Alexander Arms Entry .50 Beowulf Review Preview

The Alexander Arms Entry .50 Beowulf packs big power into a standard-sized AR!

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  • Sneak Peek- Alexander Arms Entry .50 Beowulf
    Sneak Peek- Alexander Arms Entry .50 Beowulf
  • Sneak Peek- Alexander Arms Entry .50 Beowulf Muzzle
    Sneak Peek- Alexander Arms Entry .50 Beowulf Muzzle
  • Sneak Peek- Alexander Arms Entry .50 Beowulf forend
    Sneak Peek- Alexander Arms Entry .50 Beowulf forend
  • Sneak Peek- Alexander Arms Entry .50 Beowulf with Zeiss scope
    Sneak Peek- Alexander Arms Entry .50 Beowulf with Zeiss scope
  • Sneak Peek- Alexander Arms Entry .50 Beowulf grip
    Sneak Peek- Alexander Arms Entry .50 Beowulf grip
  • Sneak Peek- Alexander Arms Entry .50 Beowulf Stock
    Sneak Peek- Alexander Arms Entry .50 Beowulf Stock
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    Sneak Peek- Alexander Arms Entry at the range.
  • Sneak Peek- Alexander Arms Entry .50 Beowulf Ammo
    Sneak Peek- Alexander Arms Entry .50 Beowulf Ammo
  • Sneak Peek- Alexander Arms Entry .50 Beowulf on target
    Sneak Peek- Alexander Arms Entry .50 Beowulf on target

As author Todd Burgreen writes in the December 2013 issue of Special Weapons for Military & Police, in 2001 Alexander Arms introduced the .50 Beowulf cartridge, which utilizes a rebated rim sized to fit within an AR bolt head with dimensions similar to a 7.62x39mm bolt face. “The .50 Beowulf operates with bullets weighing between 300 and 400 grains and which travel at 1,800 to 1,900 fps depending on barrel length and bullet weight. The .50 Beowulf was specifically designed by Alexander Arms to generate unprecedented stopping power at short to moderate ranges out of the AR.” Luckily, Burgreen was able to get his hands on Alexander’s Entry rifle to test the .50 Beowulf round.

The Entry rifle features a 16.5-inch, chrome-moly barrel with a 1-in-20-inch twist rate and capped with a Petter Pot muzzle brake. The brake uses five simple rows of holes arranged in a helical pattern to redirect muzzle gas and reduce recoil. The entire rifle weighs about 8 pounds unloaded and has a fixed stock.
So how did this big bore fare on the range? To read Burgreen’s full range report, check out the December 2013 issue of Special Weapons for Military & Police, now available on newsstands and digitally. To subscribe, go to http://www.tactical-life.com/subscribe/special-weapons-for-military-and-police/.