A fun gun...

A fun gun...

Postby Rodentman » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:09 am

This looks like it would be fun to shoot and reload for...

www.bighornarmory.com/catalog/big-horn- ... to-max-16/
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Re: A fun gun...

Postby Rip Van Winkle » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:47 am

A rimless 500 S&W? :ponder:

Jeff Cooper''s thumper concept?
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Re: A fun gun...

Postby Rodentman » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:24 pm

Frankly I didn't know it even existed until I got an email from Starline saying that the brass for it was now available. Loads are the same as for the 500 S&W Mag. I bet it does thump but I won't be buying one. I used to have more money than brains but now that I am retired my money has sunk to the level of my alleged brains.
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Re: A fun gun...

Postby 45usp45 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:30 pm

What a beast.
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Re: A fun gun...

Postby Rip Van Winkle » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:31 am

It would be pretty cool for short range work (200yds and under).

I'd be a little cautious about it because of the availability of brass.
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Re: A fun gun...

Postby BigDog58 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:04 pm

Based on an AR 308 platform, it is capable of putting 50 BMG power on target with three trigger pulls with very reliable extraction.


I'm sorry but I have to call BS on their claim of "putting 50 BMG power". They obviously, have never fired a handloaded 50 BMG round, producing 14,000 ft lbs at the muzzle and over 7,000 ft lbs at 1000 yds.

They clain a 1:24 Twist, which mu be shooting lighter projectiles. Most 50's are going with 1:15, and many are going down to 1:12 to handle projectiles ranging from 792 gr to 900+ gr.

Personally, I'm pushing a 800 gr Solid Brass Borerider at 2875 fps, and have seen OldmanFCSA push an 808 gr above 3000 fps.

I have to admit though, that is a good looking chunk of metal :woohoo:
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Re: A fun gun...

Postby Rodentman » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:18 am

Maybe they mean that firing 3 shots "equals" one shot from a 50 BMG.
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Re: A fun gun...

Postby Rip Van Winkle » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:31 pm

The whole 50 BMG BS aside, it would make an awesome brush gun. I've wondered why Marlin or one of the other lever gun manufactures haven't chambered the 50 S&W in a nice easy to handy carbine.

As to rifle twist, remember the S&W is a pistol round. As such it shoots a pumpkin shaped bullet, not the pointy spire shaped bullets from a rifle. My Marlin 1895 (45-70) has a 20 twist barrel, so a 24 twist doesn't sound out of line.
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