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Shooting my friends 50BMG
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What does your friend have? Brake? Weight?
This is a confirmed kill, not the electronic groups/kills posted on the 99.99% BS internet A kill from 2,430 meters
Actually I have 3 BMG's. Like I've said dozens of times, kick is very subjective. My petite niece's all say my .243 and my 338 Win Mag kick least (the 338 BAR the lowest recoil) - My brother and nephews put Big Bertha
( 41 lbs - exceptional brake ) as the lowest recoiler - Altho it does push you back several inches - but it's a pleasant push.
kicks harder than the .243 Win - or my 338 BAR - but far less that my '06 or 270 WSM. The '06 is about all I like to shoot off the bench (multiple groups).
The SA 50 BMG has a good 1000 yard competition record, however the ALS
is starting to dominate. My factory card on my ALS 50 BMG
had a <font color="red"> MOA of .03"
</font> - that's with random A-MAX and no load work-up (off a rail-gun mount to eliminate human error)
Believe me, I love my 338's and consider it the ultimate elk/deer/bear/antelope long range gun. But this 338 hysteria
of > 2,500 yard kills (like the Canadian sniper team did) is pure BS - even with the magic BC bullets
with ungodly BC's
Whatever BC you can get for the 338 - even the
magic BC bullets
- the 50 can outdo by a significant margin.
Answer this. Your an American Special forces team pinned down by a Taliban heavy machine gun crew. Our buddies the Canuck are 2,430 meters away - what do you want them shooting? A 338 which kicks up a bit of dust at that range or the big fifty that creates <font color="red"> physiological terror
</font> to all the terrorists who witness it's destructive power.
There are far more lapua 338 sniper teams, but so far none has come close to what the 50 will do.
BTW - we yanks wanted to give the awesome Canuck soldiers the bronze star - the ultra PC Canuck gov wanted to court martial them.
Right now I consider my semi-custom 338 RUM/Kirby/Lilja the ultimate long range elk gun - as I can easily tote the 20 pounder dozens of miles. In 20 years tho, I'll be having one of my nephews (or grand nephews) tote a 50 for me - when I'll join the walk little - wait long elk club.
makes an excellent 17lb 50 BMG - but it does kick more than my guns.