If you have an ar 15, or even if you dont, the bohica arms far-50 was one i was looking at. it is "only" $1400 for the upper reciever (30in bbl) and bipod.
I wonder what a woodchuck would look like if you shot it with a 750gr A-max... heck you'd probably do more damage shooting just infront of and having the shrapnel kick up... holy %$^@ that would be such overkill
"Out of range" is a theoretical concept as far as I'm concerned. Send it!
For the money, get an Armalite AR-50 or an Bluegrass Viper.
The Armalite is a full length bolt action style that is extremely comfortable to shoot. It has the very best muzzle brake you will find on a 50 BMG. Accuracy is generally pretty damn good. IF you hand load, I have yet to see one not shoot under 1 moa and often much better then that.
Plus, down the road, they are very easy to rebarrel with a match barrel to take it to the next level as they are no different to rebarrel then any other bolt action rifle.
The Vipers are a bull pup design. They are not nearly as easy to convert and they are not as good at reducing felt recoil but they are a much more compact rifle platform. They are not easily rebarreled either but they generally shoot very well and their cost is very attractive.
I have owned and shot many different 50s including the LAR Grizzly, Viper, AR-50 and Barrett 99. Of them, I prefer the AR-50 for a precision rifle. They accept Rem 700 triggers which is a huge advantage over all the others listed. They are big, they are heavy, they are long and they are a dream to shoot for a 50 BMG. They are also extremely impressive in appearance and in muzzle blast but very mild in recoil.
I would vote for the AR.
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You got places back east where you can shoot from mountain side to mountain side?
ya there's still a few places. I think it's more of a "just to have" for me and Dad. I don't think it'll see any serious use. I will hand load for it but it's still like $2 a bullet for the A-maxs not counting primers, powder and brass.
Kirby- do you have an opinion of the "watson" line of 50s? They do look a liitle light but I think he puts pacnor barrels on them.
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