Originally Posted By Paul:
Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Wouldn't someone simply develop a .495 with similiar or better ballistics?
Anyone doing something similiar right now?
Yes. Since the state of California's eliet polticians were so smart as to define the .50 BMG down to the thousandth of an inch it's been reported there's a couple of rifles in development. If you shorten the chamber by 2/1000 of an inch so that the orginal .50 BMG won't fit you've got a legal rifle. It will mean that shooters will have to hand load their own rounds or pull mil-spec and turn them down a tad. I haven't looked up the recommended .50 BMG load from my books but you can't get too many out of a pound of powder. I've got three .50 BMG lowers waiting for me to win the lotto to buy the matching uppers.
The new wildcat round might be called the Fienswine .50 Special
12278. (a) As used in this chapter, a ".50 BMG rifle" means a
center fire rifle that can fire a .50 BMG cartridge and is not
already an assault weapon pursuant to Section 12276, 12276.1, or
12276.5, or a machinegun, as defined in Section 12200.
(b) As used in this chapter, a ".50 BMG cartridge" means a
cartridge that is designed and intended to be fired from a center
fire rifle and that meets all of the following criteria:
(1) It has an overall length of 5.54 inches from the base to the
tip of the bullet.
(2) The bullet diameter for the cartridge is from .510 to, and
including, .511 inch.
(3) The case base diameter for the cartridge is from .800 inch to,
and including, .804 inch.
(4) The cartridge case length is 3.91 inches.
Screw double tap, I'm shooting to slide lock.