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Thread: Converting a Bushmaster .223 to a 50 cal?

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    According to FOX News, (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,583912,00.html) the individual arrested in New Jersey (he was from VA, thats why I posted it here) was carrying "a semiautomatic Bushmaster rifle concealed under his green, military-style jacket"and "the .223-caliber assault rifle that Woodson was carrying had a defaced serial number and had been altered to fire .50-caliber ammunition."

    Will a 50cal round fit up the receiver? and what about the ejection port? or is there a .50 cal conversion upper you can purchase for this firearm?
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    Possibly .50 Beowulf?

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    The UltraMag 50 receiver will convert an AR-15 to shoot .50 bmg.

    http://www.safetyharborfirearms.com/...tramag_50.html



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    Yeah with .50 Beowulf you only have to swap the upper. I just learned that on another forum.

    I predict many more threats like this from our homegrown (or prison-grown) Muslim population.

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    They have had the .50cal conversions out for a few years now. Not that hard to change out if you know how to disassemble the AR platform. BUT... concealing it under a "military style jacket"... that is one big F-in jacket!!!

    With all that they found, I am real suprised they didn'tstick him with a terrorism charge... since if you bringnailclippers onboard a plane you are a terrorist! LOL!

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    The fact that they make a point of saying "Semiautomatic" Bushmaster tells us that it was not a .50BMG upper since they are single-shot bolt rifles instead of a mag-fed semi-auto (.50 Beowulf).

    The average non-gun person will not know that and will think that it is one of those much-talked-about-by-antis .50 BMG terrorist rifles that can shoot down space shuttles.

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    pyite wrote:
    Yeah with .50 Beowulf you only have to swap the upper. I just learned that on another forum.

    I predict many more threats like this from our homegrown (or prison-grown) Muslim population.
    Have Muslims done it before this case?



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    HankT wrote:
    pyite wrote:
    Yeah with .50 Beowulf you only have to swap the upper. I just learned that on another forum.

    I predict many more threats like this from our homegrown (or prison-grown) Muslim population.
    Have Muslims done it before this case?

    There are nutjobs of all religions, but to answer your question, yes. Ft. Hood, the recruiting center in Arkansas, etc.

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    Could have been a BMG, but I doubt it. I built one once for BMG but it was a tip up screw bolt single shot. I anyone that shoots one without a sandbag on their shoulder.

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    http://www.tactilite.com/

    Take a look at the T-2. Here is an intersting upper for an AR - comes in 50 BMG, 416 Barrett,and 338 Lapua. Definitely not semi-auto (bolt) and not concealable. I am contemplating getting one, but it hasn't made it to the top of my list. Disappointing accuracy in comparison to a dedicated rifle.

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    There is also the Ferrett .50 conversion for AR's.



    http://www.ferret50.com/



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    And don't forget the PSE TAC 15 crossbow upper.

    http://www.pse-archery.com/prod.php?k=55444&u=1135



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    DocDaddy wrote:
    They have had the .50cal conversions out for a few years now. Not that hard to change out if you know how to disassemble the AR platform. BUT... concealing it under a "military style jacket"... that is one big F-in jacket!!!

    With all that they found, I am real suprised they didn'tstick him with a terrorism charge... since if you bringnailclippers onboard a plane you are a terrorist! LOL!
    I think nail clippers and personal grooming items are no longer banned on commercial flights.

    http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtrav...ted-items.shtm

    You can even have scissors that have blades shorter then 4 inches in your carry on.

    Knitting needles...
    http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtrav...rial_1252.shtm

    other stuff
    http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtrav...rial_1169.shtm


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