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    Anyone shooting 50cal?

    Hey, just wondering if there are many guys shooting 50 cal and 338 lapua on here?

    If so whats your set up and how much do you get/ make ammo for?

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    I shoot a .338 in a Sako TRG M10.
    Depending on the projectile I use it comes out to about $2 to $2.60 per round (not including brass as that's pretty much a one off cost).
    I could lower the more cost by purchasing components in larger quantities.

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    $7.00 a round for ammo for my wifes Barret .50 cal. Reloading 50 cal ammo needs a lot of expensive gear though, so i will just keep on shooting mil spec FMJ ammo

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    What grain is that?.....I’ve shot stuff in the 300-350 gr range and some in the 600....


    Quote Originally Posted by Percy Jones View Post
    $7.00 a round for ammo for my wifes Barret .50 cal. Reloading 50 cal ammo needs a lot of expensive gear though, so i will just keep on shooting mil spec FMJ ammo
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    Quote Originally Posted by A330driver View Post
    What grain is that?.....Ive shot stuff in the 300-350 gr range and some in the 600....
    660 grain projectiles

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    Ok yeah,..federal or PMC.....or are you just reloading?........Have mate that owns one,lets me use,but I buy my own ammo......50BMG....getting it for $40/10 rounds...us side..actually enjoy shooting this stuff.......he called me the other day,says he bought a box of 50 bmg Hornady 750 gr A-max Match ,Looking Fwd to throwing that down line..thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by A330driver View Post
    Ok yeah,..federal or PMC.....or are you just reloading?........Have mate that owns one,lets me use,but I buy my own ammo......50BMG....getting it for $40/10 rounds...us side..actually enjoy shooting this stuff.......he called me the other day,says he bought a box of 50 bmg Hornady 750 gr A-max Match ,Looking Fwd to throwing that down line..thanks
    Yep it the PMC ammo. Goes pretty well, but i need 750 grain amax to get good accuracy at long range though.

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    The earlier batch of PMC was much better than the latest batch.

    If you want accuracy out of a 50, Brass is critical as is the projectile, Amax over FMJ everyday

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    How is that adi brass? And projectiles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friwi View Post
    How is that adi brass? And projectiles?
    Built for machine guns

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    ...distance?.....what distance are we talking about...800-1000 yds?.........We have a range that will shoot these distances.....I’m interested as to how they will group....supposed to take the 750;s out next week,......I’ll ket you Know how they do.....


    Quote Originally Posted by Percy Jones View Post
    Yep it the PMC ammo. Goes pretty well, but i need 750 grain amax to get good accuracy at long range though.
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    I shoot a hs precision htr 2000 338 and shoot the 285 eldm at 2850 from a 26 barrel using 95gr 2225. Have made successful hits on a ipsc target at 1 mile and 2km within 4 rounds. Targets were hidden in tussocks at a comp. with the 338 it is best to use lapua brass because it has a heavier designed case for the 338 lm. With the heavy 338 projectiles they cost about $2.6 to $3 a round to load plus 50c a firing for brass if you get 10x out of the lapua.
    Have 2 mates with 50cal on a steyr the other a dta. Both shooting the pmc 660 I think. Not the most accurate in the world. My mate with the steyr did hit a 2km 1m sq target twice out of 5 the other day with it though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A330driver View Post
    Ok yeah,..federal or PMC.....or are you just reloading?........Have mate that owns one,lets me use,but I buy my own ammo......50BMG....getting it for $40/10 rounds...us side..actually enjoy shooting this stuff.......he called me the other day,says he bought a box of 50 bmg Hornady 750 gr A-max Match ,Looking Fwd to throwing that down line..thanks
    My 416 Remington is dearer than that even at 7 bucks a shot!!! factory ammo of course.

 

 

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