.50 Action Express
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|.50 Action Express|
Cartridge with JHP bullet
|All information listed assumes Standard FMJ (Reg/SP/FMJ)|
|Cost per round||5.00|
|Weight per round (units)||0.05|
|Quantity (retail box/bulk can)||20 / 200|
|Primer type||Large pistol|
|Powder type||Pistol powder|
|Projectile type||.500, 325 grain|
|Cost per case||0.60|
|Standard load (SP)||255 pwdr|
|Cold load (-P)||230 pwdr|
|Hot load (+P)||281 pwdr|
|Super load (+P+)||306 pwdr|
|Real world information|
|Ref. barrel length (inches)||6 (Desert Eagle .50)|
|Muzzle velocity||430 m/s (1411 ft/s)|
|Muzzle energy||1947 Joule (1436 ft-lbf)|
|Country of origin||United States|
.50 Action Express is a type of ammunition for firearms. It is classified as a (P)istol caliber, and was originally designed for the Desert Eagle, in order to provide the pistol platform with a .50 caliber option, which has since become the most popular and widely portrayed version of this handgun.
.50 is pronounced fifty Action Express.
This caliber may also be known as .50 AE, and sometimes as 12.7x33mm. It may also be referred to as simply .50, though it is not recommended, as it may be confused with the other .50 caliber cartridges in the game.
There are 3 base weapons chambered in this caliber.
Barrel length groups
The reference barrel length belongs to the group listed in italics.
|Group name||Barrel length range||Damage multiplier|
|Handgun||Up to 8"||1.0x|
|Long handgun||8.1" - 12"||1.2x|
|Rifle||12.1" and up||1.3x|
The following brands and projectile types are available in retail:
|Brand name||Composition||Available projectile types|
|Standard||Reg/SP|| FMJ (1.0x)|
The multipliers listed correspond to the value multipliers to cost of ammunition provided by powder type, pressure level, and projectile type. They are included on this table as a convenience, in order to tell at a glance the cost of a given brand and projectile combination.
|Availability of .50 Action Express as a Customs family chambering:|
Minor services: 2 custom weapons