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LiQQ
03-21-2012, 8:35 AM
Is the .50 BEOWOLF AR's legal in California?

Dirtbiker
03-21-2012, 8:52 AM
If otherwise legally configured, yes.

Only .50 BMG is specifically listed as an AW.

fzylogic
03-21-2012, 1:15 PM
I have one and love it. Alexander Arms will happily ship the upper straight to your door.

Turo
03-21-2012, 1:18 PM
If otherwise legally configured, yes.

Only a .50 BMG rifle is specifically listed as an AW.

FTFY

hemiguy55
03-21-2012, 1:20 PM
ive got one and i love mine! definately a BEAST of a gun!

MadMax
03-21-2012, 1:24 PM
I have one as well and the caliber is good to go. I am pretty shure it is spelled Beowulf thought that might help with searches and such:)

fighterpilot562
03-21-2012, 1:48 PM
good to go

hemiguy55
03-21-2012, 2:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CrUARlmqso

good video about the beowulf!

GettoPhilosopher
03-21-2012, 2:21 PM
*points helpfully to the effing flowchart* ;)

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LiQQ
03-21-2012, 7:39 PM
Thank You all!!! AWESOME!!!

rudynix
03-21-2012, 8:12 PM
You might want to check out the 458 SOCOM for comparison. I was going to get the Beowulf until I made a comparison to the 458 SOCOM. It has better ballistics, larger bullet selection, and really no modifications need to be made to the lower or magazine. The only problem is that there's a 30-60 day lead time on them now.

C.G.
03-21-2012, 8:58 PM
You might want to check out the 458 SOCOM for comparison. I was going to get the Beowulf until I made a comparison to the 458 SOCOM. It has better ballistics, larger bullet selection, and really no modifications need to be made to the lower or magazine. The only problem is that there's a 30-60 day lead time on them now.

There are no modifications needed for the lower or magazines for the .50 Beowulf. The only thing that has been modded is slight widening of the upper ejection port to help in ejection of the spent case; whether it is trully necessary I don't know, but that is what Bill Alexander specified.

fzylogic
03-22-2012, 12:27 PM
The reason I chose the Beowulf over the 458 was precisely because they designed it to use standard AR mags. That means that finding a 10rd 458 magazine that isn't labeled as a 30rd .223/5.56 magazine is a PITA. Even though .50 Beowulf will fire just fine out of a standard 5.56 mag, you can still buy specifically-labeled .50 mags and not have to worry whether the next cop you encounter is going to give you a hard time.

You might want to check out the 458 SOCOM for comparison. I was going to get the Beowulf until I made a comparison to the 458 SOCOM. It has better ballistics, larger bullet selection, and really no modifications need to be made to the lower or magazine. The only problem is that there's a 30-60 day lead time on them now.

stix213
03-22-2012, 12:30 PM
Yes totally legal. I built an AR .50 Beowulf pistol recently. Was just at the range with it on Sunday.

mif_slim
03-22-2012, 6:13 PM
^ how'd the beo pistol work out?? Haha I thought about doing that!

CHS
03-22-2012, 7:14 PM
I second the .458 SOCOM recomendation. You can find 10rd .458 SOCOM labeled mags just fine.

Just like the guy above me said, better ballistics and performance, not to mention a much larger and less expensive selection of bullets.

In pretty much every category the .458 SOCOM beats the .50 Beowulf, except for one. The category for people who just need to be able to say "Yeah, I got a fifty cal."

hemiguy55
03-22-2012, 7:45 PM
Are .458 socoms hard to find? How much do they run?

CHS
03-22-2012, 8:08 PM
Are .458 socoms hard to find? How much do they run?

About $700 for an RRA complete upper. I believe that comes with the special buffer needed too.

C_S
03-23-2012, 9:17 AM
In pretty much every category the .458 SOCOM beats the .50 Beowulf, except for one. The category for people who just need to be able to say "Yeah, I got a fifty cal."

Hey, I resemble that remark!

h0use
03-23-2012, 10:16 AM
Yes totally legal. I built an AR .50 Beowulf pistol recently. Was just at the range with it on Sunday.

was wondering were you got your pistol barrel in 50 beowulf? can you post pics? i would love to build a pistol!

hemiguy55
03-23-2012, 9:32 PM
has anyone on here threaded the end of the beowulf barrel for a muzzle break?

C.G.
03-24-2012, 9:00 PM
has anyone on here threaded the end of the beowulf barrel for a muzzle break?

I have the factory brake, which is glued on and pinned. It is not all that effective. A lot of people like this one (and they will thread the barrel for you if you send it in), but they seem to be out of stock at this time):http://kingarmory.com/king-armory-products/rifle-muzzle-devices-308-50-caliber/

fredr1980
03-25-2012, 12:11 AM
has anyone on here threaded the end of the beowulf barrel for a muzzle break?

Got my barrel threaded directly from Saturn Barrels right before they stopped carrying the Beowulf for the King Armory KA-045 brake. From my understanding any gunsmith with experiance threading barrels should be able to thread the barrel to the required 49/64"x20 threads.

Fred R.

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m47/fredr1980/AR/IMG_1856.jpg

nickyrr
03-25-2012, 8:23 AM
Got my barrel threaded directly from Saturn Barrels right before they stopped carrying the Beowulf for the King Armory KA-045 brake. From my understanding any gunsmith with experiance threading barrels should be able to thread the barrel to the required 49/64"x20 threads.

Fred R.

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m47/fredr1980/AR/IMG_1856.jpg

I really wish KA would stop jerking around and build more of those brakes. I kind of have a feeling their prices would go up tremendously after their tactics.

hemiguy55
03-25-2012, 11:12 PM
can anyone find one of these muzzle brakes?

nickyrr
03-26-2012, 1:03 AM
[QUOTE=hemiguy55;8286068]can anyone find one of these muzzle brakes?[/QUOTERO unless you can find used one from a private seller. kA was supposed to be making em months ago but keeps getting pushed back.