An entry-level Alexander Arms .50 Beowulf upper will set you back $759. Based off a 20mm case. The .50 Beowulf is a proprietary cartridge designed by Bill Alexander, the chef de la maison of the eponymous Alexander Arms. Itâs 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. 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. That’s actually a lot more practical than I thought after all. Way cool- but if I’m looking for a rifle that weighs over 100 lbs, I’m looking for a Solothurn. Littered with spent .22 casings. 3600gr bullet, 38,000ft lb. 7 mm - 08 Remington. The soft case isn’t long enough to comfortably close on the gun WITH the tank muzzle brake. The perfect niche for such a weapon that otherwise seems unnecessary, but fills a specific role most don’t consider better than most other rifles can. The .50 Beowulf is a proprietary cartridge designed by Bill Alexander, the chef de la maison of the eponymous Alexander Arms. Removing the bolt carrier group (BCG) for a look-see, thereâs another apparent difference. 45. The highest performing round at this mark is still a .50 Beowulf, but the averages begin to look similar. I don’t see really see the “niche” where this cartridge fits in: Once you get over the giggle/fun factor, is there any application that this would really excel in? The .458 SOCOM (11.63×40mm) is a moderately large round designed for a specialized upper receiver that can be mounted on any AR-15 pattern lower receiver. That upper costs $1,012 plus the cost of upgrades. I will try to post a report after I have assembled it and taken it for a spin. Enter the big bore, semi-auto rifle, that doesn’t need a ton of range. The 200 grain Inceptorâ¢ ARXÂ® loading takes the muzzle velocity up to 2,500 FPS while maintaining the expected high muzzle energy of 2,775 foot-pounds. This upper and round look perfect for taking down some white tails and getting more use out of my AR than plinking or just in case shtf. Great review, Ralph. The unique shape, matched to the BeowulfÂ®, creates an increased temporary cavity without relying on the expansion of a hollow point that may plug. I have never been able to shoot more than 4 rounds in a row with out the gun jamming. Power, baby! On an episode of some weapons show on the Military Channel, Mr. Alexander described the Beowulf as, “a wrecking ball” I wholeheartedly agree. At this range, the retained energy is 875 foot-pounds at a still-supersonic velocity of 1,400 FPS. HANDGUN BALLISTICS. 50 Action Express. Cartridge Name: 50 AE Cartridge O.A.L. You cannot run a 243 Winchester through an AR-15. 280 Remington. Rest assured that standard 5.56 mags can handle the Beowulf effortlessly. I took a buffalo with it, and have reduced numerous metal plate targets and bowling pins to scrap. And wait. 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. Finally, thereâs no dust cover on the receiver port door, which I hardly missed. You know, I would normally think of this as a novelty item, but as of this year we in Ohio can now hunt Deer with rifles other than muzzle loaders, but there is a catch… We have to use a rifle chambered for straight wall pistol cartridges, such as .44 mag, 9mm, .45, etc. The ammo I use is right froqm Alexander . Every single person who has shot it, loves the gun.. And I always bring extra ammo for the range for them to try. So it comes down to this one question: is the pure fun of shooting this beast worth the waiting time and money? Weâve all known for some time now that the AR-15 upper receiver is as adaptable as bacteria. “No specific shipment information is available yet”. The Overmatch Plus starts at $968, and the cheapest upper is the Entry at $759.00. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/knitepoet/Hunting/bullet1.jpg, Here’s the recovered slug, bullet is a 335 Ranier HP in my handloads @ 1812 MV, range was a lased 41 yards, deer dropped at the shot with one back leg kick (Emphasis on OH yeahhhhh). Hunting with an AR would make me more proficient and would be more realistic training for when it really counts. Cast or jacketed data with the same grain weight and profile will work with our bullets. It is always unburnt powder in the chamber that is the problem. 1. Powders include Hodgdon, Accurate, Alliant In hand with this increase in muzzle velocity is the unique tri-flute design of the projectile. 270 Winchester. My question is about the primers. 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. As noted, the straight-sided .50 Beowulf cartridge features a rebated rim â the rim is narrower than the case. 6.5 x 55 mm Swedish Mauser. at .224-inch. 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. A wide variety of classified ads Buy, rent, sell and find anything - 55 gallon drums listings. 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. Your email address will not be published. Black Butterfly Ammunition Premium .50 (12.7x42mm) 340gr Cutiing Edge Copper Raptor (20 Rounds) Black Butterfly Ammunition Target, .458 SOCOM, 350 gr, Berry FMJ Range Round 200 RND "Black Bucket" Black Butterfly Ammunition Premium .300 AAC Blackout 110 grain Maker "BOAR TOOTH" (50 … In our tests, the core exited a 17-inch gel block reliably. Needless to say I got tired of fucking around with it and put in the back of my gun cabinet . Load Data. PolyCase Ammo Inceptor Hunting 50 Beowulf 200 Grain ARX 20 Rounds [50BEOARXBR20] View Out. Description. The photo below also illustrates the other obvious difference between the 5.56 and the .50 Beowulf. THE GOD DAMNED NEW GUN JAMMED ON THE FIRST ROUND. Not a little .45 or .458…it’s a real FIVE OH! 