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    I want one, but have no idea what on earth I would do with it.... But it seems kewl to get one! Lynnwood gun has single shots fairly reasonable and you can buy them piece by piece too. Guess I could mount it on my boat or something.:P

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    I too have looked at these, thinking it would be very cool to have. But it would be something I wouldn't shoot very often, at $2 a shot. I just can't, as of yet, justify spending several thousand on one, when I still need to get so many other guns for my collection.

    I still need to get a .223 and probably .308/30-06, as well as a new shotgun, and so many other handguns. It will have to sit back there in my dreams until I start to run out of other things to buy.

    I agree that a boat mount for it would be cool, if not a bit too extreme.

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    i recently saw an m-4 that was modified for 50 cal (not bmg) and being sold commercially... looked nifty, wish i still had the link (and some money).

    edit:ar, sorry...

    http://www.alexanderarms.com/siteshopper.htm?cat=14

    now i just wish i had money.

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    Sitrep wrote:
    I too have looked at these, thinking it would be very cool to have. But it would be something I wouldn't shoot very often, at $2 a shot. I just can't, as of yet, justify spending several thousand on one, when I still need to get so many other guns for my collection.

    I still need to get a .223 and probably .308/30-06, as well as a new shotgun, and so many other handguns. It will have to sit back there in my dreams until I start to run out of other things to buy.

    I agree that a boat mount for it would be cool, if not a bit too extreme.
    Yeah... just think you can get all of those calibers (including multiple gauges of shotgun) all in the Saiga series of rifles!
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    uncoolperson wrote:
    i recently saw an m-4 that was modified for 50 cal (not bmg) and being sold commercially... looked nifty, wish i still had the link (and some money).

    edit:ar, sorry...

    http://www.alexanderarms.com/siteshopper.htm?cat=14

    now i just wish i had money.
    Yeah, I've been looking at those for a while, but I also like the idea of getting the single-shot .50BMG AR-15 upper. I mean, if you're going to go "Fifty", why not go BMG?... If you're just going with a bigger caliber in the same'ish length, I'd go for the .458 SOCOM. At the same time, you can get the AA .50Beowolf upper from Midway for around $700+shipping.
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    Of course I could just get a 1919a1 semi auto .308 belt fed and mount THAT on the boat :what:
    That would make my life interesting during a boarding...

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    when i win the lottery, i'm comming here for ideas first.

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    sv_libertarian wrote:
    I want one, but have no idea what on earth I would do with it.... But it seems kewl to get one! Lynnwood gun has single shots fairly reasonable and you can buy them piece by piece too. Guess I could mount it on my boat or something.:P
    I was tempted by this, but it's a lefty


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    Better to send your membership money to the Fifty Caliber Shooters Association than the NRA. http://www.fcsa.org/

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    Buy it soon, before the Bradywackos turn them into Class III.
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    They are impressive weapons and a heck of a lot of fun. I'm in the same boat as sitrep though. Too many weapons I would use a lot (and could actually afford to shoot fairly regularly) that I don't have that I want to get first. For those who can afford them, more power to you and I'll hope that you'll let me squeeze the trigger a few times when we are out shooting (of course I'll offer to pay for any ammo I use ).


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    They certainly are interesting, if not completely impractical for almost all of us (acknowledging that impractical doesn’t make us want them any less!) The biggest downside I see, bigger than the high price of the gun and ammunition, is finding a range big enough to safely shoot one. The 50 BMG needs a LOT of room and a serious backstop.

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    Never fired, a BMG would still be a thumb in Sarah Brady's and Hag Hillary's eye and the money would go to a good organization - definitely no-compromise pro-gun.

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    Pussies.

    Here is a man's rifle:

    http://www.anzioironworks.com/20MM-TAKE-DOWN-RIFLE.htm



    'Course, at $15/rd you won't be shooting it very frequently...

    Or maybe this:

    http://www.thegunzone.com/people/lahti.html

    Of course, you can reload:

    http://www.obscure-reference.com/gun...0mm/index.html

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    John Hardin wrote:
    Pussies.

    Here is a man's rifle:

    http://www.anzioironworks.com/20MM-TAKE-DOWN-RIFLE.htm



    'Course, at $15/rd you won't be shooting it very frequently...

    Or maybe this:

    http://www.thegunzone.com/people/lahti.html

    Of course, you can reload:

    http://www.obscure-reference.com/gun...0mm/index.html
    SV, save your money and buy something that you can take somewhere and shoot. I've owned a semi-auto Barrett .50 cal, and shot numerous other .50 cal weapons including a M2. They are a lot of fun, but most ranges will not allow any .50 cals or belt fed. (I am responsible for at least 1banning them, although it was okay at the time).

