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Your .50 BMG kills (Non-human)

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by TheDisturbed1, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. TheDisturbed1

    TheDisturbed1 Well-Known Member

    All this talk (from antis) about how a semi-auto sniper rifle of such magnitude (referring to Barrett) is pointless for hunting. I'm sure some of you have set out to prove that wrong :D

    If I could, I would. ;)
  2. tanksoldier

    tanksoldier Well-Known Member

    Even if a .50 BMG rifle is overkill for hunting, there's nothing in the Constitution which specifies the posession of firearms which are only used for hunting... so my response when presented with this argument would be: "Even if so, so what?"
  3. theken206

    theken206 Well-Known Member

    indeed. We dont live in Soviet Russia where someone tells us how many cartons of milk, or how many loafs of bread, or liters of petrol we "NEED".
  4. TheDisturbed1

    TheDisturbed1 Well-Known Member

    ok, what I was trying to get accross was: What have you killed with a .50? Ammo used? Was eatable? Did the bullet do its deed and mince the meat then, present it on a platter 50 feet from impact? :D :p

    No argument needed... just inspiration for those on the verge, and proof of usage to hunt... :D Simple, yeh?
  5. wayne in boca

    wayne in boca Well-Known Member

    I don't use mine for hunting.I buy up cheap surplus 747s,fit them up with remote controls,and practice shooting them down at 50,000 feet.Sorta like skeet.But more expensive.:)
  6. TheDisturbed1

    TheDisturbed1 Well-Known Member

    I bet all that expense goes into the 50,000 foot capable remote :D
  7. Mumbles_45

    Mumbles_45 Well-Known Member

    Probably not too helpful, but

    I saw an article on hunting with a .50 BMG in a magazine in the optomatrist's (sp?) waiting room a couple months ago. I don't remember what month, or what magazine, other than it was a hunting/fishing/outdoors magazine.
  8. strat81

    strat81 Well-Known Member

    I hunt tyrannosaurs with a .50 BMG. Grrrr!
  9. kfranz

    kfranz Well-Known Member

    I saw the same thing.
  10. doubleg

    doubleg Well-Known Member


    Ya just gotta wait for em to jump out of the water then BOOOOOM, all the whale jerkey you can eat. :neener:
  11. 50 Shooter

    50 Shooter member

  12. Firehand

    Firehand Well-Known Member

    Not personal experience, one of the DI's in my son's battery in Basic had used one for vermin control in Iraq, including camels. From what he said, it did leave a mess behind.:barf:
  13. NeoSpud

    NeoSpud Well-Known Member

    I don't hunt at all... the only things I've killed with my guns are paper and the occasional unlucky sapling. :D

    I really can't see any use for the .50 BMG regarding hunting, except perhaps BIIIG game (elephants?). I do own a .50 muzzle loader, but thats not the same thing ;)

    As other have said, the 2nd Amendment isn't about hunting (game at least)
  14. kellyj00

    kellyj00 Well-Known Member

    How about .22 Short? Hunt with those much?
    Right to kill your own animals for food isn't in the Bill of Rights, Right to keep and bear arms is.
  15. innerpiece

    innerpiece Well-Known Member

    I could imagine the .50 would have specific uses for hunting:
    Long range, thick hide, BIG game, or Dangerous game.

    there are certainly applications for it. I just dont think they are as common as something a .308 or .300 mag would be.

  16. Blakenzy

    Blakenzy Well-Known Member

    Perhaps elephant hunting...

    BTW I saw "Miami Vice", the movie, the other day. I wonder if their depiction of impacts on fleshy targets with a .50 BMG is accurate :eek:
  17. WinchesterAA

    WinchesterAA Well-Known Member

    My uncle bought an AR-50 a couple of years ago. Only shot it 25 times and sold it less than a week after he bought it, but I got to shoot 5 of those 25, and one took down a coyote at 975yds.

    Coyote was standing broadside sniffing a tree (or that's what it looked like anyway)

    didn't hesitate, and my uncle said it was sighted in for 1000yds so it should hit POA.

    It did, and the coyote had no idea what just happened. Seemed to be a pretty violent impact, I hit him right in the upper chest area, perfect shot for the first time firing that rifle (kinda like when I started deer hunting, wasn't sure where my gun was gunna hit cuz the scope I have is notorious for losing zero for no apparent reason, I'd just aim COM and hope for the best)

    anywho, destroyed the heart/lung area, and the coyote obviously slid a little bit after being hit cuz the dirt was all rustled up for about a foot.
  18. seeker_two

    seeker_two Well-Known Member

    I suppose you could use the .50BMG cartridge on small hogs and varmints....

    ...if you use a really pointed bullet and get a good grip on the case (wrapping it in grip tape might help...) :D
  19. Deer Hunter

    Deer Hunter Well-Known Member

    I don't see why people think that this round would be so much deadlier than a regular .308 softpoint. The only loads that most hunters would be using if they used a .50 BMG on say a deer is mostly likely FMJ. In that case, you've got a slightly-larger caliber projectil going roughly the speed of your average .308. I don't see the "disentegration" factor coming into play. Using a high-velocity .30 mag of some sort would do much more to a deer's innards than your standard .50 BMG.
  20. WoofersInc

    WoofersInc Well-Known Member

    It comes down to impact energy. A 50BMG round leaves the barrel at 12,000FT/LB of energy. It still has close to 7,500 FT/LB of energy at 1,000 yards. The 50 has more energy at a 1,000 yards than most hunting rounds have at the muzzle. For you handgun hunters the 500 S&W has a muzzle energy in the range of 2400 FT/LB. Big difference in impact energy being transmitted to whatever game you are taking.

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