.50 beowulf or .458 socom?

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  1. ryr8828

    ryr8828 XDTalk 3K Member

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    Which one do you think is better and why?

    Or are both just hype and there are better cheaper solutions to both?

    Everytime I get an email or see a .50 upper for sale I think, COOL, then I wonder what's the difference between that and my 12 gauge rifled slug gun outside of the coolness factor.
     
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    honestly, due to ammo costs I have not even thought about big calibers like that, but I imagine both are quite effective. Best price and availability of ammo should be considerations.
     
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    You could get a Saiga 12 ga clip fed semi-auto for less money than just an upper in either of the above calibers.

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    Yeah but can you use your Saiga mags for anything else? I don't know about .50Beo but I know the .458 fits in standard unmodified AR mags not to mention better range and accuracy.
     
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    Finding a unicorn is easier than finding ammunition for either of these I've found out, so at this time it really doesn't matter. Gives me more time to make up my mind.

    I do think it would be cool to own a .50 caliber though.
     

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