    It's become an issue like the houses near an airport. People complain about the noise, and the ranges respond by banning them. It then becomes a near useless toy, and it is getting harder to find a place that will let you shoot them.

    Btw John Hardin, I have also been fortunate enought to get to fire 2 different Lahti's, and a Solothurn 20mm. Great fun, but once again nowhere to shoot them.
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    Johnny Law wrote:
    Btw John Hardin, I have also been fortunate enought to get to fire 2 different Lahti's, and a Solothurn 20mm. Great fun, but once again nowhere to shoot them.
    I bet. My wife and I were at Wade's in Bellevue one slow day when somebody brought in an M2 on a tripod and shot off a few rounds. *very* neat. BOOOM! {dust wafts from ceiling} BOOOM! BOOOMBOOOM!

    That sort of thing could make me want to move back to the Nevada desert...

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    Johnny Law wrote:
    John Hardin wrote:
    Pussies.

    Here is a man's rifle:

    http://www.anzioironworks.com/20MM-TAKE-DOWN-RIFLE.htm



    'Course, at $15/rd you won't be shooting it very frequently...

    Or maybe this:

    http://www.thegunzone.com/people/lahti.html

    Of course, you can reload:

    http://www.obscure-reference.com/gun...0mm/index.html
    SV, save your money and buy something that you can take somewhere and shoot. I've owned a semi-auto Barrett .50 cal, and shot numerous other .50 cal weapons including a M2. They are a lot of fun, but most ranges will not allow any .50 cals or belt fed. (I am responsible for at least 1banning them, although it was okay at the time).

    It's become an issue like the houses near an airport. People complain about the noise, and the ranges respond by banning them. It then becomes a near useless toy, and it is getting harder to find a place that will let you shoot them.

    Btw John Hardin, I have also been fortunate enought to get to fire 2 different Lahti's, and a Solothurn 20mm. Great fun, but once again nowhere to shoot them.

    There are full auto shoots almost every month down at the range in Albany, Oregon.

    http://www.arpc.info/shooting_sports...auto/index.htm

    If you are looking for a place that has 50 BMG shoots, here;

    http://www.uppernisquallysportsmancl...&pageid=43



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    John Hardin wrote:
    Pussies. Here is a man's rifle:
    There is a thread here on OCDO about .700 and .500 BP Express rifles.

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    I saw the 20mm take down, but don't feel like saving up the $10k to buy the single shot, plus the blasted thing is nearly as tall as me! OTOH, mounting THAT on my boat would be a trip.

    Of course I could get some quality well casing and make a small black powder swivel cannon.

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    John Hardin wrote: If I can't kill it with one of my 45/70 hand loads in one of my several different 45/70 Government rifles, I shouldn't be hunting it.

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    LOL you have a point. Maybe I should just get one of those Ruger .45/70 single shots and keep max pressure loads for it, plus the recoil is very managable:P

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    sv_libertarian wrote:
    LOL you have a point. Maybe I should just get one of those Ruger .45/70 single shots and keep max pressure loads for it, plus the recoil is very managable:P
    All you gorrilla sized guys say that, but the reat of use have a different view. But it is damn fun to shoot isn't it?

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    Bear 45/70 wrote:
    sv_libertarian wrote:
    LOL you have a point. Maybe I should just get one of those Ruger .45/70 single shots and keep max pressure loads for it, plus the recoil is very managable:P
    All you gorrilla sized guys say that, but the reat of use have a different view. But it is damn fun to shoot isn't it?
    I am tempted to buy one myself. They are a hoot! I want a marlin guide gun first, so I can have a quick follow up shot... Or if I could find one, a Siamese Mauser rechambered for .45/70

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    Bear 45/70 wrote:
    If I can't kill it with one of my 45/70 hand loads in one of my several different 45/70 Government rifles, I shouldn't be hunting it.
    Hunt with a 20mm? I suppose you could, if all you wanted to make was sausage and burgers...

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    John Hardin wrote:
    Bear 45/70 wrote:
    If I can't kill it with one of my 45/70 hand loads in one of my several different 45/70 Government rifles, I shouldn't be hunting it.
    Hunt with a 20mm? I suppose you could, if all you wanted to make was sausage and burgers...
    or they ever allow whaling recreationally.
    (although i'd recomend against, it really isn't that nummy)

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