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Old 11-30-2008, 12:52 AM   #1
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OK I ran into this guy at the range who was shooting some pretty nice AR's and in conversation he said he built a .50 BMG on an AR platform. I kind of did the "Wow, that's cool!!" and retuned to shooting; but my question is "Can it be done?" Is there someone building and AR lower in .50 BMG?

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Old 11-30-2008, 01:15 AM   #2
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http://www.50bmg.net/
http://www.ferret50.com/
http://lgweaponry.com/ad_sheets/50bmg.htm
http://www.50bmgstore.com/cobb50bmg.htm
http://www.watsonsweapons.com/
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cabelas has an 50 bmg aswell as a 50 beowolf conversion kit for the ar platform, thats all i know about them though

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And from the completely unnecessary department.

Just want you need, to subject your normal AR lower to that kind of stress, torque and chamber pressures.

Honestly, from a gunsmith stand-point, if you want something like a .50 cal, you need the right platform. You don't need a 2 pin attachment to your existing AR platform.

That's great that someone was clever enough to come up with the idea, but it seems to be a solution without a problem in my opinion.

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And from the completely unnecessary department.

Just want you need, to subject your normal AR lower to that kind of stress, torque and chamber pressures.
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Like we used to say "everything can be air dropped...once"
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I saw them in an issue of Shotgun News once but I happen to agree with JD. That seems like a disaster waiting to happen, way over the top, like putting a jet engine in Ford Ranger. Buy extra parts, you're gonna need em!!

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