Won my 2nd 50BMG rifle yesterday


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rogertc1
June 4, 2011, 11:17 AM
GEOAZ Custom State Arms 50 BMG Shorty ONLY 24 POUNDS and can break down to only 26 inches long.....18" barrel, adjustable bipod, adjustable stock, TITANIUM Break, fluted Barrel, Picatinny rail, Timney Trigger with Safety, KICK-EEZ recoila pad, adjustable cheek rest and stock.

http://pics.gunbroker.com/GB/231933000/231933721/pix291007755.jpg

Here is a U Tube of the late Kraus DID NOT built the rifle. Company is run by Son in law now.

YouTube - ‪State Arms Gun Company‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipZfoCh5EuM)

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MrCleanOK
June 4, 2011, 01:02 PM
I do not want to be on the range when you touch off a .50 BMG from an 18" barrel.

Red Tornado
June 4, 2011, 02:10 PM
I got a kick out of him extolling its use as a hunting rifle. That deer was DRT, for damn sure. I do like the design though, the bolt disassembly was very simple and the recoil didn't look bad. Have fun with it and be sure to post a range report.
RT

Sniderman
June 4, 2011, 02:20 PM
18" barrel?

yikes!:what::what:

Sebastian the Ibis
June 4, 2011, 03:03 PM
18" 50 BMG??

I can see why someone gave it away as a prize.

MachIVshooter
June 5, 2011, 01:22 AM
18" 50 BMG??

I can see why someone gave it away as a prize.

Kinda my thought as well. Such a short tube is turning half of your energy into blast and flash. IMO, a .50 with a barrel under 26-28" is about useless (especially if it's still that heavy). At least the shorty Barrett M82 CQ has some merit as a close in heavy gun with it's semi-auto capability.

But congrats. I wouldn't have turned it down for free. I'd sell it later, but I would definitely take it.

Sam Cade
June 5, 2011, 03:20 AM
Well... at least it will have plenty of gas to drive that brake.

earlthegoat2
June 5, 2011, 08:22 AM
Pretty cool design I think. Too bad the barrel is not longer.

aubie515
June 5, 2011, 10:52 AM
Who cares...dude said he won it...seems some people always complain. If you won a million dollars...I bet some of you would complain that it wasn't 5 million.

I know I'd be pretty happy if I won a 50BMG...regardless of make and barrel length. I have the worst luck when I buy raffle tickets, so if that thing came home with me...I'd be a happy camper.

rogertc1
June 5, 2011, 03:50 PM
Won on Gun Broker .... Got it for under $2000. which is a darn good price ya know.
Kraus DID NOT built the rifle.
The action was build by State Arms/ East Ridge .
GeoAZ George Petrusich. built the shorty. He passed away last year and his soninlaw Dan of Hamilton & Sons Firearms, Sedona is selling it for Georges widow. George is well known for his rifles in the 50 shooters.
I am looking forward to getting it in next week and firing it up..

As for you 18" nay sayers I already have one a AMAC 50 with a 29 inch long barrel and 38 pounds. Wanted a shorty. Now i need to find a 50BMG pistol to buy..
Bet it would be pretty at night!!
soon to be me...but different Shorty
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y05a8Y3vlgA

rogertc1
June 5, 2011, 07:38 PM
Lets kick a dead horse...

jbkebert
June 5, 2011, 07:55 PM
Nice looking rifle you got yourself there. I would be interested in how she shoots. Please post a range report once you get her out.

Sam Cade
June 5, 2011, 08:46 PM
18" will put you at what...2000 fps with an big AMAX?

aubie515
June 6, 2011, 01:08 AM
Ahh that sort of "won" huh...I had a Noreen 50BMG and it was very heavy. I sold it since I couldn't afford to feed 50BMG and 338LM. I am hoping to pick up a 50BMG down the road. They are awesome rifles.

MachIVshooter
June 6, 2011, 03:50 AM
Won on Gun Broker .... Got it for under $2000. which is a darn good price ya know.

If it's worth it to you, I guess. As I said, I'd take the thing for free. But no way I'd drop two grand on that. Different strokes, I guess.

I just don't see the use in it. Your muzzle energy is going to be down around 6,000-7,000 ft/lbs, which can be acheived using much lighter rifles and smaller cartridges that won't have the ferocious muzzle blast. And, of course, accuracy suffers when rounds go transonic, which is going to happen pretty close in with the reduced initial velocity

dprice3844444
June 6, 2011, 09:47 PM
my birthday is this month yanno if ya get tired of one of the 50's

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