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basing110
09-23-2009, 8:31 PM
im gonna be attending a carbine class for a couple of days and ran outta money cause the rest gear tapped my account so i cannot buy another bolt and carrier assembly.

will my 50 beowulf bolt and carrier assembly work on a 5.56 gun?

technique
09-23-2009, 8:33 PM
No....

JohnBrian
09-23-2009, 8:34 PM
No....
+1 . . .

basing110
09-23-2009, 8:36 PM
damn i thought the beo used a 5.56 bolt face..oh well looks like ill be buying one at pro shop if it breaks

technique
09-23-2009, 8:37 PM
I'm not a Beo guy...but, IIRC its a 7.62 (x39?) bolt face.

DirtRacer151
09-23-2009, 8:57 PM
I'm not a Beo guy...but, IIRC its a 7.62 (x39?) bolt face.

Yes the Beo uses the 7.62x39 bolt face. Your carrier should be fine though so just get a spare bolt only

ar15barrels
09-23-2009, 8:59 PM
Not only is the Beowulf's bolt face sized for a 7.62x39, but it's also cut 0.011" deeper so the bolt will not pass a headspace check in a regular 5.56 or 7.62x39 upper.
The larger boltface won't properly hold a 5.56 case to extract and eject either.
Alexander Arms bolts are NOT interchangable with the rest of the AR world.

technique
09-23-2009, 9:05 PM
Not only is the Beowulf's bolt face sized for a 7.62x39, but it's also cut 0.011" deeper so the bolt will not pass a headspace check in a regular 5.56 or 7.62x39 upper.
The larger boltface won't properly hold a 5.56 case to extract and eject either.
Alexander Arms bolts are NOT interchangable with the rest of the AR world.

I thought so....the one time I had to make due with 50B brass in a pinch for the .458S I had to swap the bolt face...I'm glad that shortage is over.