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A single shot .50 BMG at about 1000.00

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posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 01:50 PM
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Those of us who enjoy shooting long distances have always had an issue with the .50 Bmg priced firearms,now a company is about to start selling some early for 875.00
I thought a few shooters might like this...
www.gunsamerica.com... ow-2016%2F




posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 01:59 PM
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a reply to: cavtrooper7

Just in time for the tax return. Brilliant!

That 17 pound weight is going to make for one heck of a recoil though.



posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 02:00 PM
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Big gun go boom.

What are the practical uses for .50 BMG?

Extreme distance target practice?



posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 02:05 PM
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a reply to: cavtrooper7

It is the bargain price for a .50 BMG...
But it isn't going to give you a follow-up shot quickly, that's for sure.
And,
If I lay out 875 bucks for a rifle, I would hope that it would have an ejector. Prying out the empty cases with another case is pretty lame.



posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 02:10 PM
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a reply to: Psychonautics

Yes,for some of us hitting that target regularly is amusing.
BUT not at 3000.00 price tags.
YOU can't hunt with it ..it would destroy meat,If it's used in a fight it better be a REALLY important shot because the follow up time is ridiculous.
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posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 02:13 PM
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a reply to: cmdrkeenkid

Stick on of those shotgun recoil reducers on the butt..
www.hartshooting.com...



posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 02:14 PM
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originally posted by: Psychonautics
What are the practical uses for .50 BMG?



Squirrel hunting, drinking games, cutting down saplings, deflating an air mattress, creating a skylight, drilling for oil, back scratching, karaoke mic stand, "scaring" the cat that craps at your door, Halloween costume, draining a pool, fly swatting...hell, basically anything you can think of.


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posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 02:15 PM
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a reply to: SlapMonkey

Not with my guns, I don't hang around such people,we don't get along.
You seem to know some well.
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posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 02:34 PM
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a reply to: cavtrooper7

Just trying to lighten the mood.

But I did see this via a post of FB from my friend--it seems legit and pretty cool. Of course, I'm still trying to build up my practical-gun collection first, so a .50cal will have to wait for me, if I ever even see a need to have one. I'm not really a collector, per se, as much as a guy who likes to own weapons I can actually afford to shoot on a regular basis.



posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 02:39 PM
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a reply to: cavtrooper7

NICE catch, Trooper! Bumped for neato. And it's only about
half a pound more than an unstripped BAR!.
I was thinking about that Maadi-Griffin-- and with a stainless
upper it's 22 pounds. We're getting the traveling load into
backache territory; and just thinking about a Barrett for
a long bush hike makes me sweat. I hope the brake they designed
works-- or 17 pounds with .50s would be like a .357 Derringer.
One of my favorites in the china shoppe. Outgoing...



posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 03:14 PM
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originally posted by: cavtrooper7
a reply to: Psychonautics

Yes,for some of us hitting that target regularly is amusing.
BUT not at 3000.00 price tags.
YOU can't hunt with it ..it would destroy meat,If it's used in a fight it better be a REALLY important shot because the follow up time is ridiculous.


Exactly. You can't hunt with it, because it would blow any game to literal pieces, and using it for any kind of defense would be highly impractical, to say the least.

It's heavy, slow, impractical. I just don't see a good reason to shell out serious money for something like that, especially since I'd need to travel out of state just to find a suitable place to fire it at a long enough range to make the purchase worthwhile.

For a collection sure, but to actually shoot it? I dunno if it would be worth the pain in my shoulder, or my bank account


I'm pretty biased when it comes to target shooting, though.



posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 03:17 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy
I'll stick to my Iron Brigade Armory M-40 chandler. It holds a 1in shot group at 1000yds and its lighter, practical for hunting and for fun. Mine was 5300$ at the time and took 8months for them to build. Neat though.



posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 03:21 PM
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Who among has NOT seen Tremors ?
A really fun round AND at those prices I DON'T NEED semiauto just as a learning curve.
My first gun was a single shot springfield at 5,this is no different.



posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 03:25 PM
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originally posted by: cavtrooper7
Who among has NOT seen Tremors ?
A really fun round AND at those prices I DON'T NEED semiauto just as a learning curve.
My first gun was a single shot springfield at 5,this is no different.


Broke into the wrong damn rec room didn't ya!

Nothing beats a Masuer for me.



posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 03:35 PM
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People do hunt with .50 BMG rifles.
The .50 hitting something at 1,500 yards isn't going to destroy the animal.
Dan Lilja makes rifle barrels and rifles in .50 BMG for hunting.
Riflebarrels.com



posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 04:01 PM
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What I like most about this rifle is that it looks like the old plumbers nightmare sten gun.....
It almost appears as though and enterprising machinist could produce this thing out of a few scraps of steel and an old model T rear axle....This gives me hope of actually unloading a 50 downrange someday at the range....



posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 04:16 PM
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a reply to: bandersnatch

I know a few ranges will rent them. Or check out your local gun club and prepare to pucker up for some schmoozing.



posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 04:24 PM
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originally posted by: Psychonautics
Big gun go boom.

What are the practical uses for .50 BMG?

Extreme distance target practice?


That's one way of looking at it.



posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 04:47 PM
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a reply to: cavtrooper7

A gun that can do hot loads and fancy bullet add ons.

Like a camera in the tip of the bullet, and maybe some steering fins and a radio control chip.

Then get some pictures of outer space, sans atmosphere.



posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 04:53 PM
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yea I think priority goes
bb/pellet gun jk
12/20 gauge
.22
9mm
ar 15
.308
anything else
.50



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