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Old 01-03-2015, 09:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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This year I am looking to purchase a .50 BMG Rifle. I don't know a lot about them so I need some help with my research. I known they make a Semi-Automatic and a Single fire. They also make .50 caliber uppers that you can use with your AR15 lower. But that is about all I known about them. Any suggestion or info would be greatly welcome.
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What is your budget?

How accurate are you looking for?

How important is rate of fire?


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Semi = BIG $$$

Bolt action = better accuracy

Single shot bolt action = cheapest option
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Barrett is a popular name in 50BMG. I entered a raffle to win one but alas, it went to someone else. It was a Barrett BMG with glass to match the rifle. The total package was said to be worth close to $20K. Winning it is the only way I'll end up with one.

Good luck with your purchase.
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Old 01-03-2015, 11:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Originally Posted by oppo View Post
What is your budget?

How accurate are you looking for?

How important is rate of fire?


In general...

Semi = BIG $$$

Bolt action = better accuracy

Single shot bolt action = cheapest option
It is going to be a range gun. Budget will be no more than $8,000 for the gun.
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Old 01-04-2015, 03:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
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That will open up a lot of options. You will get better accuracy from a bolt action but I believe you can get an M82A1/M107 for that or very close to it. Another option would be to have a rifle custom built. Regardless, I am jealous.
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