50 bmg

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by longrangelove50cal, May 6, 2012.

  1. longrangelove50cal

    longrangelove50cal New Member

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    Is there a m700 platform 50bmg rifle ?
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    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.
     

  3. longrangelove50cal

    longrangelove50cal New Member

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    Would i have to get the whole gun built from scratch to have a rifle like that, like on american guns?
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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

    Gloves New Member

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    Do it. I want to see it!
     
  6. billt

    billt New Member

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    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.
     
  7. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    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
     
  8. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    No? to what?:D
     
  9. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Is there a m700 platform 50bmg rifle ?
     
  10. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    :D:D Okay! I wasn't sure if you were saying no to Barrrett.:p

    The only .50 I've ever fired was an M-2, but I sure would like to run a magazine or two through an M107!:)
     
  11. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Sorry, my economy of words meant no offense to the Barrett. :eek:

    Anyone else notice how edgy the membership is today?
     
  12. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    Yeah, I've noticed that as well. Is it already that time of the month?
     
  13. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    When the natives get like that

    fox hounds.jpg

    I just try to look inconspicuous..........
     
  14. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Yea but we can see through the pack. :rolleyes:
     
  15. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    I don't know. Quite a few lately seem to have their heads located in cavernous openings. Their line of sight might be impeded.