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Old 07-06-2011, 02:39 AM   #1
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How good is it? I know that a .50 BMG is the ultimate, but its also the ultimate in price if you want something that can hold more than 1 shot, and even the 1 shot jobs aint cheap. I want the most powerful longest range gun available that holds more than one shot that I dont have to sell the family car to be able to afford. The only fairly long range guns I have are a few mosins and a psl. I was considering a remington 700 in .375 ultra mag w/the longest barrel available (I think its 26 inches), is it the next best thing if you cant afford a multi shot .50? Whats the power and range on something like that? Is there something more powerful available besides a .50? Is there a reasonably priced multi shot .50 available?

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Old 07-06-2011, 03:58 AM   #2
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Actually .50BMG is so NOT the ultimate! When you have fun with 25mm toys and up, then you'll see what I'm saying.

First off, besides saying you want power, how about saying what you plan on using it for and that will make it easier for others here to help you out. Are you looking for a reliable rifle for dangerous thick skinned game? Are you looking for just a long range target rifle? Are you looking at something with a big boom and recoil to impress your peers? Also at least state what your price range you want to stay within is.
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Actually .50BMG is so NOT the ultimate! When you have fun with 25mm toys and up, then you'll see what I'm saying.

First off, besides saying you want power, how about saying what you plan on using it for and that will make it easier for others here to help you out. Are you looking for a reliable rifle for dangerous thick skinned game? Are you looking for just a long range target rifle? Are you looking at something with a big boom and recoil to impress your peers? Also at least state what your price range you want to stay within is.

Preferably under 2000 bucks (under 1500 is even better), its for my 2nd home "base of operations" way outside of Tucson for when TSHTF. Here's a view from the porch of it. As you can see, long range is a plus:






Part of the neighborhood (I'm located at the very end of the neighborhood where it becomes open desert):






Long range is DEFINATELY a plus...

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Old 07-06-2011, 12:00 PM   #4
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First of all I doubt that Maser is the guy to be handing gun advice out after being flamed on snipes hide for 3 years . Binky boy your dreaming dont give advice when you have never did more than read about guns on the net.OK I have all three of the Rum big bore cals The 375 ulti mag is a great bear round with brutal recoil. I shoot the 338 in a Mcree sniper stock and its one of my fav rounds to shoot. It is not a Lupua 338 and tho the brass is spendy its not 3 bucks a round like LM 338 they run just at 1.00 a round and are a good long range round. My 338 out shoots the 375 rum hands down.I bought the 338 rum from a man here in Alaska who sold it due to the fact each time he shot it he get a bloody nose. This is with a recoil brake installed I shot it one time with the brake removed and was just too much recoil. I and a friend also shoot the 300 rum and it is another round that does well in the same family as the 300 win mag but with just a bit more punch. The 300 & the 338 rum are great shooters but the 375 I dont enjoy it as much as my 375 H&H,s I have 3 in that cal and have shoot most Alaska big game with them. I have lived in Alaska 40 years shot and have a 50 BMG sniper rifle and have shot most of the big bore cals out there.I have not shot the 408 cheytech 375 ruger or 416 rigby. If you are looking for a low dollar long range round in the 375 ulti mag I would not use this one the 338 does much better at long range and the 338 LM may be a better choice. I hope this has helped if you find a 375 rum cheap remember ammo is not cheap and they are great for bear or moose or any big game.Kim
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.338 lapua magnum.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:57 PM   #6
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Hell, since we are talking .338 caliber here now, go with the .338RUM! I had one of those as a teenager and let me tell you that thing has serious long range potential. I was shooting 1.5" groups at 200 yards.
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.338 lapua magnum.
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You think a 50 is expensive to shoot - better put some depends on before you check the price. (and maybe some wet naps)
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:56 PM   #8
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I dont want a gun that takes ammo that costs more than .50 ammo if at all possible. Whats the range on a .375 ultra mag round (26 inch barrel)? Here's what I could find so far about it:


