Got the 50 Beowulf together

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Got the 50 Beowulf together

Postby Archer » 03 Jun 2018 20

So I finally got around to assembling the parts.

Satern 18" Stainless barrel, matched bolt, Satern forged big bore upper (Wish I'd bought two sets of these.)
Spike's AR-15 Punisher version lower receiver.
PSA NiB bolt carrier,
Midwest Industries 15" lightweight G3 rail,
SLR Rifleworks Sentry 8 adjustable gas block,
AR Stoner 'enhanced' NiB fire control group,
Battle Arms Development Ambi Selector,
Magpul MOE Rifle stock, MOE Plus pistol grip (with Goliath Kydex overwrap for CA compliance), Magpul trigger guard.
DPMS rifle receiver extension, buffer & spring?,
AR Stoner FWD assist, buffer stop, mag catch, bolt catch, takedown and pivot pins w/ springs,
BCM Mod 4 Medium charging handle,
MagPul Pro offset sights.
Muzzle thread protector probably temporary with a jam nut off the tanker brake that will replace it after testing.
Alexander Arms magazines. Couple 7 round, 1 ten and 1 four if I ever decide to use it for hunting.

I need to relieve the handguard a bit at the bolt that holds the adjustment leaf spring in place. I didn't use the gap filling compound because I knew that was a possibility as well as I wasn't sure about the gas block adjustments. I left off the tanker brake for the same reason. I may or may not decide to go to a pepper pot brake to save weight. The pepper pot may also work better when using the offset sights. Good thing I picked up the extended hex driver to adjust the gas block as it's about 4-5" inside the handguard. Positive stops on the adjustable block and easy adjustment.

The build feels pretty light so far. Once I add an optic I suspect it'll feel like it bulked up.
I'd like a 1-6x24 with a 30mm tube but I may settle for 1-4X. Luepold is pretty proud of their tubes and reviews on the middle of the road ones are mixed but I may try one anyway.

I'll try and post some pics when I get a chance.
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Re: Got the 50 Beowulf together

Postby Archer » 04 Jun 2018 23

I also need to add some BCM grip-covers for the keymod rail at some point.
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Re: Got the 50 Beowulf together

Postby Ranch Dog » 06 Jun 2018 06

Very nice!
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Re: Got the 50 Beowulf together

Postby Archer » 15 Jun 2018 01

I've decided to give Atibal a shot and try one of their 1-6x24mm 30mm tube FFP scopes.
It's illuminated but did not come with the battery so I'm going to have to pick one up. (Probably wasn't included so they could air ship the scope.)
Rainier was running a special: buy the scope and get a QD mount thrown in.
I am going to try the scope on a Aeroprecision canter leaver mount that I've got that isn't a QD setup on the Beowulf. IF I can make it work. I'm a little less than pleased with the construction of the Aero mount. The integral mount forms half of each ring split vertically with a sort of half hook on the top of each half ring so that the only fasteners are at the bottom of the rings. That makes it more difficult to get the scope level since it sort of wants to rotate a tiny amount as you tighten the screws at the bottom of the ring. I've had the mount lying around since I built my .308 AR-10. I had intended on using it with that build but decided to go traditional with Warne ultra high steel QD rings.

I'm going to repurpose the Atibal QD mount to my Odin Works 6.5 Grendel build with a Leupold 4-12x40 Patrol. I got one of those a month or so back also on sale. Interestingly that scope would have shipped second day free except it was listed as 'cannot be shipped other than by ground' probably because it included the coin battery. Thank you Samsung!

IF the Aero mount doesn't work out I'll probably wind up donating it to a buddy of mine and replace it with either a set of Warne QD rings or a American Defense QD unified mount. I really like the Warne rings but they are a bit heavy. Another option would be A.R.M.S. throw lever rings.
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Re: Got the 50 Beowulf together

Postby Archer » 15 Jun 2018 01

I also picked up a Strike Industries ejection port door.
It's the plastic door that has the spring pre assembled to it with a hinge that's spring loaded on one side so that it's super easy to install or remove from an assembled gun.
The spring loaded detent pin that holds the door closed is 'adjustable for wear'. With a narrow blade screwdriver you press down the detent and screw a retaining collar out or in to allow the detent to extend the required amount.

It works with the big bore upper receiver as a 'door' but I suspect as a dust cover it's nearly useless since the door is not a tight seal to the enlarged port.
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Re: Got the 50 Beowulf together

Postby akuser47 » 15 Jun 2018 16

Very nice build +guns
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Re: Got the 50 Beowulf together

Postby Archer » 17 Jun 2018 14

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