CORRECT YOU HAVE A MILLED RECIVER AND LIKELY A VERY SOUGHT AFTER. PLEASE POST SOME PICTURES OF THIS AND IF THERE ARE ANY MORE AVALIABLE WERE CAN THEY BE FOUND (PM ME ON THAT ONE :) ) i AM CURIOUS HOW A ORIGINAL FACTORY RECIVER WOULD NOT HAVE THE THIRD PIN HOLE??? YOU GOT TO POST SOME PICTURES HERE. pLEASE. YOUR RECIVER WILL NEED A 223 LENGTH MAG WELL BTW WHAT WAS THIS DUMMY GUN ORIGINALY????
I can't find a pin, so I'm assuming the barrel is threaded. Personally, I like the pressed barrel idea. If the chamber diameter looks iffy for the original threads, I'll probably open it up for a pressed barrel and drill for a pin.
THE ADAPTER FITS JUST LIKE A REGULAR MAG AND THEN THE AR 223 MAG FITS INSIDE THAT. THE ADAPERS ARE PRICEY BUT THERE OUT THERE ALSO THERE ARE REPORTS OF AFTERMARKET ONES BEING AVALIABLE.
No, I didn't think of that. What it is, a sheet metal magwell I could weld to the AK receiver?
COMPARING THE 458 SOCOM OR THE 450 BUSH MASTER TO THE 45-70 IS NOT REALLY APPLES TO APPLES. THE 45-70 HOLDS A TON MORE POWDER AND CAN BE LOADED WAY PAST THE SMALLER ROUNDS. HOW EVER WITH LEAD BULLETS IT IS A CLOSER COMPARISON. THE 45-70 CAN NOT REALLY BE BUILT ON EASLY OBTAINED AK PARTS AND BUILD ISSUES. i CANT WAIT FOR hc TO GET GOING ON HIS.
Since I intend to cast my bullets, they're all the same price. Beowulf brass is about the same price as, or even slightly cheaper than, .45-70 brass. The best price I've found on a .50 barrel is about triple that of a .45-70. Can't win 'em all... after studying Pookie's magazine hassles, it looks like the Beowulf would be much easier since it uses a .223 magazine.
ALEXANDER ARMS OR THE MAN BEHIND THE GUNS IS A VERY TALENTED INDIVIDUAL. .
I was reluctant to consider the Beowulf at first due to Alexander Arms' psycho-yuppie BS, but it's not like I'm dependent on them for a chambering reamer. If a .50AE reamer won't do, I'll either make one or send the barrel out and have it done on a CNC lathe. If the Beowulf doesn't become popular - frankly, I doubt it'll take off - a few gross of brass should do me for the forseeable future, or at least u
iF YO READ THE OLD POSTS HERE YOU WILL SEE THAT i WAS LOOKING VERY SERIOUSLY AT A 50 BEOWULF. THAT WAS AROUND THREE YEARS AGO GETTING A REAMER OR HAVING IT DONE WAS ABOUT IMPOSSABLE BUT IT HAS BEEN DONE AS SHOW IN MEPERS BUILD. i DONT AGREE WITH ALXANDER ARMS TATICS BUT ITS HIS COMPANY. THE ONLY WAY THE FOR A ROUND TO TAKE OFF IT PEOPLE SHOOTING THEM AND HE IS TRYING TO CONTROLL WHO GETS THOSE GUNS AND NOT ALLOWING OTHERS TO CHAMBER IN THAT CALIBUR IS HURTING HIM IMOO. THERE ARE SEVERAL THINGS TO CONSIDER BRASS IS ONE. FOR A BIG BORE THUMPER ANY OF THE ABOVE WILL WORK WELL WITH A CAST LEAD BULLET. HOW EVER THERE IS ONE THAT MIGHT WORK BETTER WITH A LEAD BULLET. THE 458 SOCOM WOUD BE A BETTER CHOICE WITH CAST BULLETS, HERES WHY THE STEEPED CASE VERSUS A STRAIGHT WALL CASE. A STRAIGHT WALLED CASE HAS A BREACH OPENING NOT MUCH LARGER THAN THE THE BULLET. FEEDING A ROUND INTO SUCH A HLOE IS FAR MORE DIFFICULT AND WITH LEAD THE SOFT NON PONTED BULET IS GOING TO BE HARDER TO GET THAT ROUND UP AND IN THE BORE. TIP DAMAGE LEAD AND SHAVING IS GOING TO BE A POSSALE ISSUE.
WITH THE 458 SOCOM THE BREAH HOLE IS MUCH LARGER THAN THE BULLET AT LEAT .060 BIGGER. THIS WILL ALLOW MORE TOLERANCE WITH FEED RAMPS AND CHAMFERS ON THE BARREL. BTW TROMIX,S 444 MARLIN USES A SHROUD COMING OUT OR THE TOP OF THE BREACH TO GUIDE THE BULLET DOWN.
i WOULD TRY TO CONTACT MEEPER (A VERY TALENTED BUILDER) AND GET SOME SPECIFICS ON HIS BUILD HES MADE ONE IN 50 BEOWULF. ITS BEEN DONE SEE IF HE CAN MAKE IT SHOOT LEAD.
I WOULD WANT A ADJUSTABLE GAS BLOCK AS CAST IS GENERALY LOADED LIGHTER THAN JACKETED BULLETS SO YOUR GAS SYSTEM WILL NEED TO BE ADJUSTABLE IF YOU WANT TO BE ABLE TO SHOOT BOTH (I WOULD) LEAD FOULING ON THE GAS PORT MIGHT BE A ISSUE AS WELL. THE 50 BEOWULF RUNS LOWER PRESSURES THAN A NORMAL AK ROUND iF i RECALL CORRECTLY ITS TECHNICALY A PISTOL ROUND. IF THE PRESSURE IS LOWER THEN THE PORT WILL NEED TO BE BIGGER.
IF YOU PULL THIS BUILD OFF IT WOULD BE A AWSOME SET UP. CAST ING LEAD BULLETS WOULD CUT COSTS BIG TIME AND MAKE THIS A LOT BETTER DEAL. i AM NOT TRYING TO POO POO YOUR BUILD UST POINTING OUT SOME THOUGHTS.