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Old 05-07-2012, 09:33 AM
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50bmg build advice

I am underway on my 50bmg build but could do with some build advice.

Due to being in England I couldnt get the BAT EX action I wanted - instead I have got hold of a Barnard GP for New Zealand which comes complete with match trigger.



For the stock - I have a Mc Millan 'Big Mac' on the way which I intend to use with a heavy duty bipod I have already bought.








Has anyone advice on the barrel specification?

I was thinking along the lines of 36" 1 in 12 twist with a Steyr muzzle brake



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Old 05-07-2012, 02:15 PM
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Re: 50bmg build advice

What make of barrel were you thinking of getting?
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:08 PM
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Re: 50bmg build advice

I was thinking about using English made 'Border Barrels' as I have used them for other builds with sucess. The only thing is the smith is to supply the uncut blank as I wanted 36" & Border can only go to 32" with what they have - this worries me a little if I'm honest.

www.border-barrels.com/

Another option was 'Walther' but my smith said they were hard on reamers and was not very keen on using them.

Is it allowed to export .50 cal barrels from the United States if I am civilian end user - I couldnt export an action does that apply to barrels?
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:56 PM
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Re: 50bmg build advice

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I was thinking about using English made 'Border Barrels' as I have used them for other builds with sucess. The only thing is the smith is to supply the uncut blank as I wanted 36" & Border can only go to 32" with what they have - this worries me a little if I'm honest.

www.border-barrels.com/

Another option was 'Walther' but my smith said they were hard on reamers and was not very keen on using them.

Is it allowed to export .50 cal barrels from the United States if I am civilian end user - I couldnt export an action does that apply to barrels?

Call Dan Lilja of Lilja and see if he will ship you 1.

He makes lots of 50 cal. barrels for the milatry and I think he will go to 45" long.

Lilja Precision Rifle Barrels

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Re: 50bmg build advice

There are other section of the forum for this kind of amateur hour questions.
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:55 PM
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Re: 50bmg build advice

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There are other section of the forum for this kind of amateur hour questions.
Apologies - I wanted advice to build a 1000 - 2000 yards competition 50 bmg for UK FCSA competitions / field range meets.

Ive shot out to 1200 yards with my 6.5x284 (so I'm not that green) but want a big hammer for fun & light competition - please point out the best pages for new comers to the forum to ask for this kind of advice from longrange 50 cal shooters?!
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Re: 50bmg build advice

Try this section of the forum, you might get the answers you are looking for there without being labeled.
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