The .50 Beo limits you to bullet choice.

I went with the 458 SOCOM because it has available all the 45-70 reloading parts and pieces!

I can load anything from a 250gr to a 600gr (458 Diameter) bullet.

I can kill almost anything!

See this:

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f20/build-time-has-come-22019/index3.html#post210962

canebrake 07-09-2010 05:15 AM

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http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...D458405-LG.jpg

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...mpare_sm-1.jpg

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Josey Wales '94 07-09-2010 05:04 PM

Yes, I do like the bullet selection on the .458. But the price pushes me away. Yea, we reload, but I dont want to sit at a desk for hours loading 300 rounds. The Beo gives equal performance with the bullet selection available to both. I can buy 300 Beo rounds for 300-somethin dollars. Not the .458. But thank you

mjkeat 07-09-2010 05:46 PM

From what Ive read the 6.5 Grendel might be your best bet. Ive heard/read that the Wolf work well for the price.

Josey Wales '94 07-11-2010 06:09 AM

OK I'm goin Grendel. Love that Wolf makes ammo for it, and the more expensive ammo is still as cheap (or expensive) as the Beo. Thank y'all


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