Tagged: 50cal; man card
November 23, 2014 at 4:01 am #30132
Just put a 50 BMG on layaway and will be looking for a good optic for it atnthe most cost effective price. Any suggestions?
http://ageofdecadence.comNovember 23, 2014 at 4:31 am #30138
America scares me. lol. doesn’t that need a crew of 2-3 to operate?
Never be afraid to do the righteous thing, nothing righteous is ever easy.November 23, 2014 at 5:22 am #30142
Naw. Single shot bolt action for 2000+ meter shots.
http://ageofdecadence.comNovember 23, 2014 at 5:25 am #30143
oh ok, I thought it was browning machine gun my bad. wiki says there are self correcting ammunition being released in 2015. frightening.
Never be afraid to do the righteous thing, nothing righteous is ever easy.November 23, 2014 at 6:24 am #30147
Several customers are running high end Leupolds.November 23, 2014 at 7:47 am #30148
what is a leupold? *edit nm lazy question sorry.
Never be afraid to do the righteous thing, nothing righteous is ever easy.November 23, 2014 at 11:58 am #30163
Wow Sled good for you!November 23, 2014 at 7:33 pm #30188
I started Googling a bit and there seem to only be a few “recommended” models. The Bushnells is cheapest and range all the way (from what I have seen thus far) to a Zeiss.
If I had a magic wand of buying wishes I would like something by Vortex, but I am kind of unsure as to what exact models to consider. Next would be a Burris due to my discount I get with them….
What goets me is all the optics-geek-speak that I really don’t follow.
http://ageofdecadence.comNovember 23, 2014 at 7:52 pm #30191
Can’t help you with a recommendation but maybe can do some foot work.November 24, 2014 at 12:32 pm #30248
I would read as many reviews as possible but this scope is designed for your application. About $500.
I think you can find useful information at this site.November 25, 2014 at 5:36 am #30292December 3, 2014 at 1:32 am #31069
Here’s what I say, and I guess this is sorta more like my combat style speaking here…
Aim for 500 yards. Everybody else has trouble shooting past 300 yards even if they have a good long range rifle.
The .50cal will probably still be going about 650-700 m/s out at 500 yards… it will have the legendary damage and penetration that its come to be known for. This is the real reason why you get a .50cal, so you can kill truck engines, shoot through a railroad track, and shoot through sandbags. Military has exploding rounds, and thats something you dont have.
This is a real treat because in the post-SHTF nazi-commie gestapo boot america, you can kill those people, who are escorting american citizens at gunpoint onto the cattle cars to be mechanically exterminated, because they’re too infirm to be retrained into effective slaves. Their body armor and light armored vehicles wont stand up to your rifle, and other resistance fighters will rely on you.
Exceptional range is a good bonus, to be sure, but there are lesser rifles out there which are cheaper and even more accurate for that kind of distance (in fact there are some calibers like .416 Barrett and .408 Cheytac which are even more devastating than a .50 out at 1500m+).
But back to the story, for 500 yard shooting you only need a standard scope, anything fancy or with bells and whistles is just going to be distracting. And since you would be using this to shoot larger-than-human size targets alot of times, or just some guy standing still at a guard post, it doesnt even need much magnification.
Get a 4x or 10x Scope.
Preferrably with optics/reticle that are self-illuminating so you can see the crosshairs easily but you dont need to feed it with batteries.December 3, 2014 at 1:51 am #31072
I hope you do a little review for us?December 3, 2014 at 2:09 am #31077
Seriously, the only kind of targets you would want to use this weapon on are the kind that are protected by bulletproof glass or armor. And in order to do that you will need to be within 500 yards at the most, if not 300, and you will have to ambush them.
An animated instructional video from WW2 indicated that german tank armor near the end of the war required soldiers wielding the Boys’ .55cal anti-tank rifle be within 300 yards of their target, downgraded from the original 500 yards. Lightly armored vehicles of our modern age are as tough as a full size ww2 german tank, or better in some cases.
I guess you could use it to shoot a Moose, you cant get this close to Moose before they bolt, and it takes this kind of firepower to knock down a moose. It would be a good gun against a Bear too as long as you can get at least 100 yards of warning on it.December 3, 2014 at 3:30 am #31091
It would be great to have a .50cal but…
These posts were from a forum at field & stream, and they are worthy of consideration because SHTF is a life and death (mostly death) situation, and you have the money right now to get ready for it. Selco would probably agree, or even debunk range consideration entirely.
On another site I saw a very wise comment about what they would do with a $2500 budget and they said buy a Mosin for $100 then buy $2400 worth of cheap ammo for it (spam cans for days).
This forum post was regarding what caliber was best for long range shooting (600+ yard shots)…
from MichiganDeerHunter wrote 5 years 3 months ago
“Outside of a 50-cal. military round, your best bet would probably be a 7mm-Rem Mag. The bullet’s weight and diameter are optimal for the least amount of drop for that kind of distance. Not sure where I read this, but it was in one of my reloading books. –Michigan Firearms Instructor”
from Ed J wrote 5 years 3 months ago
“I would suggest a .338/378 WBY. I have a friend that used one for several years now and he swears by it , I would swear by it.”
from Reid Jones wrote 5 years 3 months ago
“300 win mag.”
from JAReynolds19802003 wrote 5 years 3 months ago
“50 BMG works well. Wouldnt want to carry it though. 338 win mag and up works too. Jarrett Long Ranger, Lazzeroni Warbird or Titan anyone? First you must ask yourself are you really that good. I would think if you were that good you would have the caliber part worked out.”
from horseman308 wrote 5 years 3 months ago
“I’ve made a lot of 600 yard shots on the rifle range, and I can say for certain that I’m not comfortable shooting at game anywhere near that far. So, I’d second JAReynolds’ caution – there’s just way too much to go wrong at that range for most people to make that shot unless they practice it A LOT.”
from WA Mtnhunter, wrote 5 years 3 months ago
“If you are hell bent on taking 599 yard shots or better, I would suggest a .30-.378 Weatherby and a good orthopedic clinic. That is some tall shooting for all but the most accomplished marksman. Most folks can’t dope the wind away from the rifle range in elk country. Not that they can’t point and hold the rifle, they just don’t know where to point it! Wind drift at 600 yards is a mere 23 to 26 inches at that range for a 10 MPH crosswind. Most places I hae killed elk, that would be a rare day. In the mountains where most elk hang out, 20 to 30 MPH swirling cross winds are not too rare.”
from shane wrote 5 years 3 months ago
“First off, you need to practice hunting at reasonable ranges before you start shooting animals at 600 yards. Can you shoot 3 inch or better groups at 300 yards without a rest? You better be able to do this 100% if you expect to “hunt” at 600 yards….”
from 007 wrote 5 years 3 months ago
“Not to throw stones, but why would anybody want to shoot that far? Get closer.”
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