.50 AE 300 Gr. JHP
- Interesting cartridge. Jacketed Hollowpoint, but unlike other JHP bullets this one has copper jacketing over the whole
surface of the bullet, so no lead is exposed even on the tip. Fired so far 2 boxes. Reliable feeding and shooting, not a
single jam. Very clean. IMHO kicks and handles like Samson .300 gr rounds. Although muzzle flash is somewhat lesser. Well, it is
very big for the handgnu anyways ;) MRI recommended.
.50 AE 325 Gr. SJHP
- Sometimes referred as GDHP, Gold-Dot Hollow point.
I just got 200 rounds, the only .50 AE round I have seen so far, that has nickel cases. Never
fired though, yet. MRI recommended ( although, they are referring to it as - CCI Lawman ).
The cheaper ammo I've found so far is 40% cheaper than MRI prices. ( compare 22$ for box of 20 at MRI and 13.00$ for the same ). Here goes the number - 1-888-900-HUNT & their web http://www.wholesalehunter.com
If anyone has fired them, please share the information ;)
.50 AE 325 Gr. JHP
- Don't have exact specs on this one, however the report is that you better stay away from this one with your DE.
This round causes the same symptoms as the Fiocchi 142 Gr. JTC. In other
words produces too much residue, that causes the lockup. i.e. the slide will get jammed closer to the battery, and
it's real hard to clear that jam. As usual the gas chamber is too contaminated and the piston gets stuck in there,
and/or the slide can't move on the frame rails because of the residue. If large amounts are fired, you're most likely
facing the danger of gas system clogging, which is one of the worst things to your DE could happen.
According to John, after switching to this round the gun started jamming (lockup jam) after every 5-7 rounds. As soon as he switched to different type of ammo(first a good scrubbing was required though ), the problem was cleared :)
.50 AE 350 Gr. JSP - oIn my gun they are very accurute. The recoil
(seems) much less than the 300/325gr rounds. The recoil also is alot slower than with those rounds; it reminds me of shooting a
VERY big .45. Even my friend, who just closeses his eyes and looks away whenever he touchs off a .50 round, said they were
"nothing" to shoot. :) These are hard to find; I ordered mine direct from MRI, @ $22/box. Ouch. I'm hoping my dealer will be
able to get them cheaper in quanity.
As far as fouling/residue, I only shot one box of 350's, and about six boxes of MRI 300's and Samson 300's, so??? Seems to me, that the .50 is a "clean" round overall - much, much more so than the .45 (my P14-.45 looks VERY dirty after only 2-3 clips through it). Samson rounds are dirtyer than MRI/Speers, though. Oh, and all MRI/Speer rounds are now using nickel-plated casings, but there seems to be a large supply of the older ones still floating around.
Feeding? Hmm, very good, when I did my part. With the slower recoil, I had a tendency to lighten my grip and let the gun "roll back" more, which does cause jams. They do seem to make the gun roll more, all of the others seem to come directly back. Maybe it's just me, though?
.50 AE 300 Gr. SJHP
- Fired 500 rounds. Provides reliable feeding, good for target shooting. It is the same to shoot as
IMI 300 Gr. SJSP. MRI recommended. Very clean round. Recoil felt is milder than with CCI Gold Dot 325 Gr. althugh when .50
caliber round is hammering you it is not very easy to tell which one was easier to take ;) My impression is that this round
.50 AE 300 Gr. SJSP
- Fired 420 rounds. Good for target shooting, provides reliable feeding.
Muzzle flash is extreme, recoil and muzzle flip are reasonable for this caliber.
Can't tell the difference with IMI 300 Gr. SJHP round. MRI recommended.