Anyone have experience with the 50 Beowulf in an AR....

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  1. Fiftydriver

    Fiftydriver <strong>Official LRH Sponsor</strong>

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    TO all,

    Just curious if any of you have hands on experience with the Alexander Arms upper receiver chambered in the 50 Beowulf for the AR-15 rifles.

    Any information would be appreciated about your experience.

    Thanks,

    Kirby Allen(50)
     
  2. wildcat338

    wildcat338 Well-Known Member

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    Kirby,

    I absolutely loved mine what type of info are you wanting. Sold mine to a friend /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif I wish now that I didnt. But it shot really well could get 5 bullets touching at 100 yards. I was using the 350 grain Hornady XTP's and lil'gun powder. I had no problems at all with it hope to get another one soon though. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Aloha!!!
     

  3. Ridge Runner

    Ridge Runner Well-Known Member

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    not with a 50 but I have an AR chambered in 458 SOCOM, its a 200 yd sledgehammer on deer and bear.
    JS
     
  4. Fiftydriver

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    Wildcat338,

    What kind of velocity were you getting in your loads?

    What about reliability, any feeding problems you encountered?

    Thanks,

    Kirby Allen(50)
     
  5. Fiftydriver

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    James,

    I was looking at the 458 Socom as well. Like the idea of being able to crimp a heavy bullet if needed.

    Where did you get yours and what kind of performance are you getting with your loads.

    Kirby Allen(50)
     
  6. Ridge Runner

    Ridge Runner Well-Known Member

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    Kirby, I got mine from Tromix of broken arrow oklahoma but he has discontinued them, I think teppo-juetsu (s) still offers them and RRA is in the process of catalogging them as production rifles.
    I can get up to about 2200 fps with a 300 gr in my 20" upper and this isn't pushing the limits much.
    JS
     
  7. wildcat338

    wildcat338 Well-Known Member

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    Kirby,

    Unfortunately I sold it before I could put it over a chrono. Although I believe my friend doesnt do much shooting with it and he may still have some reloads I did up for it. If he does I could try to get it chronoed. Sorry I cant help you out here.

    I didnt have any reliability problems with it what-so-ever even while rapid firing it was a joy /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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  8. Fiftydriver

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    Thanks guys.

    Kirby Allen(50)
     
  9. mhg

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    Also try a look at .499 Leiter-Wiese.

    Slightly better numbers than .50 Beowolf.


    Matt