Well , I finally took the plunge . Sold my M2 carbine , a 60MM mortar with a ton of accessories and practice bombs , a 1903 rifle , a mossberg .22 trainer , a M1 Garand and a Browning Hipower with stock over the last couple of weeks or so . Seemed like a good time to dive in .
I ordered a Safety Harbor .50 5-shot bolt action with a couple of spare mags and some spare bolt parts ( you have to strip the bolt to get it out for cleaning , so I see a lot of " ooops " in my future ) . Ordered the 29 inch version . I see a lot of good and bad on them , but my LGS said they'd stand behind it .
They say 6-8 weeks out .
I figure I'll start with a Vortex Viper PST in 6-24 X 50 FFP to match the set up on my Ruger RPR .308 and the 4-16 X 50 FFP on my match AR15 .223 build .
I'm not lookin to be into the super long range , super small group type shooting with this gun . I'm selling all my other .50s ( Browning M2HB , a 57MM RR conversion and a 75MM RR conversion ) due to the lack of a willing crew . I need something I can break down and haul out . I do have over 5,000 rds of ammo , but it is all GI stuff , not match stuff , so that's the type / level of shooting I'll be doing . Minute of steel plate at 1,000 or so .
The other two guns will do the small groups .
I'll let everyone know of my results when the cool weather returns .