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Posted: 7/26/2020 8:01:40 PM EDT
Not much else to say, after shooting the auto selection at Central Iowa Impact, a 50cal is the last gun on my bucket list I really want the chance to shoot. I'm in Ames and I'll pay any range/ammo costs if you're close by.
Link Posted: 7/26/2020 11:47:17 PM EDT
Just got word the other day that Rangemasters in Clive has one. $25 rental, $10 per round. Not cheap but it's a hell of a lot cheaper than buying your own .50.
Link Posted: 7/27/2020 10:25:43 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By shack357:
Just got word the other day that Rangemasters in Clive has one. $25 rental, $10 per round. Not cheap but it's a hell of a lot cheaper than buying your own .50.
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That's honestly cheaper than I expected it would be. I'll have to check them out, thanks
Link Posted: 7/27/2020 12:05:05 PM EDT
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That's honestly cheaper than I expected it would be. I'll have to check them out, thanks
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Originally Posted By shack357:
Just got word the other day that Rangemasters in Clive has one. $25 rental, $10 per round. Not cheap but it's a hell of a lot cheaper than buying your own .50.


That's honestly cheaper than I expected it would be. I'll have to check them out, thanks

A few of our members work there, be sure to introduce yourself.
Link Posted: 7/27/2020 6:40:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/27/2020 8:39:37 PM EDT
OP, give me a few days notice before you go. I need an excuse to drive down anyway. If I can make it I'll bring a .45-70 pistol you can shoot. Slims can tell ya what it's like.
Link Posted: 7/27/2020 9:23:01 PM EDT
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OP, give me a few days notice before you go. I need an excuse to drive down anyway. If I can make it I'll bring a .45-70 pistol you can shoot. Slims can tell ya what it's like.
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It's an experience, that's for sure. I shot it once.

Goal is 2 rounds back to back next time, but damn it packs a punch.
Link Posted: 7/27/2020 10:42:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/28/2020 2:47:04 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By shack357:
OP, give me a few days notice before you go. I need an excuse to drive down anyway. If I can make it I'll bring a .45-70 pistol you can shoot. Slims can tell ya what it's like.
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It'll be a few weeks before I can make the trip down there anyway, but I'll absolutely take you up on that. I'll shoot you a DM when I get a date figured out
Link Posted: 7/30/2020 12:09:11 AM EDT
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It'll be a few weeks before I can make the trip down there anyway, but I'll absolutely take you up on that. I'll shoot you a DM when I get a date figured out
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Originally Posted By shack357:
OP, give me a few days notice before you go. I need an excuse to drive down anyway. If I can make it I'll bring a .45-70 pistol you can shoot. Slims can tell ya what it's like.


It'll be a few weeks before I can make the trip down there anyway, but I'll absolutely take you up on that. I'll shoot you a DM when I get a date figured out


Shit. This means I'm gonna have to shoot the 45-70 again. Back to back rounds...
Link Posted: 7/30/2020 4:17:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By shack357:
Just got word the other day that Rangemasters in Clive has one. $25 rental, $10 per round. Not cheap but it's a hell of a lot cheaper than buying your own .50.
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$10 a round
That’s ridiculous
Link Posted: 7/30/2020 5:47:45 PM EDT
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$10 a round
That’s ridiculous
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Originally Posted By shack357:
Just got word the other day that Rangemasters in Clive has one. $25 rental, $10 per round. Not cheap but it's a hell of a lot cheaper than buying your own .50.



$10 a round
That’s ridiculous

By all means, feel free to spend $3000 or more on your own .50 BMG.
Link Posted: 7/30/2020 6:03:00 PM EDT
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By all means, feel free to spend $3000 or more on your own .50 BMG.
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Originally Posted By shack357:
Just got word the other day that Rangemasters in Clive has one. $25 rental, $10 per round. Not cheap but it's a hell of a lot cheaper than buying your own .50.



$10 a round
That’s ridiculous

By all means, feel free to spend $3000 or more on your own .50 BMG.

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If you think $10 a round isn’t ridiculous, then more power to you.
Link Posted: 7/31/2020 9:28:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/31/2020 7:34:21 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By booger-hooker:
An indoor range capable of handling a .50 BMG round is not cheap to build or maintain with potentially inaccurate shooting down range.  You're paying for an experience that most people only do once or twice but can still brag to their friends that they have shot a .50 BMG.  A Barrett M82A1 is still my holy grail for a .50 BMG but would still be happy with a bolt-action .50 chambered in .50 Spotter-Tracer instead.  
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I've only seen a couple .50 spotter rounds. Always found them interesting. No idea where to get enough brass to make having a rifle chambered for it be worthwhile.

Shot a State Arms Big Bertha and a M82A1 at the Shooter's Roundup at Ahlman's a few years back, IIRC it was $7/round for the Big Bertha and $10 for the Barrett. Also shot a M99 for a whole lot less a couple years before that. A family friend had one at the time He just wanted reimbursed for the $4/round he paid.. "Pay to play" with a .50, even when it's cheap, isn't cheap.
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