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anybody here ever shot a real .50 cal rifle? and i'm not talking about off of a tank or a ship. tell me how it was. i'm curious

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  • anybody here ever shot a real .50 cal rifle? and i'm not talking about off of a tank or a ship. tell me how it was. i'm curious

    anybody here ever shot a real .50 cal rifle? and i'm not talking about off of a tank or a ship. tell me how it was. i'm curious about it. ever shoulder fire it?

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    I have not, but I have a good friend who had the oppurtunity to shoot one about a year ago. According to him it didn't have the recoil he expected. I would imagine that is because of the overall weight of the beast. He told me it was super loud and it made one helluva hole in the tree he shot. Again, all second hand information, but from a fairly reliable source.

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    • #3
      .50 caliber muzzle loading rifle? Yes.

      .50 BMG rifle? No.

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      • #4
        I shot the Barrett 50cal. before we deployed while training. In the clips it looks like it has alot of recoil but was not was I expected. Though the thing was load really load it was a joy to shoot. You could probably shoulder fire it if you were super strong but then again why would you want to. You would not be that accurate.

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        • #5
          I shot i deer with one. It was a muzzleloader and i shoulder fired it. Does that count?

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          • #6
            I shot a Barrett 50. A good rule of thumb. Use the Bi-pod that comes with the gun. It is not bad when you lay down to shoot. I have sholder fired mine and let me tell you it is not easy if you are trying to be accurate. This gun is heavy and if you are a small man, I would recomend to have friends there to video the whole thing because I would like a good laugh as well. Try it once. Just so you can say you did it.

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            • #7
              50 caliber muzzleloader many, many times. 50 BMG nada...

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              • #8
                In Hawaii back in 1976 I shoulder fired a Boys anti-tank rifle that was rebarreled to 50 cal Browning. It was heavy and had a large muzzlebrake. The shot was very loud but recoil was not as bad as my 10 guage Browning BPS stalker shotgun.

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                • #9
                  Yes both bolt and semi. They don't kick as much as a 12 guage with turkey loads. Shooting standing is a waste of time but I have shot one standing supported out to 600m with good results. AR-50 and Barrett M107.

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                  • #10
                    They look like they kick alot. And they are very expensive.

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                    • #11
                      I've shot both the .50 BMG and an Israli version in .51 cal. recoil is'nt what you'd expect, but they are a "BLAST" to fire.

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                      • #12
                        Shot a buddy's Armalite AR50 (single-shot bolt gun)...amazing lack of recoil. One recommendation, though: don't have your mouth open if shooting prone, because the gas from the muzzle brake will give you a mouthful of whatever ground debris is between you and it. Didn't offhand it, too heavy and the rounds are too expensive and powerful to throw around w/o knowing where they're going.

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                        • #13
                          Agreed with CPT BRAD and + 1 for you sir!!!

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