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    Exclamation CONVERSION TO 500 S&W

    Any comments, ideas, suggestions regarding converting to a 500 S&W. Also, I'm a virgin to this idea of converting AKs to other calibers. Where does one acquire barrels for these projects? Thx in advance

    J.D.

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    the proplem with 500 S&W is the big bolt face if you want to build on a standard ak kit. now a siaga 410 SG might work as a doner. barrel blanks are $300 Aprox then you need it chamberd. the case is to short to fit a AK length mag properly and the stuff is $$$$$$$ to shoot. IMOA a 50 beowulf would be a better start if you truly have to have a 50.

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    +1 on the 50 beowulf. I get a boner just thinking about it.

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    What's the chamber pressure on that round?
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    Anywhere from mid 30's up to/a hair over 50,000 psi.

    There have been reports of Handi's breaking the latch with the 500.
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    I think the beowulf might be easier considering the use of a .223 bolt face

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    the 500 S&W could be done if you wanted to rebate the brass. it likely will need a pistol mag and all that. Its pretty pricy to shoot. the beowulf IS doable the 458 SOCOM is doable the 450 bush master is doable in a AR/AK mag.

    there is not a lot of barrel left for a .50 after turning it down to 23 mm for the trunion. the 500 is at least 13mm. the barrel pin gets pretty close to the chamber.

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    458 SOCOM is still a more preferable choice IMO, considering all the past discussions we've had over these Intermediate calibers and how easy we could get them to work in an AK... especially considering the position Alexander Arms has taken with the reamers.
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    If you use a Beowolf round, will it feed properly and will it fit in the trunions and not explode.

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    yes it will fit no it will not explode the beowulf is a pistol round the pressures are lowere than a 7.62x39 in fact. here is a 458 SOCOM AK very simular pressures.

    Tromix Lead Delivery Systems..

    read all the post in the calibur conversion to learn more.

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