Do you own a .50 caliber rifle?

Do you own a .50 caliber rifle?

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    Do you own a .50 caliber rifle?

    I saw an ad once in a gun magazine that said everyone NEEDS a .50 caliber rifle. Not 100% sure what I would use it for (maybe you can give a few suggestions) but I would like to know how many of you out there own a .50 caliber rifle of some sort.
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    I have one, its a muzzle loader and its fun to shoot.
    "Just blame Sixto"

    I reserve the right to make fun, point and laugh etc.

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    I'm with Sixto, I have a 50cal Hawken, great fun when the smoke clears.

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    Nope, maybe someday. I had planned on bringing my collection up to par over the next 10 years or so. This last few months and the rest of the year are for obtaining the 'must haves', and not the 'like to haves'.
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    YES 1 Hawken and 1 Barrett 82A1
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    although I would love to own one for it is the Ferrari of gun calibers!
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    I have 2 .50 Muzzle loaders.

    One single shot .50 BMG
    One ten shot .50 BMG.

    as a matter of fact, the 10 shot is my avatar.

    I own the BMG's for several reasons...I will list just a few.

    One and foremost...because I can. greatly annoy Democrats and cause them to lose sleep scare to foo out of the timid people

    Because the people in California and Illinois and soon to be New Yawk...cant.

    To clear out the gun range when there are too many people there

    To shoot half empty propane bottles with Incendiary bullets because I like fireworks

    When my sinuses are stuffed up, it breaks them loose when I shoot

    To tell all of my cop buddies that there is nothing that they could hide behind if I wanted them

    I like to watch the tracers ark out to the target at 1000 yards

    They are great to turn concrete blocks into dust

    They make big geysers when shot into the river

    Fish cant swim deep enough to get away,if you can see the fish, you can hit it

    It helps to dispose of rotten watermelons

    It makes people smile when they shoot it

    It makes people run and hide when I shoot it

    Its fun to shoot

    and last but not least...

    when Hillary,Obamination,Shumer,Feinstein,Kennedy or some some funny talking politician in California,Illinois,Massachusetts or NY or NJ tells me how they are too powerful for me to use, I'' go out and bust off a few rounds at B27 silhouettes at obscene ranges just to prove to myself that I can.

    Then I smile and go to sleep at night knowing that if they knew what I had and what I could do with it, it would cause them fear in their feeble,itty bitty hearts and possibly cause their wretched stay hear on earth to shorten due to stress and anxiety.
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    You definately have a way with words. Keep it up!

    And no, I don't have the rifle of my dreams yet (50 BMG).
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    I plan on getting a blackpowder one in the somewhat near future. Only because it opens up more of the hunting season.

    50BMGs are great in many many ways. Personally though in my situation their expense in both ammunition and the platform itself clearly outwieghs any fun I may have with it. Especially considering I do not have access to any range greater than about 200 yards. A waste for such a large weapon.
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    Nope, but I want a .50 BMG.
    I will support gun control when you can guarantee all guns are removed from this planet. That includes military and law enforcement. When you can accomplish that, then I will be the last person to lay down my gun. Then I will carry the weapon that replaces the gun.

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    I always wanted one of those old spencer 50 cal's I heard about from the old west where you could dot a gnat's eye at 9900 yards. :)

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    Still haven't bought anything like that though. I need to dig up a 30/06 and a buddy with a deer lease first.
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    One single-shot .50 BMG
    One belt-fed .50 BMG

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    .50 cal.

    nope, but would be nice. (maybe )
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    .50 BMG: My next toy!!

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    Smack in the middle of wealthy on one side and dirt poor on the other
    Ha! Do muzzleloaders count? I still want a bmg eventually though.

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