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Old 08-06-2012, 09:23 PM
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getting into 50 bmg

Well i seen the Noreen ulr 50 bmg and read the reviews. Their pretty good and I like the looks of the rifle.price is not bad at 2499$ been looking at amax rounds for target shooting and . Linked ammo for just hitting stuff. But decided reman ammo would be safer(no hang fires) than old powdered surplus. From what I seen remanufactured stuff runs about 3.50$ rd and surplus 2.79$+ rd . Think I'll spend the extra .70$ for piece of mind. Also I read not to fire heavy ball made from deminican republic because ItS degraded powder. But I seen these and wonder if they are safe
10 rds 50 BMG Yellow Tip AP Heavy Ball FRESH! : Rifle Ammunition at GunBroker.com
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:32 PM
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Re: getting into 50 bmg

I suggest you post your inquiry on these forums:

Biggerhammer.net Barrett and 50 Cal Discussion Forum - Message Index

and

FCSA Visitors Forum

I read the vendor's ad and he seems to address your concerns...BUT folks that frequent the above forums may have first hand experience.

Be safe and have fun.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:31 PM
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Re: getting into 50 bmg

Do u own a 50bmg?
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:45 PM
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Re: getting into 50 bmg

Not yet. Won't be in the market for one for another 3 months . I'm pretty dead set on the Noreen though. Also looking at the Nikon 8-32 . Just ran across a thread about the yellow tips being bad . Some said they were oversized others said it was bad powder etc. Though reman ammo should be OK. My 338 lapua just wasnt big enough lol.I just seen your pm wolfman
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:26 PM
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Re: getting into 50 bmg

I am not familiar with the Noreen, but will look into it.

Unless you are trying to shoot 1000+ yards surplus ammo will do just fine for "shooting things"

I have shoot surplus ammo from around the world. Argentina, Korea, Isreal, Russia and have not experience a hang fire with any of it. I have shot all the tracers, red, yellow and brown with no issues.

At $2400 what kind of accuracy are you looking for? What is the noreen designed to do < 2 MOA? I shoot two Barretts and a Macmillian, and not all 50 BMGs like the A-max. You will just have to find out what yours likes best unless you want to reload it yourself.

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Old 08-13-2012, 09:58 PM
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Re: getting into 50 bmg

Accuracy along the lines of the other singleshot bolt actions m99, ar50 ,serbu or, well havnt read accuracy reports on 50bmg uppers.the noreen ulr has some good feedback.i like the way it looks also albeit bland camo job lol. Nothing cerakite cant fix. But im thinking of putting off a 50 purchase till income tax. And in the mean time putting a better optic on the m70 30-06

Hows the new ball m33 shoot like barrets m33 ammo or similar?
Looked at alot of scopes. Think my choice is leupold vx3 3.5-14x40 m1 turrents and #1 recticle .
I have a place to shoot to 1500 yards also.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:56 AM
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Re: getting into 50 bmg

I can't tell any difference in the m33 Ammos by govt or Barrett . There are some good smaller ammo makers out there. Reliant and thunder ammo come to mind.

I suggest that you get the rifle and chronograph some ammo with a low cost scope. Once you find something your rifle likes you can determine what you might need in terms if elevation. My Barrett's came with relative cheap glass on them that was excellent out to 1000 yards. Once you have that dialed in, you will probably want better glass to get out to 1500- 2500 yards and you will need more elevation.

I will quote tj pulling from tiger valley in Waco tx,"shooting a 50 is like a prom date with big tits, everyone wants to look and everyone wishes they were you", Get back online once you get the rifle and give us a report on how it shoots.

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