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Old October 15, 2013, 08:23 AM   #51
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You could use a spare 50 cal magazine for a automobile tool box.
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Old October 15, 2013, 08:43 AM   #52
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Stupid idea.
I did once see a TV show about hunting in Africa. One of the hunters brought down an elephant with a .50bmg. He was shooting from a prone position using a bipod and hit the elephant in the forehead at about 25 yards, it dropped where it stood. Real sporting----not.
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Old October 15, 2013, 06:35 PM   #53
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I saw a video where the military of some arfican nation was using a 50 BMG (ma deuce) to kill elephants.
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Old October 15, 2013, 06:58 PM   #54
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If ya just gotta have a fifty, this is the way to be truly serious about the deal:

http://peachmountain.com/5star/tanks...alfTracks.aspx

The best thing about it was the radio: I could listen to AFN Tokyo during the lonesome hours of guard duty. 1955.
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Old October 15, 2013, 07:21 PM   #55
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Art Scores! ^^^^^^^
Clearly the easy way to score 4 hits at 1 time (assuming proper deer placement).

In reality, if you haven't humped a .50 BMG rifle very far around a deer lease (+ ammo), you're missing the first hand reason to use something smaller.

CharlieDeltaJuliet is right, a .50 likely has a better chance of dropping any prey than. It's just a lot heavier.

If you're in a great vantage point or in a blind, not as big a deal.
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Old October 15, 2013, 08:33 PM   #56
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I saw on The Military Channel that a FMJ .50BMG round produces a temporary wound channel larger then the human body. Since the chest cavity of a white tailed deer is approximately the same size as a human’s, or maybe slightly larger, I don’t think the .50BMG is a wise choice. But hey, if you want to save time and money making ground venison for burgers, be my guest.
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Old October 16, 2013, 05:26 PM   #57
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Ever seen the video of the exploding Taliban fighter shot in Afghanistan with the 50 BMG. His arms flew off traveling in opposite directions
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Old October 16, 2013, 07:45 PM   #58
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The problem with this thread is that some grownups might wander along and see it.
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