MGI’s .50 Beowulf Hydra has now become available for purchase. From the press release:
Old Town, Maine (October 2014) MG Industries, manufacturer of the modular MARCK-15 AR “Hydra” platform, are pleased to announce the availability of the Hydra Modular weapon system in the hard-hitting .50 Beowulf caliber. This configuration of MGI’s modular, multi-caliber weapon system, also known as the Hydra, is fully interchangeable with the rest of MGI’s Modular Weapons Systems.
It includes MGI’s Modular Lower Receiver with an AR Style magazine-well, the Quick Change Barrel (QCB-D) Upper Receiver and a 16-inch stainless steel, bull-nosed barrel with a low profile gas block and MGI’s modified bolt carrier.
With this weapon, you can purchase and utilize the rest of the ever-growing system, including our conversion kits. To convert this system, the most you will need to change is three components: the barrel, bolt and magazine well – all done without tools. For some calibers, simply change the bolt and barrel on this weapon and the shooter will be able to fire multiple calibers, including .223/5.56, 6.5 Grendel, 6.8 SPC, .450 Thumper and the .458 SOCOM. There is no more versatile weapon on the planet, and it is now available, in stock and ready to ship.
Like most configurations of the Hydra, this weapon ships to you in a standard, hard-sided, lockable pistol case.
The .50 Beowulf MARCK-15 rifle has a suggested retail price of $1499.00
MGI Hydra.50 Beowulf Rifle Specifications:
Caliber: .50 Beowulf Overall Length: 36 inches Overall Height: 7 inches Overall Width: 2.5 inches Barrel Length: 16 inches Weight: 7.5 lbs. Magazine Type/Cap: AR style magazines
At 7.5lbs unloaded, the .50 Beowulf Hydra must be a handful. The MGI Hydra .50 is also available as a kit for conversion of existing Hydra rifles.