Who here has heard of the .50 Beowulf ?
We ordered some ammo for the .500 Pistol, and they sent .50 Beowulf ammunition by mistake. Well being curious, we researched it and found the rifle. It's in use by the US Coast Guard now. The bullets are almost identicle to a .500 mag , except the Beowulf's brass, is slightyly fatter and longer (fractional difference, we mic'd it)and it has a rim the same size as a .223. Reason being, its fired from a modified AR-15, and the bullets even fit in a .223 mag. the one that comes with it will hold 7 Beowulfs.
Well, my uncle couldn't resist, he ordered one. Mean looking gun, but after 14 rounds setting the scope, his shoulder was blood shot. It's a blast to shoot, and it leaves huge holes. They claim recoil is like a 20gauge shotgun, well I think its a little worse.
Not sure of the energy, but a 400gr round is 1800fps and a 325 is 1950fps.
Alexander Arms here in Virginia, is the only place making ammo or the guns.
Here is a pic of one of the 400gr rounds
I've attached a pic of a .223, .500S&W,and the .50 Beowulf (in that order)