.50 Action Express (no ontology)

From Mazeworld

.50 Action Express (also referred to as .50 AE, more rarely 12.7x33mm) is a pistol cartridge designed in 1988 by cartridge designer Evan Whildin, at the time working for Action Arms, a Philadelphia-based firearms manufacturer. .50 Action Express is one of the most powerful handgun cartridges in production, and is primarily designed to function in the Desert Eagle semi-automatic pistol. This cartridge, along with the .50AE version of the Desert Eagle, have gained almost overnight popularity thanks to pop culture, and particularly the movie The Matrix, where it was proeminently featured.

As a cartridge in the high end of the Magnum caliber power range, .50 AE develops both considerable energy and recoil, thus limiting its practical applications. Though primarily intended for target shooting, .50 AE has seen successful use in defense against dangerous animals and predators.

Mazeworld overview

Type LDV C1 C2 C3 A1 A2 A3 A4 A5
Bullet +5 109% 103% 98% 87% 71% 54% 27% 8%

How to read this?

  • Available for purchase in a gun shop or a weapon shop in boxes of 20 or bulk cans of 200.
  • Available brands and projectile types:
    • Standard (Regular, SP): FMJ, JHP, JSP
  • Retail value of a standard round (Reg/FMJ/SP): 4.50 P$ /round
  • Recoil level: 5 - Punishing

Handloading information

  • Primer type: Large pistol
  • Powder type: Pistol
  • Projectile type: .500, 325 grain
  • Standard load: 255 pwdr
    • -P load: 230 pwdr
    • +P load: 281 pwdr
    • +P+ load: 306 pwdr
  • Cost of a 50 case box: 43 P$ (0.85 P$/case)
  • Estimated cost to handload 1 standard round (Reg/FMJ/SP): 2.858 P$

Weapons compatible

Standard weapons

Total amount of standard weapons available in this caliber: 3

Class 3 weapons:

  • AMT Automag V, pistol
  • IMI Desert Eagle Mark XIX 50, pistol
  • LAR Grizzly Mark V, pistol

Maze Customs

  • Customs weapon families: None
  • Minor services: Desert Eagle 50 Long Barrel (Minor barrel configuration for the Desert Eagle .50), Desert Eagle Rifle Package 50 (Tactical covnersion for the Desert Eagle .50)

Barrel length groups

Depending on the barrel length of the firearm, a multiplier to Pain and Limb damage is applied. Please refer to the lists of weapons or to the event lines to know your particular weapons' barrel length.

Group name Length range Damage multiplier
Handgun Up to 8" 1x
Long handgun 8.1" to 12" 1.2x
Rifle 12.1" and beyond 1.3x


.50 AE JHP

See also

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