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Anzio Ironworks 20mm Bolt Action Rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 10/22plinker, Apr 19, 2009.

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  1. 10/22plinker

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    I stumbled across this interesting gun on gunbroker.com and was interested if someone that owns one could maybe post pictures or videos of a range trip with the gun and maybe some interesting info. Thank you.


    p.s. what caught my eye about the gun was it's size; it dwarfed, repeat dwarfed the Barret M82A1:what:
     
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  2. Jaws

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    By millitary standards 20mm is a cannon not a rifle anymore.:D
     
  3. WardenWolf

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    Aren't those things considered destructive devices? I believe the ammo used is explosive?
     
  4. jto2009usmc

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    well.. It is an ANTI - TANK rifle.
     
  5. desidog

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    so would each round have a $200 ATF surcharge? before cost and shipping? ouch.
     
  6. gvnwst

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    A DD, yes. Explosive ammo, illegal. Anzio sells civie legal 20mm ammo IIRC, or you can get the thing in .50/20mm (12.7mm/20mm) a shortened 20 necked down. That means it is no longer a DD, and yoju can use all the bullets for the .50 BMG for it.


    Well, you just need to see it in person now, the thing dwarfes ME!:D it is huge..... (and heavy, i couldn't pick it up off the table...:uhoh:)

    no. Commen myth. The GUN is the DD, not the ammo.
     
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  8. 10/22plinker

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    By the way what does this thing weigh... I mean if it's bigger than an M82A1 then if I would give an estimate I would say at least 50lb. maybe more. Lets make a dare fire the anzio from the standing position (shouldered not resting on a tripod or other object that could take the weight off your arms) sorry had to put that part in my uncle has a knack for finding loopholes
     
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    Ummmmm.....if you can hold this thing up, feel free to fire it offhand. It weighs ONLY 110 pounds. Really.:D
     
  10. 10/22plinker

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    Lets hire one of those guys in the muscle magazines that look like there on steroids
     
  11. Strakele

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    Way too big, way too heavy, way too expensive, completely impractical.

    I want one sooo bad.
     
  12. MatthewVanitas

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    It's not a "myth" that some types of ammo have a per-round $200 stamp requirement.

    Rounds carrying more than X amount of explosive material (40mm HE grenades, mortar rounds, rockets, etc) are NFA items in their own right and require a stamp. As I understand it, the very, very few people with legal access to HE grenades and mortar rounds just register as DD dealers rather than pay all the individual stamps.

    However, so long as you're firing non-explosive projectiles in the 20mm Anzio, the projectiles aren't DD, just the rifle. Not sure if an explosive 20mm round has enough explosive material to be a DD on its own, but if so it would need a $200 stamp per round. Otherwise not.
     
  13. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    ThisiswhatI'msayin!
     
  14. Coal Dragger

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    The only things that could make that rifle anymore perfect would be figuring out a way to make it burn coal, also maybe add a sling made from baby seal skins, stitched with white rhino hair, and a grip made from the ivory of a sperm whale. Then put it all in a fine case made from redwood trees, upholstered in leather made from rare mountain gorilla hide.

    Then it could be the most politically incorrect object ever created. Perfection. I want one, badly.
     
  15. HK G3

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    Can you reload 20mm?

    50 BMG is the largest press that I've ever heard of...

    I want that bullpup 20mm from South Africa... whenever I have an extra $10k that I don't feel particularly attached to :p
     
  16. Wes Janson

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    The Anzio is certainly fun to fire, it must be said. With the suppressor on it, you really wouldn't believe how quiet and tame that cannon really is. No kick to speak of either..
     
  17. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    I'll be the first to say it ".50 BMG is for SISSIES!!!" :p :D
     
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    Is it California legal?
     
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    It is an adequate elk round, but for larger ungulates like moose, you will need to mind your shot placement for a clean kill.
     
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    Regarding the question about the ammo requiring $200 tax/round, they sell "training" and tracer ammo on the Anzio Ironworks site.
     
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    $10 a rounds on the site listed in the Gunbroker ad.
     
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    Having had a 20 mm Lahti when I was 18 and shot maybe 50 rounds of the 100 I had before I sold it to a Cuban "freedom fighter", I'll stick to 14.5 Russian as the biggest "rifle" I want.
    http://www.marstar.ca/PTRD-41.htm
     
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    I've been looking for a good squirrel rifle, but I think that might be a little too heavy out in the field. I'll probably just go with a Windrunner instead.
     
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    For shooting squirrels or for shooting squirrels as ammunition?
     
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