An AR Platform .50 BMG?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by dunerunner, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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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?
     

  2. sgtdeath66

    sgtdeath66 New Member

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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
     
  3. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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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.

    JD
     
  4. hillbilly68

    hillbilly68 New Member

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    Like we used to say "everything can be air dropped...once"
     
  5. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    LOL - :D *insert filler here*

    JD
     
  6. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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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!!