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Can you ID this .50BMG?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by bullfrog99, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. bullfrog99

    bullfrog99 Well-Known Member

  2. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    not sure but it might be a serbu
  3. Outlaws

    Outlaws Well-Known Member

  4. Lambo119

    Lambo119 Well-Known Member

    Yea, what Outlaws said. And the reviews I have read haven't been good.
  5. 50 Shooter

    50 Shooter member

    What reviews have you read? I haven't heard of any problems with the UM50 and a friend owns one.

    The picture has been photoshopped, that's not a factory mag.
  6. 50 Shooter

    50 Shooter member

  7. LiquidTension

    LiquidTension Well-Known Member

    How's the accuracy compared to other similarly priced rifles like the Serbu? The linked site said he was gonna test it with a VXIII, but it doesn't appear to be up yet.
  8. Outlaws

    Outlaws Well-Known Member

    Ya, the linked sight also doesn't mention how far away that one group was shot at. If it was 100 yards, then that is not even close to being acceptable in my book. Don't get me wong, it will still hit someone or something, but for the money I would like much better.
  9. 220_Swift

    220_Swift Well-Known Member

    He stated it was shot at 100 yards. And that at the 400 yard gong offhand he managed hits 3 out of 5 times. Considering it was a red dot with a 4moa dot, that isn't too bad.
  10. Outlaws

    Outlaws Well-Known Member

    Oh, I missed the off hand part. So was the 100 yard paper target offhand too?
  11. Lambo119

    Lambo119 Well-Known Member

    50 shooter. Your friends review explained both major problems that I have read on forums about the UM50. I may of read his as it is very familiar. (I researched extensively what .50 I wanted before purchasing one in late 2004.) What made me shy away from the UM50 at that time were the following complaints.

    #1 Magazine will fall out under recoil.
    #2 Magazine cheaply made, comes apart or base falls out.

    Muzzle brake ineffectiveness was a real turn off for me as well but I did take into consideration the rifle weight. Inaccuracy was seldom mentioned but I really started to wonder about overall quality with the mag issues mentioned. Also at that time many wondered what the life expectancy was of the lower. Known to be unfounded now though.
  12. Wes Janson

    Wes Janson Well-Known Member

    I've put a few rounds through an UltraMag, and I never saw any hints of problems with the mag, in any way. The closest was an issue I had feeding, if I tried closing the bolt too slowly the cartridge sometimes wanted to roll out of alignment with the chamber. As for recoil...the Safety/Anzio/Serbu/Ligamec muzzle brakes are all extremely effective, in my opinion. I've never felt any soreness in my shoulder after shooting a dozen or two rounds out of any of them.
  13. Langenator

    Langenator Well-Known Member

    A bit OT, but one thing I noticed that I really like on that rifle is the ability to mount iron sights.

    I realize the most .50s are intended for long range target shooting, which necessitates optics, but I for one like having the backup option of the irons.

    Any other .50s available with irons and/or rails that allow them to be mounted?
  14. mrkubota

    mrkubota Well-Known Member

    Hi everyone...

    First off, the pic of the rifle that started off this thread is an UltraLite-50 that's been photoshopped to add that 'magazine' to it.
    (www.ultralite50.com) Probably something Oleg did for fun...

    As to the UltraMag50... I wrote that early review for my own UM50 I bought back in 2003. (#0004)
    The early brakes were a smaller diameter 12 port design that isn't as effective as the latest large diameter 8 port model.
    The only problem I found with the magazine was that the screws would loosen and the latch would unlatch IF it wasn't locked into place first.
    As stated in the review, I fixed the screw problem with some loc-tite and the latch was simply learning how to work it properly... Both of these issues were likely not found in subsequent rifles produced by Walter.

    Too, the scope rail was updated to include that little 'step' at the rear that facilited the installation of iron sights. A nice touch for the new guns.

    I did shoot the UM-50 with the leupold scope, but haven't got around to updating the report... the gun is capable of sub MOA groups at 100yds with a scope and carefull trigger control. With a better trigger, it would probably shoot even tighter. (or somebody more experienced that me too!)

    I already have two other long range guns (Serbu BFG50s), so the UM-50, and UL-50 (M48 spotter) are just fun 400 yd 'plinkers' to me...

    If anyone's in the SoCal or PHX, AZ area and wants to try them out (or any of my Serbus (DTC or BMG) or M2HB as well... ) let me know and we'll work out a time/place.


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