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. See the .458 SOCOM or .450 Bushmaster. I like the big crisp round holes it punches in paper. The icing on the cake is Alexander Armsâ contention that its complete Beowulf Overmatch upper assembly will mate perfectly and shoot properly on all the milspec 5.56 lowers that you might have laying around in your garage or closet, and that you wonât need to modify a damn thing, including the seemingly wimpy 5.56 recoil buffer. I hate getting something so well made and nice looking which is doesn’t fit and is therefore useless. Ralph bought all the .50 AE. Load data for our Superior Plated Bullets® can be found in any manual or on any powder manufacturer’s website. For shooters who live in AWB states, having Beowulf-only magazines may be an advantage. Yes, precisely. Initially the recoil was an issue but after installing a muzzle brake and a LimbSaver recoil pad the recoil is almost comfortable. For its intended uses, thatâs plenty accurate enough. I liked the .50 Beowulf for the same reason that I like V8 engines, 101 proof bourbon and Marshall amps. (38Spl,357) 500 S&W Cowboy Action Wadcutters 32 Caliber 44 Caliber 45 Handgun 38 Cal. COOL STUFF : 25 ACP 32 ACP 327 Magnum 380 ACP 9mm Luger 357 Magnum 357 SIG 38 Special 38 Super 40 S&W 10mm Auto: 41 Magnum 44 Magnum 44 Special 45 ACP 45 GAP 45 Colt 454 Casull 460 Magnum 480 Ruger 50 AE 500 Magnum: 223 Remington 243 Winchester Hi I got A Davidson Defense Nitride Finish BCG 7.62×39 for my complete upper pistol kit,So my bolt will work or not with both of them? Itâs just not all that aerodynamic and thus not MOA accurate. 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. Simply grab the complete lower and optics that you already have, order your choice of Beowulf uppers, and wait. “Nothing is wrong and no action needs to be taken by you.”. As for knock-down power, 50 caliber bullets are second to none. 1. The fun factor alone merits four stars. Power always comes at a price, and Iâm not just talking about the initial cost of the upper. PolyCaseÂ® uses a metal-filled polymer to create a very consistent projectile that will now match with the BeowulfÂ® to achieve weapon function without exceeding the maximum safe chamber pressures for the caliber. 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. The 300-grain Beowulf has 627 percent more bullet weight and an unexpanded diameter that is larger than a .223’s fully expanded bullet. I bet you also think a bullet button makes an AR full auto lol. Recoil, while prodigious when compared to the light 5.56, is manageable. Power is one thing and accuracy is another. Alexander Arms will sell you .50 Beowulf mags that they claim will not handle 5.56 ammo. 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.. Maybe redo some of the old muskets that shot .75 caliber balls. Now here is a serious question. 50 Beowulf 325gr RNFP New Everybody loves showing off their big bore firearms but the cost of shooting them can be painful. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/knitepoet/Hunting/bullet2.jpg. Just yesterday I purchased a 10.5″ pistol upper from Radical Firearms 50 Beo from Primaryarms.com on sale for $419.95 (I got them to price match what Radical FA was selling them at). Get a little lackadaisical and your shoulder will quickly advise you that your technique could stand some improvement. The 300-grain (19 g) round offers a supersonic muzzle velocity of 1,900 ft/s (580 m/s) and 2,405 ft⋅lbf (3,261 J), similar to a light .45-70 but with a much smaller case. I have no proof of that, just what I read so it might be wrong.”, Anywho, doesn’t change the point I was getting to…the “why not use the biggest, meanest, most powerful hammer in the toolbox?”, Also, in full disclosure, I am a Beowulf fan girl, I love them. Why a .50 Beowulf? Ensure that the taper crimp allows the round to chamber easily. There are lots of .45 caliber bullet choices for reloading. Enjoy. The big lummox of a .50 caliber cartridge is merely another step in the evolution of the exceptionally flexible Eugene Stoner design. The 600 grain Brenneke slugs for smooth bores carry less velocity but more energy. As a big, powerful but slow, short- to medium-distance round that’s about the size of a cocktail weenie, the .50 Beowulf is reputedly versatile enough to do the business on elk, grizzly, bison, hogzillas and your brother-in-law’s big block Chevy . 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. 270 Weatherby Magnum. A bit more forward lean and weight distribution might have helped mitigate muzzle rise, but still, Greg was pretty damn accurate. There’s a lot of “Why? Check out the two holes at 9 oâclock on this target. Greg in Allstonâs 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. Ralph, you want pictures of expansion from the ‘wulf, here ya go. Too much? The wrong, stupid part of my brain took one look at that sucker and thought “Well that’ll definitely get rid of the squirrels in the backyard..” then the rational part said “Does the phrase ‘pink mist’ mean anything to you?” and the stupid part said “You going somewhere with this or are we gonna get to blast some tree rats?”. The actual order went right through and the gun arrived quickly so I am happy. The hinge points are left on the receiver because the upper receiver would cost more to manufacture by removing them from the design. The .50 Beowulf® was designed to generate devastating stopping power at short to moderate ranges. Watch the difference between Daveâs first shot, with a big push, and his second and third with slightly less push. ð. For the civilian market, it looks like something a hunter would enjoy- especially a hunter who mostly uses ARs and doesn’t want a bolt gun for whatever reason. At that point, you are blurring the line between rifle and portable cannon. 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