Tagged: 50cal; man card
December 3, 2014 at 8:03 pm #31123
74: I will definitely do a review once I get it home. Probably going to be 2 months-ish before I do because of its cost.
RSSwizard: Although the there are other rounds that shoot flatter and have a farther range on paper, there is no other caliber for hunting that has the .50 bmg’s energy. You can still take a large game animal at over 1500 yards with energy to spare. The 416 is marginal at moose for instance at that range if you go for pure energy versus animal comparisons. It is recommended to have at least 1000 ft*lbs of energy for elk, 1300 for moose for instance. The .50 still has 1300 at 2k yards with most hunting rounds….. Thus, it is actually a more effective round for what I want.
As for range: I have shot most of my large game animals (with modern firearm) at ranges over 500 yards. That is a normal shot considering where I grew up (central Wyoming and Nebraska). There is a lot of practice and skill that goes into shooting at distance, but that is all there is… Most people freak out if they are shooting over 200 yards. It is all in what you are used to and like to do. My current outside range is around the 800 yard mark because I am out of practice, but it wouldn’t take much to get back into it. Getting this and spending some trigger time on my .300 WBY will definitely take care of that.
This weapon system is usually “poo-poo’ed” by the .270/7mm/300WSM fan boys. That is why I would never own any one of those calibers. I would hate to fuel that bandwagon. Although the .270 and 7mm are basically the same thing, the .270 was originally designed for long range sheep/goat hunts. Just because it works on mid sized game animals at long range doesn’t mean that it is designed for larger sized game animals at that same distance. As far as that goes the 6.5×55 Swedish is much more capable than the paperwork shows and thus is a great moose cartridge. Maybe all those fanboys should sell off their goat-getters and get a real gun? Each caliber does whatever it was designed for. If I want 1500 ft*lbs of energy left after a 1500 meter flight, then I guess I have the right caliber then because nothing else does.
The .50 bmg was converted into a hunting round for many reasons and no other caliber will fit those requirements, thus I am getting one. I don’t know about anyone else, but I don’t like the taste of paper so I don’t have guns just meant to kill it. I want things that can actually take down game no matter what type it is.
Also, just so you know, you can get incendiary or AP rounds online for about $4 per…..
http://ageofdecadence.comDecember 3, 2014 at 8:16 pm #31125
you can get incendiary or AP rounds online for about $4 per….. –
Sled, I guess the incendiary rounds are good for pre-cooking your moose?December 3, 2014 at 9:18 pm #31131
I guess you could use it for that…. Not sure I would ever get any, but it is an option.
http://ageofdecadence.comDecember 3, 2014 at 10:48 pm #31134
Although I am partial to Euro scopes (Zeiss, Swarovski, Hensoldt, etc), if you’ve got the scratch for it, anything by US Optics is outstanding.
I had an SN-3 on an issue Steyr SSG 69. Craftsmanship is outstanding. Clarity as well. It sucked in light like a black hole. So tough, you literally could drive nails with it.. accurate, precise and repeatable… with that combination, I was making repeated hits beyond 900 yards with boring regularity…
The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1December 3, 2014 at 11:06 pm #31136
I will look into them, but they might be a bit more costly than what my wife will allow…… At least allow without me walking funny.
I was thinking about this one…… Millett Long Range
http://ageofdecadence.comDecember 4, 2014 at 12:32 am #31141
I have no experience with Millett, other than their rings (which I’m satisfied with).
It does not mention what kind of reticle you are going get… or if there are options.
Me, personally, I prefer Mil-Dots. An excellent ranging system, if you know how to use it. IF you get one with Mil-Dots, I would highly recommend the Mildot Master.
Since I’m a belt-and-suspenders type of guy, I would train in the use of Mil Dots, but use them to backstop a good laser rangefinder. Like a Bushnell Fusion Arc 1600 or the Bushnell Elite 1600 Arc… they’re good to 1600 yards. But remember, no matter how good your LRF is, it won’t work in all conditions. It’s best to be competent with both. It only takes about 10 mins to MilDot an accurate range to target vs converting the distance into a known-click adjustment.. they’re handy, but not 100%.
Don’t forget your shot book, range card, write in the rain stuff, taping your comeups on the left side your stock with acetate (for waterproofing), binos, LRF, etc…
The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1December 4, 2014 at 3:49 am #31161
Thank you very much for the information, Malgus. I have always been a “use the height of the critter as a reference and eyeball the distance” shooter. Only since I started modern archery have I gotten into ranging with electronic devices. We did use an old rangefinder that used lines and a known measurement for double checking distances, but I really learned old school from my dad. I am actually really excited to start learning newer methods. Old school has worked, but new school is definitely the way to go and thus why I am converting.
http://ageofdecadence.comDecember 4, 2014 at 4:31 am #31174
I’ve got a friend who has a Leupold Mark 4 on his 50 andhas had no issues with it. Not sure what your budget is but the 8-25x canbe had for around 15 or 1600.December 4, 2014 at 2:17 pm #31196
I looked up the reviews for this scope on opticsplanet not all of them are good. Millett is owned by Bushnell if that matters to you.December 4, 2014 at 2:32 pm #31198
Nice find… That is why I asked. My Google-Fu is awesome, but even I miss things on occassion – like this. Very nice find.
I don’t mind Bushness for some things, but I want to go a bit higher end for this weapon system. I get a discount on this Millet, but also get decent discounts at Leupold and Burris so I will hit their site next.
http://ageofdecadence.comDecember 7, 2014 at 7:53 pm #31472
America scares me. lol. doesn’t that need a crew of 2-3 to operate?
oh ok, I thought it was browning machine gun my bad. wiki says there are self correcting ammunition being released in 2015. frightening.
what is a leupold?
If you WERE in the U$A, we’d have to track you down and swipe that MAN-Card!
At least you edited that last post.
OK, Kos, now for a little “redemption”, is it pronounced
<RGR cues Jeopardy music>
"ROGUE ELECTRICIAN" Hoping to be around to re-energize the New World.....
Cogito, ergo armatus sumDecember 12, 2014 at 1:55 pm #31806
Youtube video: Scopes for Extreme Long Range Shooting
Informative video worth watching.June 20, 2015 at 1:23 am #41998
Well. Quick update. I got a Nightforce 5.5-22 x 50 NSX scope and Warne tactical 6 bolt rings on a 30 MOA Noreen rail.
Yup. It’s official….. I spent stupid money.
Pictures uploaded this weekend.
http://ageofdecadence.comJune 20, 2015 at 1:30 am #41999
Sled, You bought top of the line gear so your confidence level should be high. You should feel good.June 20, 2015 at 9:53 am #42001
Now I need a kestrel and some time to set up all my charts.
This is going to be fun.
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