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9/17/2020 5:59:48 PM
Posted: 3/4/2008 5:27:20 AM EDT
I was wondering what kind of price tag I'd be looking at for a semi-auto Browning M2?

What kind of accuracy could I expect from it?
Link Posted: 3/4/2008 5:34:22 AM EDT
$8 to $10,000.  Wouldn't be on much accuracy, I would think.  The FCSA members that I know that have them run em with open sights or EoTechs.

Edgewood, NM
Link Posted: 3/4/2008 6:09:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By nmmi9100:
$8 to $10,000.  Wouldn't be on much accuracy, I would think.  The FCSA members that I know that have them run em with open sights or EoTechs.

Edgewood, NM

That's a bit steep. Seems the $2450 price for a parts kit I found was from 2001
Link Posted: 3/4/2008 6:32:46 AM EDT
Parts kits are running over $5k these days, if you can find one.  As far as a current semi, your options are TNW, CWA, or Allied Armament (if they still have any in stock).  You'll probably wait a bit to get one built from those three, or you could buy one used.  Most likely your best bet will be an M3HB hybrid weapon.  Expect to pay about $8k for an M3HB, plus $1k for a tripod, and then you'll need accessories (T&E ~$100, pintle ~$75, linker $25, BSE $10, spare barrels $500 used $1350 new stellite, carrying case $250+, links $50, ammo $2.5-3.5/round, etc).

At some point I intend to look into just how accurate the platform really is, but it seems safe to assume 2 MOA.
Link Posted: 3/4/2008 7:16:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/4/2008 8:02:35 PM EDT
Cheap ones are running $6,500, parts kits are thru the roof these days.  M2/3's are a bit cheaper.  They are basically an aircraft M3 with a shroud and barrel from an M2.  It takes a practiced eye to tell the difference and in all honesty the M3 has stronger internals and a beefier top cover.

You will need some accessories and a mount as well as the gun.  When you are finished you have 87 pounds of pintle mounted fun for your money.  
Link Posted: 3/4/2008 8:46:12 PM EDT
Having had the chance to shot about 80rds threw a FA i think I would save alittle more and bite the 25k bullet for a real FA rather than pretending with a semi. But then again 25k doesnt grow on trees.... or something like that.
Link Posted: 4/13/2008 8:02:53 PM EDT
Pretending?  Its closer to entertainment that those AR uppers with the windup bolt.  Now that is the ultimate in lame.
Link Posted: 4/19/2008 5:20:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/19/2008 5:23:26 AM EDT by M4Sherman]
Watch 1919a4.com and M2HB.net. Every once in a while guys sell a package of stuff, the M2, barrels, tripods, ammo, components, loading equipment.

I got maybe a 3-4" group of 3 rounds at 100yds off of a M2 tripod. Didn't shoot it much, just trying it out, only about 25 rounds. I thought maybe it might be too much for the little M2 tripod.
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