The Beast is back in action. The monstrous .50 AE that sparked the imagination of shooters years ago with the Desert Eagle line is now firmly rooted in the realm of legitimate hunting and self defense round. It’s a beautiful mash up of brass and brawn; beauty and ballistics. A 300 grain 6 petal jacketed hollow point in a premium production round that has a history of incredible quality control, top tier components and tactical advantage.Meet the Hornady Custom, .50 AE ammo with a 300 grain XTP bullet touting “Extreme performance” and offering real world ballistics in a hunting round whose time has finally come. At the muzzle, 1475 feet per second and 1449 ft. lbs. of energy means this round has the short to moderate range terminal ballistics to take out big game with ease. Out past 100 yards it still maintains enough energy and velocity to make it even with what many people use for handgun hunting anyways (1095 fps at 100 yards).
If you’ve already committed to the platform of .50AE, this is the round you want when you’re shooting for terminal ballistics. If you haven’t yet considered the round: these numbers may convince you that you’re missing out on some real fun, and some legitimate stopping power.
Review by Skippy
Posted On: 9/9/2018 By: MITCHELL KISINGER