The .50 Beowulf® was designed to generate devastating stopping power at short to moderate ranges. I should have referenced the Stoner AR platform and not the AR-15 specifically. http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2013/12/16/wtf-firearm-cannon/, Look up .950 JDJ. The camera shake is the result of Dave standing too close to, and in perfect alignment with, the backwash from the muzzle brake. There is one company making a side feeding bolt action upper (the idea of which i love, but it only comes in anti-material rounds and i’m not in the market). Removing the bolt carrier group (BCG) for a look-see, there’s another apparent difference. You have to use a long action AR-10 platform because the 243 is nothing more than a necked down 7.62 NATO cartridge. Mine is on a RRA receiver. It’s more of a blunt instrument, and should kill anything it hits. This is Steinel’s heavy, hard cast option for your 12.7 x 42. 5. The fun factor alone merits four stars. Description. Bulk Ammo For Sale! Compare that to a 55-grain .223 Rem. I have a few boxes of the 350 grain solid Spitzer “dangerous game” ammo that I haven’t tried yet but I’m betting should be capable of taking down a T-Rex at 300 yards. Add your M-LOK handguard, KeyMod front end, or other rifle accessories as you deem fit. Our price $55.99 ($2.80 per round) Our Price: $ 55.99 ($2.80 per round) Ammunition / Rifle Ammunition / 50 Beowulf; You last purchased this product on . I can see it now on my shopping list – 1 box of Hornady Pink Mist Beowulf. In fact, the muzzle diameter of the .50 is closer to that of a 20 gauge than it is to a 5.56, but it’s not really shotgun-sized. RIFLE BALLISTICS. I ordered some on the 21st and recived them on the 25th. A wide variety of classified ads Buy, rent, sell and find anything - 55 gallon drums listings. It’s a heavy hitting, short range mag fed AR. I felt it was too good a deal to pass up, and I have been wanting to build a pistol version for some time now. Good technique seems to be the difference between an exciting shooting experience and the onset of bursitis. My “entry” upper will put every round into a cloverleaf (granted it’s a BIG cloverleaf) at 100 off the bench all day long. I donno, it sounds like perfect hog medicine to me. Thanks for taking those trips for us. A.308 is on it’s way sometime soon. I have the basic “Entry” model and it’s listed @ only 4.5pounds w/o optic. I appreciate your appreciation . . Have a new Spikes Pirate lower I am building waiting for it! Check out the two holes at 9 o’clock on this target. If I wasn’t clear, there is some sloppy customer service here but fortunately the people who actually designed and built the gun are top notch! Previously, the operational envelope of the .50 Beowulf® weapon system limited projectiles to a weight between 300 and 600 grains. Well, color me slightly skeptical. 6. A bit more forward lean and weight distribution might have helped mitigate muzzle rise, but still, Greg was pretty damn accurate. The .223 Remington is a cartridge with almost the same external dimensions as the 5.56×45mm NATO military cartridge. .351 SL 33 WCF 348 Winchester 50 Beowulf 38-55 9.3mm 8mm 32 Remmington 270 Caliber Cal 280 Ross 50-110 38-40 Get a little lackadaisical and your shoulder will quickly advise you that your technique could stand some improvement. Mostly later. Needless to say I got tired of ducking. We sell ammunition by the box and bulk ammo in case quantities. Needless to say I got tired of fucking around with it and put in the back of my gun cabinet . That was with the 335 grain FMJ “target loads”, I imagine some of the others would cause mayhem. The Shield Logo is a trademark of Alexander Industries, Inc. All rights reserved. I’ll be hitting the gun show this weekend. Great review, Ralph. The .50 Beowulf’s rebated rim matches the rim of the common 7.62×39 commie cartridge. I bet you also think a bullet button makes an AR full auto lol. The upper can be ordered all dressed up, or it can be fully accessorized by you to the financial limit of your wallet and the physical limit of your biceps. Finally, there’s no dust cover on the receiver port door, which I hardly missed. Unlike Mike Schulte, I’ve never had any issues with mine. So much the better. Big game hunters and passionate reloaders will award it five. That’s an attractive price for a box of