I went to the range today so I could shoot my 1911 for the first time and ended up meeting a guy who was shooting a .50 ML. After talking to him a bit I found out he was part of a local ML society. Man what a great guy, after about twenty minutes of talking he let me shoot his custom built .50 cal. I told him I had never shot one and he went through step by step on how to load it, arm it, balance it and then shoot it. What a kick. I would have never thought a gun that goes bang every twenty minutes would be that much fun. All this and my experience paled in comparison to how beautiful this guys rifle was. Curly maple stock, engraved...receiver?, with hand made trigger, the piece that projects behind the trigger guard along with the guides for the rod and the rod end itself out of deer antler. A lot of fun.