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50 Action Express was developed in 1988 by Evan Whildin of Action Arms. This large caliber handgun cartridge was designed for use in the IMI Desert Eagle semi-auto pistol. The 50 AE is one of the most powerful pistol cartridges in production.

Compared to the 44 Magnum cartridges, the 50 AE has the same rim diameter, case length and overall length. However, the 50 AE has a .547 inch base diameter with a rebated rim.

Available factory loads in the 50 AE produce muzzle energy of nearly 1,800 ft/lb. The max chamber pressure for the 50 AE specified by SAAMI is 36,000.

With such magnitudes produced by the 50 AE, the main use of this cartridge is metallic silhouette shooting and medium/big game hunting. Along with the 44 Magnum, 454 Casull, 460 S&W Magnum, and 500 S&W Magnum, the 50 AE can also be effective for self-defense against large predators.

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