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Russian .50
« on: January 06, 2010, 06:32:46 pm »
I have a chance to pick up a .50 semi auto rifle.  Problem is it's in the russian 50 not the M2 round.  Is there a source for the russian 50 and how does the price compare to the M2 round?  TIA
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    Re: Russian .50
    « Reply #1 on: January 06, 2010, 06:38:18 pm »
    Are we talking about the Soviet 12.7x108mm?
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    Re: Russian .50
    « Reply #2 on: January 06, 2010, 07:10:14 pm »
    Wasn't that the Russian Anti-Tank round of WW2?
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    Re: Russian .50
    « Reply #3 on: January 06, 2010, 07:15:47 pm »
    In COD2 it was.

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    Re: Russian .50
    « Reply #4 on: January 06, 2010, 07:17:06 pm »
    No I thought that was the one that was chambered in the precursor to the SKS. 
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    Re: Russian .50
    « Reply #5 on: January 06, 2010, 09:52:57 pm »
    The .50 BMG is 12.7x99.  I have seen some rifles chambered in both - probably to garner some export sales.
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    Re: Russian .50
    « Reply #6 on: January 06, 2010, 10:14:34 pm »
    No I thought that was the one that was chambered in the precursor to the SKS. 
    PTRD?  That was 14.5x114mm, my favorite anti material cartridge.

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    Re: Russian .50
    « Reply #7 on: January 07, 2010, 05:36:27 pm »
    Are we talking about the Soviet 12.7x108mm?
    Yep, that's the critter.
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    Re: Russian .50
    « Reply #8 on: January 07, 2010, 05:46:13 pm »
    I can't find squat for ammo, or anything like dies brass or bullets (which aren't the same diameter as .50 BMG) for that round.

    Unless you're looking at an incredible deal on that rifle, I'd pass.

    If you are looking at an incredible deal, it might be worth looking into what it would cost to have it converted to .50 BMG. It would almost certainly still make more sense to just buy a Barret though.
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    Re: Russian .50
    « Reply #9 on: January 08, 2010, 12:56:22 am »
    Gatling-  Give PvtPyle a pm with this thread link.  The man knows his Russian weaponry.
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    Re: Russian .50
    « Reply #10 on: January 15, 2010, 07:32:56 am »
    Thanks for the heads up, Norseman.  pvtpyle told me he knows of no source for the russian 50 in bulk.  So, I'll pass on the rifle.
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    Re: Russian .50
    « Reply #11 on: January 21, 2010, 09:01:30 pm »
    This guy sells the rounds for $40 each, and empty brass for $20 ... heh.

    http://www.bigskysurplus.com/

    Not quite as spendy as 20mm Lahti, but getting there.

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    Re: Russian .50
    « Reply #12 on: January 21, 2010, 09:03:34 pm »
    Does the russian round fall under the destructive device category, or is it small enough to qualify as regular ammunition? 
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    Re: Russian .50
    « Reply #13 on: January 23, 2010, 04:54:45 pm »
    Uses the same .511 bullet that NATO uses, so I would assume that bore diameter from land to land is the same .498 we use.


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