375 Remington Ultra Magnum
Type Rifle
Place of origin USA
Production history
Designer Remington
Designed 2002
Specifications
Parent case .300 Remington Ultra Magnum
Case type Beltless, rebated-rim, bottleneck
Bullet diameter .375 in (9.5 mm)
Neck diameter .4050 in (10.29 mm)
Shoulder diameter .5250 in (13.34 mm)
Base diameter .5500 in (13.97 mm)
Rim diameter .534 in (13.6 mm)
Case length 2.850 in (72.4 mm)
Overall length 3.600 in (91.4 mm)
Rifling twist 1-12"
Primer type Large rifle magnum
Maximum pressure 65,000 psi (450 MPa)


Ballistic performance
Bullet weight/type Velocity Energy

235 gr ---3,148 ft/s---5172 ft·lb

250 gr ---3,036 ft/s---5,118 ft·lb

260 gr---2,970 ft/s---5,094 ft·lb

270 gr---2,941 ft/s---5,187 ft·lb

300 gr---2,945 ft/s---5,760 ft·lb



Test barrel length: 24
Source(s): Alliant Powder[1]



Some more stuff i found when looking up the .50 round:

The .50 BMG cartridge is also used in long-range target and sniper rifles, as well as other .50 caliber machine guns. The use in single-shot and semi-automatic rifles has resulted in many specialized match-grade rounds not used in .50 caliber machine guns. A McMillan Tac-50 .50 BMG sniper rifle was used by Canadian Corporal Rob Furlong to bring off the 2nd longest-range confirmed sniper kill in history , when he shot a Taliban combatant at 2,430 meters (2,657 yards) during the 2002 campaign in the Afghanistan War.[1] This record was surpassed in November 2009 in Afghanistan when British sniper Craig Harrison used a .338 Lapua Magnum (8.58x70mm) rifle against Taliban forces at 8,120 ft or 2,706 yards (2,474 m). [2][3]


2700 yards?? Hmmmm, if the .375 ultra mag has anywhere near the same range of the .338 Lapua then that means it can also shoot as far as the .50....

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Old 07-06-2011, 09:26 PM   #9
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I dont want a gun that takes ammo that costs more than .50 ammo.

300WinMag, 338 or 375 anything, you start off at $1 for cheap 300Win and go up from there.

Remember that the shooter is usually the limiting factor on most high end bolt guns AND high end glass. By the time you invest 3-4K on gun and glass round cost has little to do with it as you will usually "roll yer own" to find the projo weight/powder load that works best for you.

And trust me, I am the limiting factor on my bolt guns... that's why I use the Super Sniper glass (basically the old school high end Tasco scope first used by SEALS on their bolt guns waaaay back in the 70s-80s). At $400 or so, you will have $ left over to buy a couple hundred rounds of ammo, and a nice single stage loader, dies, projos, powder, etc. to keep her well fed.

Just my opinion, and worth every cent you paid for it!
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:32 PM   #10
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I have come to believe there is value in going all the way or maximizing what you already have and not much in between.

I'd keep the mosin, maybe invest in a good target scope that you can switch to something else if you upgrade, and shoot a shit(load of ammo) with it. If I precieve your use correctly, in zombie land any hit on an unarmored area is more than likely to take most of the fight out of the dog.

At some point, $$$ permitting move up to the 50. The 338 is a better sniper but the 50, although slow on the follow up, wieght of the beast and price is offset by the realitively cheap ammo and the fact that the 50 is good for stopping lots of stuff.

Start saving those pennies

Cheapest .338 Lapua, 5 round capacity, bolt action, removable mag:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=239425478

Cheapest .375 ultra mag, 5 round capacity, not made for a mag, bolt action, stainless steel w/scope and 3 boxes of ammo:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=239878908
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:42 AM   #11
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375 H&H, it's my heavy and it been doing it's job for almost 100 yrs. It'll plant a 300 gr. bullet as far away as I will be shooting it.
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