.50 Beowulf?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by HotFudge, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. HotFudge

    HotFudge New Member

    Anyone had any experience with this round?

    It seems kinda interesting to me. Big-*** round scaled down to assault rifle size, slow as hell but packs a wallop.
  2. IloveGunz

    IloveGunz New Member

    50 beowulf upper

    All I know about them is there not cheap haha. At my local gun shop they have a beowulf upper and its $2000 but hey you can say you own a .50 cal :D

  3. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

    I own a .50 cal. in a front stuffer !
  4. jeepejeep

    jeepejeep New Member

    It is an interesting round. I have a .50 Desert Eagle and like the big 50's. That said, come time to get a big boomer for the AR lower, I went with the 450 Bushmaster. Upper is cheaper, ammo is expensive but no where near the 50 or 458 Socom and ammo is a little easier to find. Within 200 yards, the 450 will cleanly kill any animal on the continent so it's all I need.
  5. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

    I had an opportunity to shoot a .50 Beowulf when they came out. The Rifle was an Alexander arms w/ a 6.5 Grendel and a .50 Beowulf uppers. The 6.5 was very cool, but the Beowulf was really impressive. We ended the day w/ some plinking, this is where the .50 shocked us. At a 50 yard target, on the ground it carved a trench 3" wide, 3" deep and about 20" long in hard packed earth. It is a thumper.
  6. Lindenwood

    Lindenwood New Member

    I love big-bore ARs :D . I'd probably go with the .458 Socom just because of the availability of bullets suited to these velocities (most all of them are designed for the .45-70). The .450 Bushmaster is even less common and is limited to largely pistol bullets. Plus the .458 is designed to be used with unmodified AR mags.

    Don't know much at all about the .50 Beo, except that mag capacity is even lower (I think 5 rounds instead of 7, in a "20rd" mag), and bullet availability is very limited.
  7. JonM

    JonM Moderator

    .500 bullets are more common now and there are even some designed for hunting. Unless your plinking only i wouldnt go with the 450 bushmaster. If your hunting the socom offers the widdest range of hunting bullets to the reloader. Same is true for the 50 beowulf.

    I went 458 socom because of the huge selection of bullets and the performance is at the lower end of the 45-70 range
  8. IloveGunz

    IloveGunz New Member

    old school .50

    Haha well in that case I own a .50 cal as well. My family collects civil war memorabilia and we have a Springfield model 1861 in working order (but its just on display). Its a .58 caliber minie ball haha but never the less the .50 beowulf is more appealing to say the least!
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2011