Countdown: BOHICA FAR-50 MkII .50 BMG on its way


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iamkris
March 9, 2008, 02:52 PM
Well, after ordering in September 07, paying in January 08 (after requesting to get a MkII rather than a MkI), my "number" finally came up. My BOHICA FAR-50 MkII .50 BMG (also known as "flipping the bird at .gov before the elections") is soon to be a reality. www.bohicaarms.com

Here's a review of the MkI model (MkII's have quite a few design upgrades like a better brake, a lot more steel parts, etc) http://www.longrangesupply.com/images/bohica/review.htm

Got an email from Chris Rosequist, the owner, on Saturday that my upper is on its way.

From: CHRIS ROSEQUIST [mailto:crosequist@msn.com]
Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2008 4:38 PM
To: krisxxxxx@xxxxx.xxx
Subject: FAR 50 Shipping Info


Sorry for the delay. We will be shipping your FAR 50 upper on Monday 3/10/08.

Your UPS tracking information: 1Z4784xxxxxxxxxx

Thank you for you business and patience.

Sincerely,

Chris Rosequist
Bohica Arms Corp
(763) xxx-yyyy

Here's some "teaser" pics of how mine will be set up, however, I'll be using a standard A2 stock.

http://www.clandkp.com/bohica/IMG_0217.JPG

http://www.clandkp.com/bohica/IMG_0233.JPG

http://www.clandkp.com/bohica/IMG_0251.JPG

http://www.clandkp.com/bohica/IMG_0169.JPG

I'll mount my 30" barrelled upper on an A2 lower...decided to use the A2 stock ranter than my Magpul PRS so I can fill the stock cavity with lead...that will add almost 4 more pounds to the weight of the rifle to help reduce perceived recoil. I have a Burris TACII 3-9x scope to start with...will go with higher magnification and more MOA of adjustment when I find someplace with longer ranges to stretch the rifles legs. Burris Tactical 6-screw high rings. I'm using the standard fire control parts with a Wolff heavy hammer spring to ensure good primer ignition. 100 rounds of M33 ball await.

With any luck, I'll have everything put together by March 14th but I have a Boy Scout winter backpacking trip planned for the coming weekend...no joy on shooting it until the following week.

http://www.clandkp.com/bohica/IMG_0278.JPG

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Hoppy590
March 9, 2008, 02:58 PM
verry nice! stock up on ammo too!

iamkris
March 9, 2008, 03:03 PM
Buying a little at a time. I have a couple hundred bullets for when I upgrade my reloading rig to handle the BMG cartridge.

MaterDei
March 9, 2008, 03:04 PM
Congrats. I'd like to get one as well.

Nomad101bc
March 9, 2008, 03:18 PM
LMAO to spite the California ban they offer a model in .510 tisk tisk when will the Anti's learn.

leadcounsel
March 9, 2008, 04:20 PM
I'm considering spending some of my deployment $ on a nice treat for myself and very interested in a .50. If you don't mind, what's the ballpark $ on that rifle?

iamkris
March 9, 2008, 04:42 PM
Upper is in the $1000-1300 range depending on options. Complete lowers can be obtained for ~$210 if you shop around. Scopes run $300-1500. Rings run $75-200.

Ammo will run you $2-5 a round.

rbthntr64
March 17, 2008, 01:27 PM
Mine made it in! Whooot!

iamkris
March 17, 2008, 02:28 PM
Hey splat...good to hear...I saw your post over on arfcom.

Mine is almost hear...tomorrow to be exact

Tracking Detail

Tracking Number: 1Z xxx xxx xxxx xxx
Type: Package
Status: In Transit
Rescheduled Delivery: 03/18/2008
Shipped To: xxx, IL, US
Shipped/Billed On: 03/08/2008
Service: GROUND
Weight: 24.00 Lbs

Package Progress
Location Date Local Time Description
HODGKINS,
IL, US 03/17/2008 12:01 P.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
MAPLE GROVE,
MN, US 03/14/2008 9:38 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
03/14/2008 8:17 P.M. ORIGIN SCAN
US 03/08/2008 5:39 P.M. BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED


Tracking results provided by UPS: 03/17/2008 2:27 P.M. ET

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