Originally Posted by anginaprinzmetal
That was my plan for one of the lowers. The only thing holding me back is I heard it's pretty hard to find .50 beowulf ammo (Alexander Arms is supposedly the only manufacturer) and is also hard to find re-loading supplies. Another one I've been eyeing is the .458 Socom. Do you have any experience with either ?
Short answer no. Being that I built a 5.56, I was leaning towards the 50 beowolf because I thought it would be pretty badass and liked the youtube videos I saw. Truth be told, I haven't done much research into it Kind of one of those "Oh shit I want that" kind of things. Once I get get serious about building it, I'll do the research into it, including what you've talked about. If it's true that Alexander Arms is the only manufacturer that makes the ammo, and I did notice that the uppers I saw were all made by them, then that's going to be a major red flag. A .308 or a 6.8 makes more sense, and if there are real concerns with the 50 beowolf, I may go that route. I will have to look into the .458 Socom. I wasn't aware that was compatible with a standard lower.
Originally Posted by Crane's
Yeah if you want to go broke though the Benelli M series are really nice. I have an M1 Super 90 in the gun safe.
Yeah I've been eyeing Beneliis for a couple months now. Really want one, but there's just too many other guns that are higher priority for me right now. I am really just starting out my collection. Trying to get the bases covered. I've got the Remington 700, Glock 17, 8mm Mauser, AR-15, and Ruger M77 (.22). A Glock 26, Remington 700 in .30/06, and Ruger 10/22 are in my immediate future along with the next AR build. After that a 1911, .45ACP, and a semi auto shotgun like a MKA 1919 is in the cards. A Benelli would probably have to come after that. Problem is, I live in Southern California so there isn't much of a hunting opportunity here, and I've got to deal with a bunch of bullshit laws that makes it more difficult to decide what you want and limits options.