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BellyUpFish
12-26-2011, 23:53
Ok, there's a gap in my collection that I'd like to fill. Well, there are lots of gaps, but I'd like to start working on the .50 gap.

I have no real use for a .50 in either a rifle or a handgun, but I'd love to have one. Just to destroy the occasional XYZ with.

I'm leaning towards either the AA Beowulf AR or the Desert Eagle.

Anyone have any comments? :)

10mm Sonny
12-27-2011, 01:21
I thought you were asking/wishing for a .50GAP

Trigger Finger
12-27-2011, 01:32
All I can tell you is that I love my Desert Eagle in 50 AE. It's VERY powerful and accurate. Fun to shoot and destroy things with.

I also have a 44 Magnum barrel that's very easy to change over to and it is light recoiling.

MrMurphy
12-27-2011, 02:51
Black Powder percussion-fired Hawken in .50.

You get the old school, black powder and .50 itch all scratched at once.

bac1023
12-27-2011, 04:51
Just get a Desert Eagle and be done with it. :supergrin:


http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/111.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/113.jpg

glock2740
12-27-2011, 05:17
Guncrafter .50GI :cool:

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/IMG_3852.jpg


http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/IMG_3844.jpg


http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/50calquartersizedsizedsweetness.jpg

byf43
12-27-2011, 09:06
I've seen/read about .50 slide/barrel assemblies for G20/G21.

Thompson Center Hawken, or Omega or Triumph in .50. Granted, it's blackpowder, but, it's a .50!!!!!!!:supergrin:

RYT 2BER
12-27-2011, 09:10
Just get a Desert Eagle and be done with it. :supergrin:


http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/111.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/113.jpg



This.. this.. this...

txgunguy
12-27-2011, 09:55
Guncrafter .50GI :cool:

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/IMG_3852.jpg


http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/IMG_3844.jpg


http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/50calquartersizedsizedsweetness.jpg

That is awesome. I didnt know they made that.

BellyUpFish
12-27-2011, 11:02
Guncrafter .50GI :cool:

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/IMG_3852.jpg


http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/IMG_3844.jpg


http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/50calquartersizedsizedsweetness.jpg



Wow.. That's really nice, but it looks like you pay for it, too.. :) $3,000 is a bit much for me for a niche "toy" gun. :)

TN.Frank
12-27-2011, 11:03
A 1911a1 in 50GI would be the most practical 50 you could probably own. It's still the same size as a 1911a1 so you can carry it just like you would any other 1911a1 and the recoil isn't suppose to be all that bad either and it WILL make a big 50 cal hole in things that you shoot with it. Of course being a Cowboy Gun junkie from way back I think a Sharps in 50/70 or heck, 50/140 would be really cool. Of course a Sharps in 50/70 or 50/90 would be easier on the shoulder but dang, that big ol' 50/140 is awesome looking.
I don't know, either the 1911a1 in 50GI or a Sharps in one of the 50cal ctgs. That's my vote.

RYT 2BER
12-27-2011, 12:05
A 1911a1 in 50GI would be the most practical 50 you could probably own. It's still the same size as a 1911a1 so you can carry it just like you would any other 1911a1 and the recoil isn't suppose to be all that bad either and it WILL make a big 50 cal hole in things that you shoot with it. Of course being a Cowboy Gun junkie from way back I think a Sharps in 50/70 or heck, 50/140 would be really cool. Of course a Sharps in 50/70 or 50/90 would be easier on the shoulder but dang, that big ol' 50/140 is awesome looking.
I don't know, either the 1911a1 in 50GI or a Sharps in one of the 50cal ctgs. That's my vote.


Yes it might be "practical".. however, from everything I have read, the 50GI isnt ballstically superior to a 45acp for example (regardless of the picture of the expanded bullet).

The 50AE and certainly 500 magnum have multiple times the kinetic energy of the 50GI....

Again, if you want something to "say" the projectile is .50 inches across, you can get the GI conversion for a Glock for a reletively cheap price... if you want a .50+ cal to blow your friggin doors off, you're left to things like the 50ae or 500...

Spiffums
12-27-2011, 16:59
The DE is like racking the slide on a shotgun........ preps pee their pants and the event is over....... after EMS comes out for the Heart Attack the prep had if he saw it.

