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Old 10-27-2009, 11:32 PM   #1
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Default Advice on a 50 cal BMG rifle

I have been looking for 1 for quite some time. do any of you have any advice on price and quality? Scopes and so on for them. here are a couple I like so far.

Specifications: $2,199.99
Caliber: .50 BMG
Action: Single-shot bolt action, sliding plate extractor, plunger ejector
(Note: Magazine fed option available at $2899.00)
Length: 52 inches
Weight: 24 pounds (without scope)
Barrel: Lothar Walther Match grade alloy steel, 1:15"" twist, 30"" long, custom taper
Muzzle brake: Harmonica type
Stock: Extension of receiver tube, thick rubber butt pad
Fire control: AR-15 trigger and safety, custom hammer, spring-loaded firing pin
Scope mount: Welded-on modified Picatinny rail (included)
Bipod: Welded-on Lug for Versa-Pod (Versa Pods in stock $60)
Finish: Parkerized (manganese phosphate) steel and hard-anodized aluminum

Barrett 99-A1K4 Single Shot .50 BMG, 32", Flat Dark Earth,W/Bushnell 3200 Elite 10X Scope
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Price: $4,399.99
Manufacturer: BARRETT
Manufacturer Item #: M99A1KFDE M99A1-K4
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Barrett 99-A1K4 Single Shot .50 BMG, 32", Flat Dark Earth,W/Bushnell 3200 Elite 10X Scope

Model 99 With Flat Dark Earth Color Receiver, Single shot bolt action rifle. Heavy barrel, 1913 accessory rail, Bushnell 3200 Elite 10x scope and Barrett Ultra High 30mm rings. air/watertight carrying case, detachable adjustable bipod legs and cleaning kit. 1 in 15 inch twist.

Price: $4,399.99

LAR Grizzly 50 Big Boar Rifle Match Chamber 36" Bbl
Price: $2,249.99
Single Shot
All Steel Construction
30.4 pounds
45.5 inch LOA
Thumb Safety and Bolt Stop Safety

Very low recoil, similar to a 12 gauge shotgun

36 inch 1:16 twist heavy barrel with compensator
4340 alloy steel bolt (Mil Spec 5000), heat treated to 46 R/C
4140 alloy steel receiver, heat treated to 42 R/C

Standard Features
Match Chambered
Bipod
Scope Mount
Leather Cheek Pad
Hard Carry Case
I do not need a semi auto or for that mater more than 1 shot . My main concern is the scope I like burris [sp] and they have 1 with a range finder built in . so give me some advice not bs on this.
I think for the price the LAR looks like it has the best bank for the buck lol.
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:41 PM   #2
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@ $5+ per round......good luck if you got the cash to shoot that thing.
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:06 AM   #3
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True but just how many rounds do you plan to shoot in a day? This in not your 223 or 22. Also you can buy the military rounds for 3 to 4 dollars and reload them . Price of the reloading stuff is about $500. match grade shells run about 6 to 8 a pop. I like to shoot antelope long range . The farthest so far is 680 yds with a 25-06 117 grain shell.
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Old 10-28-2009, 04:26 AM   #4
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Are you gana be shooting bear at 1200+ meters?

I mean...I dunno, I've shot them, sure they are great, a ***** to maintain, and expensive to shoot, but your hunting bear, small planes, ufo's or defending your land from an onslaught of hummers, so you could use one..
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Old 10-28-2009, 07:53 AM   #5
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It would be a major waste, if you didn't take a precision shooting class, that taught you 600+ meter shooting.

