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Old 01-25-2011, 02:13 AM   #31
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Just buy THREE rifles in assorted calibers! You'll be much happier. Or TWO rifles with good glass on them! jeebers
After the Meet 'n Greet, you'd be so pissed at yourself for buying the .50.....!
Already have .22, 7.62x39, 7.62x54R(2), 5.56 and a mystery undecided AR in the Build process.
They all are for fun, as I do not hunt. So, why not get a 50? It will be for fun. I know the cost involved and ammo. I have no problems with spending 500 a month for ammo. As long as at the end of the day I am happy and the kids are fed and the roof over our head doesn't leak.
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Caliber- your first post was the equivalent of "I decided to buy my first car, so I bought a 3,000 horsepower dragster. Can I use 87 octane regular?- I want to save a couple of dollars and get on the road." Hence the none too gentle responses to your post.

The .50 BMG was originally an anti- TANK weapon from WW I. Hunting deer with one is the equal of swatting a mosquito with a 9 lb sledge hammer. Oh, it WILL kill the mosquito- but if you planned to EAT that mosquito, well......

Frankly, I have a step-bother that is a royal PITA- I can understand the urge to equal or exceed the others. Rather than buying a flamethrower to roast marshmallows, would suggest you look at some of the REALLY classy firearms that are out there- in a more realistic caliber. For a deer rifle, .308, 30-06 caliber range is likely to be much more appropriate. Here is a fairly classy rifle for auction over on auctionarms right now for $2,199. Rifles For Sale - Steyr Mannlicher Schoenauer Steyr Mannlicher Schoenaur Dbl Set Triggers 30-06 - Auction: 10140128 (Ends 01/26/2011, 08:15:10 PST)

BTW, I shoot a .50 BMG now and again (not mine). Do you have any IDEA how hard it is to find a rnage where you can SHOOT something that big???
+1 to all that plus what no one has mentioned yet, you can get yourself or someone else killed or severely injured with that powerful a weapon. Just knowing how to control that beast and not smash your shull in with the scope when it recoils back at you takes experience that you seem to lack. Not trying to rain on your parade or be a smartazz but your motives seem rather immature for such a rifle.
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Caliber,

We get this kind of thing on a somewhat regular basis. The harsh words will send the 12 year olds running, so it is sort of a litmus test. Don't take it the wrong way.

Back on topic.

While a .50cal makes a great toy, my experience while talking to owners is they are a pain in the backside. Heavy, load, incredibly expensive to shoot, and many ranges do not allow them. If you want it, so be it, it's your money, just understand the recoil is abusive and will destroy anything but a high end scope.

If you decide to change your mind, and still want to be the big dog at the range, we can help. Perhaps you want a killer EBR (evil black rifle)? AR platform, FAL, CETME, HK, lots of scary looking choices fit your budget. The good news is they are a hell of a lot cheaper to shoot that a .50cal. You can shoot more and become more familiar with the gun.

Accuracy? Yep, for .50cal money you can get a competition level benchrest gun and nice piece of glass.

Hunting, the sky is the limit. TONS of great guns in the category. You can probably get a top shelf hunting gun and an EBR for you money, shoot the same round and actually have deer meat to enjoy.

Good luck with whatever you decide.
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It was an epic party!! Typical early N.Y. 1980's crazy! The big guns were out and the girls loved it! Memories....
You mean, like "Fire Island Crazy"?
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If you bought it through Buds, then you can post a link to the rifle at Buds. It would add to your street cred a bit.

Now, since you have been told already, I will be easy on you. Should you ever decide to use a .50 BMG on a deer or any large game wild living in North America, then please post pics here. Make sure to include your tag in the pic. Serioulsy, please do so.

Now, if you want a .50 caliber gun that you can shoot deer within 200 yards then by all means, buy a .50 caliber in-line muzzleloader. Just pay attention to state laws before attaching a scope that you can find for under $100 that will serve you well in that set-up.

Anyway, I got your answer. BSA makes a 2x scope that is "shock absorbent" and can handle the .50 BMG recoil since it is comparable to a 12 or 10 ga shotty with the right rifle.

People, correct me if I am wrong, but most .300 Win mags kick more than most well made .50 BMGs. Old .30-06 metal butt plates will hurt you more than either. Just saying.
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People, correct me if I am wrong, but most .300 Win mags kick more than most well made .50 BMGs. Old .30-06 metal butt plates will hurt you more than either. Just saying.
The scope is mounted on the rifle so it's taking the full force every shot. The butt plate is absorbing some of that shock. With the metal butt plate, your shoulder is absorbing that shock.
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Here is an update. My father dropped by to see the baby yesterday, and asked me about a status update on the .50 BMG. I explained that i was going to send it back and my dread of losing over $300, he stopped me near mid sentence and just blurted out "why!?" I told him my expectations were a bit off about the cost of the rifle and accessories that go with it. He was just shaking his head, at that moment i was trying to guess if it was dissapointment or disagreement?

After his silence he offerd upfront purchase a scope for me, in agreement that i would pay him back in the next 3 months, i didn't like the idea of owing anyone, i don't have any debt, everything i have i have always paid for, never used credit, or borrowed money, but he insisted, we took a stroll down to the gun shop, they were closed to normal business but luckly he knew the owner, so we stepped inside and were able to talk for an hour or so without interruptions. I wrote down the one he had orderd, Leupold Mark 4 LR 3.5-10x40mm, Matte finish, Mil Dot Reticle, came to about $1350, they offered to boresight the gun along with mounting it. So at this point i get the lecture about buying things and changing my mind, i am, for lack of better words, being pressured into keeping it, mistake or not. He has given me a Remington 7mm Mag bolt with a scope for our hunting expeditions, he also owns about 47 acres in farmland, which are surrounded by more farmlands and tree's, 7 acres of that aprox are trees and the land is troughed 5 feet around the edges. There is no need for a legal NRA lecture on that, unless people don't understand exactly how many people go shooting on farmland. This is North Carolina, not New York City.
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I know you've done your research but please think twice about shooting this on your dad's farm. Do you realize the range of this weapon? That 7mm has some range too but it doesn't even come close to the 50.
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Caliber,

Post a pic of the rifle. We love gun porn and if you post a pic of you holding the rifle giving Tango the finger he will back down. He's really a nice guy once you get to know him. You might think he's being overly defensive but there are good reasons to be cautious when offering advice online about an incredibly powerfull tool like the .50.
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