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Looks like my next purchase is a .50 bmg.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jrpascucci, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. wahsben

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    you oughta see the springs on that pretty bitch when you're putting it together, it's bitten me a few times.

    Also, don't leave your takedown pins at the range, because they will disappear, and they are an expensive replacement.

    Ask not how I know
     
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    Why?

    "Because I have the money, and I just want it" is a good enough reason, but I'd never waste my money on a .50, .338L, or other foolishness like that.
     
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    Keep in mind that 50s are expensive to feed. Not cheap to reload either.
     
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    so are they banning muzzle loaders too? because last time I checked, they're not technically even a firearm.

    you wanna get the Fudd nation on board and going to state house meetings...? tell them that their smoke poles are in danger of getting banned. as long as the meetings aren't during hunting season, you'd have a sea of blaze orange in government square.
     
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    I think it's $2 a shot. Still, that's totally worth it since you're mainly using it for long distance and the power is immense.
     
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    Lol try more like $2.90+ a round these days. I would buy one if I had a lot of hard drives, fridges, printers, lawnmowers and TV sets that needed killing, that sounds like a fun time....



    -Mike
     
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    Would you efa10 it to the other caliber?
     
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    All of the high end stuff is $5 to $8 dollars a round. You are right though if you want to shoot Federal Lake City it can be had for $2.90 or less.

    Like I said upstream, buy a high end 300 WinMag
     
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    Should have edited my post: not all of us have government paid jobs... there we go!
     
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    To late and too tired. I'll go in the basement to look at the Serbu semi auto tomorrow.
     
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    If you were gonna drop that kind of money on a rifle, why not consider the Chey-Tac Intervention? Apart from having the absolutely most badass name ever given to a gun, they are amazingly accurate. Sub-MOA at 2500 yards. Its one of those guns you spend years trying to get your capabilities to match the rifle's.

    Side benefit : if they don't grandfather in .50BMG you won't be screwed.
     
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    Barrett Fly Swatter.jpg

    In some ways a Barrett is like an AR, there are lots of rifles like an AR, but if you want an AR, only a real AR will do. Same with the Barrett 82, if you want one, only a real one will do. Above is a Model 82A1 with 29 inch barrel and a Vortex Razor HD Gen II 4.5-27x56 EBR-2C. Total cost was $8,757 (Grab-A-Gun and EuroOptic), expensive but considerably less than the 10-12 grand folks bandy about.
     
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