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Posted: 10/5/2005 7:02:38 AM EDT
Any bolt or semi rifles designed around it? Or is that a distinctly american concept?

I am looking to buy a 50 BMG. Was wondering if there was anything more creative?
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Link Posted: 10/5/2005 8:57:17 AM EDT
12.7 mm is the metric meaurement of .50BMG. 14.5mm is the original large-caliber Russian cartridge.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 9:14:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/5/2005 9:14:28 AM EDT by robpiat]
So a dd...Was wondering what other non assault rifle kits we might could import and build up.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 9:15:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/5/2005 9:40:10 AM EDT by Wackypeacock]
The US .50 BMG (Browning Machine Gun) is 12.7x99mm and the Soviet counter part is 12.7x108mm. The two case are very similar and in fact a gun can easily be made to shoot both cartridges, by changing the barrel (9mm longer in headspace) and the feed device (magazine) will need to be different to accommodate the longer round.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 9:22:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/5/2005 9:22:41 AM EDT by robpiat]

Kind of a neat website. Is there any laws precluding the import of these?
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 9:43:56 AM EDT
Is the 12.7x108 a post-soviet thing?
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 9:58:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 12:35:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Readmenace:
Is the 12.7x108 a post-soviet thing?

Nope, it dates from before The Great Patriotic War. world.guns.ru/machine/mg03-e.htm Originally designed by Comrade Degtyarev & later improved by Comrade Shpagin (designer of the PPSH41 smg)

The DShK was known as a "51" cal machine gun by US trrops in Korea & 'Nam.
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