Within Canada, we have a few choices for 50 Beowulf magazines, but there’s only 1 company that makes licensed 50 Beowulf accessories: Alexander Arms. They keep all rights reserved on that name, which is why you’ll see them use it as .50 Beowulf® on their website. In Canada, the most common magazine that’s imported is the full length”10 round” magazine that fits (10) 50 Beowulf rounds. Of course, they’re pinned to (5) 50 Beowulf rounds for use in Canadian semi automatic rifles of that cartridge. If you remember my article on 50 Beowulf Magazines in Canada, you’ll know that these magazines also feed other cartridges such as 223 and 300 blackout. The RCMP is currently of the opinion that because they’re “dual use”, they should all be prohibited, but these magazines continue to come into the country and the Alexander Arms version still has a valid FRT (not that magazines need FRT’s). This magazine is from a Canadian company: Northern Republic.
As far as 50 beo mags go, the Alexander Arms one is somewhat popular because:
- It is the licensed version of the 50 Beowulf Magazine from Alexander Arms. Some Canadians prefer the licensed version.
- It’s full length, so it readily fits into mag pouches designed for 30 round AR-15 magazines. This is a real advantage for competition shooters who want something big and meaty to grab onto or if their gear doesn’t run well with really short LAR-15 magazines or shorter length beowulf mags.
- It’s a generally high quality magazine. It hasn’t had the spot welds drilled out and then been epoxied back together like some other magazines of ill-repute that have been sold in Canada.
So if you’re looking for a spare magazine for your 50 Beowulf® rifle or if you want to max out your rifle for competition or for more gravel pit fun in your STANAG accepting non restricted rifle, check out the Alexander Arms 50 Beowulf Magazine.