GUN Which scope magnification for .50 BMG?

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  1. striker754

    striker754 Chillin

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    So yeah. Finally getting my .50 upper. Choices are between 10x, 16x, and 20x. What magnifications would be good for shooting what ranges?


    I've never done much with optics. Help me out OT
     
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    dont want a variable power scope?
     
  3. striker754

    striker754 Chillin

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    sure if you know of one under 400 dollars that will handle .50 bmg
     
  4. A .50BMG upper for what? An AR15 platform?

    Magnification depends on what you're shooting and how far away it is.
     
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    striker754 Chillin

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    yea ar15.

    as far as magnification, give me some examples where you would use each one :x:
     
  6. My dad is running a Nightforce benchrest 12-42x56 on his McMillan. If you are interested in shooting small groups at long range, you'll want something real high powered. If you're shooting at intermediate ranges you can get away with something with less magnification. PM phrozenlikwid if you want really good scope advice. Keep in mind that you'll need some heavy duty rings, and a real good scope to take the punishment from the .50

    Also, how well do the ARs take .50 bmg? I can only imagine the recoil punishes the lower much more than was ever intended by the designers.
     
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    1x magnification. Point and shoot, gun booms everything.
     
  8. striker754

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    Yea should work pretty good for home defense


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  10. My dad shot a filled water heater with his once. It ripped it apart and threw it a few feet into the air.
     
  11. striker754

    striker754 Chillin

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    too much crying going on with 50bmg
     
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    Iron sights.

    Seriously, if you're popping 50 BMG, I'll bet you'll be able to afford trying a few out.
     
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    point.
    but you gotta pay to play.but jump over to the hide and see what they have to say.
     
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    Wait, is this .50 BMG or .50 Beowulf? I didn't think the .50 AR's had the serious range that requires high mag glass? I could be very wrong though...

    But to answer your original question, I would say 16x for a variable but for a fixed I would think 10x is probably fine. Maybe 16 but all depends on what you're doing. Either way I bet 20x is nearly cheating unless you're doing serious long range stuff.
     
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    Hey, why don't I just go eat some hay, make things out of clay, maybe lay by the bay? I just may... :mamoru:
     
  16. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    AR's dont have the mag well OAL for a 50bmg, i mean not even close.

    Im thinking this has to be for a .50 Beowulf

    And you want a scope less than $400 but are willing to spend $5 a shot?
     
  17. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    It's probably a single shot upper.
     
  18. Paul Revere

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    FYI its a single shot .50BMG upper
     
  19. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Either way bitching about wanting to spend 400 or less on a 50bmg is kinda :rofl: when one shot cost around $4-5
     
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    I assume you are only looking at super snipers?

    If so, that's a little different of a question. If not, this is just a bad question. I'm firmly In the camp that the game in optics is not to collect the most X's.

    What kind of stuff are you going to be shooting, and at what ranges?
     
  21. striker754

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    :ugh: 4 to 5 dollars:ugh:

    yea ive been looking at the super sniper scopes

    I honestly don't know what I'll be shooting. The place I'll probably shoot it at has a 1000 yd range so I'd like to try that out. Most of the time probably 600-800yds. I really am not sure if I am going to keep it. I have to decide if I would shoot it enough.
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Where do you get your 50bmg ammo for less?
     
  23. striker754

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    reloading
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Ok so $3 a round
     
  25. striker754

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    ok if you think so.
     

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