NeverMore1701
12-27-2011, 17:14
If I had to have a .50, I'd got with a Guncrafter 1911 type pistol.

bustedknee
12-27-2011, 17:40
Its in the works but very hush hush.

The G50 will be a 12mm Gap.

The term "50 caliber" is a much hated term in California (as well as other places) so that term is to be avoided.

DGreno
12-27-2011, 18:03
http://www.impactguns.com/barrett-m82a1-50-bmg-rifle-kit-m82a1kit.aspx

Makes the Guncrafter cheap though...

bac1023
12-27-2011, 19:58
Its in the works but very hush hush.

The G50 will be a 12mm Gap.

The term "50 caliber" is a much hated term in California (as well as other places) so that term is to be avoided.

:rofl:

unsigned
12-27-2011, 20:08
I've got a DE .50, fun toy. Not really practical in any way, but you appear to know that already. Be prepared for big boy ammo prices too, ~$1/per gets expensive decently quick. Nothing like bringing it out at the indoor range and hearing everyone else swear at the noise.

DoubleWide
12-27-2011, 21:34
The DE is like racking the slide on a shotgun........ preps pee their pants and the event is over....... after EMS comes out for the Heart Attack the prep had if he saw it.

Damn preppies will piss their pants over anything.

glock2740
12-27-2011, 21:37
Damn preppies will piss their pants over anything.
Apparently so. Try popping off a .460S&W at an indoor range. That'll call for a cleanup on aisle 3. :rofl:

bac1023
12-28-2011, 05:14
Apparently so. Try popping off a .460S&W at an indoor range. That'll call for a cleanup on aisle 3. :rofl:

:rofl:

BellyUpFish
12-28-2011, 10:05
I've got a DE .50, fun toy. Not really practical in any way, but you appear to know that already. Be prepared for big boy ammo prices too, ~$1/per gets expensive decently quick. Nothing like bringing it out at the indoor range and hearing everyone else swear at the noise.

Well it's looking more and more like I'll be picking up a Beowulf AR upper.. Seems to be the cheapest route initially.

I don't have an indoor range and my outdoor range is my backyard. ;)

TN.Frank
12-28-2011, 14:10
Well it's looking more and more like I'll be picking up a Beowulf AR upper.. Seems to be the cheapest route initially.

I don't have an indoor range and my outdoor range is my backyard. ;)

That would be a good choice. If you're into handloading ammo wouldn't be much more expensive then anything else. Although with an AR you'll need a Jacketed bullet so you'll have to buy those, with a Sharps or Remington Rolling Block copy in 50/70 or 50/90 you could cast your own bullets and load up for real cheap. You can even find a Winchester lever gun in one of the old 50 cal rounds and have a multi shot gun that'd take home cast lead bullets.
I guess it all depends on what you like. I love the old Cowboy style guns so I don't have any problems going to one for just about any situation. Some folks only like the new Black/Tactical stuff so a nice ol' lever gun wouldn't make em' happy no matter what.

txpitdog
12-28-2011, 14:18
S&W 500, accept no substitute. I have shot mine at an indoor range. Blew a chunk of ceiling tile down. I was kind enough to warn the other shooters, and after roaring off a cylinder of 350gr JHP @ 1700fps, a line of people interested in shooting it quickly formed.

Here's a couple pics of my buds and I shooting it at dusk.

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o190/txpitdog/500fire.jpg

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o190/txpitdog/rob500.jpg

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o190/txpitdog/Dennis500.jpg

AA#5
12-28-2011, 14:31
Ok, there's a gap in my collection that I'd like to fill. Well, there are lots of gaps, but I'd like to start working on the .50 gap.

I have no real use for a .50 in either a rifle or a handgun, but I'd love to have one. Just to destroy the occasional XYZ with.

I'm leaning towards either the AA Beowulf AR or the Desert Eagle.

Anyone have any comments? :)

Well, I've been playing with the S&W 500 for four years now. It's fun on steel.

jp3975
12-28-2011, 14:32
Apparently so. Try popping off a .460S&W at an indoor range. That'll call for a cleanup on aisle 3. :rofl:

That's the caliber to get. Faster than .500 mag with similar performance.

