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longrangelove50cal 05-06-2012 06:10 AM

50 bmg
Is there a m700 platform 50bmg rifle ?

c3shooter 05-06-2012 10:21 AM

Not possible- the total length of bolt movement is less than the length of a 50 BMG cartridge. FWIW, there are rimfires, short action (.308 and shorter) long action (30-06 and up) and 50 BMG class cartridges.

Then you have issues with diameter of cartridge being bigger than the width of the receiver, etc.

longrangelove50cal 05-06-2012 03:13 PM

Would i have to get the whole gun built from scratch to have a rifle like that, like on american guns?

c3shooter 05-06-2012 05:09 PM

yep. If that is what floats your boat, buy one made for that purpose.

Gloves 05-06-2012 06:17 PM

Do it. I want to see it!

billt 05-08-2012 11:15 AM

Most all of the current bolt action .50 BMG rifles are specialized, purpose built actions designed strictly for the .50 BMG cartridge because of it's size. Bushmaster, Armalite, and McMillan all produce their own bolt actions for these weapons, and build their rifles around it.

A lot of manufacturers have gotten away from "shell holder actions", that required removal of the bolt for every shot to remove the spent case, and load a fresh round for obvious reasons. It was awkward, clumsy, and slow to reload these weapons. They were cheaper to design and produce because they didn't require an extractor and ejector system to be designed into the bolt.

If your set on a nice bolt gun the McMillan TAC-50 is about as good as it gets. While not cheap, it is cheaper than having a full blown custom .50 BMG rifle built.

locutus 05-08-2012 02:31 PM

The "Big Dog" in the .50 BMG kennel is Barrett firearms. Take a look at them before you buy anything else. The Barrett M107 semi-auto is the bee's knees:p

canebrake 05-08-2012 02:36 PM


locutus 05-08-2012 02:44 PM


Originally Posted by canebrake (Post 793939)

No? to what?:D

canebrake 05-08-2012 03:20 PM


Originally Posted by locutus (Post 793945)
No? to what?:D

Is there a m700 platform 50bmg rifle ?

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