Forgive me if there is a similar thread, I saw threads with stand alone .50's, but not one with multiple variations...
I also used the "ats" tags instead of the "img" tags to get the images to show, is that ok? or do I need to switch them back?
My 1st Topic...
So me and my uncle got a talking about his 357 and 45, which brought me to that particular thread.
We then began to sidestep away, and he mentioned the .50 cal revolver.
I for one never heard of the revolver, the snipers, yes, but not the actual revolver. Then I fount out that the Desert Eagle comes in the same flavor.
And I began to research from there.
Well here is what I found, just doing a quick browse...
The .50 Browning Machine Gun (12.7x99mm NATO) or .50 BMG is a cartridge developed for the Browning .50 Caliber machine gun in the late 1910s. Entering
service officially in 1921, the round is based on a greatly scaled-up .30-06 cartridge. The cartridge itself has been made in many variants: multiple
generations of regular ball, tracer, armor piercing, incendiary, and saboted sub-caliber rounds. The rounds intended for machine guns are linked using
I've been lucky enough (or, in some cases, unlucky enough) to fire several of the weapons on your list.
Ma Deuce is a very sweet lady. Treat her with respect, she's earned it. If she ever decides to move in with me, she's more than welcome. *grin*
The Barrett M82A1 is a sweet piece of engineering. It's very accurate, not nearly as hard on the shooter as some people think, and overall a real joy
to shoot. Now that I've sung its praises, I also have to say that it's probably overkill for anyone who doesn't make a habit of hunting Bradley
Fighting Vehicles. I'd rather use a .308.
Desert Eagle's .50 isn't a true .50. It's also not a very good pistol (this is strictly my opinion, YMMV). I'm not exactly a small-handed person,
but even for me, the grips don't feel comfortable, the pistol itself doesn't have good balance (a subjective call, I'll admit), and as with the
Barrett rifle, it's overkill. In the case of the Desert Eagle, it's not only overkill in the sense of "You don't need that much stopping power for
anything on two legs", it's overkill in the sense that by the time you haul that hunk of cast iron out of your holster, someone with a lighter and
more handy weapon will already have at least one hole in your a...errr...anatomy.
The S&W 500 has better grips and balance than the Desert Eagle, and it's a true .50 cal. Other than that, the same commentary applies. As an example
of the gunsmith's art, it's great. As a practical weapon, it's too big, too unwieldy, and has far too much recoil.
I dont own any personally but a close friend owns the 500 magnum revolver a Desert Eagle and a simple bolt 50 rifle. It's not a Barrett. Some other
manufacturer. The name escapes me at the moment. It looks like a long piece of pipe with a bolt and a grip.
They're all great novelties I guess. The 500 magnum is the only one ever getting any use as you can bag a moose or bear with it but the others only
ever come out when he's showing them to somebody. They cost way too much to shoot so they never see any range time. Plus, the range we belong to has
a max lane of 1000 yards and that's hardly worth dragging that rifle out for.
Originally posted by Doc Holiday
I can't answer your question, but the image came to me of seeing someone allbut beat to death by a bi-pod flailing around like a wip.
wtf, if you can't anwer the question, then why the...nevermind, next!
thisguyrighthere, both me and my dad want the revolver, well actually, we want every firearm, lol but speciffacly the .50 magnum. Though I do picture
the rifle on our wall, how awesome would the look of that be!
i shot 50 bmg in both auto an d bolt. if you are used to shooting high powered rifles they aren't that bad but i don't recommend spending an hour
shooting them-you will lose your shoulder. autos have less recoil. actually ithink my 338 kicks harder.
and the ammo is very expensive if you can even find it and also expensive to reload.
as for the pistol in 50 just a little bit more than the 44 mag in recoil and remeber the longer the barrel the less recoil. but after you blow a few
rounds off in it you will want to put it down and nurse your wrist for a few days.
and didn't the british have a 577 webley? only 3 chambers in it and that thing was a cannon going to do a quick search
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