.50 AE vs .50 beowulf

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Chase127, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. Chase127

    Chase127 New Member

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    I have seen listings for AR uppers in both .50AE and .50 Beowulf. I want to know the differences, advantages, and disadvantages of each. Before attempting a build thanks
     
  2. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    These are the .50 Beowulf, .500 S&W magnum, and .50 action express. The .50 AE is a much smaller pistol round compared to the Beowulf.
     

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  3. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If you intend to hunt with it, consider the Beowulf .50, .458 Socom, or .450 Bushmaster.
     
  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The Beowulf uses a severly rebated rim. Rim is 7.62 X 39 diameter. The AE is rebated and uses a .44 Mag diameter rim.
     
  5. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    the 458 socom is slightly rebate. just enough that the rim will fit inside a fired socoms case mouth. makes reloading it with a progressive case feeder a bit difficult