I'm currently covered in this platform for .223/5.56 (x2), .300BLK (x2), 6.5 Grendel, and .458 Socom. I've also got the AR10 in standard .308.Go BIG or go home....458 SOCOM or .50 Beowulf!
And just because I have fire extinguishers in my home, garage, and workshop doesn't mean I am looking forward to my house catching fire so I can use them.It's just like owning a fire extinguisher, you buy it and hope you never actually need it, but when you do need it you sure will be glad you have it. If you wait until you need it to buy it you will have been too late. Furthermore need has never been a prerequisite to exercising your right to keep and bear arms anymore than need is required before you can exercise your right to free speech.
I would probably go with the .50 Beowulf over the .458 only because I am buying .50 caliber bullets already for the Desert Eagle and the .500 S&W mag. There is some cross over in bullets, especially the 350 grain bullet that is my go to bullet and runs nice in all 3 calibers.I'm currently covered in this platform for .223/5.56 (x2), .300BLK (x2), 6.5 Grendel, and .458 Socom. I've also got the AR10 in standard .308.
I'm not sure I want the Beowulf simply because I don't see any serious advantage over the .458 and components are also much more expensive with not a lot of options (especially if you like poly-coated lead!). I have no use for the .350 "Legend" either...