.50 Action Express

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About The .50 Action Express Ammo is a large caliber cartridge for handguns, best known for chambering in Desert Eagle. The .50 Action Express Ammo was designed and introduced into the markets in 1988 and ever since has been called one of the most powerful handgun cartridges in production. The .50 Action Express Ammo had a rough start in the United States because of the strict laws governing non-sporting firearms. The .50 Action Express Ammo was reduced to .500 inches instead of the original .510 inches to make it legal in the US for use. The bullet, however, retained its power and destructive capabilities regardless. But with great power comes great recoil. The .50 Action Express Ammo has a substantial recoil, making it unsuitable for repetitive shooting sessions. The overall length of the .50 Action Express Ammo is 32.6mm, and the overall bullet diameter measures 12.7mm. The heaviest variant of the .50 Action Express Ammo is the 325-grain bullet load that travels at a velocity of 1,450 feet per second while creating an energy level of 1,517 ft.lbf.  Manufacturer The .50 Action Express Ammo was designed and manufactured by the American Evan Whildin of Action Arms in 1988 in the United States.  Uses Like any other gun of these capabilities, the .50 Action Express Ammo is used for metallic silhouette shooting and hunting down medium to big-sized games.

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The .50 Action Express (AE) was developed in 1988 by Evan Whidlin of Action Arms and best known for its chambering in the Desert Eagle pistols. The rebated rim is the same size as the .44 Rem Mag, so you can convert a 50 AE Desert Eagle Mark XIX to 44 Magnum by changing the barrel and magazine.

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.50 Action Express Usage

The .50 AE is used for metallic silhouette shooting and big game hunting. It can also be used for defense against large predators, with ballistic performance closely matching the 480 Ruger. The .50 AE loaded with a 325 grain bullet has more energy at 100 yards than a 45 ACP does at the muzzle.

The original .50 AE cartridge had to be changed due to Title I regulations not permitting non sporting firearms with a bore over .500 measured land to land. Five manufacturers offer pistols chambered in .50 AE.

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The .50 AE is a rebated rim, straight walled cartridge with an overall length of 1.61”. It fires a .500” diameter bullet using large pistol primers and a maximum pressure of 36,000 PSI. The standard rifling is 1:19”.

The .50 has several options for ammunition including full metal jacket, hard cast, soft point, and hollow point in weights ranging from 300 grains to 410 grains depending on intended use and needs.

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