As long as you use the plum furniture on this one... :lol:
Did you notice that I have no problem spending your money? I'm also the guy who says "So you'll be a little late... Have another beer, she won't mind."
Man, I'm running into dead ends everywhere looking for the plum stocksets. I think that would be the best on this one, or even a real nice black set.
You're right man, I don't need to pay those pesky bills, they'll just send another next month, lol, j/k.
I need to talk to Meepers again and see if he could modify the trunnions or something so that it would accept Gallil .223 mags. That way I could buy the steel 50 rounders which by my calculations may accept around 17 of the beowulf rounds.
This is obviously a little longer range project than my RPK74F, but I should be able to get most of my parts fairly cheap. About the only thing different is the barrel which Meepers will make from the 50 blank. To put it all together, barrel price included, he quoted me about $800. Not tooooo bad. Was thinking Global receiver w/ new trunnions. 74 style muzzle brake. (ooh this sucker will be loud).
Notes from Defensive Review:
The .50 Beowulf Entry carbine launches a 325-400 grain half-inch slug downrange at 1900-2000 fps. Now, without doing the actual math, that translates to some serious energy numbers. Suffice it to say, the .499 cal. is one powerful little pellet.
The .50 Beowulf would appear to render body armor fairly irrelevant. Even if the .499 caliber round failed to penetrate the armor, who cares? That 325-400 grain round would hit the target with so much energy/force, it would probably take all the fight right out of the badguy, penetration or not.
The word most commonly used to describe their collective opinion was "awesome"! At Raton, we fired the Beowulf at targets of both steel and paper, and at rocks ranging in distance from 135 yards out to 577 yards with great success.
The .50 Beowulf can easily penetrate barricade material and still engage the target with power to spare.
.223 and .50 beowulf comparrison:
Factory-loaded ammunition is available from Alexander Arms. Currently offered is a 400-grain Jacketed Soft Point (left) and 325-grain Jacketed Hollowpoint (right). Jeff considers the big 400-grain JSP to be an excellent choice for big game, while the 325-grain JHP should be a fine performer on medium game such as deer or wild hogs.
As this "exit wound" in a 10-inch treated wood post shows, the accuracy of the .50 Beowulf is matched by its power! Author considers the .50 Beowulf to be one of the best things to ever happen to the AR-15 design.