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Posted: 5/13/2002 2:28:59 PM EST
or want. Don't get me wrong I think the .50 cal is the shit, and I thought about buying a kit until I contemplated it. I can't think of one place where I could shoot more than 500 meters, let alone pack around 80 pound bad boy.  Sure would be fun sniping dogs (coyotes) and coots.

I was at JTs (local gun shop) and they had 2 on display, I picked up a bullet and wonder why anyone would have the balls to fire off such a big round.

I would think a AR-10 would have most issues covered  
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 2:34:27 PM EST
[#1]
for hard targets.
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 2:38:39 PM EST
[#2]
Because Squirrels have Bazookas

Sgtar15
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 2:43:44 PM EST
[#3]
You've obviously have never seen what one can do to a vehicle in person. There is no tape or video that can give you any idea what it is like to see one in action. The firepower is unbelievable and only out matched in my opinion by a mini gun. As a FFL/SOT it is the only transferable I would buy at a retail price. John
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 2:46:54 PM EST
[#4]
Several years ago I had a "too good to be be true" opportunity to buy a Barrett 50 (1500.00 cash). At the time I really didn't have the cash and I couldn't really justify owning such a rifle. I live in MA. and there aren't any ranges I knew of that would allow a 1000 yds. (or even 400 yds.). I would have had to buy a completely new press and even back then the compomnets were'nt cheap. I didn't do it. Do I have any regrets. Hell yes...do you know what that puppy would be worth today. Beyond the greed however, no real regrets.
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 2:51:26 PM EST
[#5]
To shoot the liberals!?!
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 2:53:36 PM EST
[#6]
To really really reach out and touch someone
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 2:58:19 PM EST
[#7]
Chicks dig a guy with a big gun.

*shrug
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 3:01:26 PM EST
[#8]
I want one to complete a firearms collection.
NO non-firing replicas will do.It's not that
I'll use it all the time,but I'm not bothering anyone with it in my safe.
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 3:07:27 PM EST
[#9]
Think of it as Yin and Yang.

Confucious say "If you own 22lr, you need 50 cal to 'balance' the chi of the arsenal."  Until you have it, you will never know true peace.

Damn, I just convinced myself I need a 50 cal!

Link Posted: 5/13/2002 3:17:04 PM EST
[#10]
Because it's our right.
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 3:21:56 PM EST
[#11]

Chicks dig a guy with a big gun.


Does that mean I get all the Chicks?  

Why not get a .50?

I can shoot 1 round of .50 for about the cost of 10 rounds of .223 ($1.25 vs. 10 x $0.125).  It gives me the same energy (roughly) as the .223, especially at longer ranges.  50 rounds through a .50 BMG rifle is a fair amount of shooting for a day--same as 500 rounds would be through an AR.

In the end, it's all because I can clear the benches next to me with the muzzle blast (especially when it's some inconsiderate clod who has been throwing his brass all over me for most of the day).

And, of course (even though I cannot have them here in IL)--what other gun can you find AP, API, APIT, Raufoss, SLAP (these last two are Gadawful expensive), and Spotter-Tracers to shoot?


AFARR (M82, KC2k, AR-50)
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 3:49:31 PM EST
[#12]
"Assault weapons have gotten a lot of bad press lately, but they're manufactured for a reason: to take out today's modern super animals, such as the flying squirrel, and the electric eel."

Link Posted: 5/13/2002 3:51:00 PM EST
[#13]
I want one becuase of the AP and API rounds it can fire.
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 3:59:51 PM EST
[#14]
what else can you use to shoot down pesky news helicopters?
-jay
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 4:19:07 PM EST
[#15]
I belong to 3 local clubs and none of them allow the 50 cal. If I thought I could afford it I'd buy one tomorrow. Why, beacuse I still can!
Maybe I'll sell the Harley!
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 4:36:53 PM EST
[#16]

Quoted:
Think of it as Yin and Yang.

Confucious say "If you own 22lr, you need 50 cal to 'balance' the chi of the arsenal."  Until you have it, you will never know true peace.

Damn, I just convinced myself I need a 50 cal!




You have much wisdome Master Hokie.... I'm gonna try that explanation on the wife  ROFL!
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 5:21:20 PM EST
[#17]
Because boys like their toys, and they like toys that go bang even better, and they like really big, monster looking, car destroying, liberal scaring, louder banging toys even better.  



Mike
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 5:29:58 PM EST
[#18]
1- go to a shoot, where live .50's are being fired. You'll find that a LOT of .50 owners are very friendly, and open to a newbie cranking off a few shots..

2- pick a LONG range target. 2000 meters, or more.
3- Aim, then fire. Quickly remove hearing protection, and listen. You should hear the echoing boom of the muzzle blast, then if the hit is solid, a definite splat as the round hits.

