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I Bought My First .50 calibre Assault Rifle Today!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Stanyon, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. Stanyon

    Stanyon WWMHD?

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    I've never owned a .50 cal before but it seemed interesting and I had the money so I figured what the hell I'll buy it. I can play with it for a while and in a few years maybe make a few extra bucks on my investment or trade it for whatever strikes my fancy at the time.
    Thoughts?
     
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  2. Father Heathen

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    That's about $3 a round, right?
     
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    recreational firearms

    as compared to recreational drugs

    NEW TOPIC pending
     
  4. Stanyon

    Stanyon WWMHD?

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    No, I reload and already have the equipment
     
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    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    Well....details?
     
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    I meant the cost of the .50 ammo
     
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    Kangaroo Feathers Hardline moderate

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    Anyone who refers to "playing" with a firearm probably shouldn't have one.
     
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    I think you are just "funnin" us. Perhaps it is a Colonial Era Muzzleloader? Other than that, the only 50 Cals I've seen are a Barrett, or a Machine Gun. It's been about 50 years since I saw that Machine Gun. Fired a three round burst.

    I think that perhaps the Barrett is illegal for civilian use?
     
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    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    There are many manufacturers.
    And they're legal for civilians to own....most places.
     
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    Apparently there is a modified .50 AR-15 available, something called a "Beowulf". Of course, the irony of one of the worst "well akshually, AR-15s aren't technically assault rifles, therefore your entire point about gun control is moot..." semantic bull****ters posting this thread is probably lost on OP.

    .50 Beowulf - Wikipedia
     
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    Sounds like a lot of fun! Enjoy!
     
  12. Stanyon

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    You got me there

    I don't play games, I speak the truth, and the truth of the matter is that my .50 calibre assault rife looks much like this:

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    German silver and all with tigerstripe wood. I paid $1,600 for it from a custom maker out of Missouri, my reloading equipment is a drilled out deer antler (scrimshawed by me) in various grain measurements. I have a mould and cast my own balls, I have been known to make my own powder on occasion but it's a lot of work, rather pay $20 a pound for pros to do it for me.
     
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    Beautiful weapon.
     
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    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    Nice.
     
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    Just curious, do you happen to know how hard the barrel steel is?
     
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    It's not the actual pic but is very similar with stars and such as was the custom of the time, very accurate depiction, the maker is an artist that knows his craft for sure.
     
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    Nice. My father had an old rifle in his collection with a patch box, but his was used and old.
     
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    I bought a 22mag pistol today with a 30 shot clip, with two extra back ups. It's pretty cool. I bought it because I legally can plus it's fun to shoot.
     
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    He's a modern maker
    But when it comes to old guns I generally test them with a double charge with it tied to an old tire, if it doesn't blow up then there are no weaknesses. After five shots of double charge and an inspection then I assume it is safe to fire with normal charges.
     
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    Dad's Gun Collection 2.1.jpg This is the only picture I have of my father's old gun. When I was kid I thought this was really cool. I don't even remember what it is.
     
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