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Anybody have a 50 BMG

Re: Anybody have a 50 BMG
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2019, 09:49:28 AM »

Finally decided to flip the switch on the Barrett M82A1 29" 50 BMG. I pick it up next Friday. I found plinking ammo for about 2.50 a round which isn't bad at all. I won't be reloading for this right away because I'd pretty much have to start fresh with all new equipment. I have to add another reloading bench to the gun room first.


I was going to buy one from GunBroker but with my Sportsman's Warehouse Military/Veterans discount and zero processing fee's ( I have a CCW) it worked out to be about the same.



Weatherby Rifles:
M5 USA .257
M5 USA 6.5-300
M5 USA 300
M5 German 300
M5 .308 TRR
VG .308
VG 270
Other:
Win M70 30-06
Brn XBolt HC Speed 300 WSM
McMil G30 Dynasty 270 WSM
Ber B-14 HMR 6.5 CM
Mar 1895 SBL 45-70
Win 94 pre 64 30-30
4 AR-15 Match 5.56
2 AR-15 Match Wylde .223
1 AR-10 Match .308

Re: Anybody have a 50 BMG
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2019, 10:38:03 AM »
Lee makes a great bang for the buck reloading press that loads quality ammo. On sale at Midway for a good price.https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1013021327/lee-classic-cast-50-bmg-single-stage-press-kit
Roger
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Re: Anybody have a 50 BMG
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2019, 07:35:17 AM »
Lee makes a great bang for the buck reloading press that loads quality ammo. On sale at Midway for a good price.https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1013021327/lee-classic-cast-50-bmg-single-stage-press-kit



Took a ride into town yesterday to have a look at the Lee. While I do like some Lee products, their presses are not my favorites. Still, the product at that price is hard to beat. I prefer the RCBS or Dillon's but I'm going to wait and see how much ammo I go through over time to see if it might be worth the investment. The big consideration will be to see if I can shoot it accurately enough to justify trying to accurize my ammo.
Weatherby Rifles:
M5 USA .257
M5 USA 6.5-300
M5 USA 300
M5 German 300
M5 .308 TRR
VG .308
VG 270
Other:
Win M70 30-06
Brn XBolt HC Speed 300 WSM
McMil G30 Dynasty 270 WSM
Ber B-14 HMR 6.5 CM
Mar 1895 SBL 45-70
Win 94 pre 64 30-30
4 AR-15 Match 5.56
2 AR-15 Match Wylde .223
1 AR-10 Match .308

Re: Anybody have a 50 BMG
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2019, 06:01:48 PM »
I could've bought a Barret when they first came out for around $2,000 and didn't so I always said can kick myself for not getting one.  A few years ago I shot one a few times at an expo and I regret not buying one a whole lot more.  It's fun to shoot and the recoil isn't bad.  I had a friend video me shooting it and it makes an 5.56 AR sound like a .22 long rifle and it's fun to watch the pressure wave push the brush back that was on the side of the bench I was shooting it off of.  If I can figure out how to I'll post a video of it but not being too computer savvy that may take a while.
Nothing is better than a Weatherby, big bore magnum, or a Colt.

Re: Anybody have a 50 BMG
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2019, 06:34:50 AM »
I almost got the M107 because it's designed for a suppressor and it's lighter weight which is why it's called the "Light Fifty". The M82 can't be used with a suppressor. The M99 single shot bolt action is more accurate and half the price but the recoil is about 50% more than the M82. I decided to go with the M82 because I wanted it to be fun to shoot. I ordered 50 rounds of Hornady  750g A-Max since it is a lead core bullet and a little safer to shoot than ball ammo when things dry up around here.
Weatherby Rifles:
M5 USA .257
M5 USA 6.5-300
M5 USA 300
M5 German 300
M5 .308 TRR
VG .308
VG 270
Other:
Win M70 30-06
Brn XBolt HC Speed 300 WSM
McMil G30 Dynasty 270 WSM
Ber B-14 HMR 6.5 CM
Mar 1895 SBL 45-70
Win 94 pre 64 30-30
4 AR-15 Match 5.56
2 AR-15 Match Wylde .223
1 AR-10 Match .308

Re: Anybody have a 50 BMG
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2019, 07:15:38 AM »

I posted in a couple of places but forgot to update this one. I'm such a dork.. Anyway, I did get the M82A1 on Feb 7th and she's a beauty. Heavy at 35lbs scoped but that's what I expected. I put my Schmidt and Bender on it after the 35 mm extra high Vortex rings were too low for the Leupold Mark 5HD 5-25x56mm scope when it's on a long 1913 rail. It might actually work out better because the rail is a 27 moa and the mount I used is adjustable from 0 to 20 moa. I reversed it so I can take out 20 moa and zero at 200 yards/ That will leave me about 60 MOA of up on the scope and I can adjust the mount back down to zero if I decide to try for the miracle mile shot.


The Mark 5HD found a home on my Mark V TRR .308 and that scope (Vortex PST II Viper 5-25) found a home on my Vanguard .308 that is setup for bench rest shooting. It all worked out but now I have to go sight them all in again. Oh darn, I have to go shoot guns again... LOL..
Weatherby Rifles:
M5 USA .257
M5 USA 6.5-300
M5 USA 300
M5 German 300
M5 .308 TRR
VG .308
VG 270
Other:
Win M70 30-06
Brn XBolt HC Speed 300 WSM
McMil G30 Dynasty 270 WSM
Ber B-14 HMR 6.5 CM
Mar 1895 SBL 45-70
Win 94 pre 64 30-30
4 AR-15 Match 5.56
2 AR-15 Match Wylde .223
1 AR-10 Match .308