first class, big bore hollow point cartridges. nicole.bowen at ccaofnc dot org. Initially the recoil was an issue but after installing a muzzle brake and a LimbSaver recoil pad the recoil is almost comfortable. A wide variety of classified ads Buy, rent, sell and find anything - acoustic guitar listings. Fortunately, this problem is self-correcting. If you were considering getting one but were scared off by the long wait times you should know there are no current delays. Load Data. 308 would barely scratch the surface and 338 lapua is too expensive. I love the Wulf. A cloverleaf of 50 Beowulf is almost a full 2″. It's a good reason to choose 458 socom over 50beo in the first place. This gun has a quick change barrel, so all you have to do is change out the barrel, bolt, and in some cases with the pistol calibers, the magwell changes as well. 280 Remington Ackley Improved. Hmmm….I see a new legislative agenda in the works. Owning a .50 Beowulf carbine does not require a life-altering commitment of working capital. I liked the .50 Beowulf for the same reason that I like V8 engines, 101 proof bourbon and Marshall amps. Based off a 20mm case. I took a buffalo with it, and have reduced numerous metal plate targets and bowling pins to scrap. Its old school and new school. and on behalf of the Federal Government, please accept my sincere apologies for running up a national debt which neither you, nor your children, nor their children will ever be able to repay. Bulk quantity available for 22LR Ammo, 223 Ammo, 9 MM Ammo. 3. I found some ammo in stock at http://www.Detroitammoco.com they are using some plastic tipped ammo that I haven’t seen before. Greg in Allston’s presentation is so grooved that every shot he takes with any rifle looks exactly the same, and he shot the Beowulf offhand to great effect. Then a week later I got an automated message saying essentially: 1. your order may have been cancelled because you specifically requested in writing that it be cancelled, 2. your order may be partially fulfilled, 3. your order has been manually entered, 4. Well, due to of the short supply of elk at the rifle range and the prevalence of small block engines in the parking lot, we couldn’t put the .50 to the ultimate of tests by killing big game and Chevys. Maybe redo some of the old muskets that shot .75 caliber balls. Buy a top-of-the-line AA complete upper receiver and you won’t get any change back from your $1012 Visa statement. Pull the rifle in tight and there’s a big shove awaiting your glenohumeral joint. One of its advertised uses is at vehicle checkpoints, since the heavy bullet's flight path is not easily defl… The .50 Beowulf is a proprietary cartridge designed by Bill Alexander, the chef de la maison of the eponymous Alexander Arms. “…I also hear tell that it’s a fine platform for traditional rounds such as the .243 Winchester…”. There are more cartridge choices than any one person would ever need and compared to more traditional “big game” calibers, the ammo is very affordable. Michigan just changed the law allowing me to use this for deer in my zone. The big lummox of a .50 caliber cartridge is merely another step in the evolution of the exceptionally flexible Eugene Stoner design. Maybe for me, but not for you. I have some brass, 50 cal projectiles, H110. Configuration tested: Stag Arms tactical lower receiver, Midwest Industries quad rail handguard, Alexander Arms tank muzzle device, Eotech sight, Materials: 7075-T651 forged upper; ASTM 9310 equivalent, surface refined, case hardened, peened and phosphated bolt; CrMoV phosphated barrel; Internally honed and hard chromed, M16 type carrier, Gas system: Mid length 316 stainless, hard drawn, Weight: 4.45 – 5.37 pounds (upper only). Why not? 3600gr bullet, 38,000ft lb. I’d sure like to have a few of the old big-bore double-rifles. At a glance, it looks like every other EBR on the range, but after the first shot, a crowd begins to gather. The reason Mr. A went with the 7.62×39 head size was, per an interview he did about it, because that’s the largest he could make an AR bolt without significantly weakening the lugs. 12″ pistol upper w/ pepper pot brake $921.99 from Midwayusa. at those same distances. [bc-description action="new description"] Technical Information Caliber: 50 Beowulf®* Bullet Weight: 300 Grains Bullet Style: Speer Bonded Jacketed Hollow