With the added benefit of being able to shoot .454 casull and .45 colt.

I dont know why people get the 500s when this is available.

BellyUpFish
12-28-2011, 16:09
That would be a good choice. If you're into handloading ammo wouldn't be much more expensive then anything else. Although with an AR you'll need a Jacketed bullet so you'll have to buy those, with a Sharps or Remington Rolling Block copy in 50/70 or 50/90 you could cast your own bullets and load up for real cheap. You can even find a Winchester lever gun in one of the old 50 cal rounds and have a multi shot gun that'd take home cast lead bullets.
I guess it all depends on what you like. I love the old Cowboy style guns so I don't have any problems going to one for just about any situation. Some folks only like the new Black/Tactical stuff so a nice ol' lever gun wouldn't make em' happy no matter what.

I can appreciate a good ole' cowboy gun. My pops has an old Old Navy Arms something, something in .357.

I am not reloading, yet. I've been saving brass for about a year and plan on starting soon. If I go with the .50 Beo (and I'm thinking about doing it as an SBR LOL) I'll definitely be reloading that.

glock2740
12-28-2011, 20:13
That's the caliber to get. Faster than .500 mag with similar performance.

With the added benefit of being able to shoot .454 casull and .45 colt.

I dont know why people get the 500s when this is available.
Good post. :thumbsup:

txpitdog
12-28-2011, 20:19
Both are crazy fun, but 460 vs 500 is like 444 vs 45-70, 10mm vs 357, 458 Lott vs 416 Rigby, and on and on... Get both and enjoy!

RYT 2BER
12-28-2011, 20:55
Oh yeah .. 50 ae for the win :supergrin:
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http://photomaxi.com/out.php/i26464_400pxCartridgeComparison.jpg

RYT 2BER
12-28-2011, 21:00
One more just for the fun of it
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http://photomaxi.com/out.php/i26465_2d6vdoo.jpg

glock2740
12-28-2011, 21:04
Oh yeah .. 50 ae for the win :supergrin:
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http://photomaxi.com/out.php/i26464_400pxCartridgeComparison.jpg
.44 Mag - .454 Casull - .460S&W :cool:

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/savedpictures038.jpg

RYT 2BER
12-28-2011, 21:18
.44 Mag - .454 Casull - .460S&W :cool:

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/savedpictures038.jpg

Agreed.. I like the semi auto stuff though :cool:

bac1023
12-28-2011, 21:19
I dont know why people get the 500s when this is available.

I love the 460, but some people just want the novelty of 50 caliber.

Roostmonkey
12-28-2011, 22:07
[QUOTE=txpitdog;18349503]S&W 500, accept no substitute. I have shot mine at an indoor range. Blew a chunk of ceiling tile down. I was kind enough to warn the other shooters, and after roaring off a cylinder of 350gr JHP @ 1700fps, a line of people interested in shooting it quickly formed.

Here's a couple pics of my buds and I shooting it at dusk.

Now that seems like a smart thing to do!

BobbyT
12-28-2011, 22:21
Enough with the silly .50 AE.

Think practical. That means .50 GI for your pistol (loaded to max pressure so a .45 doesn't make it pointless), and .50 Beowulf for your AR.

BellyUpFish
12-29-2011, 05:32
Not to mention if I'm patient I can snag a Beowulf for $600ish..

Myke_Hart
12-29-2011, 05:42
I second the 500!

It is a joy to shot... other than the expense of the rounds.... but I reload!:supergrin:

S&W 4" 500
http://partner-ad.photobucket.com/albums/ll264/myke_hart/Handguns/IMG_7072.jpg
http://partner-ad.photobucket.com/albums/ll264/myke_hart/Handguns/IMG_7068.jpg


Here is a round chart I made. Looks like I need to add the 50AE to my chart now.
http://partner-ad.photobucket.com/albums/ll264/myke_hart/reloading/MykesBullets-second.jpg

TN.Frank
12-29-2011, 05:48
Something else to think about, will you be able to shoot the gun you want to get if you're sick/ill or if you're wounded or disabled in any way?
I wouldn't own a gun that I couldn't shoot if I were not 100% and something like a S&W 500 would hurt you more then what you were shooting at if you were sick and weak from say the flu or a cold and you tried to shoot it.
Get something that at least has manageable recoil so that it'll still be useful if you're not 100%. That's why I like the 50GI idea, recoil isn't much more then a 45acp so it's controllable so you won't end up with a dent in your head if you're not holding it with a death grip.
If I can shoot a handgun with one hand and a relaxed grip and so it safely then it's more gun then I'd really want. JMHO, YMMV.

