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11-16-2009, 09:01 AM #1
.50 Beowulf or .458 Socom AR
Thinking about building a .50 Beowulf or .458 Socom AR. Any one every put one of these together? Is there an advantage to one or the other? Any tips, tricks or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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11-16-2009, 09:56 AM #2
No, but that sounds awesome! Looking forward to seeing this come together...I think KMM696 may be building a SOCOM, so perhaps he'll chime in..."Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Ben Franklin
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11-16-2009, 12:15 PM #3
I believe Fooped has a .50 Beowulf... I think it was his that I shot at the last car shoot.Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer and thus any interpretation or statements about the law that I might make should be taken with a grain of salt and mixed with your own legal research as well as advice from actual legal counsel. I cannot be held responsible if you find yourself somebody's "friend" in federal, state, or local prison should you act on my opinions on the law. My interpretations of the law will generally be on the conservative side.
11-16-2009, 12:33 PM #4
I've never heard of .458 SOCOM, so I looked it up. It's got some interesting ballistics.
2405 ft/lbs on 300 gr at 1900ft/s
2664 ft/lbs on 600 gr at 1000ft/s!
Over a ft-ton of energy from a subsonic round!
I imagine you would have to reload, I've never seen .458 on the shelves.Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. - Galatians 5:1, King James Bible
11-16-2009, 01:22 PM #5
That was my .50 Beowulf. (^_^)
Can't comment on which one would be a better choice. BOTH are exceptionally difficult to find ammo for right now. Even brass is a royal PIA.
Don't know much about the SOCOM loading, so I can't comment on it. If you search, you'll find a few posts I've made on the Beowulf loads.
This one was probably the most info packed about the round.
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11-16-2009, 02:15 PM #6
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Fooped's AR is in 50 AE, I believe. I'm dying to get to the range with it and him - Apparently it packs QUITE the punch
11-16-2009, 02:29 PM #7
Yup, mine is in .50ae, and makes a significant bang. Uncle Fester has a .458 Socom AR PISTOL.
Yup, you read that right.
It's every bit as unwieldly and insane as that sounds.
11-21-2009, 04:35 PM #8
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11-21-2009, 05:17 PM #9
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I have no experience with 458 Socom, but I do own a 50 Beo. The 50 Beo is quite a beast and will do wonders for your shoulder .
Finding brass and loaded ammo is tough, but bullets and powder are pretty easy to find.
11-21-2009, 05:26 PM #10
Have you considered the 6.5 Grendel?