Point Case Type: Brass Ballistics Information Muzzle Velocity: 1950 fps Muzzle Energy: 2533 ft lbs [bc-description action="end description"] Underwood Ammo™ bonded r The whole process takes a few minutes and is extremely easy to do. I have 6.8 spc and 7.62x39 uppers which worked well for hunting last year. Rest assured that standard 5.56 mags can handle the Beowulf effortlessly. A light 235 grain bullet in a .375 H&H cartridge offers much better range and energy, and a new bolt gun can be had in a good Winchester Model 70 for the same price as the loaded Beowulf upper. The Beowulf does have more perceived recoil that a 7.62 NATO, but no more or perhaps a tad less than a 12 gauge firing reduced recoil 00 buck. Add a butt pad to soften the recoil and it doesn’t come close to zipping shut, really wish it had been designed three inches longer so it would zip closed. While comfort was totally dependent on technique, ease of shooting accurately was somewhat dependent on the lower. Its not really a measurement of error, so much as an estimation of destruction. Unadulterated overkill for self-defense, not quite accurate enough for high power target shooting and possibly too much gun for whitetails or muleys, it seems like a rifle with limited utility. The actual order went right through and the gun arrived quickly so I am happy. Where else can you have a 5.56 AR carbine for whatever and then in a matter of seconds swap out uppers to get a compact, semi-automatic, big game rifle with quick change box mags then, in a matter of seconds, swap uppers again and have a perfect hunting or looooong range target rifle (the 6.5 Grendel)? I use a Leupold VX-R 1.25-4X20 HOG scope with FireDot illuminated reticle and it turns a .50 Beowulf into just the most amazing carbine/rifle (mines a 16″ barrel) you could ever imagine for wild hogs, elk, moose, bison, brown bear, Sasquatch’s, Yeti’s, Wooly Mammoth, great white sharks, rogue elephants, hippo’s, rhinosauruses and flying tryranasauruses. But if I could only own one or the other, I would have to choose the .50 Beowulf. It’s for when the fence breaks down in Jurrassic Park… T rex? Because I can!” in the Beowulf, the fun of which I can understand. Great gun – I can’t say enough good things about it although I haven’t had a chance to test all the kits I have yet. 270 Weatherby Magnum. At this point, the average for the .458 SOCOM is 2,064ft.lb while the .50 Beowulf is 2,467ft.lb. What am I missing? $995 + $200 tax stamp + 12+ months wait on paperwork, I propose a moratorium on new rifle development. Matts Bullets : - 38 Cal. The gap closes at the 100-yard mark with the rounds much more tightly clustered. We worked the charging handles and fired ARs in 5.56, 7.62 and .50 Beowulf in rapid order just to get a handle on recoil. EDUCATION 101. Sure, the upper kit makes it muzzle heavy, but that doesn’t make it too clumsy to handle. Still, if we’re headed out to the prairie for a bit of early morning bison blasting, you’re the one who gets to hump the rifle there and the buffalo meat back, and I’ll carry the sandwiches. 270 Winchester. The same ammo from Midway will be even cheaper when it’s in stock. I have the idea for a second 6.5 Grendel in my head and I will definitely be going to Alexander Arms to get it. In my mind, the two may have similar ballistics, but are different enough in charm that they both have room in my safe. So, like Dave, you may be able to track your personal Beowulf build, and as long as you’re patient you’ll get your big bore AR upper sooner or later. 50 Beowulf RIFLE Ammunition for Sale. 7. Only if I can get it in a pistol version. He is building a batch of AR uppers for the .50 Beowulf. Ensure that the taper crimp allows the round to chamber easily. To put Alexander Arms’ claims to the test, I joined TTAG commenter Greg in Allston and his pal Dave for an afternoon of blazing away with this interesting and capable cartridge. I stole one from an inexpensive starter AR(Stag model1+) I have a 2 stage tactical trigger and an PRS stock ready to assemble for it.. He changed the bolt dimension/head space to leave a little more metal in the lug area which means they won’t head space properly when mixed (AA bolt, “other” bbl or AA bbl and “other” 7.62×39 bolt). MGI makes a take-down gun that is named the “Hydra” which is also multi-caliber with kits from .22 LR up to and including a .50 Beowulf. Finally got to the range and guess what. And wait. See the .458 SOCOM or .450 Bushmaster. We shot hollow points, but you can have your .50s with brass or lead solids or FMJ if you prefer. Guess I’m one of the few who noticed. I think I’ll be looking into getting one when they’ve caught up to their orders. 