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ALEXANDER ARMS Alexander Arms .50 Beowulf Ammunition

The .50 Beowulf ammo is ideal for everything from big-game hunting to target shooting to home defense. Per 20. Available: 334-grain Full Metal Jacket, 334-grain Hollow Point.
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does this still use the .223 magazine?

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Per the manufacturer of Alexander Arms .50 Beowulf Ammunition (214910), the standard magazine accepts seven of the fat Beowulf cartridges. The magazine is a slightly modified standard .223 AR-15/M-16 magazine, and larger capacity magazines can be used with the Beowulf by carefully bending the feed lips to reliably feed the larger cartridge.
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Yes, you can use standered metal AR magazines with slight modification of the feed lips.
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That all depends who you ask. Some people say that you can use a standard .223 magazine. As for my own experience, when I used a standard .223 P-Mag and some factory standard steal mags. I would get several malfunctions (Failure to Feed and Failure to Extract). These were random in sequence and none of the malfunctions were consistently repeatable. I contacted Alexander Arms tech support and described the problem(s). The first question technical support asked me was if I was using .50 Beowulf factory magazines. The representative said that he was 95% positive that the failures were from using non-beowulf mags.

I picked up three 10 round Beowulf mags from the factory and have not had a failure since.
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Yes, I have used both the 50 beowulf suppllied mag and my standard .223 mag. But only the metal ones, I haven't attempted with a MAGPUL yet.

But as this is NOT a high volume type weapon requiring numerous reloads, I don't see the need to use anything othern than 1 or 2 mags at a time and metal ones are readilly available and cheap, just incase you have to alter the feed lips for you weapon.
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yes with a slight modification but your better off buying the mags made for it they will last longer because you don't get the metal fatigue from bending the feed lips on the magazine
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No. If you're using this ammunition in an AR-15 rifle you need the correct upper and lower receiver assemblies and a correct magazine.
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These rounds seem similar to the rounds used by the S & W 500 revolver, are they the same, what is the length of the round?

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The Alexander Arms .50 Beowulf Ammunition and the .500 Smith & Wesson Ammunition are distinctly different cartridges. The Beowulf is 2.125" in total length that normally produces a pressure of 33,000 psi, while the .500 S&W is 2.250" in diameter that normally produces a pressure of 60,000 psi. While both shoot the same caliber bullet, the S&W usually shoots a heavier weight projectile.
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Not even close.... The only similarity is the caliber. The back of the Beowulf casing is configured just like a standard 5.56 NATO round. They wanted to be able to basically utilize a .50 Beowulf upper receiver with a standard AR type lower receiver. It gives a shooter maximum mission flexibility with maintaining an AR style weapon.
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You can reload with S&W 500 bullets, but the actual round has a different dementions from the fully loaded S&W 500 rounds.
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The casing is slightly different even if they look the same. The 50 beowulf(which means sword-wolf) has a slightly longer case that has a very hard to see taper to it which helps with loading in the semi-automatic platform it was designed for. The 500s&w also doesn't have a "parents case" like the beowulf has which was based off of the 50AE that the desert eagle uses.
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what is the muzzel velocity of the 50 beowulf?

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Alexander Arms .50 Beowulf Ammunition is rates at 1900 fps at the muzzle for both bullet types.
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Taken from Alexander Arms Page

16" barrell 335 HP

000 yards - 1900
100 yards - 1570
150 yards - 1425

The AA page has lots of good info on this excellent weapon system.
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it depends on the weight of the bullet and on the barrel length but it will be between 1800 and 2100 fps
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