View Full Version : 50 BMG WW2 Ammo

December 29, 2010, 12:07 PM
I'm wondering if you all can help me with something. My Dad is a big WW2 buff and I found some M2 Ball ammo on MidwayUSA.com but am wondering if anyone can tell me more about it. It's $100 off right now so it seems like a great deal, plus a great opportunity to own a piece of US history since this is USGI 1945 Twin Cities Mfg. ammunition!

Thanks in advanced!

Here is the link.


Double Naught Spy
December 29, 2010, 12:17 PM
A round or 10 might be cool for a WWII buff, but not 120. What's he going to do with that much ammo that he isn't going to shoot?

It also has the downside of being corrosive if he does decide to shoot it.

44 AMP
December 29, 2010, 02:47 PM
Its your money, get what you want. I can remember when a belt of .50BMG surplus cost what a single round sells for today. And, the stuff at Midway is not linked rounds, but loose rounds in boxes.

THat stuff would have been shipped to the using unit, where some guys on a detail would have linked it up into machinegun belts, using a special tool.

A display of a few rounds, and ammo cans, or a belt of linked ammo is very nice. That amount of ammo seem a lot for a display, but hey, its your money, and you can always sell the excess, right?

December 29, 2010, 03:19 PM
True....I just know he would like some, even if he doesn't know anyone with a 50 cal gun.

December 29, 2010, 03:27 PM
What you should consider is this: Making 6 20 round"belts" (I don't think this would be too hard), and try selling the other 5. May be worth it? Or just look for a smaller purchase of a single belt?

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44 AMP
December 29, 2010, 09:13 PM
What you should consider is this: Making 6 20 round"belts" (I don't think this would be too hard), and try selling the other 5.

Just FYI, there were no links in the Midway .50 cal ammo referred to. So to make belts, you would also need to buy links, and linking .50 cal ammo without the linking machine is a real pain in the ...hands!

If you want to give Dad some .50 cal ammo for display, and you've got the cash, go ahead. It doesn't spoil (unless stored under really bad conditions:D), and it isn't likely to get cheaper.

Anything excess to his wants/needs, you can sell.

December 29, 2010, 09:22 PM
Just a suggestion


Yeah, I know its French, but it's belted

December 30, 2010, 02:18 AM
Aw......c',mon, buy your Dad a Barrett too, don't go cheap on him.

December 30, 2010, 02:27 AM


December 30, 2010, 08:23 PM
+ one for bamaranger's idea. It will be fun for you also!

January 4, 2011, 09:02 AM
Well, I wish I could afford to buy him a 50 Cal. I shot one a few months ago and hit a 2 liter coke bottle from a couple hundred yards -- so much fun!

I called Midway to get more info on the ammo and they told me they now are offering these in single spam cans of 60 rounds. Better than 120 I suppose.