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Old 11-23-2004, 07:32 PM
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i was thinking of buy a AR50 anyone own one

is it a quality gun and hows the long range does it stays pretty dead on or groups bad
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Old 11-23-2004, 08:02 PM
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Re: i was thinking of buy a AR50 anyone own one

Is that the 338 Lapua if so I shot with a guy in Ohio that was shooting one in factory class at the 1000 yard IBS BR match he also shot with us at the 1 mile match the gun shot well cant remember the groops he shot. The brake was very loud.
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Old 11-23-2004, 09:31 PM
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Re: i was thinking of buy a AR50 anyone own one

My experience with my AR50 is that when it is fouled with 3 shots, it will put the next two 5-shot groups in .5 MOA at 600 yards.

I have shot a 5 shot group at 600 that measured around 2" CTC.

I was shooting with Ric Horst in August (the Wyoming wind affects the .50 about like the Wolf) - if I remember right, I put the first three shots (off a bipod - with rear bag - in the dirt) into 4 inches at 1190 yards. The next two opened up the group to around 12" or so in the horizontal...

So I'd have to say that the AR50 is capable of phenomenal accuracy. Some scoff at groups like that, but I always counter with a challenge to find some other way to put 60,000 foot-pounds of energy into groups like these... [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

All of this is with my handloads, of course. YMMV.

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Old 11-23-2004, 10:23 PM
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Re: i was thinking of buy a AR50 anyone own one

Big Rich Hey don't buy that rifle,studies show owner's of that rifle soon turn to a life of Crime.In stead buy my Ar-15 H-bar. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 11-24-2004, 03:14 PM
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Re: i was thinking of buy a AR50 anyone own one

im thinking about a ar 15 to how do u like it and how may rounds have u put thought it
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Old 11-25-2004, 10:04 PM
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Re: i was thinking of buy a AR50 anyone own one

Nothing wrong with an AR-50, but for less money you can get the more accurate ALS or SA guns. See my 50 BMG comparison page and search the archives of BH
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Old 11-26-2004, 12:30 AM
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Re: i was thinking of buy a AR50 anyone own one

The rifle is built stout, way stout. By most reports I've heard, accuracy has been capable of better than 1/2 MOA (3 shots)with handloads at 300 yards.

The bolthead floats like a Savage.
It has massive locking lugs.
Its recoil lug is also sufficient IMHO.
The brake is big, and also loud (which one isn't though?), but highly effective.

The AR30's I've heard of on this board and elsewhere in 300 WM and 338 Lapua have all been held in high regaurd as well. My Father has one in 300 WM and it still shoots very, very well, not to mention it cleans up easy too.

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