RYT 2BER
12-29-2011, 05:58
Enough with the silly .50 AE.

Think practical. That means .50 GI for your pistol (loaded to max pressure so a .45 doesn't make it pointless), and .50 Beowulf for your AR.

I respectfully disagree.. ain't nothin silly about a 300+ grain projectile moving at around 1500 fps from a handgun

RYT 2BER
12-29-2011, 06:04
Get something that at least has manageable recoil so that it'll still be useful if you're not 100%. That's why I like the 50GI idea, recoil isn't much more then a 45acp so it's controllable so you won't end up with a dent in your head if you're not holding it with a death grip.
If I can shoot a handgun with one hand and a relaxed grip and so it safely then it's more gun then I'd really want. JMHO, YMMV.

I understand what you are saying, but the 50 gi may be ballistically equal to 45, so is it really anything more than an "image" round? Not saying I wouldn't want to own it, but I'm not sure you gain anything other than a very expensive boutique round that is ballistically similar to its closest brethren

TN.Frank
12-29-2011, 06:34
I understand what you are saying, but the 50 gi may be ballistically equal to 45, so is it really anything more than an "image" round? Not saying I wouldn't want to own it, but I'm not sure you gain anything other than a very expensive boutique round that is ballistically similar to its closest brethren

From what I gathered the OP just wants a 50 cal to play around with and have some fun. He's not looking to nuke a small, 3rd world country or anything,LOL.
I think the 50GI would satisfy his needs for a 50cal while still being practical enough for him to carry and shoot without undue stress and strain on his body.
I mean sure, when I was younger and in better shape I didn't mind shooting my T/C Contender with it's 12" 45/70 bbl. or shooting my Lew Horton 41Mag snubby with full power mag loads but now, with more ware and tare on my body, I want something I can control, not a dang hand cannon. Either way I guess the final choice is up to the OP.

BellyUpFish
12-29-2011, 06:48
From what I gathered the OP just wants a 50 cal to play around with and have some fun. He's not looking to nuke a small, 3rd world country or anything,LOL.
I think the 50GI would satisfy his needs for a 50cal while still being practical enough for him to carry and shoot without undue stress and strain on his body.
I mean sure, when I was younger and in better shape I didn't mind shooting my T/C Contender with it's 12" 45/70 bbl. or shooting my Lew Horton 41Mag snubby with full power mag loads but now, with more ware and tare on my body, I want something I can control, not a dang hand cannon. Either way I guess the final choice is up to the OP.

Exactly. Nuking 3rd world countries comes later in 2013 for me. Need to work my way up to "Lord of War."

I'm just looking for that gun you whip out once every couples of months and pop a few rounds off, just for the smile. ;)

bac1023
12-29-2011, 07:02
Enough with the silly .50 AE.



The Desert Eagle may be a bit silly to some, but the 50AE is a great round.

TN.Frank
12-29-2011, 08:58
I'm just looking for that gun you whip out once every couples of months and pop a few rounds off, just for the smile. ;)

In that case I'd absolutely go with the 50GI, that way you can have some fun with a BIG BORE and still have something practically enough for home defense and carry and that won't break your wrist in the process. Learn to handload and cast your own bullets and once you've got the brass you'll be able to load up a box of 50GI for around $4 bucks, not any more expensive then any other large caliber semi-auto ctg.

Kang
02-12-2012, 08:58
All I have to say is I'd never part with my 50 de

glock_collector
02-12-2012, 09:12
I had 2 students bring, one the 454cas, and the other the DE 50 to a carry class, my god, you two afraid of elephants? Actually both were not as bad as I expected on my indoor range. The 50 guy had a scope on it, brass was ejected up and out-hit the bottom side of the scope and right back into the port, nice. I shot both and both were not anywhere as bad for recoil and noise as all the hype. I do shoot a armalite 50, so maybe I am used to it?