SHOT Show 2016: .510 from Beck Defense

Beck Defense Weapon Systems is a company based in Texas. They were founded in 2008 and have strived to produce high-quality products since day one. If you purchase an upper or ammo from Beck, you can be sure it’s undergone rigorous testing and passed a slew of quality control measures; when it comes to quality, they’ve got it covered. When they recently announced a brand new cartridge, the gun industry took notice not only because Beck is building a solid reputation, fast, but because it’s extremely unique.

The new cartridge is the .510 Beck. It’s based on the popular .308 Win, a cartridge that’s been around since 1952 and has a dedicated following among almost all facets of the shooting world. Snipers, sharpshooters, target shooters, competitors, hunters – everyone loves the .308 Win. It’s reliable and tough, capable of delivering dynamic terminal performance and devastating destruction, and has a fairly balanced trajectory at moderate ranges. That means basing a new cartridge on it should be a win-win. Of course, Beck isn’t just basing a new, basic cartridge on the .308 Win, they’re looking to knock one out of the park Terminator style.

beck3You see, the .510 Beck is Big. Capital “b” Big. While the .308 Win is loaded with bullets ranging between, say, 125 grain and 175 grain, the .510 Beck is being loaded with bullets from 327 grain to 680 grain. These are not your dad’s projectiles, these are Big, Bad Beck Bullets, and they’re going to slam into your target with stunning energy transfer, delivering terminal performance and creating a phenomenal wound cavity on game.

If you’re now wondering whether it’s possible to simply pop a few .510 Beck rounds into your existing .308 Win, well, it’s not quite that simple. Although it is accurate that these rounds can be fired from a .308 Win platform, they do require a different barrel, bolt, and magazine. In order to simplify this Beck is producing .510 Beck upper receivers which makes swapping them out easy enough. If you’d rather purchase an entire rifle made just for this round, you’re in luck. They have one, and it’s awesome.

Specs are not yet available on the rifle and specific ballistics are not yet available for the cartridge. Hopefully we can soon remedy that. I was fortunate enough to chat with Rob Carson from Beck at SHOT Show, and it looks like I should have the gun and ammo in hand before too long for some T and E. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it.

There’s a great deal of speculating we could do based on the projectile weight, the cartridge it will likely be sitting in, and the firing system behind it. Rather than guessing let’s wait and see what happens. At first glance this looks like a fun rifle capable of supporting a round that can only be described by those same four B’s listed above: Big, Bad Beck Bullet. And it’s going to be good.

Visit Beck’s website to take a look at their other products while you’re waiting for the .510 Beck to hit the shelves of your local gun store: http://beckdefense.net/#&panel1-1

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Katherine Ainsworth

Katherine Ainsworth

Katherine is a military and political journalist with a reputation for hard-hitting, no-holds-barred articles. Her career as a writer has immersed her in the military lifestyle and given her unique insights into the various branches of service. She is a firearms aficionado and has years of experience as a K9 SAR handler, and has volunteered with multiple support-our-troops charities for more than a decade. Katherine is passionate about military issues and feels supporting service members should be the top priority for all Americans. Her areas of expertise include the military, politics, history, firearms and canine issues.
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Katherine is a military and political journalist with a reputation for hard-hitting, no-holds-barred articles. Her career as a writer has immersed her in the military lifestyle and given her unique insights into the various branches of service. She is a firearms aficionado and has years of experience as a K9 SAR handler, and has volunteered with multiple support-our-troops charities for more than a decade. Katherine is passionate about military issues and feels supporting service members should be the top priority for all Americans. Her areas of expertise include the military, politics, history, firearms and canine issues.
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