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 50 CAL BEOWULF
DONNY  [Member]
11/6/2002 8:48:26 AM
Im considering purchasing a 50 Beowulf upper. Any one got any info on these?

Thanks
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hardcase  [Team Member]
11/6/2002 9:27:07 AM
Here is the website:

www.alexanderarms.com/
DONNY  [Member]
11/6/2002 4:28:03 PM
But can just the upper be purchased?

Can any one give me some feed back on them?

Do they jam much? Are they reliable? Are their reloading supplies for them?

Thanks
SHIVAN  [Team Member]
11/7/2002 11:57:26 AM
Donny:

Everything that applies to an M16 derived gun applies to the Beowulf. Except with a bigger fireball and more recoil. The design functions exactly the same, the main difference between the Beowulf and the M16/AR15 is that the bolt face is opened up and the barrel has a 1/2 inch hole in it.

If you are in the market for big bore uppers, check Teppo Jutsu, LLC and Tromix for some other NICE creations. Including 440 Corbon Magnum, 458 SOCOM, 50AE, 44mag, etc....

www.teppojutsu.com
www.tromix.com

Ed
DONNY  [Member]
11/7/2002 2:38:41 PM
Thanks ed

But im more intrested in the beowulf from alexander arms. I think they use the same bolt as the 223 and the same mags. I just dont want to get in a situation where i have to buy odd mags. They are kinda costly.


Is the beowulf uppers available yet?
SHIVAN  [Team Member]
11/7/2002 2:53:50 PM
Donny:

Alexander Arms states that they will provide a custom mag with the purchase of each upper or complete rifle.

They also state that the cartridge may work in most USGI mags without modification, but some may require it.

458 SOCOM by Tromix and Teppo Jutsu will use any USGI in operating condition. Further, neither the Beowulf or the other big bore AR15 guns use the bolt group from the M16/AR15 in an unmodified state. I believe the Tromix and Teppo use a 7.62x39 bolt that is machined to accept the rebated rim that is spec to thier cartridge. I think the Beowulf may also use the 7.62x39 bolt opened up to fit the spec of their rim.

Also, the 458 SOCOM uses a rifle bullet available up to 500gr, which makes the bullet subsonic. So if you were wanting to use it suppressed you'd have quite a bit of punch and an inherently quiet round.

The Beowulf uses 50AE bullets which are pistol bullets, and have a lower overall selection. Corbon offers loaded ammo for the 458 SOCOM round, AA offers their own ammo.

Ed
DONNY  [Member]
11/7/2002 4:14:47 PM

Thanks ed

That cleared it up.

I will have to take better look at the 458
hardcase  [Team Member]
11/7/2002 6:11:40 PM
I believe that they have the reloading dies available for the .50 Beowulf.

Why don't you call them or E mail them?

Telephone
(540) 639 8356

Fax
(540) 639 8353

E-Mail
sales@alexanderarms.com
B4Ctom1  [Member]
11/9/2002 1:47:26 PM
Here it is for sale and it says that 50 Beowolf fits in non modified magazines www.impactguns.com/store/alex_beowulf_ammo
Lazyshooter  [Team Member]
11/9/2002 2:07:32 PM
If you can find it still on the newstands, the October 2002 issue of GunWorld magazine has a several page article about the AA .50 Beowulf upper with mid-length handguards fitted on a RRA lower.
SHIVAN  [Team Member]
11/13/2002 3:47:28 PM

Originally Posted By B4Ctom1:
Here it is for sale and it says that 50 Beowolf fits in non modified magazines www.impactguns.com/store/alex_beowulf_ammo



Look at the AA link above and read about the mags carefully.

Ed
BuLLet  [Team Member]
11/13/2002 5:06:19 PM

Originally Posted By SHIVAN:

Originally Posted By B4Ctom1:
Here it is for sale and it says that 50 Beowolf fits in non modified magazines www.impactguns.com/store/alex_beowulf_ammo



Look at the AA link above and read about the mags carefully.

Ed



Ok, read it again.. what's the point??

I have this weapon, and I've used a number of 20 round mags and all functioned.
B4Ctom1  [Member]
11/13/2002 8:41:10 PM

Originally Posted By BuLLet:

Originally Posted By SHIVAN:

Originally Posted By B4Ctom1:
Here it is for sale and it says that 50 Beowolf fits in non modified magazines www.impactguns.com/store/alex_beowulf_ammo



Look at the AA link above and read about the mags carefully.

Ed



Ok, read it again.. what's the point??

I have this weapon, and I've used a number of 20 round mags and all functioned.

shivan is under the impression it requires a special mag.
SHIVAN  [Team Member]
11/13/2002 9:36:41 PM
From Alexander's website:

.50 Beowulf™ is designed to single stack in existing .223 magazines and requires no special inserts or adapters. The only modificaiton is that the magazine lips may require slight reshaping in certain magazines to ensure feed reliability.

I'm sorry, did I misread this? Honestly, any mention of having to modify the mags by messing with the lips is in imprecise science at best. Maybe it's a CYA thing, but also sounds like it might be picky.

Just wondering as I am in the market for one too. Rounding out the big bore realm I currently shelve.

Thanks,

Ed
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