One other thing I would like to add.
A lot of 50BMG owners buy the gun, shoot it a few times and put it the back of the safe.
If you are going to really become a 50BMG shooter (hundreds of rounds or more a year)... you are either going to have to hand load, or you are going to go broke fast.
Loaded ammo (even MilSurp) is very expensive.
The BEST-est loading press is the Hornady, and there is no second place - it is like the RCBS, but very much inproved.
Same with the Hornady dies - they are match type with the sliding collar in the seater.
I use the Hornady dies (and bought a neck sizer from them also), and the Hornady seater for A-Maxs, and I use an RCBS seater for MilSurp bullets, so I don't have to change the adjustment... plus the Hornady seater is so close to the match bullet diameter that it will get stuck with the pulled MilSurp bullets - no problem with the RCBS, precision wise, the RCBS seater is a pig!
The most fun are blue tips, brown tips-VLRT, (Very Long Range Trace) and M-48s which are a hoot!!!
And a word of caution... I shoot an AR-50, that has a muzzle brake
that has been discribed as a condominimum for pigions.
The blast is formidable, and the first day I shot the gun (over 100 rounds) that night, my front teeth hurt from the concussion.
Now I shoot with my mouth closed [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
Enjoy it... it's a "Blast" (I made a pun [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] )