Umlaut Industries was nice enough to bring along his fully automatic Beowulf AR for us to play around with recently. Overall the gun was problem-free. On full auto it is a bit challenging to keep on target but running a fully automatic .50 caliber AR is the most fun I’ve had shooting any weapon system.
The .50 Beowulf is an impressive cartridge. When compared to a 5.56 the .50 Beowulf round is in the ballpark of 300 to 400 grains with the 5.56 weighing in at 47 to 62 grains. On full auto, putting an entire eight-round magazine out is the equivalent of firing about 70 rounds of 5.56.
This caliber was meant for destruction. Its primary application is to be used in barricades to disable vehicles. The .50 has enough kinetic energy to disable an engine and fire through glass with no impedance on the destruction it delivers. Overall this is a great round for destruction and we had a lot of fun shooting it.
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