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Posted: 11/9/2002 4:36:53 PM EDT
I just purchased a .50 Cal Beowulf. Has anyone here shot one? I want to get others to let me know how they like there Beowulf. I also just ordered a M-4 Tactical Rock River upper for it. I have shot Bushmasters and Colts but never owned one. I have an AK47 and just sold my SKS. I am waiting on more Ammo for the .50 Cal Beowulf to go out and shoot it. I only got one box, that was all the dealer had. I am waiting on 2 cases and then I will take it out and let it rip.
Link Posted: 11/9/2002 8:04:20 PM EDT
Please update us as to how it shoots, if you enjoy it, etc.

I am very interested in the .50 caliber phenomenon that is happening with AR uppers. The Beowulf, the "SOCOM", etc.

Also, you mentioned that you ordered two cases of ammo for it. What brand ammo did you order, and was there choices in bullet weights etc?

Link Posted: 11/10/2002 12:49:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/10/2002 2:21:47 PM EDT
cool, i have been wanting to know
more about it. if you shot 20 rnds
how was it? did you do water jug or tree stump or smash the rock tests?
i have the 458socom and i am very
pleased with it but i would like a
50cal of some flavor. i have blown up
just about everything i shoot with
my 458. i blew a bowling pin apart with 3 shots. as far as critters go
i have only hit prarie dogs (messy!).
Link Posted: 11/10/2002 5:12:45 PM EDT
As far as the rounds go, they are made by Alexander Arms, the ones that make the upper and who put the gun together, the lower is Rock River. There is 325 , 335 and 400 gr. rounds. I will give feed back as soon as I go out and shoot it. I did not want to just take out 20 rounds, I want to shoot around 100 to get a good feel for the gun. As far as recoil I am use to shooting a 444 Marlin, 45-70 Hot loaded and 375 H&H. If you want to check out Alexander Arms site go to www.alexanderarms.com
Link Posted: 11/10/2002 5:29:54 PM EDT
I have a marlin 444 that I hunt with how would you compare it to the 50 beowulf
Link Posted: 11/10/2002 7:02:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/11/2002 6:30:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/11/2002 11:44:44 AM EDT by Redhawk1]
The 325 gr. Bullet goes 1950 fps. it is real close to 444 and 45-70. But in semi-auto.
Link Posted: 11/13/2002 5:35:06 AM EDT
I love my 50 Beowulf. I have a couple hundred rounds through mine. Off the bench I have gotten 1.5 inch groups. It is a brute however and having long arms I to keep from beating myself I andded a 1 inch stock extension. Oh and does it ever shut those "Look its a mouse gun" clowns up
Link Posted: 11/13/2002 6:47:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/13/2002 9:59:23 AM EDT by SHIVAN]

Originally Posted By sgmtino:
I have a marlin 444 that I hunt with how would you compare it to the 50 beowulf

I also shoot a 444 Marlin in the 444P configuration. I have fired the 458 SOCOM round which is pushing a few more FPS, IIRC....and it is not as stout. It is almost easy to get the barrel back on for a follow-up shot.

I am having some 500gr 458 SOCOM rounds loaded up for deer hunting later this year. I think of the big bores the 458 was the best chosen round for all its variety of rifle bullets.

Link Posted: 11/23/2002 11:00:17 PM EDT
It has a good kick to it, but real accurate. I just ordered a pneumatic recoil reducer to put in lower. I will see how it tames the recoil. Now I am hooked on AR,s I just picked up a Bushmaster XM15E2S M4 Type 16in carbine. and ordered another .50 Beowolf upper to put on a Colt M4 type lower. I jumped in with both feet. :D
Link Posted: 11/29/2002 5:24:51 PM EDT
I love my .50 Beowulf, It is a great shooter, now my new one is the .50 BMG Hesse Arms. Should be here next week.
Link Posted: 11/30/2002 4:28:40 AM EDT
What do the uppers go for?Can you order direct from Alexander arms or did you have to have a dealer order it?
Link Posted: 11/30/2002 5:40:26 AM EDT
I got my upper for $605 through my dealer. THe first shop I went to had one in stock but it was already spoken for.....they told me it would be an 8-10 week wait for one. My regular dealer pulled some strings and managed to get me one in 4 days!!!
Link Posted: 11/30/2002 2:29:17 PM EDT
Redbone, you can order one from Alexander Arms ,but they will tell you 6 to 8 weeks. I bought the Gun with removable carry handle, front removable sight, carry case and cleaning kit for $1314.00, it is called the Entry over match plus. Check with your dealer, the gun without the handle, front sight and carring case goes for $995.00 from Lou Hortons. You can get the uppers for around $600.00 with out the front sight or carry handle.
Link Posted: 11/30/2002 6:48:39 PM EDT
Saw some of that ammo at the local fun store yesterday - the 325gr hollowpoints. $22.95 for a box of 20. And that is one [red]big[/red] bullet. The case alone is about the size of my thumb.
Link Posted: 12/1/2002 3:17:05 PM EDT
.50 Beowulf is an excellent choice. I have had some problems with magazine reliablity. The USGI mags gave me problems. The cheap steel ones work better.
Link Posted: 12/1/2002 3:35:34 PM EDT
All this talk and no pics?
Link Posted: 12/1/2002 4:57:58 PM EDT
Thanks Redhawk.I just found uppers at Impact Guns for $619.00 and was wondering where can I find the brass and bullets?I looked at Midway and didn't see anything.I believe Alexander Arms sells the brass but what about bullets?
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 2:38:56 AM EDT
I am not entirely sure as I am not set up for reloading yet but it appears that Lightner and Wise http://www.leitner-wise.com/pages/contact.htm May have components for their ar-499 I simply havent had time to call them.
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 4:38:58 AM EDT
Redbone, I got a case of 325 gr. loaded so I did not try to get brass.I bought my dies from Impact guns $67.00 dies and shipping. I think Alexander Arms sells the brass. If you want bullets, go to Dillion in there Blue Press you can get 400 bullets for $70.20 plus shipping they are 325 gr. hollow points. Speer Bullets Stock # A68-21593. To order call 1(800)223-4570
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 4:42:23 AM EDT
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