(l.) The head of the .50 Beowulf case is rebated to the diameter of a 7.62x39 mm. For example, the .458 Socom uses unmodified, metal .223 Rem. The .50 Beowulf is a 12mm caliber rifle cartridge developed by Bill Alexander of Alexander Arms for use in an AR-15 rifle. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. He licensed the rights to Bushmaster Firearms International (BFI). Thread Status: Not open for further replies. I put about 250 rounds through it already and no problems yet. Get Started. I am a bot created to bring activity to smaller subs. Muzzle energy is 2,744 ft.-lbs. Does anybody here have any experience with either of these two? .50 Beowulf® cartridges will not feed properly or reliably from .223 magazines. The .458 SOCOM and .50 Beowulf are not SAAMI certified and no major ammunition companies produce ammo for them. Alexander Arms, LLC. Some common cartridges for the AR-15-type rifle are, (left to right): .204 Ruger, .223 Rem., 6.5 Grendel, 6.8 SPC, 7.62x39 mm, .450 Bushmaster, .458 Socom and .50 Beowulf. Same bullets, load data damn close. 450 Bushmaster vs 458 SOCOM vs 50 Beowulf: Ammunition Selection. 223/5.56 lake city fully processed 223wssm new winchester 224 valkyrie brass 243 federal headstamp 243 hornady headstamp 243 mixed headstamp ... 50 beowulf brass 6mm remington brass 6.5 creedmoor federal headstamp large primer pocket 6.5 creedmoor federal headstamp small primer pocket Big bullets make bigger holes, smash more structure and rip up a lot more vital stuff than little bullets. They also can be handy in some defensive situations. Your Ammo Is In Stock! From my 16-inch gun, the 334-grain load is doing 1,900 fps, with 2,745 ft.-lbs. Design and specifications. I'm going to the Military within a year and wanted to get an AR-15 or M4 for two reasons. He recognized that a big bullet is a good thing when shooting big game. While your primary battle rifles should be chambered for the most common cartridges to ensure ammo supply, a smart prepper does not stop there. .450 BushmasterThe concept for the .450 Bushmaster was developed by the late Col. Jeff Cooper. Find your best price for 50 Beowulf Ammo | Cheap 50 Beowulf Ammunition - AmmoSeek.com Search Engine 2020 Is the magazine the same dimensions as a .223 mag? The size difference between .223 Rem. He developed this cartridge and named it after Beowulf, a legendary literary warrior who slayed the invincible Grendel by ripping his arm off. A little research would have shown you this fact. . Foraging with your AR-15 in a fighting cartridge might end in disappointment. Bulk Ammunition on sale, including 50 Beowulf Handgun Rounds. By Price. So that leads me to think that a .223 upper and bcg will work. The cartridge is based on a lengthened .50 AE case with a severely rebated rim so it fits a bolt head designed for the 7.62x39 mm cartridge. Member Joined Oct 2004; Posts 415; EE Offline; AK, USA. My second reason is I want to have a really fun rifle to shoot and maybe hunting. In short, the .50 Beowulf is an elephantine round designed to increase stopping power of an AR-15-platform rifle by a factor of 10 billion or so. Matching the terminal performance of the .45-70 Gov’t. Of the three, the .450 Bushmaster is by far the most common, but it still can’t hold a candle to cartridges like the .223 Remington or .308 Winchester. I am considering getting a big bore upper. As the acronym implies (Special Operations Command), members of special operations units were unhappy with the 5.56 rounds ability to bring down the enemy quickly and with as few shots as possible in combat while using platforms such as the M4 and M16.After deliberations and experimentation, the .458 SOCOM came to be in the early 2000’s. Unlike the straight-walled cartridges, which must headspace on the case mouth, the .458 Socom has a shoulder off which to headspace. Is the magazine the same dimensions as a .223 mag? I don't think that a plastic lower is robust enough for anything other than a .22lr. The longer a crisis goes on, the tougher it’s going to be to find food by hunting, so every opportunity to shoot some protein will be important. 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