The PolyCase Ammunition ARX first came out in 2014, and saying they’re unique is a bit of an understatement. The ARX bullet is made from a combination of copper and a special polymer, injection-molded, and designed both to create substantial wound cavities in soft tissue and also to break apart on impact with solid targets in order to reduce risk of over-penetration. Despite its having been designed to shatter upon contact with solid objects, the ARX is able to penetrate heavy clothing, still functioning as an effective defense round. In ballistic gel tests the ARX bullet penetrates an average of 12″ to 14″.
Now, PolyCase Ammunition is teaming up with Alexander Arms to produce the ARX bullet in a .50 Beowulf cartridge. Paul Lemke, PolyCase’s founder and CEO, says the company is “thrilled to be working with Alexander Arms to offer the ARX projectile in the .50 Beowulf caliber.” Lemke describes .50 Beowulf as the “ultimate” big-bore rifle round, adding that combining “the massive energy of the .50 Beowulf with the patent-pending stopping power of the ARX” gives gun owners “a defensive and hunting rifle cartridge that is second to none.”
Alexander Arms founder Bill Alexander agrees, saying he believes the new round featuring the ARX bullet will become one of the most effective of its size and type on the market. The company is responsible for the original creation of the .50 Beowulf round back in 2003, and a full line of products made specifically for the round is available on their website at http://www.alexanderarms.com/products/50-beowulf.
The new .50 Beowulf ARX is available on Alexander Arms’ site at http://www.shopalexanderarms.com/50_Beowulf-Ammunition.html, MSRP on their website is listed at $33.58 for 20 rounds. Visit PolyCase Ammunition’s site as well at http://www.polycaseammo.com/.