The behemoth made famous by the Desert Eagle, the .50AE (Action Express) is a fun shooting round with a ton of power and realistically represented a modern foray into massive handgun stopping power that arguably revitalized the handgun hunting sport. The .50 AE truly was a catalyst in the evolving big bore handgun ballistics game.
A powerful round with a 300 grain projectile, this cartridge is important because it is one of the pioneers of the rimless cartridge in handguns, with huge projectiles and powder loads. The brass is new manufacture and features a boxer primer, making it easily reloadable. The 1250 feet per second at the muzzle makes this a potent round.
The projectile is an XTP Jacketed hollow point by Hornady. Armscor itself is a Philippines based company that opened a United States based facility in 2011 to produce ammunition stateside. Armscor enjoys a great reputation as a military and law enforcement supplier and has produced many millions of rounds of ammunition for the US consumer market.
Capable of taking down medium and large game, the .50 AE by Armscor with such a proven projectile and high velocity could make sense as a secondary gun on a hunt, or as a primary gun if purposefully used. It also represents great stopping power for those who might choose this platform for self/home defense, though it is sufficiently outside of the mainstream. Because the Armscor price point is so value oriented, it can also make sense to practice with your precision ammunition that you’d also use for the above purposes.
Packages of 20 rounds. 20 boxes. 400 total rounds per case.
Review by Kwalters
Posted On: 11/25/2016 By: Ray