280 Remington. Your deck photo looks like the floor of my boat. I would like any reloading data you may have in any weights of bullets and type powder and of course how much powder. CLEARED THE JAM, INSPECTED THE CLIP, LOCKED IT BACK IN AND THE DAMN GUN JAMMED AGAIN. 1. Your email address will not be published. It’s been exploited by creative designers to chamber more and more specialty cartridges such as the 6.5 Grendel (co-created by the aforementioned Bill Alexander), 300 AAC Blackout, 6.5 Creedmoor, 224 Valkyrie, and 6.8 Remington SPC. .50 Beowulf ballistics are similar to the venerable .45-70.  A 300 grain .45 Gov’t bullet clocks in at about 1800 fps at the muzzle and 1500 fps at 100 yards, with energy of about 2200 and 1500 ft.-lb. The same message included: It is always unburnt powder in the chamber that is the problem. Alexander Arms will sell you .50 Beowulf mags that they claim will not handle 5.56 ammo. Find 50 Beowulf Ammo for sale, in-stock and ready to ship at Ammo Freedom. Overall, if you want one gun that will break down into an extremely modest space that you can carry around unnoticed and has multi-caliber capability, this is the gun for you. In contrast, a 10 round Beowulf magazine, which is identical in all respects to a 30-round 5.56 mag except for the feed lips, may be legal. Recoil, while prodigious when compared to the light 5.56, is manageable. Four 5.56 bullets would fit very neatly into that single .50 caliber hole, and that’s before expansion. I acknowledge that .450 & .458 are also great choices for hunting in North America, it really comes down to personal preference, like many gun purchases we all consider so hold the hate mail lol (and go buy a fifty cal!!!!) 12 gauge slugs are more common but I will go with the 50 BEO because it’s semi-auto, mag fed, & can be reloaded cheaply, I use the same powder as I use for loading my .410 shotgun…Hodgen lil’ gun…, just my 2 cents…and thanks for the rant…lol, Myself I just love guns and sometimes buy things I have no business in. This kind of impact crater, from a round that can be fired from just about any 5.56 magazine, is pretty cool. That’s a classy, classy weapon. PolyCase® uses a metal-filled polymer to create a very consistent projectile that will now match with the Beowulf® to achieve weapon function without exceeding the maximum safe chamber pressures for the caliber. An entry-level Alexander Arms .50 Beowulf upper will set you back $759. The Beowulf never crossed that line. They have several other varieties too, as well as other sought after calibers, generally all for the same price. I placed the order on a Friday and on Saturday my next door neighbor, who owns a big gun shop in Punxsutawney, PA, faxed the paperwork. Yes, precisely. The photo below also illustrates the other obvious difference between the 5.56 and the .50 Beowulf. Since I can shoot +P .45-70 Grizzly and Buffalo Bore, and have more case capacity than the .50 Beowulf, the .45-70 is better in many respects as a big game gun. That’s also why AA’s Grendel and Beowulf barrels/bolts aren’t compatible with other “Grendel” and “12.7×42” (Beowulf w/o the copyright) barrels/bolts. . I would have been even more reluctant to switch to the .458 if the .50 B had been .512 instead of .500. The 5.56 looks as sleek and racy as a cheetah while the .50 Beowulf resembles a caballito. Phone number from his website: (479) 471-5110 If you don't want one of his uppers, he may be able to help you with just a barrel. Utility be damned. Just ordered mine! The .50 Beowulf load features a 200-grain ARX bullet that leaves the muzzle at 2,500 feet per second, yielding 2,776 foot-pounds of kinetic energy. I also hear tell that it’s a fine platform for traditional rounds such as the .243 Winchester, .260 Remington, .338 Federal, 7mm-08 Remington, the little .22 LR, handgun calibers such as the 9mm and 45 ACP, and, for all I know, would make a great base for a phased plasma rifle in the 40 megawatt range. 1. 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