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How much recoil does a bolt 50 bmg have?

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Re: How much recoil does a bolt 50 bmg have?

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I don't think a 50 BMG can come close to 2950 fps, 2700 fps will make a big difference in recoil.

The 2009 Hodgdon reloading manual list the 750gr loaded with 250grs of US 869 at 2944
and the 650gr M-33 at 3155 ft/sec and the 800gr barns solid at 2895 ft/sec and we all
know that the reloading books are conservative, but It could be a miss print .

Loaded ammo from PMC is 2910 and Hornady is 2810 with the 750gr A Max.

I will chronograph mine as soon as the weather cooperates and post the velocities.

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    Re: How much recoil does a bolt 50 bmg have?

    I stand corrected, sorry for the error!
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    Re: How much recoil does a bolt 50 bmg have?

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    I stand corrected, sorry for the error!
    No problem Tyler.

    I wont believe it until I personaly chronograph the same loads myself because every barrel
    is different.

    I based the recoil numbers on these loads and can only hope that my rifle will reach or
    exceed these numbers with the 800gr bullets going 2900 ft/sec because they go
    subsonic just under 2500 yards using the G1 ballistic coefficient.

    I Like the G7 ballistic model but it is hard to compare with other calibers.

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    Re: How much recoil does a bolt 50 bmg have?

    I don't knw about bol actions weighing 40 to 60 pounds. Two of the most popular are the armalite and the Barrett. My Barrett M99 weights 25 pounds and I beleve the armalite is 36 pounds , may be off on the armalite . And I haven't got the amax anywhere near 2950 or over 2850 even. I'm sure it can be done but it hasn't happened for me yet .
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    Re: How much recoil does a bolt 50 bmg have?

    I was looking @ 50 bmg load data and i was puzzled by thy said velocity and bullet grain etc ....until i noticed that they where tested in a 45" barrel
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    Re: How much recoil does a bolt 50 bmg have?

    Who uses a 45" barrel for load testing? That's just ludicrous. I can guarantee that there are absolutely zero sniper rifles on the battle field sporting a 45" bore.

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    Re: How much recoil does a bolt 50 bmg have?

    Assuming J E Custom 50% reduction with brake, taking recoil down to a little less than 70 ft/lbs, does anyone have a guess at what the recoil velocity would be? I'm assuming the brake must make a significant reduction in recoil velocity in order for it to be manageable cause for me the 70 ft/lbs at a decent velocity wouldn't be fun.
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