4- Realize why these weapons are sometimes called "The Hand of God".

Doing this with a tripod mounted ANM-2 is HIGHLY reccomended, and the opportunity to fire the M-85 quad mount should be jumped upon.. A near religious experience..

Meplat-
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 5:32:22 PM EST
[#19]

Quoted:
Chicks dig a guy with a big gun.

*shrug



is that a 50 BMG API in your pants or....
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 5:37:25 PM EST
[#20]
Because you never know when you might find an armed intruder in your house using your safe as cover.
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 5:50:25 PM EST
[#21]

Quoted:
Because you never know when you might find an armed intruder in your house using your safe as cover.



Hey...that's reason enough for me to run out and buy one.

What's the number for Birdman's place?
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 6:08:50 PM EST
[#22]
I never thought I needed a .50 caliber rifle, until, the FEDS and politicians said I should not have one and have no sporting use for one. Therefore, it is now mandatory that I build and/or acquire one ASAP. JarheadGunner.
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 6:11:19 PM EST
[#23]
easy, any arm the gov'ment has, I should have too!
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 6:12:59 PM EST
[#24]
They are cheaper to shoot than the Rem Ultra Mag....  And a heliva lot more fun.  The muzzle blast is amazing, watching it impact on a steal plate is amazing... heck... its just an awsome piece.

But to fully understand, you need to shoot one.

Link Posted: 5/13/2002 6:14:53 PM EST
[#25]
You can run, but you can't hide!
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 6:35:05 PM EST
[#26]

Quoted:
I never thought I needed a .50 caliber rifle, until, the FEDS and politicians said I should not have one and have no sporting use for one. Therefore, it is now mandatory that I build and/or acquire one ASAP. JarheadGunner.



That's how I wound up with an AR-15.
Now all those liberal Bastards in NY are Trying to Ban the 50's, Time to get one of those too.


Jerry
"If your not on the front line, How can you tell if your winning?"
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 6:38:58 PM EST
[#27]
While we're on the topic of .50's (sorry to steer the subject slightly off), what do y'all think about the .50bmg uppers?  I am referring to actual bolt actions like the ferret or ALS; NOT screw-in types like the watson's et al.

For the price, they seem very tempting, especially since I can order it directly to my door as an upper.  Again, sorry for hijacking the thread.

Thanks
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 7:40:06 PM EST
[#28]

Quoted:
While we're on the topic of .50's (sorry to steer the subject slightly off), what do y'all think about the .50bmg uppers?  I am referring to actual bolt actions like the ferret or ALS; NOT screw-in types like the watson's et al.

For the price, they seem very tempting, especially since I can order it directly to my door as an upper.  Again, sorry for hijacking the thread.

Thanks



Valid points made, especially about hunting bleeding heart liberals.

your not highjacking Turok, I'd like to know the best price on upper to. Maybe I need, want, one too.  

Link Posted: 5/13/2002 7:49:33 PM EST
[#29]
I need one because it would make me the coolest person at work :)
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 8:01:04 PM EST
[#30]
You can get the Ferret 50 upper for $1350.
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 8:02:46 PM EST
[#31]
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 8:03:02 PM EST
[#32]
So I can shoot with the 50 cal shooters assoc.
Heck if one of those crazy canadian hockey stick carrying troops can shoot with it.  Well think what a red blooded red neck could do with it.  Wouldn't even have to leave the porch to kill and gut dinner.
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 8:39:30 PM EST
[#33]
Big BOOM for 995.00!!!

does it get much better than that!
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 8:46:56 PM EST
[#34]

Quoted:
Because Squirrels have Bazookas

Sgtar15



Hey Sgtar15 are you talking about one of these
little guys, they seem so harmless
.
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 9:46:12 PM EST
[#35]

Quoted:

Quoted:
1- go to a shoot, where live .50's are being fired. You'll find that a LOT of .50 owners are very friendly, and open to a newbie cranking off a few shots..

2- pick a LONG range target. 2000 meters, or more.
3- Aim, then fire. Quickly remove hearing protection, and listen. You should hear the echoing boom of the muzzle blast, then if the hit is solid, a definite splat as the round hits.

4- Realize why these weapons are sometimes called "The Hand of God".

Doing this with a tripod mounted ANM-2 is HIGHLY reccomended, and the opportunity to fire the M-85 quad mount should be jumped upon.. A near religious experience..

Meplat-



I like this response- couldn't have said it better.



Me too,These are ALSO great points!...I like
#4.."Hand of God"...Kinda like the Angel of Death,Gabriel.


Edited to say that "Gabriel" will be the name
for my future .50 M2 Belt-fed Semi!!!
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