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5 years 19 weeks ago, 7:43 AM

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Hey guys,another 50 cal vergin here.I just put a Armalite ar50a1 on layaway and have about 60 days to pay for it,and it will probally take me all 60 since its about Christmas and the little ones come first,but annyway the guy at the store said I should be stocking up on ammo while im waiting on my gun.What should I start out with. Im not into reloading.
,and will mostly be shooting between 500 to 1500 yards.Anny info (name brand,grain,exc.)would be greatly appreciated. Thanks ,buy the way,great forum.

5 years 19 weeks ago, 8:11 AM

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hogdog1

Welcome to Gunslot. Hope you enjoy.
Sounds like a nice purchase. Big sum-a-na-bitch that .50

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5 years 19 weeks ago, 9:52 AM

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Welcome hotdog1

Are you reload or wanting to buy loaded ammo?

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5 years 19 weeks ago, 11:06 AM

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No im not into reloading.I would like to just buy ready to shoot. Also I was wondering is their a shelf life on 50 ammo.Like if I were to buy in bulk to keep and put up to shoot, or should I just buy a little to shoot at a time. Thanks for the welcome and replying so fast. hogdog1

5 years 19 weeks ago, 10:41 AM

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.50 BMG match

Hornady has loaded match ammo using their 750 gr A max boat tail round. It goes for about 60 dollars for a ten round box. As for "plinking" ammo, if the term is correct when talking about bullets that weigh 1/10 of a pound, Barrett has their m33 which is more consistent than standard mil-spec m33 ball

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5 years 19 weeks ago, 10:48 AM

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Way out of my comfort range for plinking. Is plinking now a 1 mile sport? LOL

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