big fifty on a budget

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  1. 101sniper

    101sniper Well-Known Member

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    I am looking at buying or building a 50 Cal single shot. Need the total for the rifle to be $ 2000 or under. I need some help with this the 50 Cal would be new to me, so any help would be great. Thanks.
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    $2000.00 dollars is a great goal to buy a fifty but I dont think you will get there.

    To build a bolt rifle the action will be the biggest item and then the stock and then the barrel+
    the smithing (About $4000.00).

    the best buy that I know of is the AR 50 it can be bought for around $2700.00 +or- .

    The semi autos (Like the M82 A1 Barret) Run $8000.00 plus.

    So the closest thing to your budget is a used AR 50.

    Strangely enough the ammo is cheaper than most big bore ammo by 50%.

    I hope this helps.

    J E CUSTOM
     

  3. 101sniper

    101sniper Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info but not sure about the price maybe 4000.00 for a custom job but the AR-50 $2700 sounds very tempting. But i've done some more digging and found a couple 50 cals for $2000. One is from vulcan armament the V50SS-100 for $ 1900, and the other is a Serbu BFG 50 for $2100. Any thoughts on these rifles? Thanks again for your time.
     
  4. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Sorry . don't have any experience with eather one. but the AR50 is a good shooter.

    I have a M82 A1 Barret and I like it.(LOTS)

    If I were to build one for all out accuracy ,it would be a bolt gun with a very long heavy barrel.

    Due to the muzzle blast I would stay away from barrels shorter than 30 to 34".

    Maybe someone will chime in and give you advice on the Vulcan and the Serbu.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  5. meatyrem

    meatyrem Well-Known Member

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    101sniper

    I'm seeing the ar's for around $3100. Try Serbu.com. Those are going for around $2295 or there abouts. Good shooters, bolt action. For about $400 extra you can get one with a 36" bull barrel. That's about the best bolt fifty on a budget.

    If you have an AR lower you can order a fifty upper and just attach it like a regular AR upper. Those are going for about $1295. But can't attest to how they shoot.


    A real good shooter is the state arms rebel from east ridge gun company. For about $2500. It's a breech load method. I hear real great things about this one. When I'm able this is the one I'm gonna order.
     
  6. WildcatB

    WildcatB Well-Known Member

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