Just curious if anyone owns one, it's legal in just about every state except for mine which sucks. But I have a buddy who owns one in Nevada and I just often hop the border and go shooting with him. Really fun rifles.
Don't own one currently but looking into a few. BWG rounds are frackin' expensive though, well....so are the rifles, there was a bolt action I was looking into, for 3K but then there is the ever popular Barret .50 at around 5-8K. There is definitely a large bore rifle somewhere in my future though.
I am looking at a single shot 50 cal black powder(or pyrodex) PISTOL with a Simmons 2x20 scope on it.
Canít say as I have any desire to shoot it (belongs to my son). Says it was made I Spain.
50 cal pistol? Do you mean like a dualing pistol?
The 50 cal BMG is of little value to anyone. I have numerous 50 cals from single shot, semi-auto to even Korean vintage Browning (I have the license/permits and a LEO with the FWC).
What are you going to do with one? It'd be pretty hard claiming "self defense" blowing someone away at a half mile range with a 50 cal BMG round. Not exactly a hunting rifle either.
Go instead with a very top quality 308 sniper with black tips / armour piercing ammo if you want some real "heavy" firepower that you can actually maybe use. This would allow plenty to add to buying an excellent scope or possibly even an entry level day-night scope.
The only reason to have a 50 cal BMG is 1.) you live way out in the country, 2.) you are intensely into guns and 3.) you want to show it off to others in a macho sense.
I've shot a wide variety of 50 BMG rifles, to include those with the BORUS system.
Have run the 408 cheytac with is legal in cali.
I'd lean toward the 338 Lapua for ELR.
Don't need to invest in a huge receiver/bolt combo. Bit lighter rifle. Not as much powder. the 338 can be had in some very good rifles for a lot less than 3K.
The 300wm is an old dog, but a good one for under 1500 yards. My favorite for when the wind picks up. Nothing overpriced with her.
Now the 308 is both far more fun and frustration. I like this caliber over all others because it both teaches and keeps you humble. Makes you a reader of the far wind and is a bit of an art form over raw power.
Best thing I can say about the 50BMG is it is great to shoot-
as long as someone else is paying for the ammo....