50BMG necked to 30 cal bullet

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  1. GunHugger

    GunHugger Well-Known Member

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    I bought this at a flea market last month just because I thought it was interesting and there wasn't much else there worth buying.

    Just curious as to what you guys think about it to see if you come to the same conclusion as I did.

    I did try to find out something about "Russ Kunkle" from Indiana PA since I live about 30 miles south. From what I could find he owned a gun shop there that seems to be closed now.

    30/50BMG next to a 5.56
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  2. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    Looks like they cut the neck off and epoxied a normal .30 cal round into the BMG case. Hence the ring in the middle of the shoulder.
  3. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    Someones already tinkered with the extreme necking down of the BMG in the 17-50BMG or 17 incinerator. Talk about a funny lookin cartridge.. Barrel burner for sure! :eek:

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  4. Clipper

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    Do you have the moon clips for that for your pistol JLA?
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    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Firing either of those would be the true test of:
    DO YOU TRUST YOUR GUNSMITH??
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    awwww where's ya spirit of adventure Terry ?
  7. Sig Willy

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    How can all that powder (power) go through that small hole ??
  8. JLA

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    Well funny you mention that.. It doesnt.. Thats exactly why barrel life in measured in boxes of ammo with it. From what I read on it the velocity is somewhere around 5000 fps with a 20 gr bullet, which sucks considering youre burning 250+ grains of 28 dollar a pound powder per round. which effectively yields somewhere on the order of 28 rounds per pound give or take a round or 2. so thats a buck a round just in powder.. and youre rebarreling by the time youve developed a load for it..
  9. JLA

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    fa sho. and its a pocket sized 10 shot revolver. :)
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    but makes for one heckuva story! :)

    and what a varmint gun.

    just need some satalite linked optics so you can see your target around the vanishing point.. :)
  11. Sig Willy

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    Wow, and the bullet survived ?? :crazy:
  12. JLA

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    Yeah. they run it thru a slower rifling twist in order to keep the RPM from ripping the bullet apart.
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