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50 BMG shooter's?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Action_Can_Do, May 24, 2008.

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  1. Action_Can_Do

    Action_Can_Do Member

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    I haven't seen many, so I'm wondering if there are any 50 bmg shooters here? I'm planning on buying a big 50 this summer or next fall depending on finances. I have been looking at the Armalite AR-50 and the Barrett Model 99. I was wondering if anyone could give me any of their personal experiences with either gun. Or with the 50 bmg in general. This summer is going to be a blast:evil:, but I don't know anyone who has even fired one, let alone owns one. Anyone?
     
  2. taliv

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    plenty of 50 shooters here. search the archives. i had the barrett M95.

    join the FCSA. read their website
     
  3. iamkris

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    I concur. There have been multiple threads on the topic.
     
  4. WoofersInc

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    Sadly I had to part with my 50 a little while ago due to finances. I'm hoping that I will be able to get another one in the future once money situation gets better. The 50 is a really fun round to shoot. You will enjoy having one.
     
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    I'm in the market for an 82A1 this fall. very excited. Search this forum via model, you'll get lots of excellent information.
     
  6. saturno_v

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    I had one but with time I got bored..I'm looking for a 155 mm howitzer now...:D:D:D:D:neener::neener::neener:
     
  7. 50 Shooter

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    Yep, plenty of us here. :evil:
     
  8. MinnMooney

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    I wish that I could afford one!

    My UPS driver was into it big-time and it sounded like a lot of fun. He & his .50 cal group shot in the Dakotas at ranges which only started at 1200 yds. but soon progressed to 1 mile then 2200 yds and finally to 2.2 miles on calmer days!
     
  9. Zak Smith

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    I'm picking one up in 10 hours and 42 minutes. :)
     
  11. PTK

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    What the HECK is that?
     
  12. El Tejon

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    Custom job on an ATR frame.

    I have an AR50. I believe it is the best value for the money (I do not shoot it beyond 300).
     
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    Iraq!!! Yeah!!!
    as those images loaded on the crazy slow connection we have here in north b-dad, I immedeatly recognized the Duce by the little latch on the feed tray about a minute before the pic finished.

    damn i'm a nerd.
     
  14. Zak Smith

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    Good call, El Tejon. It was an 1918 Mauser ATR which was salvaged, rebarreled and put in a custom stock.
     
  15. Killermonkey21

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    Good ol Ma Deuce...May she bring you much joy for years to come. My all time favorite weapon of the US Military.

    But yes, I do occasionally shoot .50 BMG. Besides ammo prices, and finding ranges big enough, they are a WONDEROUS human invention. I think all the anti's who want to ban 'em have OBVIOUSLY not shot one before.

    Carry on.

    PS: Boris. I'm south of BIAP. Between CP north and south. Take it easy and stay safe man.
     
  16. Action_Can_Do

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    Took me a while to get back to this one. I had no idea there were so many 50 shooters! Nice to know if I have any more questions.
     
  17. El Tejon

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    PTK, look at the bolt. See how it looks just like a G98?

    In the Great War the Dutchies had a anti-tank rifle (ATR) made by Mauser which was in 13mm. Did you read Unintended Consequences? The giant Mauser is mentioned there in the scenes with Henry's grandfather.

    After the recodification of the NFA into Title II in 1968 many of these giant Mausers and Boys ATRs were converted to .50USMG. I grew up seeing the original Mausers at places like Knob Creek or gun shows in Indianapolis.
     
  18. Zak Smith

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    re: PTK, I've only seen the rifle a few times so I'm not 100% on all the details.
     
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    I thought it looked like the Mauser AT gun, but the barrel looked short. Thanks! :)
     
  20. Wes Janson

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    I'm amazed anyone's still shooting those old suckers...seems like a shame that somewhere along the line the original configuration was lost, considering the historic value.

    That thing's got to weigh at least 30 or 40 pounds...without a muzzle brake I'd imagine that thing must be less than pleasant to shoot.
     
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