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Posted: 9/12/2004 9:14:08 PM EST
I'll be coming into a couple of thousand $$$ I can spend on a new toy and was thinking about what to get.

A .50 bolt gun would be fun, it'll fill a niche in my armory, and they're fun to shoot. Something like a Serbu, Ferret, State Arms, etc.. Shot a State Arms once, nice gun.

I've read how much fun the semi-auto belt-feds are. Haven't shot one, but they look like they'd be effective. A 1919A4 or A6 in .308 is what I'm considering.

I've owned some full-auto weapons - still do - and am looking for a reliable, effective, and fun weapon.

Any suggestions or experiences to share? Thanks!
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 9:15:28 PM EST
.50
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 9:16:42 PM EST
I had an AR50, finding a nice scope after purchase was abit of a challenge. Its nice if you have somewhere to shoot it on aregular basis and can get some range. I kinda regret selling it sometimes.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 9:20:29 PM EST
Get the AR-50
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 1:55:27 PM EST
Any other thoughts?
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 1:57:58 PM EST
Compromise; get a semi-auto M2HB

Link Posted: 9/13/2004 2:04:25 PM EST
Too much $$$
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 2:05:55 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 3:03:46 PM EST
Got a semi 1919A4 - IMHO, it makes a better conversation piece than a shooter. The amount of crap you have to lug around to shoot it isn't worth the experience - of course, I bought an MG3 tripod for it, which is like 45lbs itself. Maybe if I got something a bit slimmer it'd be less of a hassle. Anyway, I really don't get much more out of it than any other mag-fed semi .308. Maybe one of the crank devices would make it a bit more fun, but out of the two designs I've seen, I believe the cheaper is still like $200, and depending on the mount you get, you're going to be putting at least $1500 into a relatively barebones setup. Either way, lots of money for little return, IMHO.

Rocko
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 3:10:51 PM EST
I'm thinking a bolt gun in .338 Lapua. It isn't a .50 of course, but it is in the same type of genre...and you don't hear anyone talking about banning it...yet.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 3:26:15 PM EST
Get the Serbu !!!

Finally got to go re-zero mine this weekend.... only had 100 yds... 3rd round was dead center of my orange spotter ! Two more shots and the farthest measurement between centers was 3/4"

Serbu BFG-50 and a Tasco Super Sniper 20x..... not too bad for a sub minute-of-angle .50 BMG

I have put almost 200 rounds through my rifle and not one problem with my trusty SS Tasco...

I tried out several .50s before I bought mine. The AR-50 is just too damn heavy ( great if you only like to bench shoot, very low recoil )

I have a AR-50 brake on my Serbu and love it

My Serbu action is ALOT smoother than the AR-50 that I have got to shoot....

Get the Serbu and don't look back !
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 3:35:11 PM EST
I second the Serbu! I worked at Summit Ammo for over a year as their gunsmith and I also worked on the manf. of .50BMG ammo. I got to shoot a lot of .50s!!! I got the Serbu and love it! It has a real extractor and ejector, has a smooth action, and is accurate to boot. I have never had to force the bolt open after shooting it.


Balming
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 3:38:28 PM EST
If you wanna know how much I put into my 1919 IM or E-mail me. But, everyone that shoots it likes it. With 8mm conversion, ammo is dirt cheap.

Plus.....






Link Posted: 9/13/2004 3:59:13 PM EST
Get an AR-50...

.50 calibers are currently being targeted for being banned in Kalifornia and other Socialist states.

Get one & plenty of ammo while you can....
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 4:08:17 PM EST
Off topic, but you could get one hell of an NVD with that kind of cash.That's my dream big bucks purchase.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 4:35:16 PM EST
Get BOTH
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 4:35:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By Sparsky:
If you wanna know how much I put into my 1919 IM or E-mail me. But, everyone that shoots it likes it. With 8mm conversion, ammo is dirt cheap.

Plus.....
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Is that an "IBTL" sticker in your back window? Damm thats great!

Nice gun too!,
CH
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 4:43:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By Jeepster:
Off topic, but you could get one hell of an NVD with that kind of cash.That's my dream big bucks purchase.



Got one, a Gen 3 monocular and headmount. Sweeeeeet
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 5:02:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By squeezecockerp7m8:
I'm thinking a bolt gun in .338 Lapua. It isn't a .50 of course, but it is in the same type of genre...and you don't hear anyone talking about banning it...yet.



Try VPC's propaganda at One Shot, One Kill.pdf at page 9, the .338 Laupua is specifically mentioned. They seemed hung on limiting rifles to a 200 yard effective range.

Deer hunters, for example, shoot over ranges of 150 to 200 yards. Citing Sports Afield November, 1998 page 64 ("How far do I expect to shoot when hunting")


A recent trend is the marketing of sniper rifles in a so-called “intermediate” caliber, the .338 Lapua Magnum, which Jane’s International Defense Review has described as “perhaps the ultimate in anti-personnel sniping,” noting the round’s “high-striking energy, which at 1,500m [about 1,640 yards] is three times that of 7.62mm NATO.”26 The .338 Lapua thus approaches the range and materiel smashing abilities of the 50 caliber heavy guns. Citing 24. “Improved sniper/counter-sniper rifle,” International Defense Review (January 1, 1997), 26. “More choice than ever for the sniper,” p. 765.


So, no one with a rifle capable of > 200 yard shots are safe from these fools.

wganz

Link Posted: 9/13/2004 5:20:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cape_hunter:


Is that an "IBTL" sticker in your back window? Damm thats great!

Nice gun too!,
CH



You know it!
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 5:25:39 PM EST
If I got the 1919, I would have to do the Rat Patrol thing and mount it in the back of my truck too.
Built in brass catcher.
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