Welcome home boys. I do hope you enjoy your evening... Standard rules apply.
A: Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit. pity me.
T: Ghurka. If I am in a rut... its a mighty GOOD rut. Perhaps its a groove.
F: Well... I suppose I've been teasing you folks with this long enough.
On with it then...
I seriously doubt any man ever got up after being hit with a 45/70. I don't give a damn how big a man is. That big a bullet... arriving with that much kinetic energy... just ends your day. Them What Knows have long said that when it came to putting men down... accurately fired big heavy slower bullets did the trick.
So... while others sing the praises of the lightening fast .223 and its varmint sized projectile... I'll side with the old timers. Enter... the Alexander Arms .50 beowulf. Boar? Elk? Moose? Boys outside of a pissed off Cape Buffalo I just don't know what is out there that is going to stand up to the thing.
But how does it shoot?
Well first off let me say that folks that complain about the recoil must not actually spend any time shooting real rifles. This thing weighs... farkles and all... about 10 pounds. Now it takes a lot to make 10 pounds of rifle kick enough to hurt... and this little round just aint enough. Maybe it kicks a lot compared to the .223... but certainly not a lot compared to a shotty or a .300 win mag.
Accuracy? half inch at 50 yards. which... in .50 cal... is one hole. Granted... its a big hole.
Oh... and the sound? Its not really a crack like most rifles. This is... sort of a BOOM. I would think it would be terribly demoralizing to hear that coming from the other side of a confrontation.
Two last things... Someone asked what its for. As best I can tell you... its for shooting pigs. Lots of pigs. And by pigs.. I mean actual wild boar. Don't be smart asses people. Alternatively... if you ever have to bring down a herd of angry Brinks trucks... this is great option. And the last thing... is the cool factor. If the object is to get something really fun.. that all your buddies will hate you for owning... then this also is a very very good option.