Anyone ever try out the .50 cal bmg upper??

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by moneymaker17, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. moneymaker17

    moneymaker17 New Member

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    im looking on AT A FUTURE BUILD WITH A SNIPER ADDITION AR 15 WITH A .50CAL BMG UPPER.??? ANYONE EVER SHOT IT OR EXPERIENCES??
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  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    personally i wouldnt do it. the power in the 50bmg is close to that of a stick of dynamite maybe more. if you want a 50bmg get a complete quality rifle designed to handle that power level.

    while a kaboom in a 5.56 ar15 will scare the sht out of you and maybe sting your hands a kaboom in a ar15 using a 50bmg will rip your head off.

    but thats just my take on it. im sure others will have a different opinion.
     

  3. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    Although not .50BMG a .50 Beowulf packs a punch.
     
  4. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Bad idea.

    The lower won't live.
     
  5. neilage66

    neilage66 New Member

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    Yes, I've tried one: It belongs to a friend. Magazine fed, bolt action, single shot. No explosions yet, but it is literally *a blast*...
    Personally, I am a little leery of the AR lower durability over time, but the cartridge pressure is well contained in the chamber so it's only *concussion* that impacts the lower. It is quite the concussion however. :)
    It's cheap to shoot (for me haha) because he supplies the ammo.
    Oh for the days of sub $1 surplus.
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