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.50 Beowulf magazines vs. AR15 magazines

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Lucky, Apr 19, 2007.

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  1. Lucky

    Lucky Member

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    What modifications need to be done to AR magazines to feed .50 Beowulf, and is it 'undoable' afterwards? Can a .50 Beowulf magazine straight from the factory feed 5.56 cartridges, or can it be made to?
     
  2. Zundfolge

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    According to this review http://www.gunblast.com/50Beowulf.htm


    Looks like you get 7 rounds in a standard 20 round mag and 10 in a 30.
     
  3. Number 6

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    You have to open up the feed lips to get a .223 magazine to feed the .50 round. If you do open up the feed lips then the .223 rounds will pop out of the magazine.
     
  4. Lucky

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    Excellent, the readings I've done also suggest that perhaps bending the feed lips a tiny bit is all that needs to be done.
     
  5. Risasi

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    I have a couple .223 mags that feed either round, without any modification.

    As for the mag which came with my Beowulf upper, it will not feed .223 properly.

    Personally I just buy lots of AR mags and go through the ones until I find a couple that feed my .50 upper.
     
  6. hounddog

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    Most of my mags feed both the 50 and 223. I end up using the cheap ar mags that misfeed the 223 as my 50 mags. Enjoy.
     
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