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    Default Any 50 BMG shooters out there?

    Hey, I just had a 50 BMG built and was wondering if any one else shoots a 50 BMG, was looking maybe to get some loading data, where to shoot etc.
    There is a picture of mine.....

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    Not since leaving the military. They are fun to shoot, more so when someone else is paying for the ammo. Nice looking rifle though!

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    That's gotta knock you right on your keyster!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tabmarine View Post
    That's gotta knock you right on your keyster!!
    Went shooting on Fri. and got to talking about the one my boss has. My buddy shot it and said it's not so much the kick, but the way it slams your whole body back, like you were in a car accident or something.

    Btw.....don't think I've ever seen a rifle with flames...if that's what they are supposed to be. But I'm sure it's deserving of them.......lol What kind of scope?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4merguide View Post
    Went shooting on Fri. and got to talking about the one my boss has. My buddy shot it and said it's not so much the kick, but the way it slams your whole body back, like you were in a car accident or something.

    Btw.....don't think I've ever seen a rifle with flames...if that's what they are supposed to be. But I'm sure it's deserving of them.......lol What kind of scope?
    I've shot it, kicks about like a 30-06!....but it weights 28 lbs too

    Scope: Leupold mark 4 16X
    Action: McMillan Bros
    Stock: McMillan Bros, "Big Mac" In-mold flame pattern
    Barrel: Brux 30" w/ skip-flutting
    Muzzle Brake: McMillan Bros
    Scope Rings: Badger Max 50

    All metal is Creakoted in matte black.....

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    Yup I have one I built in 96 when the machine shop I worked for was making the Maddi Griffin guns down.in Arizona. Everyone always fears the recoil but I have test fired about 100 guns and they are heavy so with a good brake they feel like a 12 gage, without a brake at all itís like a 454 Lott . . . they donít deserve the recoil fear. They do deserve a lot of respect though, your holding a stick of dynamite next to your face and setting it off. The back blast off the brake will get you all excited and make your head feel funny for a while. You may find you want a bigger brake (more surface area for the gas to push on) that is raked back more on that light looking rifle but maybe not, youíll know after a couple rounds.

    Reloading 50BMG is easy just not at all cheap when itís not Uncle Sam or company money so I very seldom shoot mine anymore. I use CCI #35 primers, H50BMG powder and data from here http://www.hodgdon.com/basic-manual-inquiry.html go slow and play safe.
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    ADfields,

    thanks for the info!...I've shot some factory Hornady rounds thru it!....recoil is not a factor, lots of muzzle blast tho!

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    I've shot the 50 but it kicked harder than your 30-06 claim.

    This is a McMillan TAC50, I put six rounds through at while shooting steel at 1800 yards. No scope kiss but my neck sounded like a chiropractor was working me over.

    It was fun but I don't have a need for one of these $10,000 monsters at this time.

    Enjoy your new rifle, reloading will save you money considering the factory ammo $8.15 per shot.
    http://www.hornady.com/store/50-BMG/


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    To tame the muzzle blast you could always go with a suppressor.
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