Posted: 12/21/2003 4:22:24 AM EDT
I'm considering buying a used Tromix 50AE upper and would appreciate comments from those familiar with them, especially reliability in feeding. It comes with Tromix mags. I will put it on a HBAR lower. How bad is recoil? How good is accuracy? The seller claims to have fired only 20 rds, so I'm a tad suspicious.
You won't be disappointed. Mine has never had a failure of any kind & I have better than 100 rounds through it. Recoil is akin to a 20 gauge shotgun but mine has tony's integral "boss" type brake & it tames it nicely. It is fun to shoot but unless you can spend all day shotgun shooting you won't make a day out of shooting the .50AE. I'd bought mine more for hunting than plinking but didn't get into the woods w/ it at all this year. Don't be suspicious of any barrel wear. Mine went through 4 or 5 mags & standard pacthes were still pretty clean on the first pass.
If the mags were done by Tony your feeding should be flawless. He understands the system he built. [;)]
An upper with a brake is a pussycat.
Factory ammo available.
Runs well with properly converted mags.
Accurate as hell -- Tony uses "match grade" barrels.
Ammo is semi-expensive.
Mag conversions can be picky.