i am interested in purchasing a 50BMG and have heard different things about several models, barrett, armalite and bushmaster. Anyone have input on these models?
my recommendation is check out your local gun range and see if they have a 50 cal shoot and if they do then go to it and talk to some of the owner/shooters and see what they recommend.to me it is kinda like a toyota owner trying to recommend a peterbuilt.he might steer you in the right direction but then when you are talking that kinda money who wants to gamble!
I have only shot a Barrett, but I have nothing to compare it to. Fordvg maybe a good one for this
50 BMG i am sooooooooooooo jealous. I would try shooting a few before you buy, if you can find a place to ren them, that big investment is not something you want to guess on
Unfortunately I dont have the time I want this for a christmas gift for my boyfriend.
How much are you willing to spend first? I can help you but need to know what kind of budget you have?
I was thinking about 5000.
For 5,000 you can buy the AR-50 Armalite with a Nightforce NXS 5.5x22x56mm scope and rings for under $5,000. The Bushmaster and the Barrett will cost you $4,000 to $4,500 without a scope.
ya want a new boyfriend?lol go with what fordvg is saying.he knows what he is talking about
may need one if he's doesn't appreciate this.
you could just buy me the gun with out any accessories or ammo and i would suck your toes or kiss your feet forever more!my wife bought me a small gun for christmas and i made mad love to her for many months!
Im gonna to have nightmares again
like reaper308 that is way "to much information" there. LOL
i would like a scope but i can buy that later if i have to. I am more interested in a good rifle. Where did you find the Armalite with the scope? I found a bushmaster ba50 for 4555.00 delivered but it would not arrive before christmas. I thought a single action was more of a pain instead of one with a magazine?
Knesekguns.com from Arkansas have the Armalite AR-50 with everything but the scope for $3,095. The Nightforce NXS 5.5x22x56mm scope will cost $1,568 for the scope. Best scope for the 50 BMG rifle. I'm not sure if they sale Bushmaster or not.
is it preferable to have a single shot or one with a magazine.
they should all have a magazine whether its a bolt or semi auto, it will still have a magazine
The single shot 50 BMG do not have a magazine.
The Model 99 is a single shot and the Model 95 has a 5 round magazine. You would have to call Knesek Guns for a price. They phone number is 1-479-474-1680.
i will call them in the morning, thank you for your help
You are welcome, if you boyfriend ever wants to reloaded for the 50 BMG let me know and I can tell you where to buy the press and dies for it the cheaps to. Hope to buy the press and dies for myself next year.
I dont think he would be interested in reloading at all.
go into "gun discussion" forum on this site and find "ammo sites".look at these sites and you will find a large amount of 50 cal ammo available
if you got the cash to spend buy a single shot and a shit load of ammo!true marksman enjoy the single shot rifles better because they have to make each shot count as they cant just pull the trigger for another shot.single shots are generally a bit cheaper and then that will allow for your budget to buy more ammo!
damn. guess the AR 50A1 doesn't have a mag. I never knew. I would go with a Barrett with a Mag
Still a tough decision especially at this price.
If he is not going to reload for the 50 BMG. Good match ammo will cost $5.00 or more a round for the good ammo. Barrett does make some great ammo for the 50 BMG. Just let me know, and I will be glad to help.
it would help greatly thank you. Im just giving the rifle and scope he will have to purchase him own ammo.
hell you wouldnt have to buy me anything to be my girlfriend!!!!!!!
thats what they all say lol
yes maybe so but i mean it!!!!!!