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Old 04-10-2010, 1:27 AM
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Default .50 Beowulf

does anyone reload these. what is the cost per round once you have brass.
what bullets do you use, is it the same tips as action express. where do you get supplies for these reloads. It would be cool to have a .50 Beowulf but if rounds cost a bundle... forget it. thx
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does anyone reload these. what is the cost per round once you have brass.
what bullets do you use, is it the same tips as action express. where do you get supplies for these reloads. It would be cool to have a .50 Beowulf but if rounds cost a bundle... forget it. thx
try midwayusa but it is hard to get ammo or components for the caliber. i own a 50 beowulf and just scored ammo so i will be able to shoot it for the first time.
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Old 04-10-2010, 10:14 AM
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I'm jealous, shoot a bolling ball or something that might explode. have fun!
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Old 04-10-2010, 4:29 PM
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Here you go.
105 different loads
50 different bullets
13 different powder

Relaoding Data for the 50 Beowulf 10-14-09 Page 1 & 2.pdf

Reloading Data for the 50 Beowulf 10-14-09 Page 3 & 4.pdf

Relaoding Data for the 50 Beowulf 10-14-09 Page 5 & 6.pdf

I shoot all 400, 500 and 600gr bullets 500 and 600gr bullets are about a $1.00 each you can pickup 500 (400gr bullets) for about $175.00 at any large gun store just look for the S&W 500, same bullet..

here are some places you can get the 600gr bullets from
http://www.snipercompany.com/50-beow...ast-p-143.html
http://www.shop.umlautarms.com/categ...?categoryId=15



Brass.. Hahaha good luck.. the only place you can really find it is on gunbrocker

primers are out there too..

even relaoding it still cost me about $1.25-1.50 per round

hope that helps..

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Brass.. Hahaha good luck.. the only place you can really find it is on gunbrocker

primers are out there too..

even relaoding it still cost me about $1.25-1.50 per round

hope that helps..

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I guess you haven't heard Starline now makes Beowulf brass. Still in stock as far as I can tell.
http://www.starlinebrass.com/index.php?cPath=1
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that is some big bullets, would you sell me a few 500 and 600 grain rounds? i mean like 2 or 3 of each so i can test them out? i only shoot 334 factory loads.


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Here you go.
105 different loads
50 different bullets
13 different powder

Attachment 52013

Attachment 52014

Attachment 52015

I shoot all 400, 500 and 600gr bullets 500 and 600gr bullets are about a $1.00 each you can pickup 500 (400gr bullets) for about $175.00 at any large gun store just look for the S&W 500, same bullet..

here are some places you can get the 600gr bullets from
http://www.snipercompany.com/50-beow...ast-p-143.html
http://www.shop.umlautarms.com/categ...?categoryId=15



Brass.. Hahaha good luck.. the only place you can really find it is on gunbrocker

primers are out there too..

even relaoding it still cost me about $1.25-1.50 per round

hope that helps..

Link.
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Midway lists the ammo as "No Backorder" which means they won't be carrying it anymore in the future. Says a lot about its future...
That was the real dealbreaker for me...
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Midway lists the ammo as "No Backorder" which means they won't be carrying it anymore in the future. Says a lot about its future...
That was the real dealbreaker for me...
Midway also lists all the Federal large rifle primers as "No Backorder", does that say alot about the future of Federal and do you think that Midway won't be carrying Federal primers anymore in the future?
All that means is that Midway doesn't know when they will receive them.
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dont know if they sold out or not yet but starline now has beowulf brass on their website.
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I just ordered a bunch through Cabellas...supposed to ship in a couple of weeks
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Midway also lists all the Federal large rifle primers as "No Backorder", does that say alot about the future of Federal and do you think that Midway won't be carrying Federal primers anymore in the future?
All that means is that Midway doesn't know when they will receive them.
The point I was trying to make wasn't so much Midway's labeling, but more that this round has not and probably will not become mainstream. Yes, it's an interesting round and I've thought about buying an upper for it, but the high cost and difficult of obtaining ammo dissuaded me. As with the 6.5 Grendel, Alexander Arms has again totally failed in properly partner with somebody else to promote this round. Pretty much the only place to buy new Beowulf round is through Alexander Arms.
I am now seriously looking into getting the an upper in .450 Bushmaster after Hornady adopted it.
I don't want to spend close to $1,000 on an upper and have it turn into a paperweight in a few years....
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Sorry to jack but does anyone know if .458 SOCOM is any better for brass/bullet/primer availability?
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The point I was trying to make wasn't so much Midway's labeling, but more that this round has not and probably will not become mainstream. Yes, it's an interesting round and I've thought about buying an upper for it, but the high cost and difficult of obtaining ammo dissuaded me. As with the 6.5 Grendel, Alexander Arms has again totally failed in properly partner with somebody else to promote this round. Pretty much the only place to buy new Beowulf round is through Alexander Arms.
I am now seriously looking into getting the an upper in .450 Bushmaster after Hornady adopted it.
I don't want to spend close to $1,000 on an upper and have it turn into a paperweight in a few years....
In that case the 6.5 Grendel, 6.8 SPC, .458 Socom, .450 Bushmaster and the .50 Beowulf will never become mainstream so I am not sure about the point you are trying to make there.
As to the 6.5 Grendel, Hornady is now making ammo and brass for it, aside from Prvi and Lapua, so I don't think you did enought research on that one.
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Yes, 6.8 SPC, 458 socom and 450 socom have been endorsed by some of the majors, so they will survive! that's why i said i was seriously considering buying a 450 bushy.

Grendel and Beowulf will become orphaned semi-wildcats
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Yes, 6.8 SPC, 458 socom and 450 socom have been endorsed by some of the majors, so they will survive! that's why i said i was seriously considering buying a 450 bushy.

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Sorry to jack but does anyone know if .458 SOCOM is any better for brass/bullet/primer availability?
WAAAY better for bullets. There are probably 150 or more bullets on the market suitable for reloading .458 SOCOM and at a price way less than .50 bullets. And you can even cast .458 SOCOM bullets for literally pennies or less.

The .458 SOCOM makes much more sense financially to shoot than the .50B, and they're both basically ballistically equivalent to a .45-70.
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