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Old 06-07-2010, 03:54 PM   #1
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Finally Ordered my .50 BMG

Well the upper atleast. I have been wanting a 50 BMG rifle for quite some time and when a buddy wanted to get rid of an AR lower for really cheap, I decided I would finally put a 50 together. Today I ordered a Bohica Arms 36" .50 BMG upper reciever. So I have a few parts left to get to finish the build, but by the end of the month I should be shooting it.

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Old 06-07-2010, 07:08 PM   #2
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sweet cant wait to hear the results
 
Old 06-07-2010, 10:37 PM   #3
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Now this is a good topic!
 
Old 06-07-2010, 10:44 PM   #4
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Already got a BSA Stealth 8-32 x 44 scope for it, lower parts kit is on its way along with the buffer tube and a Hogue grip. All I'm missing now is the Magpul PRS Stock that is currently backordered.
 
Old 06-07-2010, 11:26 PM   #5
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Thats really affordable! It will just fit on any ole reciever??? Using any ole trigger?
 
Old 06-07-2010, 11:39 PM   #6
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Thats really affordable! It will just fit on any ole reciever??? Using any ole trigger?
Thats my understanding, simply snaps on to your AR lower. However they do recomend installing a heavier hammer spring since the standard hammer spring can have difficulties igniting the .50 primers. By getting a lot of the items on sale, the entire build will cost me right around $2200 including optics. Not a bad price for a .50 BMG with 36" barrel.
 
Old 06-08-2010, 04:20 PM   #7
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ebay has that stock and it is only 200 instead of 250
 
Old 06-08-2010, 04:41 PM   #8
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I specifically want black. I've seen the other colors on various websites also, but black seems to be hard to find. Thanks for mentioning ebay, I'm bidding on one but I don't want to pay his BIN price.
 
Old 06-09-2010, 01:09 PM   #9
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will that scope handle the recoil of the 50?
 
Old 06-09-2010, 01:57 PM   #10
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I think so. I have the same scope on my .300 Win Mag AR-30 and it works great on that rifle, plus they have a lifetime warranty so even it doesn't handle the recoil I will get it replaced and can sell it or mount it on something else.
 
Old 06-09-2010, 05:54 PM   #11
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picsssssssss!!!
 
Old 06-10-2010, 06:33 AM   #12
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I gotta get it before I can take pics. Here is one that is similar to what I'm putting together.

The differences on mine will be: free floating barrel, Hogue grip, 36" fluted barrel, and different optics. Other than that should look pretty much the same.

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Old 06-10-2010, 11:56 AM   #13
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Psst (That thar magwell is way too short for a 50)

Psst Psst (can haz shoots it?)
 
Old 06-10-2010, 01:00 PM   #14
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Psst (That thar magwell is way too short for a 50)

Psst Psst (can haz shoots it?)
Um.. isn't the required stock length dependant on your arm's length, not the caliber?
 
Old 06-10-2010, 01:56 PM   #15
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^but doesn't the magazine needs to hold the rounds?

the well that holds the mag is too short for a .50 bmg

is it just a single shot then?
 
Old 06-10-2010, 03:03 PM   #16
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It is just a single shot. For just over 2k I'll deal with loading each round into the breach by hand. For a magazine fed bolt on upper, they are running around 3k for the upper alone. And the cheapest magazine fed rifle I've seen is bushmaster's and if I recall correctly is going for about 5k.
 
Old 06-10-2010, 03:17 PM   #17
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looks like it would be hella fun!

and for a .50 bmg for that price, I'd deal with single loading too!
 
Old 06-10-2010, 08:21 PM   #18
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How much did the scope set you back?
 
Old 06-10-2010, 10:43 PM   #19
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The gun store I frequent had a used one they sold me for 140. It had a broken dust cover (they are integrated into the scope), so I sent it back and they should be sending me a brand new one(cost about 20 in shipping for both ways). The last one I bought new, I think it was around 220 or so though.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 09:14 PM   #20
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thx
 
Old 06-23-2010, 12:08 AM   #21
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I GOTS A 50!!!!!

Here is the lower all put together


The rifle (still waiting on optics though)


And next to my AR-30 just for comparison.


I can't wait to shoot it. The rifle is so big it won't fit in my safe put together.
 
Old 06-23-2010, 08:40 AM   #22
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that's awesome!
 
Old 07-02-2010, 10:30 AM   #23
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Thank you for finding me my next gun purchase!
 
Old 07-02-2010, 02:08 PM   #24
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how does it shoot
 
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how does it shoot
Loudly.
 
Old 07-08-2010, 02:24 AM   #26
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Loudly.
Thanks, that made me laugh. I still haven't shot it yet. The scope should be back from the factory this friday. So next week I'll have to find a place to shoot it at. The range I usually go to doesn't really like the big 50's being shot at their 100 yard range and the 1k range is only open for events.

I am excited to try it out though. It isn't a Barrett, but for the price I am happy with it. The lugs can be a little tight to unlock and the bolt doesn't slide as easily as I thought it would. But with a little lube and breaking in, I think it will fire nicely.
 
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