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Falling block actions for BIG cases

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Unread 11-11-2010, 07:24 PM
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Falling block actions for BIG cases

Just wondering if anyone out there knows of a large falling block action that could handle 50bmg shells? I think the Ruger No1 tropical may be big enough to handle a 338 lapur or even the 408 cheytac shell but not sure about the 50bmg.

Something a bit bigger and stronger than the ruger no1 wouldn't hurt if i was to shoot something bigger than the 338LM out of it.

Also if i wanted to change calibers would i need more than just a barrel change with the falling block actions?
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    Re: Falling block actions for BIG cases

    The extractor has to be changed if the case head changes.

    I'm not a gunsmith but the chamber diameter is confined by the barrel diameter which must be threaded into the receiver. If you have no sidewall thickness you might as well use some electrical conduit, a rubber band and nail for a once in a lifetime shot. Think about it for a minute and then try skydiving without a parachute as a more healthy alternative.
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    Re: Falling block actions for BIG cases

    Butt stocks won't fair too well, either. Too much shock in too small of a space.
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    Re: Falling block actions for BIG cases

    Does anyone build a beefier action that could take the shock of a 50bmg?
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    Re: Falling block actions for BIG cases

    You need to contact Al Story of Borchardt rifles in Gila NM. He has just what your looking for chambered in 50BMG. Here's the link to his website but it doesn't seem to be working right now hopefully when you check it, it will be up. brcrifles.com/1878.htm
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    Re: Falling block actions for BIG cases

    Thanks mate.

    Does anyone know the calibres these Borchardt rifles come in.
    i visited the website and there wasn't much info on it.
    I'm in Aus so it would be hard to call the guy...
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    Re: Falling block actions for BIG cases

    The Brownings and the Rugers are great for the .458 cal and down but they are not big
    enough for the larger cases.

    I don't know anyone that makes a falling block that will work for the big 50 and would
    recomend a purpose built bolt action for the 50 BMG or a M82 A1 semi auto Barrett.

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