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I just got my 1st 50BMG. It is an Armalite AR-50A1.

Looking for some advice on a few things I'm planning to do.

1. I've heard of scope damage issues, so I was leaning towards a Leupold Mark 4 8.5-25 x 50. Expensive, but hoping to only buy 1. Anyone have experience with one of these? Also what mount would you recommend?

2. I am buying reloading supplies since I will quickly recoup my investment over factory ammo.
What kind of accuracy are you guys seeing with pulled ball or API surplus projectiles?

Thanks for any advice you can provide.
 

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The AAD mount looks like a big Burris PEPR mount. I already have the 15moa rail so I shouldn't need more offset where I plan to shoot.

Advil lol... I have double hearing protection. I think my wife needs the Advil due to all my hobbies.

I plan to shoot for recreation. Not any competitions planed but you never know...

I reload for everything I own.
It keeps costs in check/ allows me to shoot more.
 

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The AAD mount looks like a big Burris PEPR mount. I already have the 15moa rail so I shouldn't need more offset where I plan to shoot.

Advil lol... I have double hearing protection. I think my wife needs the Advil due to all my hobbies.

I plan to shoot for recreation. Not any competitions planed but you never know...

I reload for everything I own.
It keeps costs in check/ allows me to shoot more.
Well if you ever stood next to someone shooting 50bmg, the concussion hurts way worse than the noise.
 

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Sorry, everyone. I have not been on this site lately to help with 50BMG questions. If need be I can be e-mailed at [email protected]
 

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My advice is to record video of shooting your 50 and post em up so we can enjoy.
 

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OP...that scope is the same one my Long Range Elimination Specialist buddy uses on his AR-50...its a beast of an optic and he has had awesome luck with his for a couple years now...believe it or not, he humts coyotes with his .50bmg and a Mcmillen .338 Lapua :shock: he is in some rough country, so distance is his friend...

He handloads for both rifles, I can certainly ask him for any pointers...I know he purchased one of Dillon's .50 specific presses and tries to buy as much secondhand brass as he can find!

the AR-50 is not a heavy recoiling rifle...the weight of the barrel and the ergonomics make it a pleasure to shoot...my 16gauge Auto-5 hurts my shoulder more than that rifle ever has--and we have shot it a bunch since he got it...
 

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Just an update...
I also forgot about this post here.

I bought a Nightforce NXS 8-32x56 scope & their rings.
I love it so far.

Started reloading so I can afford to shoot. So far so good.
I have about 100rds through it now... just waiting on some nicer weather.

OldmanFCSA is a good guy & knows his stuff about the 50BMG.
Thanks for all the help.
 
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