Anyways, the .50BMG is old school, nobody really uses that thing, outside special limited engagements.
Consider the cheaper, lighter, much better shooting, .338 Lapua. Double the power of a .308, without being overkill like the .50bmg

Look at the Armalite AR-30 or better yet the SIG Blaser
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I already have a winchester xrt sporter in a 300 wetherby cal. I have shot long range with this and smaller guns for 30 plus years. I own a 243,270,300 17 ,22 cals This is just the next step up. They might be old school but is still about as flat a shooting gun that has been made. I do not need advice on what cal of gun to buy I need advice from people who own or shot this cal many times.
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I already have a winchester xrt sporter in a 300 wetherby cal. I have shot long range with this and smaller guns for 30 plus years. I own a 243,270,300 17 ,22 cals This is just the next step up. They might be old school but is still about as flat a shooting gun that has been made. I do not need advice on what cal of gun to buy I need advice from people who own or shot this cal many times.

if your into flat shooting guns and distance precision I'd say look into a long barreled 7.62 rifle...a lot cheaper than the .50 and for the most part a little bit more accepted in most shooting clubs.
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It would be a major waste, if you didn't take a precision shooting class, that taught you 600+ meter shooting.

Anyways, the .50BMG is old school, nobody really uses that thing, outside special limited engagements.
Consider the cheaper, lighter, much better shooting, .338 Lapua. Double the power of a .308, without being overkill like the .50bmg

Look at the Armalite AR-30 or better yet the SIG Blaser
338lm isn't that much cheaper. Still like a 120 bucks per 20...so close to 6 bucks a round unless you reload.

If you want a Extreme Long Range look into the .375 and .408 Cheytac.
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if your into flat shooting guns and distance precision I'd say look into a long barreled 7.62 rifle...a lot cheaper than the .50 and for the most part a little bit more accepted in most shooting clubs.
No shooting clubs here. Well some friends and miles of rolling land to shoot on with nothing like people or houses to look out for.
As far as price for shooting it I do not plan on going out and shooting 500 rds a trip. I plan on getting 150 rds for about $600 and have a shop reload for me. This is the gun I am leaning to. I like the length of the barrel and the only thing to buy is the scope rings and shells. I like my 300 weatherby but the kick out of it along with the muzzle blast you do not shoot it over 10 rds or so. It's for hunting and the price of these shells you either reload or pay about $3 a shell so whats another $2 for the 50 cal. I just wanted advice from people who either own or have had shot this kind of gun.

LAR Grizzly 50 Big Boar Rifle, 36" Bbl Field Chamber
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Price: $2,249.99
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Single Shot
All Steel Construction
30.4 pounds
45.5 inch LOA
Thumb Safety and Bolt Stop Safety

Very low recoil, similar to a 12 gauge shotgun

36 inch 1:16 twist heavy barrel with compensator
4340 alloy steel bolt (Mil Spec 5000), heat treated to 46 R/C
4140 alloy steel receiver, heat treated to 42 R/C

Standard Features
Field Chambered
Bipod
Scope Mount
Leather Cheek Pad
Hard Carry Case
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Check out this site I found for a BADASS 338lm.

http://www.deserttacticalarms.com/
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Check out this site I found for a BADASS 338lm.

http://www.deserttacticalarms.com/

Thanks but the range that gun has is not enough . I need close to a mile for what I need it for. The 36in 50 cal is rated at 3000yds.That and the price. it's just not that much better than the 300 weatherby. The 50 cal was built with the idea that you need weight to shoot long distance straight. Put the prairie winds in with it and you would understand why I am going this route. I want to shoot a antelope at a mile to just say I did it. That and they stand out there because they think that they are safe. Well guess what they might not be lol. I shoot over 100k rounds a year and like to do the long shots.
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what kinda of glass are you going to be sporting?
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buy a Chey Tac M200 Intervention and call it a day.

you want accuracy and distance....buy this.


.408 > .50
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my dream rifle..but it will mostly likely never see the light at the range b/c of high cost of ammo..
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my dream rifle..but it will mostly likely never see the light at the range b/c of high cost of ammo..
Thanks . I am looking for a scope to go with it. I have been told anything over30 power give you a bad headache. Also to stay in the 15 to 20 power. I have been thinking of the burriss [sp] brand because I own 1 on the 300 mag and like it. They have a thing called posi lok where 3 stainless pins lock the scope in after you get it zeroed in. The biggest drawback with it is it's a pain to sight in because once you get it on target you lock the pins and then release re zero and lock the pins again. But after all the work it's locked in for good. As I said I am not looking for another cal of gun my mind is made up I would just like some advice. Thanks to those that have helped.
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